by Sara Crow, L.Ac.
I’m very inspired by the qualities embodied by the plants growing in the dynamic and otherworldly island of Iceland, often referred to as ‘the land of fire and ice.’ Iceland is a place of sharp contrasts. Fire and ice co-exist, long dark winters are offset by lengthy summer days and its midnight sun, and there’s a unique fusion of what I can only describe as a type of ‘dynamic serenity.’ Historically, the island has had an insular existence that has shaped a most creative and self-reliant culture.… Read more
Hydrosols are a light and refreshing aromatic water from steam distillation. They’re excellent to freshen any space, cool agitated moods, and for gentle aromatherapy.
Some fun ways to use them: … Read more
By Lily Kardon
Sensual, earthy, sweet. This recipe maximizes the psycho-spiritual properties of botanicals to elevate you to a realm of whole being love. Blossoming Jasmine coaxes your heart open, mystical Sandalwood grounds and exalts, Sweet Orange evokes easy bliss.
Light a candle. Close your eyes, quiet your mind, and smile from your heart.… Read more
By Lily Kardon
Botanical massage oils entrance while bringing us into the present moment. They can transport us to an otherworldly realm while anchoring us in sensory experience.
Here are three of our favorite blends for quieting the mind, activating the heart, and awakening the pleasure realm.… Read more
by Sara Crow, L.Ac.
“What a wonderful time of year; the nights are getting so fresh and cool. I thought I’d share a totally effective, simple and inexpensive herb combo to boost immunity, support respiratory health, and address cold and flu symptoms. If you are prone to frequent colds and flus, drink this throughout the winter and you’ll find it’s less of a problem.… Read more
By Lily Kardon
Sleep is precious. Deep rest fuels you to face each day with ease and vitality. Taking time to unplug and unwind makes the transition from wakefulness to slumber a smooth and luxurious experience. Simple acts of self-care become sacred with focused intention and pure botanicals.… Read more
Why just have a bath when you can have a ritual?
Turn inward and honor the slow rhythm of the season with little rituals of self-care. Candlelit bathtime soaks the body and soothes the mind. Try this DIY salt soak recipe to transform your bath into a luxurious spa.… Read more
Autumn winds have picked up. The last leaves have cascaded to cover the earth in a patchwork of red, yellow, and brown.
As plant world settles into peaceful dormancy we turn to our apothecary to commune with plant allies. Their healing properties and immunological defenses remain potent in essential oils.… Read more
Homemade massage oil blends not only make great gifts, they are the perfect way to customize your aromatherapy experience. Whether you’re dealing with stress, sore muscles, bloating, or something else entirely, these DIY recipes can bring a botanical boost to your massage.
We recommend jojoba as a carrier oil for the massage oil blends here.… Read more
Diffusing essential oils is one of the best way to support wellness in your home or workplace. From the great conifers to humble garden herbs, plants produce molecules to protect the health of their communities. The aromatic compounds that help plants flourish in their native habitats also support our bodies to heal and thrive.… Read more
Soak up the rejuvenating power of gentle flowers and grounding roots.
1) In 2 cups of therapeutic salt, such as Dead Sea Mineral Salt, add the essential oils of Haitian Vetiver (2 drops), Rhododendron (4 drops), Lavender (4 drops), & Bergamot (2 drops).… Read more
Create a memorable, welcoming atmosphere for summer get-togethers with diffuser blends you create yourself. Whether it’s cheerful citrus, lively mint, sultry jasmine, or your own creation, botanical fragrance is a key element of setting the mood.… Read more
What You’ll Need:
• Legends Blend Essential Oil – 1 drop (please only use recommended dose)
• Sea Salt – 1/4 cup
• Baking Soda – 1/4 cup… Read more
By Sara Crow L.Ac
Coconut is a surprisingly talented traditional oil that has been used as both food and medicine for thousands of years in tropical cultures. Coconut oil is derived from what is commonly called the ‘Tree of Life’, the coconut palm, known for its ability to meet a great number of basic human needs: food, fuel, and shelter.… Read more
In this video, learn how to quickly and easily make aromatic bath salts–the perfect gift for anyone you know who could use some relaxation.
What scent of aromatic bath salts are you going to create?
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There are a lot of kids in my family. I have 3 sisters, and between them, they have given me 8 wonderful nieces and nephews. I have a son and a daughter myself. The holidays are a hectic, chaotic and joyous occasion in my family. We are blessed to all live in the same small town. … Read more