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“Herbal medicine and aromatherapy can be used in simple ways safely and effectively. The integration and interface of herbal medicine and aromatherapy represents an entirely new and innovative approach to healing, that offers much more therapeutic power and depth than just one modality alone.” – David Crow, L.Ac.
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“When we smell a botanical fragrance with deep concentration we are able to gradually perceive the cosmological energies they convey. In this way we can study not only the fragrance and its therapeutic effects but also the underlying elemental influences that were metabolized by the intelligence of the plant; ultimately, we can come face to face with the botanical intelligence itself.
We’d like to extend a note of gratitude to our friends at ELLE Magazine for their thoughtful feature on Floracopeia’s own Sara Crow!
“If Crow advises you to “take two in the morning,” she’s probably talking about a tincture such as Purple Saxifrage (to activate feelings of spiritual connectivity) or her Empowerment flower essence blend (for a self-confidence boost).… Read more
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“Vetiver’s deeply penetrating roots and thousands of tiny fibrous rootlets reach out to drink in the aromatic molecules from the surrounding soil, which in turn become the multi-layered perfume notes of its dark amber oil. Sweet and heavy, with rich undertones reminiscent of precious woods and marshlands, the oil has widely varied olfactory characteristics depending on the type of earth it grows in.
Argan oil is revered for its luscious and light consistency. Easily absorbed and nutrient-rich, it subtly infuses the skin and hair with deep and natural-feeling hydration. Everyone can benefit from using Argan oil regularly—especially dry, mature, and combination skin types.
These are some of our favorite ways to use Argan.… 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.
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by Lily Kardon
It’s easy to forget how many transitions our children go through in their daily rhythm. With morning separations, learning time, engaging on the playground, and quiet time, there are many different stages in a kid’s day and lots of different moods throughout.
We’ve put together this guide to help you support your little ones as they move through their tender years.… Read more
by Lily Kardon
Urban living can be energetically taxing. Overstimulation and disconnect from earth rhythms deplete our stores and bombard our systems.
Botanicals can reverse the negative effects of city life by calming the nervous system and rejuvenating our spirit. With the help of plant allies we can fully enjoy the art, music, and food that make cities such wonderful places to live.… Read more
By Lily Kardon
In Ayurveda, vata refers to an imbalance of wind and ether-like qualities. Mentally and emotionally, this can refer to indecisive or nervous thoughts that lead to anxiety. Physically, vata-type imbalance presents as dry skin and hair, cold extremities and poor circulation, weight loss, and diminished appetite.… Read more
Facial steams are an excellent self-care ally for promoting deep breath and clearing congestion. Try these DIY recipes to open the breathways and clear mental fog. Use up to once a week, and follow with a facial serum to nourish and lock in moisture. These essential oil blends are excellent in the diffuser as well.… Read more
Have you lost your inspiration? Do your days feel like they blend together? When you’re stuck in a rut, try integrating flowers into your daily routine. Finding small moments to restore and reset can transform your outlook and brighten your state of mind. Here’s our favorite routine for getting back to creativity and inspiration:
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
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.
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
Do you want to build your aromatherapy home pharmacy but aren’t sure where to start?
Are you already using essential oils at home, and want to increase the effectiveness of your home collection?
Watch this free webinar to discover which oils to use for everything from the flu to stress to skin irritation.… Read more
Back-to-school can be an exciting and stressful time for kids (and parents!). For easing the transition, here are a few botanicals to consider:… Read more