By Haley Ausserer
Eucalyptus is one of the most beloved and widely used essential oils. Therapeutically versatile, it can be used for:
– Opening and deepening your breath
– Boosting your immunity
– Enhancing the efficiency of your homemade cleaning products
– Clearing and energizing your mind, improving concentration
– Balancing your emotions
– Repelling insects
Eucalyptus is native to Australia and Tasmania, where its leaves were often smoked as a home remedy for difficult breathing.… 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 Lily Kardon
When it’s cold, dry and windy outside we can tend to feel anxious, scattered and chilly. In Ayurveda, this imbalance is referred to as “Vata.”
Vata imbalance often occurs in winter, alongside excessive sluggishness or Kapha imbalance which you can learn about here.… 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
Harmonizing Digestive Herbal Tea Recipe
From 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.… 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
Add a splash of healing color to your bathing routine! This fun recipe, created by Sara Crow, uses pure phytopigments for a little color therapy.
We all know that light enters through our eyes, but did you know that light enters through your skin as well?… 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
With Frankincense, Ginger, and Ylang Ylang
Aromatherapeutic body scrubs help increase circulation and gently exfoliate while renewing and settling the mind. Creating your own aromatic salt scrub is fun and easy, and it makes a great homemade gift!… 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
If your skin is looking less than lively, try this gentle masque recipe. Blue chamomile restores a healthy oil balance and lessens inflammation, and rose otto beautifies and reduces redness. Sara Crow created it as an alternative to harsher exfoliation methods: “I’m not a fan of overdoing exfoliation.… Read more
Does your skin need a little TLC after adventures in the sun and water? Try this simple 3-step facial to rejuvenate and unveil your inner glow.… 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
Rose is a time-honored medicine around the world. This supreme rejuvenator bolsters immunity, balances your endocrine system, and sustains your body’s essential yin fluids. … 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
This Soothing Flower ‘Milk’ Bath recipe is both softening and nourishing. It’s lovely for all, but is especially helpful for dry, itchy, reddened skin.… Read more
Lavender oil is universally beloved for its versatility and beautiful fragrance. Here are 5 ways to try at home:… Read more
Moena oil comes from a medicinal tree native to the Peruvian Amazon, a relative of the Brazilian Rosewood. Therapeutically, it cools and soothes irritated muscles and joints to create bodily comfort. With a grassy, green aroma, it relieves irritability and offers balance for both body and mind.… Read more