Citrus oils are diffuser experts; masterfully freshening any space while calming your nervous system. Their bright, sunny aromas are joyful and crowd-pleasing. They simultaneously uplift and relax, making them perfect for evenings entertaining guests, early morning meditation, and winding down before bed.… Read more
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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.
Why is rose a cherished plant ally? Natural beauty expert Sara Crow shares the science and secrets of this time-honored flower. From nourishing the yin for a gorgeous complexion to supporting the emotional heart for an inner beauty and radiance, rose is one of the most effective and versatile plant medicines.… Read more
Frankincense is a powerful botanical ally with a rich and thrilling history. Entwined with ritual and meditation for centuries, it is a renowned spiritual tool. It is valued for its many healing properties and its intoxicating fragrance and has been used in worship for thousands of years.… Read more
With regular use, your diffuser will start to exhibit signs of essential oil build-up. A regular cleaning practice will ensure that you’re getting the most therapeutic benefits from your essential oils and protect the long-term function of your diffuser.
Method 1: Cleansing Tablets
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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.
Spring is synonymous with cleansing, clearing, and freshening. We’ve put together some of our favorite diffuser blends that evoke pastel blossoms and fresh-cut herbs. These blends pack healing magic for lightening your space, clearing your mind, and inspiring the season of renewal.
Try encouraging deeper emotional and psychological shifts by incorporating a seasonally appropriate flower essence such as Renewal, Purify & Manifest, or Transformation: add a few drops to your diffuser blends and your beverages regularly over a period of weeks.… Read more
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
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
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
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
Autumn winds have picked up. The last leaves have cascaded to cover the earth in a patchwork of red, yellow, and brown.
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