Essential Oils

Helichrysum Diffuser Blends

The essential oil of helichrysum, or immortelle, is herbaceous and floral. It’s calming to the mind, invocative of spirit, and an extraordinarily talented medicinal.

 

Try these diffuser blends for soothing the spirit, mind and body.   

 

Ceremony

6 drops Helichrysum Blend Essential Oil

3 drops Palo Santo Essential Oil

4 drops Australian Sandalwood Essential Oil

3 drops White Sage Essential Oil

 

Sleep Well

4 drops Helichrysum Blend Essential Oil

4 drops Lavender Essential Oil

2 drops Vetiver Essential Oil

3 drops Cedar Essential Oil

3 drops Sweet Orange Essential Oil

 

Deep Breath

8 drops Helichrysum Blend Essential Oil

2 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil

4 drops Pine Essential Oil

2 drops Himalayan Mint Essential Oil

 

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New Course with David Crow! Combining Herbs & Essential Oils

“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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Contemplative Aromatherapy and Aromatic Alchemy

“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.

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The Many Talents of Rose

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, Treasured Gift and Time-Honored Medicine

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

How to Clean Your Aromatherapy Diffuser

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

Simply fill your diffuser with water and add cleansing tablets.Read more

All About Vetiver Oil: for Skin, Sleep, and Meditation

“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.

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DIY Bright Diffuser Blends for Spring

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

Botanical Remedies for Kids

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

Calming & Protective Botanicals for City Dwellers

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

Sensual Massage Oil Recipes

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

Balancing Vata With Essential Oils and Flower Essences

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 for Wellness

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

Unplug and Unwind: A Ritual to End the Day

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

DIY Diffuser Blends for Fall

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

Soothe Your Body: 5 Restorative Massage Oil Recipes

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