by David Crow
In the village of Azrou, situated in the Middle Atlas Mountains, we had the good fortune of meeting the women of the Al Amal Cooperative. Al amal in Arabic means hope; it is here that nine women have dedicated themselves to the preservation of traditional botanical medicine for the last seven years.… Read more
Until now, our travels through the agricultural regions, the argan forests of the coastal areas, the Atlas Mountains and the cities of Fez and Marrakech had been delightful, intriguing, educational and productive, but not otherworldly; the Sahara would change that.… Read more
Right now, millions of people around the world are purchasing commercial perfumes for Valentine’s Day gifts.
For those of us who appreciate and cherish the finer fragrances of botanical perfumes, it is hard to fathom wearing the harsh scents that dominate the aisles of every department store across the country.… Read more
by David Crow
A cold fog was blowing through the forest. Hamid pulled the car over and let us out along with Mohammed, our guide for the morning. We were outside of Ifrane, where we had spent the night. He drove off down the winding mountain road, with plans to meet later in the day at an unknown destination.… Read more
by David Crow
In the last week we have traveled from here:
Needless to say, it has been an amazing journey. We are now focusing our attention on the next phase of our travels, which is making flower essences in Iceland’s very late spring.
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Excerpts from the work by David Crow
If the tranquil heaven of sages gone to bliss had a fragrance, it would be sandalwood. The scent of “chandan,” as it is called in Sanskrit, is said to be the auric perfume emitted by those whose minds have cooled the flames of worldly passions, who are free of all attachments and egoistic cravings, who have transcended all sufferings of impermanence and ephemeral transitory existence.… Read more
by David Crow
I woke to the voice of God speaking in the language of birds and bubbling fountains; a short time latter two small earthquakes shook the pillared riad where we were staying. Welcome to Fez, the place the Sufis call “the city of saints.”
I lay listening to my heartbeat, a practice I do often; as always, the flow of the outer world dawned as its pulsating reflection.… Read more
by David Crow
Many of you may know that I enjoy meditation practice, and find artistic and spiritual inspiration from contemplating our deep intimacy with nature’s elements. Many times in daily life, filled as it is with worldly responsibilities, I have wondered whether what I am doing is ultimately of any purpose and value, and whether I am on the right path or not; I know that I am not alone in such existential ponderings, nor or they anything new in human life.… Read more
This blog post is inspired by David Crow’s article, How To Use Essential Oils Effectively. Essential Oils are a potent form of plant medicine, so it is always best to use caution and educate yourself on safe essential oil use before using essential oils.
Below are the 6 Best Ways to Use Essential Oils for Health and Healing:
This application is simple and can be done just about anywhere.… Read more
Savitri is perhaps the most famous of Floracopeia’s perfumes. Savitri is made up of what is said to be the finest combination of any two fragrances: Rose and Vetiver.
It has been several years since we have made this very special aromatic treasure available to the public.… Read more
It’s that time of year…
Throughout the country, millions of people are struggling to protect themselves from the hardships of winter. The news is filled with flu season stories that can put everyone on edge. While it is important to be proactive, it is counterproductive to be fearful.… Read more
First Impressions speak volumes.
My first impression of Floracopeia oils, when I met them years ago, was that they were connected to the lands from which the oils came. These were oils made from plants grown in their optimal environment, where they could meet their full potential, under the conditions that Mother Nature intended.… Read more
by Eric Cetnarski
Article published on triplepundit.com as part of the Lessons In Sustainable Business series by students at the Presidio Graduate School.
David Crow started Floracopeia in 2005 with a mission to introduce the public to the numerous medical and spiritual benefits of high quality essential oils.… Read more
Sometimes one finds the most incredible treasures in the most unexpected places. In this case, the treasure was off a highway running along the southern coast of Corsica, down a steep and rutted dirt road where cars could not pass without fear of being stranded at the bottom of the ravine, across a small creek, a moderate walk through the forest and then a stroll across an open plateau overlooking fields of helichrysum and beautiful valleys.… Read more
Why are we calling Floracopeia’s wild Helichrysum the world’s #1 healing oil? Watch the video Below.
Buy The World’s Best Helichrysum Essential Oil Now
There are few aromatic treasures as rare and potent as this. We receive extremely limited shipments of this sought-after oil once a year, and it often sells out within a week.… Read more