Certain plants are perfect for boosting our creative capacity to manifest blessings in our life. I think of manifestation as the utilization of our creative will—an innate function of our foundational Jing energy—and the co-creative partnership we make with these potent plant allies. In celebration of the New Year, I’m going to share my personal simple manifestation tips utilizing ‘power plants.’
First, I get in touch with a deep part myself by focusing on my heart and determine what I truly would like to see happen.… Read more
Essential Oils and Natural Incense Resins are powerful tools for our meditation and spiritual practices. In addition to acting on the physical body to induce states of calm, essential oils and resins help still the mind so we can access higher experiences in our meditations and daily life.… Read more
Last year Sara and I were in the San Diego area for an event. I was approached by a young man who introduced himself as both a perfumer and a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which I thought was a very interesting combination of careers. We spent some time talking and I found that he was very inspired by the Floracopeia vision and mission of supporting sustainable production of aromatic treasures around the world.… Read more
Today’s video features a new essential oil offered from an Eco-Project based in Haiti. David Crow shares how one amazing aromatic plant not only produces a soothing oil that is so needed in today’s world, but also restores the Earth where it is planted.
Plants have so much to offer us- they are our food, shelter, medicine and more.… Read more
The plane glided from the stratosphere toward dawn spreading across Morocco. Layers of violet and indigo sky gradually changed to blazing gold and fiery orange as the first rays spread across the cloud layer hiding Africa’s Atlantic coast. I savor such sublime moments, not only because another adventure is waiting but also because I abhor turbulent flights, and the ending of this one was so smooth that it felt as though we were suspended in space.… Read more
Casablanca disappeared behind us in a haze of diesel fumes, street dust and factory smoke. It took a long time to get out of the crowded city, but eventually we were passing through oak groves harvested for their cork bark and small stands offering fresh melons and forest-harvested truffles.… Read more
“Today we will see distillation in the home,” Hamid announced. We had just emerged from the medina and were ready for our afternoon excursion. I had no idea what he was referring to, but it sounded intriguing.
We drove through the new city of Fez; modern, hip, and affluent its wide boulevards crammed with cars were a stark contrast to the tiny walking lanes of the old city.… Read more
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.
We departed from Marrakech relatively early in the morning, as we had a long journey ahead.… Read more
I am pleased to announce the release of the new traditionally made FlorAlchemy Flower Essences. I feel incredibly fortunate to be able to bring many unique flower essences, such as Immortelle and Palo Santo, to the world for the first time.
Flower essences, a primary treatment for what Traditionally Chinese Medicine calls Shen or Spirit, are energetic in nature working on the immaterial parts of ourselves such as our mind and soul.… Read more
A flower essence is a bioenergetic imprint of a flower that has been transferred and stabilized in water. It is the Qi or life force of the flower that has been captured by water. Flower essences work directly on our energetic system such as the acupuncture meridians and are used primarily to address issues involving our emotions, mind and soul and to support the healing of physical ailments.… Read more
Because of the energetic qualities of flower essences and the alchemical mixing of elements that often happens when making floral essences in their natural habitat, I have a strong orientation to sourcing flowers from environments that are ecologically and energetically pure and intact.… Read more
From Conor in Customer Service-
I love to burn some palo santo wood chips when I get home from a busy day, as it helps me to transition and calm down. I’ve also been keeping some Hawaiian sandalwood oil in my pocket, and apply it once or twice a day as my fragrance of choice.… 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
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
It is blazing hot outside here in California! The moment I walk out the door the heat is almost suffocating and it feels like there is no escape. There is a major heat wave right now in the Western US, and there are still many more weeks of summer to go!… Read more
Your wedding is a special event to cherish and share. What better way to preserve your treasured memories than to incorporate essential oils into your ceremony. Our sense of smell aids us in the most potent form of recall and can help us remember details that may otherwise remain forgotten.… Read more