Follow the journey of Floracopeia Essential Oils founder David Crow & Sara Crow as they travel to Corsica to learn about the harvesting and distillation of immortelle essential oil, also known as helichrysum.
Learn about the rare and precious essential oil that is world-renowned for natural skin care, anti-aging, and wound healing.… Read more
GOOP, a health-centric lifestyle and beauty website curated by Gwyneth Paltrow, has published a new interview with Sara Crow L.Ac.
Sara shares the inside scoop on how flower essences work to heal your mind, body, and emotions. Check out the article to learn how to select the best flower essences for your unique needs, and special recommendations and recipes for:
- Healing a broken heart
- Releasing perfectionism and self-judgment
- Opening the channels to creativity and fulfilment
- Dissolving anxiety and fear
- Creating a deeply relaxing afternoon ritual
“‘Negative’ or ‘depleting’ psychological states, such as grief, fear, anger, and loneliness, take a toll on our health.… Read more
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
By: Sara Crow L.Ac
Coconut is a surprisingly talented traditional oil that has been used as both food and medicine for thousands of years in tropical cultures. Coconut oil is derived from what is commonly called the ‘Tree of Life’, the coconut palm, known for its ability to meet a great number of basic human needs: food, fuel and shelter.… Read more
by Sara Crow, L.Ac.
Some things are best accomplished under the night sky. Here we learn how solar and lunar forces unite to create harmony in skin care and essential oils.
Some categories of essential oils, such as the citrus oils*, markedly embody solar energy. Extracted from peels and fruit of citrus trees growing in sunny Mediterranean climates, they are often referred to as “distilled sunshine.” Their bright, sunny disposition lends perfectly to uplift a downtrodden heart and mind.… Read more
Cuckoo Flower: A Flower Essence for the Heart
by Patrick Warner
I recently had the opportunity to use flower essences to effect deep healing in a friend who was experiencing intense feelings left over from his divorce. While it is normal to have strong feelings during and after the ending of a relationship, it can be a bit problematic for such feelings to come up several years later, especially when the person thought they had processed the emotions surrounding the relationship.… Read more
by David Crow
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
by David Crow
“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
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
The Best Flower Essences Come from Pristine Environments
by Sara Crow
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
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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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
Working with flower essences for over fifteen years now, I consistently see great results with them. In fact, I make custom blends for nearly every client I see in my clinical acupuncture practice. Flower essences are subtle energetic remedies that work directly on the immaterial parts of ourselves such as our emotions, mind and soul and their effects can range from subtle to profound.… Read more
I am very pleased to announce that after about a year of working on the new FlorAlchemy Flower Essence Line that they are now ready for all of you. This line represents a long journey for me in which I have been putting together many special ingredients, some from far away lands such as the island of Corsica. … Read more