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About Distillation

About Distillation

About Distillation Where to begin......Are you interested in exploring Distillation for hydrosols and maybe even essential oils? Do you have a still or are you thinking about getting one? Learn the basics of distilling in this 4 part blog series. What is Distillation?...

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Prickly Pear Seed Oil and the Skin

Prickly Pear Seed Oil and the Skin

Written by: Billie A. Leyendecker: Aromatic Scholars Program Graduate with The School for Aromatic Studies Introduction Prickly pear seed oil interests me a great deal. I recently became aware of the health benefits it has for skin, and so I decided to research this...

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Aromatic Inspiration for the New Year

Aromatic Inspiration for the New Year

"Plants mean nothing in isolation; they are a life-form rooted in and identified by their community, by their relationships to and interactions with all other life on Earth." (Buhner) Like plants, humans also mean nothing in isolation. We are a life-form rooted in and...

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How to Make a Perfumed Locket

How to Make a Perfumed Locket

The perfumed locket has been inspired by the artistry and beauty of Roxana Villa's Botanical Perfume Lockets. Here's what you'll need: Equipment: ◻︎ Stainless steel double boiler ◻︎ Stainless steel fork or whisk ◻︎ Empty stainless steel, silver,...

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How to make Coffee Infused Oil

How to make Coffee Infused Oil

We've had a couple of recipes that used Coffee infused sesame or jojoba oil and a number of of people have asked for directions on how to make this heavenly infusion, so here it is! Supplies needed: Slightly ground coffee beans (Organic, if possible) Canning jar (size...

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How to make Coffee Lip Balm!

How to make Coffee Lip Balm!

Coffee, coffee, coffee! Loving the coffee infused jojoba oil so decided to use it in a delicious lip balm. Here’s what you’ll need: Equipment: ◻︎ Stainless steel double boiler ◻︎ Stainless steel fork or whisk ◻︎ For Lip Balm: 3 - 1 ounce cardboard...

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Our Famous Respiratory Salve

Our Famous Respiratory Salve

I have been making, using, and sharing this respiratory salve for as long as I can remember. It is a favorite among our students for sure! And each year I make a batch of salve along with cough syrup for gifts to family and friends. Whether someone has a cold or is...

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Pinon Pine: Pinus edulis essential oil

Pinon Pine: Pinus edulis essential oil

I have fallen madly in love with piñon pine, also spelled pinyon, this autumn. Gathered and distilled right here in the United States, Pinon pine grows in the southern states of New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and parts of Texas. The leaves are distilled...

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