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2 Questions

2 Questions

Hello all!!!! Boy oh boy has it been an odd beginning to a year. Lots of great things unfolding as the school continues to expand and we cultivate new grounds and new relationships to expand our visions and goals as a school and as a community of individuals...

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Do essential oils contain vitamins?

Do essential oils contain vitamins?

Over this past weekend a student of ours wrote the following: "my question is....a friend of mine (naturopathic doctor) has been approached a couple of times regarding citrus oils being a good source of vitamin C. This seemed like an easy question to handle when she...

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Make Your Own Love Potion

Make Your Own Love Potion

Make Your Own Love Potion Let your mind slowly drift and picture yourself in an era many years ago..in the 1st century B.C. in Egypt. Cleopatra was setting sail on the Nile with her entourage, her handmaidens busily scenting her sails with jasmine to announce her...

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Aromatherapy in Budapest, Hungary

Aromatherapy in Budapest, Hungary

Gergely Hollodi studied with me a number of years ago and then we met about two to three years ago in person while I was in Seattle. I was so impressed with his work throughout both our Aroma101 and Aroma201 programs and truly loved meeting him in person. He is...

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The King of Spices

The King of Spices

Black Pepper Piper nigrum Other names: Hu Jiao (TCM), Marica (Sanskrit) I have found myself quite drawn to all the warming essential oils this winter.  Ginger was posted on our blog here. And here is a much loved spice: Black pepper! Black pepper (Piper nigrum) is a...

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Beloved Ginger

Beloved Ginger

Zingiber officinale Falling in love with Ginger! Over the past couple of weeks I have found myself quite drawn to ginger and have used it as a tea, a body scrub, a body oil, an additive into our humidifier, a divine bathing experience, and simply to inhale via direct...

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May…. An Aromatic Feast

May…. An Aromatic Feast

The following is for the Blogfest created by Roxana Villa for May Flowers. http://journal.illuminatedperfume.com/2010/04/may-flowers.html I walk outside this evening after a day of heavy much needed rain. The relief the plants and the earth feel is apparent. All that...

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Advent: Blog-a-roma

Advent: Blog-a-roma

    http://journal.illuminatedperfume.com/2009/11/adventure-ahead.html “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) I...

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What’s growing in your garden?

What’s growing in your garden?

By garden I mean anything from the actual garden that you planted on your land to the plants growing up through the cracks in the city (e.g. St. John’s Wort in the sidewalks of Seattle). Your garden includes the natural landscape which you can drive to, walk to, or...

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