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Rewilding: A Dandelion Monograph
Herbs and Herbal Medicine, Spring Remedies
Latin Name: Taraxacum officinale Family: Asteraceae Energetics: Cooling, bitter tonic Taste: Bitter, sweet, minerally In the early days of spring, Dandelions draw the eye with their tufts of golden petals perched on a single, hollow stem. Prolific is their nature. To...
Staying Healthy Through Seasonal Shifts with Ayurveda
Natural Living, Seasonal Remedies
That person, who always eats wholesome food, enjoys a regular lifestyle, remains unattached to the objects of the senses, gives and forgives, loves truth and serves others, is without disease. ---Vagbhata Sutrasthana, an ancient Vedic Text At the core of Ayurveda, the...
Aromatic Rituals: Aligning Essential Oils with the Spring Equinox
Essential Oils, Plant Alchemy, Spring Remedies
In what feels like our longest dormancy, the stimulation of “spring fever” is being activated by the shift and increase of sunlight, early sightings of flower buds and touches of warm weather in the atmosphere. March 20th marks the official launch of Spring along with...
Re-Connecting: Working with Essential Oils within the Autism Spectrum Disorder
Statistically seen, about 1 in 54 children in the USA has been in recent years identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), something that occurs in every region, in all ethnic, racial and every socioeconomic groups. To care for autism, you need to understand,...
Helichrysum in Skin Care
Essential Oils, Natural Body Care
If I had to choose only one essential oil to work with for skin care purposes, hands down Helichrysum italicum would be the one. In a way it’s interesting to hear myself say this because it took me many years as a formulator to feel ready to incorporate this essential...
Essential Oils Enhance Sleep
Aromatherapy Education, Essential Oils, Natural Living
“A Good Laugh and a Long Sleep Are the Two Best Cures for Anything”. -Irish Proverb Have you ever had a hard time starting a conversation with someone? Ask them about last night’s sleep and you should get an earful! Just ask me. So, last night’s sleep was good for me,...
The Art of Self Love: A Pathway to Compassion
Aromatherapy Education, Essential Oils, Natural Living, Plant Alchemy
Love is one of the greatest gifts one can give. It is the expression of care, compassion, empathy and kindness. It can be expressed in a multitude of ways: through a hug or embrace, a gesture -- random acts of kindness for a neighbor, volunteering at a charity,...
Mustard Plaster: A Folk Remedy for the Respiratory and Structural System
Family Wellness, Herbs and Herbal Medicine
When you think about mustard, topical application to hot dogs may come to mind, less so to your own body. But if you look back in time 100 years applying mustard to one’s chest was a common folk remedy, listed in medicinal dispensatories and regularly prescribed by...
Put to the Test: Essential Oils for Homeschooling
Aromatherapy Education, Aromatic Kids, Family Wellness
“Challenges are solved by rising to a level greater than the challenge” Deepak Chopra Like most parents in the United States, and around the world, I became a homeschool parent last spring. Ironically, I had always said vehemently that I would “never homeschool my...
AROMATICS IN SKIN CARE
Aromatherapy Education, Essential Oils, Natural Body Care
Essential oils have been in my life as long as I can remember. When I was little, my mom would help to soothe our stomach aches with a drop of peppermint oil on a teaspoon of honey and she would rub our backs, chests and feet with camphor when we had colds. At that...
The Skin Types of Ayurveda
Natural Body Care, Natural Living
I feel very fortunate to say that I truly love my work as a holistic skin care therapist. I love it because I get to work so closely with people and because skin is a very fascinating and very telling organ. One never stops learning about the skin, its interaction...
What are Flower Essences and How do they Work?
Herbs and Herbal Medicine, Natural Living
Flower essences are a vibrational therapy that works on the auric field and subtle energy bodies. Flower essences assist in clearing the mental, emotional and spiritual imbalances in our lives that can lead to physical disturbances. A flower essence is the vibrational...
Free Online Introduction to Aromatherapy
This course initiates you into the world of essential oils and aromatherapy, and the strength and well-being they can create. Even better, it lets you get comfortable with the School for Aromatic Studies and our online learning platform before you commit to furthering your studies, should you wish to continue your journey.