Aromatherapy

New in the Shop: Organic Frankincense Hydrosol

We are pleased to announce a fantastic addition to our line of certified organic hydrosols, the inimitable Frankincense Hydrosol. Our Frankincense Hydrosol is produced through steam distillation in the United States from organic Boswellia carteri resin that is harvested in Somaliland. This hydrosol is useful in meditation and energy work as well as skin care and fragrance blends. Frankincense Hydrosol has a fresh scent that is resinous and sweet with woody undertones. Frankincense makes a wonderful ingredient in facial care products designed for oily and mature skin. Astringent and toning, it can be blended with organic Witch Hazel Extract or other hydrosols and used as a daily facial toner or aftershave. It can also be used as the water base for skin creams or butters. This Frankincense Hydrosol possesses almost limitless blending possibilities due to its unique aroma. Aromatically, this hydrosol blends well with blood orange, lavandin, douglas fir, and […]

New in the Shop: Certified Organic Coriander Seed Essential Oil

Our New Year’s resolution is always to offer more certified organic botanicals for our customers! We are pleased to proclaim that our Coriander Seed Essential Oil is now certified organic. Steam distilled by skilled artisans, our certified organic coriander seed essential oil has a sweet, spicy, woodsy aroma with a slightly fruity top note. Generally used as a middle note in aromatherapy blends, this oil combines well with some of our favorite essential oils, including organic cinnamon, organic ginger, organic neroli, and organic Australian sandalwood. The unique aroma of this oil is fun to play with while blending. It can support citrus notes, enhance spicy blends, and add an interesting earthy tone to other oils. Coriander seed essential oil is mainly made up of linalool, α- and β-pinene, and γ-terpinene. Combined, these constituents contribute to the emotionally calming effects that coriander oil can add to a blend. It can be safely […]

Recipe: Frankincense & Myrrh Hand Balm

I love this season of celebration. This time of year I'm often dreaming of chocolate truffles, forests covered in snow, and catching a glimpse of the Northern Lights. Making special foods, festive treats, and gifts while singing along with my favorite songs brings a glow of happy cheer to my heart—but my favorite part of the holidays is seeing the joy and excitement in other people as they unwrap the gifts I have made for them! This year I decided to create a rich and moisturizing balm to soften the appearance of rough dry skin, using the scents of sacred resins and trees that are often associated with this time of year.   Let's make our holiday hand balm! Ingredients: This recipe makes roughly 9 oz. of salve mixture. 1/2 cup organic olive oil 1/4 cup organic grapeseed oil 1/4 cup organic avocado oil 3 level Tbsp beeswax pastilles 1 […]

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2016 Winter Gift Ideas

We love being able to offer an array of goods that empower home herbalists and inspire homemade gifts, but sometimes even the best of us DIY folks are short on time. Here are a few ready-made ideas for you and the people you love. Want these gifts to arrive on your doorstep before December 25? Then make sure to order by next Monday, December 12! For the "I drink tea not coffee" person Have a friend or loved one who is tea-obsessed? We have two unique tea-inspired gift ideas too pretty to hide away in a kitchen cupboard. How about this quality cast iron teapot set decorated with festive gold flair? Or perhaps this contemporary glass teapot to match your tea lovers' modern aesthetic?   For the "I think I need a massage" person This permeating massage oil is one of our four new original blends of organic massage oils […]

Learn about Herbs with these books!

The Winter Solstice is just around the corner, and we are slowly adjusting to the mounting darkness. One of our favorite things to do this time of year is to pull up a comfy seat in front of the fire, brew a cup of our herbal tea, and curl up with a good book. We’ve got six new literary additions to our library that we think you’ll love: The Healing Kitchen contains over 140 recipes to boost the nutritional benefits of everyday foods. By bringing common herbs into the kitchen- rather than limiting them to medicines or remedies- we can enjoy their flavors while also reaping their benefits. Body Into Balance details how common medical conditions are actually clues to a deeper imbalance in your body, and that learning to read those clues is a key step in maintaining optimal health. Pure Soapmaking is an indispensable guide showing how to […]

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New in the Shop: Organic St. John’s Wort Hydrosol

We’ve got a lovely new addition to our line of certified organic, steam-distilled hydrosols that we’d like to share with you, our St. John’s Wort hydrosol. This wonderful St. John’s Wort hydrosol is a subtle beauty to add to your collection. It has a dry herbaceous aroma with flat floral tones. Overall the scent is soft and will not overpower recipes when used as an ingredient. Emotionally comforting, this hydrosol makes a unique base for room and body sprays designed to support general well-being. Topically, St. John’s Wort may soften skin and reduce the appearance of blemishes. It makes an excellent astringent toner when combined with other skin-friendly hydrosols. Our St. John’s Wort hydrosol blends well with Helichrysum, Calendula, and citrus hydrosols or essential oils, and can be used as a water substitute in cream and lotion formulas. Visit our online shop, or come see us in person at our […]

New in the Shop: White Rose Hydrosol

  We have a decadent new addition to our line of certified organic, steam-distilled hydrosols, the luxurious White Rose Hydrosol. Our White Rose Hydrosol comes to us from artisan distillers in Bulgaria who specialize in cultivating, harvesting, and extracting this delicate flower. With beautiful rosy notes that are soft and delicate, this hydrosol offers a lighter floral scent than our Rose Hydrosol and is an intriguing scent to experiment with. You can enhance the uplifting floral aroma by blending with other hydrosols like rose geranium, ylang ylang, or neroli. Adding earthy essential oils such as vetiver or oakwood will create a rich grounding floral scent. The possibilities are endless! White Rose Hydrosol is also a popular single ingredient facial toner for all skin types and is often seen in formulas for dry or mature skin. With a sensual scent that is associated with love and the heart, […]

  • New in the Shop: Nebulizer with Wooden Base

New in the Shop: Nebulizer with Wooden Base

Check out this nebulizer that just arrived in our shop! This regal nebulizer features a solid hardwood base topped with hand-blown glass. It is truly as elegant as it is functional, allowing you to enjoy the benefits of pure essential oils in style. This nebulizer utilizes negative ion diffusing technology, has two speeds, and an optional color changing light that follows the diffusion cycle. Featuring a high and a low setting, this gorgeous unit runs on a two minutes on/one minute off cycle that continues for two hours and then shuts off automatically. The removable glass top makes this nebulizer quite easy to refill, and will easily fill a 400 square foot room with aromatherapeutic bliss! Visit our online shop to view our entire collection of diffusers and pure, steam-distilled essential oils.  

  • New in the Shop: Lemon Thyme Hydrosol

New in the Shop: Lemon Thyme Hydrosol

We are excited to offer Lemon Thyme hydrosol as the newest addition to our line of certified organic, steam-distilled hydrosols! This is a bright hydrosol with an herbaceous citrusy scent and a dry thyme-like undertone. Lemon Thyme hydrosol makes an excellent single ingredient spray, and can also be incorporated into your favorite skin care recipes. It is often used as a base for botanical perfumes and will add a fresh scent to your homemade cleaning products. This hydrosol blends well with bay laurel, calendula, and Douglas fir hydrosols. Used as a general toner, lemon thyme hydrosol can help stimulate skin circulation and can be applied directly to occasional epidermal blemishes. In aroma sprays and perfume blends, lemon thyme provides a grounded, calming note. Visit our online shop to view the entire selection of hydrosols.   

  • DIY Body Sprays with Essential Oils

DIY Body Sprays with Essential Oils

I love the feeling of cool mist on my skin, especially when scented with flowers and citrus and earth. As a teenager, I collected bottles of perfume and reveled in the transformative magic that aroma inspires. Soft honeyed amber, light fruity florals, and spicy evergreen woods set the mood each morning before I adventured out into the world. What I didn't know then was that these aromatic experiences I treasured so much…were actually synthetic. When I learned the truth about commercial perfumes and body sprays, I was heartbroken. For years, I had been spraying myself with potentially toxic petrochemicals, some of which are known allergens and hormone disruptors. Isn't it interesting that the ingredients aren't listed on all of those pretty bottles? Transparency is not the industry's forte it seems.  I immediately abandoned designer fragrances and discovered a new passion for crafting my own perfumes with natural botanical extracts. With so many […]

Labor Day Sale – Get 30% Off Aromatherapy!

We're celebrating summer's end with pure botanical bliss!  Don't miss your chance to save big on these aromatic favorites. Stock up now to create your own body mists, diffuser blends, massage oils, perfume blends, hair care formulas, natural cleaning solutions, and so much more with high-quality organic essential oils and flower waters. You can find recipes for them all on the blog! Take 30% OFF this incredible selection of aromatherapy products including organic essential oils, hydrosols, diffusers, and candles!    Labor Day  Aromatherapy Sale   Starts now through September 6!  

DIY: Yoga Mat Spray Recipe

When I lived in Culver City, California, I had a free membership to a small yoga studio, which was a lovely perk of working in the neighborhood. This precious little studio had just a few teachers who knew each student personally, and my practice there was guided through many special moments. Not only was this studio filled with people who were kind, open, and understanding of the journey, they also curated the front room with the most incredible handmade, earth-conscious products. They offered beautiful pink rose amethyst to ground and bring love to your life, they sold sustainably crafted yoga wearables, and a wonderful bottle of all-natural yoga mat cleaner that I fell in love with despite its price.  That bottle of organic witch hazel mixed with organic essential oils worked incredibly well. Cleansing my mat with this spritz of aromatherapy became part of my practice. Unrolling my mat and inhaling the fresh scent brought me back to where I was when I left the studio – a moment of peace, clarity, and […]