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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 […]

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 […]

New Video: How to Burn Tree Resins for Incense

How gorgeous is this Dragon's Blood resin bubbling like lava and streaming its enchanted perfume?  Natural tree resins can be burned for incense using self-igniting charcoal rounds and a heat proof surface. These resins have been melted and enjoyed for their aromatherapeutic and spiritual benefits throughout the centuries. Not only dazzling to watch as they burn, these pure earthy scents are evocative of our ancient connections to divinity…  Visit our shop to find Copal, Frankincense, Myrrh, Dragon's Blood, Charcoal Rounds, and more botanical burnables to enjoy!  

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DIY Room Spray: Rosy Ginger Mist

Fresh, spicy, and floral – yet grounding – this aroma blend is just lovely with pleasingly complex layers. You can make up a batch in no time and spritz around the house or office for a little aromatic bliss. Of course, you can also play around with the formula to create a scent that's just right for you.    Rosy Ginger Mist Room Spray  Ingredients 3oz bottle of organic Rose Hydrosol with mister 14 drops organic Fresh Ginger essentail oil (NEW in the shop!) 12 drops Cedarwood Virginia essentail oil 8 drops Frankincense essentail oil 8 drops organic Geranium essentail oil Directions Remove mister top from the 3oz rose hydrosol bottle, add essential oils, and replace mister. Shake before use and spray as needed. Variations – If the Rose Hydrosol is too rosy smelling for you, replace the organic Rose Hydrosol with organic Witch Hazel Extract. – Substitute the organic Geranium essential oil […]