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Uncover the wisdom of plants by learning how to craft your own incense, perfume, and medicines from fragrant botanicals.
Since time immemorial, our ancestors have roasted resins, burned botanicals, and made medicine from the plants near their homes. When used wisely, these herbs have the power to lift the spirits, open the mind, and support the body’s natural healing ability.
Our one-of-a-kind online courses tap into that wisdom - combining traditional incense and perfume-making techniques with hands-on herbal and aromatherapy practices for making salves, oils, extracts, and other healing formulas.
Our online, self-paced courses explore the ancient world of aromatic medicine & ritual, guiding you along your personal fragrance path. Dive deep into the aromatic arts and immerse yourself in scented botanicals that can elevate and heal your mind, body, and spirit.
The only course on plant resins and gums. Learn everything you could ever want to know about using and crafting with resins.
The most comprehensive and extensive online course on incense crafting. Become a certified Incense Crafter.
The Materia Aromatica ebook is an in-depth guide to the traditional, medicinal, ritual, and aesthetic uses of incense plants.
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From the Blog
Find in-depth plant profiles, recipes for homemade incense, and helpful information about using aromatic medicine to support sleep, elevate your mood, strengthen immunity, connect with nature, and more.
Fragrance Testing: Listening to Your Inner Aromatherapist
I often get a lot of questions revolving around how to best match a person with the best possible aromatic botanical remedy for their healing. There are various methods for choosing a list botanical candidates for this, though one aspect of the process that often gets left out that should be at the top of every aromatherapy school’s curriculum list is Fragrance Testing.... [Read More]
Incense & Aromatics During Times of Pandemic
What’s the most universal thing people have looked to for thousands of years during times of pandemic and infectious disease outbreak? For ages incense and aromatic plants have been used as immune system support, air purification, symptom control when people do get sick, stress and anxiety management, and for spiritual and ritual nourishment during times of pandemic..... [Read More]
Making Poplar Bud Medicine: Harvesting, Infusions & Salves
Poplar buds make an effective infused medicinal oil, can be incorporated into a healing salve, are used in incense, and can even be ingested as tea or oil. They smell very sweet and resinous and can even be incorporated into perfumery. Many know these buds by another name, Balm of Gilead, though this name is shared with a much older source of the Biblical resin from Commiphora species.... [Read More]
- The Magic and Medicine of Douglas Fir - With autumn behind us, many plants have shed their leaves in preparation for winter and wild-harvesting opportunities can feel sparse. But there is one particular type of plant you can always count on – the evergreen trees – aptly named… Read More
- Aromatic Plants for Colds and Flu - ‘Tis the season – of cold and flu. Now more than ever is a great time to focus on strengthening your immune system. As you may already know, winter tends to bring about more illness due to social gatherings and… Read More
- Herbal-Minded Holiday Gift Guide - The holiday season has arrived, and this is often a time when we think of giving something special to those we love and care for. However, the idea of picking out a gift can be overwhelming. That’s why this year we… Read More
Using aromatic plants and incense in a conscious or sacred manner can be one of the most profound tools for personal growth and positive transformation.
"Evan has a true gift at bringing together the extraordinary world of incense with aromatic healing and transformation. This program offers both practical information for anyone wanting to immerse into the world of incense, along with a deep spiritual awareness and invitation to honor your life and connect with the divine world of plants. The program is professional and personal, in-depth and accessible. Evan is a magnificent teacher and his sincerity and beauty shines throughout. I highly recommend it!"
Andrea Butje, Founder, Aromahead Institute
"This was an absolutely enjoyable experience from start to finish! The Traditional Incense Crafting Course takes you through the rich history of incense crafting to modern day custom formulations. The video presentations are engaging and professional. Evan’s passion for creating artfully handcrafted traditional incense is contagious! This is the original aromatic medicine at its finest!"
Anna Doxie, Founder & Director, Institute of Holistic Phyto-Aromatherapy
"Evan's teachings came at the perfect time on my spiritual, healing journey. Whether you're wanting to expand your knowledge of the healing properties of plants, deepen your connection to your heart and intuition, or want to add more tools to your self healing toolbox, this school IS A MUST for an incredibly expansive journey."
LeAnn Rimes, Country Singer, & Soul Blogger