Our online, self-paced courses and in-depth resources offer a portal into the realm of aromatic medicine. Deepen your connection to the natural world, create your own custom fragrances and remedies from natural botanicals, and explore the ritual of scent.
Since our founding in 2014, we’ve helped thousands of students from around the world develop the confidence and skills to craft their own homemade incense, natural perfume, and herbal products. From herbalists and aromatherapists to incense connoisseurs, product makers, and total beginners, our courses are a great fit for anyone who wishes to unlock the power of plants for joy, healing, ritual, and connection.
Located on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington state, we draw endless inspiration from the sacred, fern-soaked lands of this region. Our Founder, Evan Sylliaasen, finds great joy in harvesting richly scented resins, saps, gums, flowers, and other plant parts near our headquarters, and throughout all of our courses we share tips for how you, too, can learn to harvest and enjoy the fragrant plants near your home. Because some beloved aromatics are mainly grown overseas - like frankincense and myrrh - we also interweave helpful information about sourcing exotic plant material while keeping sustainability top of mind.
By sharing this Earth-centered wisdom, we hope to empower our students to connect with the aromatic plants of the world - learning to recognize and appreciate each one’s unique gift for the mind, body, and spirit.
Nature doesn’t judge for age, race, religion, gender, sexual preference, or political affiliation - and neither do we. If you’re inspired by the ancient craft of aromatic medicine, and you hope to make the Earth a bit greener in the process - then you’ve found your people.
MEET THE TEAM
Our Northwest School of Aromatic Medicine team ignites the teachings and knowledge of time-tested aromatic practices for the world to experience. We’re grateful to be surrounded by a community of like-minded botanical experts who help us bring the earthy and floral energies of the fragrant arts right to your home.
Evan Sylliaasen | Founder & Visionary
As an artisan incense crafter, aromatherapist, and herbalist, Evan has been sharing the ancient wisdom of traditional aromatherapy for 15 years.
Erika Galentin, MNIMH, RH | Instructor
Erika Galentin is a clinical herbalist, aromatherapist, distiller, grower, and medicine-maker who consults from Sovereignty Herbs in Athens & Columbus, OH.
Summer Goon | Operations & Student Support Manager
Summer is a folk herbalist and administrative magic maker living in the mountains of Western North Carolina.
Melissa Szaro | Content Manager
A clinical herbalist and yoga teacher based in Portland, OR, Melissa regularly taps into the energy of the plants through her personal herbal practice, Blossom & Thorn.
Dawn Gibson | Content Creator & Social Media Manager
Originally from a small community in Saskatchewan, Canada, Dawn grew up nurturing an intimate relationship with nature.
Tyler Penor | Videographer & Photographer
Tyler is a film photographer, videographer, and astrologer who lives on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula of Washington state with his partner, herbalist Mamie Wartelle, and their daughter.
We’ve had the pleasure of teaching more than 3,000 students from 67 countries, and we’d love for you to join our aromatic community!
All courses are online and experienced in your space, on your time. Your fragrant journey awaits!