Fragrance Testing: Listening To Your Patient’s Inner Aromatherapist

As an aromatherapist and teacher, 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…

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Nourishing Your Nervous System with Aromatics

Feeling stressed or anxious? Nervous or fearful? Spread thin or overburdened? Ungrounded? In this video I’ll give a simple and easy to understand breakdown of why most people’s nervous systems are overworked these days, and how you can balance and nourish them with activities, herbs, and aromatic plants and incense. Plus, in the video above,…

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Myrrh Plant Profile – The Sacred Bitter Medicine of Antiquity

Have you ever noticed how Frankincense and Myrrh are commonly mentioned together by herbalists and incense connoisseurs, yet Frankincense somehow receives all the attention in the media and medical journals these days? Why is that..? Myrrh is an equally amazing tree resin, chock-full of aromatic constituents that heal countless imbalances. And its magical and spiritual virtues have made it one of the…

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Incense & Aromatics for Mental Focus & Clarity

Do you experience issues with mental focus and clarity, brain fog, or trouble with your memory? The aromatic incense plants I talk about in the video above have been used for ages to help people stay sharp in their minds, while tending to some possible root causes of these very common issues. Watch the video…

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Incense As Medicine

In addition to their pleasant and uplifting aromas, nearly all aromatic plants used in incense also have medicinal qualities. Whether burned for therapeutic, spiritual, or aesthetic purposes, everyone who burns incense inhales its natural aromatic medicine, whether they’re aware of it or not. The medicine of incense can positively affect the many functions of the…

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The Renowned Japanese Koh-do Incense Ceremony

When you hear the term, “Listening to Incense,” what comes to mind? Perhaps you imagine putting your ear up to morsels of resin incense melting and sizzling on a hot piece of charcoal as their smoke slowly dances upward? Not quite… The type of ‘listening’ involved with “Listening to Incense” is actually quite different than…

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The Roots of Aromatherapy & The Soul of Plants

Modern Aromatherapy, the therapeutic use of botanical essential oils, is one of the fastest growing healing modalities of our time, and its name is widely known around the world today. If we break down the word itself, the principle is easily revealed: a practice of healing (therapy) using aromatic plants. What many people don’t realize…

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Balm of Gilead, Comfort for the Soul

Considered to be among the most sacred of herbs throughout many ancient Eastern cultures, the renown Balm of Gilead was once used in various forms of holy incense and anointing oils as a sacramental herb. It was also widely used in Christian, Islamic, Egyptian, Judaic, Greek, Hindu, and many other cultures as an ingredient in…

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Recreating Feelings and Moments in Time with Aromatic Formulas

This time of year demands of most people to journey inward. To reflect on the warmer months that have recently passed, to create, think, dream, and appreciate the beauty in life through the stillness of nature. The Fall and Winter are also the most rewarding times for burning incense. Not only do many aromatic plants…

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The Art of Traditional Incense Crafting

Since time immemorial, people have burned incense for aesthetic, medicinal, spiritual, and practical purposes in nearly every culture on Earth. Since ancient times, incense has been one of the most prized commodities found burning in temples, courts, palaces, markets, on the streets, and in the homes of commoners and nobility alike. To put it simply,…

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