The Magic & Medicine of Aromatic Tree Resins

    Tree resins have been a major part of human history and have been used in nearly every culture on Earth for thousands of years. Whether used in perfumery, as incense, medicine, or for more practical uses in crafts, construction, ancient boat building, and insect repellents, tree resins continue to share their many virtues…

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5 Tips on Buying Essential Oils – Quality, Purity, & Truth

5 Must-Know Tips for Sourcing Quality, High-grade Essential Oils and Aromatics With so many choices in today’s essential oil and fragrance markets, a lot of people have a hard time finding reputable sources and the highest quality materials. With a lack of transparency and proper product information from many essential oil companies, consumers are often…

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5 Incenses and Aromatic Plants for Anxiety & Stress

In a world full of face-paced jobs, technology, and busy schedules, anxiety and stress seem to be one of the most common symptoms of a modern life. As someone who’s overcome one of the worst cases of anxiety I’ve ever seen, I’m here to say that if you or someone you know deals with nervous…

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Aromatics for Congestion, Colds and Flu

Throughout the year I have friends, family, and students ask me what they can do for their loved ones or themselves to either help prevent them from getting sick, or help them reduce their symptoms and fight off infection. In late September my partner Heather and I journey up the mountain behind our house and…

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The Sacred Sense of Smell

  Since time immemorial, our sense of smell has been intrinsically connected to the sacred and divine, above all other senses. Across the Earth, the ancients considered our sense of smell to be our exalted sense. In many ancient religious and sacred texts, scent is almost always associated with a higher power, sacred offerings, and…

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The Roots of Aromatherapy

Traditional Aromatherapy has been utilized for ages. Modern Aromatherapy is one of the fastest growing healing modalities of our time, and its name is widely known today around the world. If we break down the word itself, the principle is easily revealed: a practice of healing (therapy) using aromatic plants. The smoke from fragrant herbs…

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