Ancient Alchemical Principles Explain The Spiritual Connection of Scent

I don’t know about you, but with the fall energies coming in throughout the Northern Hemisphere, I’m feeling that Autumn inspiration once again to journey deeper into the more mystical teachings of nature and aromatic medicine. I’m also inspired to share with you some insights that have been at the core of my own belief…

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The Trinity of Incense: Healing, Spirit, Pleasure

Many people in the western world think incense is just used to cover up funky odors or bring on a good mood and good smell. Yes these are all truths, but it’s SOOO much more than this. Most folks have no clue that incense is the oldest form of aromatic medicine, and is in fact…

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The Importance of Bio-regional Aromatic Medicine

So often today people rely on books and websites to learn information about plants and healing, which is totally fine. But when people limit themselves to these modes of learning, they’re missing out on the most ancient and intrinsic part of the herbal path.  To be completely honest, if you don’t nourish your real-life connections…

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Aromatics & Incense for 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? It’s not hand sanitizer or Clorox wipes, though those are great modern tools that are definitely helpful. It’s much more ancient than that.. For ages incense and aromatic plants have been used as immune…

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Copal Plant Profile – Ancient Incense & Mystical Medicine

Copal, it’s one of the most well-known and oldest names in the world of incense. If you’re into incense, surely you’ve heard of it and likely have burned some before. But what exactly is Copal? True Copal is a tree resin found from the American Southwest down through northern Argentina, produced by a number of…

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Making Poplar Bud Medicine: Harvesting, Infusions, & Salves

As I write this, the snow in the foothills of the Pacific Northwest has vanished, signs of life begin to sprout from the earth, the first blossoms of the year are forming on fruit trees, and the Poplar buds are ripe for harvest. This time of year, from late December to early March, many species…

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“How much of an herb do I give?” A discussion on dosage of medicinal plants

A Guest Blog by Sajah Popham, founder of The School of Evolutionary Herbalism From a single drop to 5 mL of tincture or 1 tsp to 5 grams for a cup of tea, the range of how much of a medicinal plant to give someone is as vast and numerous as there are herbalists. Strong…

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A Distress Call from the Sacred White Sage Plant

Oftentimes when trends spread like wildfire around the world, there is great deal of misinformation, or lack of understanding around them. Unfortunately, many trends these days include the use of some of the worlds most sacred and medicinal plants; many of which are threatened or even endangered, whether in the form of essential oil, incense,…

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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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