My favorite carrier oils I recently completed Susan Parker’s carrier oil course. I decided to take this course so that I could make more informed decisions about which carriers to use for the aromatherapy blends I make. When I first started using essential oils, I was content with using fractionated coconut oil because it was… Continue reading
There have been some new developments for Earth and Aether Aromatherapy! In September, I opened my Etsy shop, Earth and Aether Gifts! I have many facets of creative outlets so I plan for my etsy shop to reflect that variety with pottery, photo cards, aroma diffuser jewelry including lava stone bracelets and earrings, and of… Continue reading Etsy, Red Bubble, and Herbalism
I've made a special aromatherapy blend that was inspired by my participation in the Strolls for Well Being program at the Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island. It reminds me of how uplifted, focused, relaxed and inspired I feel when I am there. The aroma is like the fresh air with notes of the canopy of… Continue reading Forest Therapy – take it with you
Today I'm listening to the rain, the thunder, and the chorus of birds, and the dry earth is exhaling and soaking in a long-awaited rain. The resulting petrichor is amazing - fresh, woody, and earthy. The sun was out briefly but the days of 80 degree weather seems to be over for the year. Petrichor (/ˈpɛtrɪkɔər/)… Continue reading On the Horizon
To celebrate the uniqueness of today’s total solar eclipse, I decided to create an essential oil blend to capture some of what the experience was like for me. I woke up feeling refreshed, despite having moments of sleeplessness last night. Our cat Tyrian had been acting unusual and I spent part of the wee hours… Continue reading Eclipsed oil: spice and mystery
I've been getting a small collection of hydrosols together to enhance my aromatherapy repertoire and love what I am already experiencing! Hydrosols, also called hydrolats, are the aromatic water from distilling flowers, roots, stems, leaves, needles etc. You get two products when you distill plant material: Essential oil and hydrosol. Hydrosols are essentially the water-soluble… Continue reading Hydrosols!