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!