Hydro meaning water and sol meaning solution, the term hydrosol is the aromatic water that carries over the essential oil during the process of distillation. In some instances the end product is the hydrosol, the condensate water produced during a plant distillation, while in others the hydrosol is a by-product of the distillation of plant… Continue reading Hydro+sol
Art of Botanical Perfume March 2nd & 3rd in Encino, CA April 6th & 7th in Santa Fe, NM The Art of Botanical Perfume is a level one class, an introduction to making perfume with plants. In the past this was a one day course that always felt rushed and overwhelming, thus now I set… Continue reading Botanical Perfume Classes in March & April
I just completed the pre-recorded call with David Crow, a long time teacher, friend and mentor who invited me as a guest in The Essential Oils & Aromatherapy Summit. My session title is: Through the Looking Glass: Botanical Perfume for Shifting Consciousness. David guided the conversation so beautifully, as we delved into a variety of… Continue reading The Essential Oils & Aromatherapy Summit
“A rolling stone gathers no moss.” In my palette as an authentic nature perfumer, oakmoss is one of my most cherished base notes. The damp, forest floor quality of this lichen lends a rich, full bodied, earthiness that reminds me of Demeter. As you may recall, she is the ancient Greek Goddess of the harvest and agriculture who… Continue reading Oakmoss
Wednesday is attributed to the heavenly body, closest to the sun. Although small in size, it is dense and heavily cratered like the Moon. The astrological of signs Gemini and Venus are ruled by this messenger of the God and Goddess. There is dualistic, curious, versatile component. In a conversation with my local buddy Avery… Continue reading Mercury Day
Tomorrow, Sunday, we are moving from Tesuque to the old ranch area here in Santa Fe that is turning into the new arts district. No one in the area has told me what the district is called, so I’m referring to it as “the new arts district” until someone corrects me. Tesuque is just north… Continue reading On the move, again!
Last Thursday (I can hardly believe its been a week already!) Cathy Skipper and Florian Birkmayer arrived in Los Angeles from Albuquerque for the transformative Alchemy and Medicine of the Soul classes and experiences beginning with the Panel on Alchemy in Cypress Park. Originally we had set up the discussion to take place at a… Continue reading Aroma, Alchemy and Medicine of the Soul in Words and Images
Since we have gotten an amazing community already signed up for the Alchemy happenings in April, I thought I’d post a few details all in one place, including a FAQ’s. Here is the list of activities we have planned so far, more are in the works! For ALL these events please arrive unscented. Be mindful… Continue reading A is for April & Alchemy!
As part of the Alchemy & Medicine of the Soul workshop we have three other happenings taking place all within the Santa Monica Mountain area. Please note there is limited space available for some of these events, be mindful to grab your seat while they are available! ___________________________________________________________________________ Alchemy Panel Discussion with Cathy Skipper, Dr.… Continue reading Alchemy Panel Discussion, Distill your Own Hydrosols & Hydrosol Encounter
Alchemy & the Medicine of the Soul The Wounded Healer, A Journey Through the Alchemical Stages & the Sacred Union A Workshop with Cathy Skipper & Dr Florian Birkmayer MDSeats are limited sign up here _________________________________ “We each have something to contribute to the global healing process, a particular gift or vision, skill or song.… Continue reading Alchemy and Medicine of the Soul