Hydro+sol

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

The Sacred Use of Fragrance in Ancient Egypt

On Venus Day, March 8th, John Steele will share his vast knowledge on the spiritual use of fragrance in Pharonic Egypt, this is a very special interactive presentation. During this era of antiquity, perfume was a magical medium of communication between humans and the gods. Nefertum, god of perfumes and the soul of plants, will… Continue reading The Sacred Use of Fragrance in Ancient Egypt

Botanical Perfume Classes in March & April

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

The Essential Oils & Aromatherapy Summit

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

Oakmoss

“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

A is for April & Alchemy!

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!

Alchemy Panel Discussion, Distill your Own Hydrosols & Hydrosol Encounter

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 and Medicine of the Soul

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

A Feature and Perfume Course Giveaway

Eden Botanicals has an interview with me on their blog and is hosting a special giveaway of my course with the kit! Details on the giveaway is at the bottom of this post. Want to learn about authentic botanical perfume, the history of healing and fragrance, alchemy, how to tap into your inner artist and… Continue reading A Feature and Perfume Course Giveaway