Shells: A Haiku & Ruminations

Many things may be found along Earth's shorelines, where rocks and sand meet the rolling waters edge. Shells, rocks, washed up garbage. All sorts of detritus. Shells. I don't think of them as detritus. More like mysterious beauties shrouded in juxtapositions: seemingly solid yet often easily crushed. Hard minerals yet ephemeral. Light in weight but … Continue reading Shells: A Haiku & Ruminations

Squeaky Clean: DIY Body Polishes (Sugar Scrubs)

What Is a Sugar Scrub? Sugar scrubs may be made of two simple ingredients: sugar and a nut/seed oil like sunflower oil. You may choose to “amp up” a scrub with botanical ingredients, including essential oils but you don’t need to in order to reap the benefits. Sugar scrubs are also known as "Body Polishes," … Continue reading Squeaky Clean: DIY Body Polishes (Sugar Scrubs)

Aromatic Spritzers: Elegantly Effective and Affordable Aromatherapy

What Is an Aromatic Spritzer? At its simplest an aromatic spritzer is a combination of essential oils and water put into a bottle with a spray top. Spritzers for Myriad Applications What may you choose to make with a bunch of essential oils in a bottle of distilled water with a spray top? It really … Continue reading Aromatic Spritzers: Elegantly Effective and Affordable Aromatherapy

Contributions: Writing and Interviews

Check out articles I've written or contributed to! Stay tuned for plant profiles on my blog! Interviews: Livestrong: The Best Aromatherapy Scents for Each Room of Your House Rodale's Organic Life: The Most Versatile Essential Oils Soulveda: A Whiff of Good Health Sonic Yoga Newsletter Contributions: Alignment & Aromatherapy Honoring the Body with Restful Action

Aromatherapy Dilution Rates & How They Are Derived

Aromatherapy and Dilution Rates Ever notice how dilution rates are often cited in aromatherapy formulas and recipes yet it is often vague on how the rates were derived? This has always gotten to me so I decided to look into it.  Aromatherapy and its use of essential oils is varied by modes of application: olfaction, … Continue reading Aromatherapy Dilution Rates & How They Are Derived