Homebrew: Aromatherapy Blend – “Herbal Wake Up Call”

TYPE: ON THE GO AROMATHERAPY. HERBS: BASIL, BERGAMOT, PEPPERMINT. USES: AROMATHERAPY. I often carry around a small bottle of essential oil to inhale whenever I want to increase my awareness or shift my state of mind. Lately I’ve been carrying around a simple blend of basil, bergamot, and peppermint. The bright scent of bergamot is [...]

Homebrew: Aromatherapy Blend – “Good Morning”

TYPE: DIFFUSER BLEND. HERBS: GRAPEFRUIT, PEPPERMINT, BERGAMOT, BIRCH. USES: AROMATHERAPY. This is a blend I’ll often have going in my office when I’m working on projects and feel like I need a little boost, and matcha or coffee isn’t totally doing the trick. I often use aromatherapy diffusers as a means for reaping the benefits [...]

Homebrew: Perfume – “Gray Wolf”

TYPE: PERFUME HERBS: JUNIPER, CEDAR, SPRUCE, BAY LEAF, BLACK PEPPER. USES: PERFUME, FRAGRANCE. This blend conjures up the image of a lupine predator on the prowl in a cold mountain forest - freshly crushed berries and twigs under the powerful paws of an ancient canine predator. The aromatic scent of fresh juniper berries dances with [...]

Homebrew: Perfume – “Inner Flame”

TYPE: PERFUME HERBS: TULSI, YUZU, VANILLA, ORANGE, YLANG YLANG, ROSEWOOD. USES: PERFUME, FRAGRANCE. This blend is comforting  and warming - at once familiar, and exotic. The scents are warm, the first notes that hit are the sweetness of the orange and yuzu, brightening the blend, along with the spiciness of the tulsi. Tulsi is a [...]

Homebrew: Skullcap Relaxation Blend

TYPE: HERBAL TEA. HERBS: SKULLCAP, PASSIONFLOWER, LINDEN FLOWER, PEPPERMINT. USES: INSOMNIA, ANTI-ANXIETY, RELAXATION. Sometimes at the end of the day the gears in my head are still turning. This can be frustrating when I'm trying to unwind before I go to sleep - and sometimes make it difficult to fall asleep altogether! This is a [...]

Homebrew: Reishi Hot Cocoa

If you like medicinal mushrooms and chocolate and don't already know about this, get ready to read about your new cold-weather go to brew. It's really as simple as it sounds - this winter I've been making hot cocoa with reishi - it's pretty much that simple. What I generally do is grab a square [...]

Homebrew – Ancient Winter Facial Scrub

Together, the oils call to the mind a scent of an old growth forest of towering trees and strange bird calls, blanketed in moss and dusted with powdery snow - very appropriate for the colder seasons. TYPE: FACIAL / BODY SCRUB. HERBS: MYRHH, CYPRESS, PEPPERMINT, CEDAR USES: EXFOLIATION, AROMATHERAPY. Sugar and salt scrubs are probably [...]