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 [...]

Field Notes: New York Institute of Aromatherapy – An Essential Oil Encyclopedia

Their location in the East Village is a great first stop if you're looking to take a dive into the world of essential oils and live in the area. Getting started with essential oils can be intimidating and confusing. With these botanical essences spiking in popularity, there are many different companies that sell their oils [...]

Homebrew: Perfume – “Floral Offering”

TYPE: PERFUME HERBS: LILAC, VIOLET, LAVENDER, ROSE, CLARY SAGE, FRANKINCENSE, BIRCH TAR. USES: PERFUME, AROMATHERAPY. This is another scent from the third brew of perfumes I tried out. It was inspired by my success at replicating the smell of a campfire, where I used cade oil instead of birch tar. My goal in creating it [...]

Homebrew: “Hold You Deer” Collection

This collection is perfect for warmer weather - each fragrance is uniquely inspired by some of my favorite hooved woodland creatures! TYPE: PERFUME (COLLECTION) SEASON: SUMMER 2017 HERBS: LIME, MYRRH, VETIVER + VANILLA, SANDALWOOD, SPRUCE + ORANGE, YLANG YLANG, BLACK PEPPER USES: PERFUME, AROMATHERAPY. As my essential oil collection has grown, I've begun developing an [...]

Homebrew: Perfume – “Dryad’s Touch” (Formula II)

TYPE: PERFUME HERBS: BASIL, CLARY SAGE, MYRRH.   USES: PERFUME, AROMATHERAPY. The last perfume I’ll share from the first batch was an adjustment of the first Dryad’s Touch I made. The clary sage makes such a big difference with the fragrance. I guess what I’ve noticed is no matter how little pine you use you [...]

Homebrew: Perfume – “Sorceress Spell”

TYPE: PERFUME HERBS: FRANKINCENSE, LAVENDER, JASMINE. USES: PERFUME, AROMATHERAPY. This was another fragrance from the first batch that I made. I wanted to create something that was earthy, but also dark and sexy - bespelling. The frankincense is musky and earthy but blends really well with the lavender, and the jasmine lingers a bit after [...]