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Shanti Dechen, CCAP, CAI, LMT is the founder and director of Aroma Apothecary Healing Arts Academy, is a certified clinical aromatherapist, and has been a clinical aromatherapy instructor for the last 16 years. She has been a health practitioner and a certified massage therapist since 1979. She has a university background in healing and the sciences—over 15,000 hours of extensive holistic training and certification in body-mind therapies.

Autumn Aromatherapy Blends

3autumn aromatherapy blends Fotor FotorEnjoy these Autumn aromatherapy diffusing blends that can bring comfort, warmth, and a burst of joy into your environment. These methods work quickly and do an excellent job of diffusing the oils throughout your home or office. These aromatherapy blends are intended for diffusing, in a spray bottle, or stove top applications. * Aromatherapy Diffuse...
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Yarrow- Achillea millefolium

yarrow FotorWe recently enjoyed an amazing abundant harvest of Yarrow, Achillea millefolium, from our botanical garden. Along with hydrosol distillation, we also created several infusions. One in a base of jojoba oil to add to further aromatherapy blends and a beautiful infusion of yarrow in a witch hazel extract base for skin care applications. Need more info...
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Grounding and Centering Your Earth Element

earth elementIn the Northern Hemisphere, we are now entering late summer, or the in-between season, before autumn starts. In the five-element theory of healing, this is associated with the Earth Element. This time is the peak of harvest for plants, the time of ripening of fruit and grains and when the energy starts to wane, becoming cooler in the evenings,...
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St. John's Wort

st johns wortEight years ago, we inherited a beautiful botanical garden that is completely fenced in; with twelve very large raised beds. We have diligently cultivated and nourished this garden; enriching the soil, sowing seeds, and then enjoying various crops of botanical harvest. Our botanical garden is like the magical mystery tour. The curious thing is ther...
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Spagyric Distillation

spageric processWe recently completed a hydrosol distillation of Tulsi Basil or Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum) and then continued the process for an additional product of a spagyric. What an amazing process of herbal alchemy! A spagyric /spa-geric/ is an herbal medicine produced by alchemical procedures. The roots of the words ...
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Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis)

evening primrose There are many valuable herbs that are not distilled into essential oils or hydrosols. We would like to share on-going information about some herbs that we have growing in our Aroma Apothecary botanical garden this summer and have been using medicinally for many years.  Evening primrose is a plant native to North America, but it grows in Europ...
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All About Clay

clay colors 2 FotorThe use of medicinal clay in folk medicine goes back to prehistoric times. The first recorded use of medicinal clay goes back to ancient Mesopotamia. Indigenous peoples around the world still widely use clay. Today, a wide variety of clays are used for healing medicinal purposes. CLAYS are a fantastic medium for h...
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