Years ago, as I was formulating products for EAA, I was very drawn to using hydrosols in place of water, but I really had no idea, at the time, just how powerful they are as agents of healing. I wanted to have a direct experience of making the hydrosols myself, so I signed up for a course taught by Cathy Skipper. Cathy introduced me to a powerful ritual to tap into the healing qualities of the plants I was distilling.
Living In Harmony
While ornamental gardens offer their unique pleasures, I truly missed growing plants that I could use more medicinally, and for nourishing my family. I wanted to be able to provide all of the botanical components that we were using in Essential Apothecary Alchemist products. I loved Seattle, but after over...
What You're Really Paying For In 'Luxury' Skincare
If you make a salad full of fresh, organic vegetables, and then you dress it with a dressing made of petroleum, aluminum, and denatured alcohol, would you consider the salad healthy for you?
How Are You Feeding Your Skin?
I have always had an affinity to natural medicine and clean living. I raised my daughters on home remedies, and vibrational medicine practices. There was, however, a big disconnect when it came to the products I was putting on my skin.
My Daily Skin Care Regimen
The skin is our largest organ and is certainly reflective of the body’s overall vitality. The body will reflect its internal health in the external organ (skin). Good nutrition and hydration are essential to maintaining radiant and healthy skin tissue. If you have younger skin, taking care of your skin...