Month: March 2021

Benefits of aromatic healing

At the end of our lives we hope we will look back and, like an incense stick completely burned away, will have poured forth all our fragrance into the world. -Prem Prakesh A compilation of healing incense recipes. Check back occasionally as new recipes… Continue Reading “Benefits of aromatic healing”

Aroma Buddies

In hospital, I have the opportunity to do arts and crafts. It is a bit like kindergarten, but totally therapeutic. Ceramics is my favourite and I go there four times a week. It has been very healing for me to work with my hands.… Continue Reading “Aroma Buddies”

Plant Families

The first step in wisdom is to know the things themselves; this notion consists in having a true idea of the objects; objects are distinguished and known by classifying them methodically and giving them appropriate names. Therefore, classification and name-giving will be the foundation… Continue Reading “Plant Families”

Perfume 501

Make me a fragrance that smells like love. -Christian Dior Creating a personal blend step-by-step is easy. And difficult. But, mostly easy. Here’s how I do it. Step 1: Choose some essential oils that you like. Look at Michael Edwards’ Fragrance Wheel to see… Continue Reading “Perfume 501”

A Quiet Place

A strong vision came to me today, clear and colourful and alive: When my consciousness arrives, I’m laying on a soft green bed of moss. With eyes still closed, I notice the sounds of birds and insects. There is a cacophany of sound, yet… Continue Reading “A Quiet Place”

Herbalism 101: Lesson 2

Just as the flowers grow from the earth, so the remedy grows in the hands of the physician. The remedy is nothing but a seed that must develop into that which it is destined to be. -Paracelsus Activity 1: Seeing Make three monographs, one… Continue Reading “Herbalism 101: Lesson 2”

Herbalism 101: Recipes

Lesson 1: Infused Oil Dry herbs in a dehydrator or in a cool dry place. Grind herbs with a mortar and pestle or in a grinder. You need as much surface area as possible to come into contact with the oil. Fill a jar… Continue Reading “Herbalism 101: Recipes”

Psych Ward Fun Facts #1

Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. – Fred Rogers Even though I have some second hand experience because of my… Continue Reading “Psych Ward Fun Facts #1”

The Psych Ward: Part 1

What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation. -Glenn Close A tale of two hospitals I hope you find this interesting. I do, but it is happening to me, so there’s that. Me, Pisek Psychiatric Hospital Things had been getting worse.… Continue Reading “The Psych Ward: Part 1”

Perfume 401

The physician treats, but nature heals. -Hippocrates Create perfumes that heal What you need: Essential oils Carrier oil: something light with no scent like jojoba oil, sweet almond oil or grape seed oil Clear, amber or blue 10 ml glass roll-on bottles (use clear… Continue Reading “Perfume 401”