About

Li Wong at Hidden Spring Lavender Farm, NJ.

Li Wong at Hidden Spring Lavender Farm. Photo by Robin Kessler.

Plant Alkemie is an educational website and school for aromatherapy, herbalism, cosmetic formulation, natural perfumery, and eco living.

Li Wong is an environmentalist who loves helping others learn about and reconnect with nature.

It has been about twenty six years since I first started studying environmental science, ecological issues, and biology as a teen! I have two degrees in environmental science/biology, including course work in botany and ethnobotany. I started studying aromatherapy, herbalism, and natural skin care about seventeen years ago.

I am a qualified aromatherapist and herbalist, environmental scientist, natural perfumer, and professional cosmetic formulator. I am trained in clinical aromatherapy and advanced aromatic medicine, including internal usage of aromatics. For herbalism, I am trained in family, community, and clinical western herbalism. I am currently studying Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine. I focus on both the science and energetics of plants! I have learned from many aromatherapy and herbalism teachers over the years.

I live in the N. Virginia/the DC metropolitan area. But I often visit Philadelphia. So I host courses in both locations.

On this website, I hope to share some of my knowledge through articles, and I hope to start teaching courses in 2019. I will post information on my live/in person courses when I begin teaching!  I hope to eventually offer some online courses too. I presented on aromatherapy formulation in the Beyond the Essential Oil Recipe Summit in Nov 2018. Plant Alkemie also hosts other teachers: in Oct 2018, I hosted aromatherapy pioneer Mark Webb’s CO2 extracts course in Philadelphia.

You may be wondering why I chose the name ‘Plant Alkemie’. A few years ago, I had an aromatherapy and herbalism natural skin care and perfumery company called Earth Alkemie. I called my company Earth Alkemie to emphasize my connection to the Earth, the elements, and alchemy (which is the art of transformation, including the transformation of the soul). Earth Alkemie is currently on hiatus, and it seemed only natural to call my educational website and school ‘Plant Alkemie’ as plant education is the next part of my journey.

All the photos on this website were taken by me during my travels, except as noted (like the photo of me above! Thanks Robin!). All photos and articles are copyrighted and they may not be used without permission.

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