Li Wong at Hidden Spring Lavender Farm, NJ.

Li Wong at Hidden Spring Lavender Farm, NJ. Picture taken by Robin Kessler.


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

My name is Li Wong, and I have been studying plants for over twenty one years (it has been about twenty five 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), and I started studying aromatherapy, herbalism, and natural skin care about sixteen years ago.  I am a qualified aromatherapist and herbalist, environmental scientist, natural perfumer, and natural formulator. I am trained in clinical aromatherapy and advanced aromatic medicine, including internal use of aromatics.  For herbalism, I am trained in family, community, and clinical western herbalism.  I am currently studying Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine (focusing on both herbalism and aromatherapy).  I focus on both the science and energetics of plants!  I have learned from many aromatherapy and herbalism teachers over the years (see my upcoming article on my teachers, coming soon!)

I live in N. Virginia/the DC metropolitan area.

On this website, I hope to share some of my knowledge through articles, and I hope to start teaching courses in 2018.  I will post information on my live/in person courses when I begin teaching!  I hope to eventually offer some online courses too.

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 (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 ‘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.