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Happy Chinese New Year! A new name, a new logo, and a new beginning….

Posted by on Jan 25, 2020 in Aromatherapy, Articles, Courses, Formulation, Herbalism, Natural Perfumery | 0 comments

Happy Chinese New Year! A new name, a new logo, and a new beginning….

Gong xi fa cai! Happy Chinese New Year! I am very excited to announce the expanded name of my school, which is now called Plant Alkemie Institute of Holistic Botanical Studies!

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Carrier Oil Storage: Is It Okay To Refrigerate Or Freeze Carrier Oils?

Posted by on Aug 9, 2019 in Aromatherapy, Articles, Formulation, Herbalism, Natural Perfumery | 8 comments

Carrier Oil Storage: Is It Okay To Refrigerate Or Freeze Carrier Oils?

Learn about carrier oil storage, including whether it is okay to refrigerate and freeze them.

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Herbal Definitions: Decoction, Infusion, Infused/Infusing/Infuse, & Herb Infused Oil

Posted by on May 1, 2019 in Articles, Formulation, Herbalism, Natural Perfumery | 0 comments

Herbal Definitions: Decoction, Infusion, Infused/Infusing/Infuse, & Herb Infused Oil

Learn the difference between a decoction, infusion, herb infused oil, and infused/infusing/infuse.

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Herbalism Tip: Is Elderberry Safe During Pregnancy And Breastfeeding?

Posted by on Jan 28, 2019 in Articles, Formulation, Herbalism | 0 comments

Herbalism Tip: Is Elderberry Safe During Pregnancy And Breastfeeding?

Elderberry safety in pregnancy & breastfeeding

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Alaskan Plant #2: Fireweed

Posted by on Dec 29, 2018 in Aromatherapy, Articles, Formulation, Herbalism | 0 comments

Alaskan Plant #2: Fireweed

Fireweed: the herb and the hydrosol!

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Formulation Tip: When Should You Use A Preservative In A Formula?

Posted by on Nov 25, 2018 in Aromatherapy, Articles, Formulation, Herbalism, Natural Perfumery | 0 comments

Formulation Tip: When Should You Use A Preservative In A Formula?

When should you use a preservative? Hydrous vs. anhydrous.

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Alaska (and Seattle) Plant #1: Yarrow

Posted by on Aug 2, 2018 in Aromatherapy, Articles, Formulation, Herbalism | 2 comments

Alaska (and Seattle) Plant #1: Yarrow

Learn about yarrow (the herb), yarrow essential oil, and yarrow hydrosol!

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Vanilla Infused Oil

Posted by on Jan 18, 2018 in Articles, Formulation, Herbalism, Natural Perfumery | 8 comments

Vanilla Infused Oil

Learn to make vanilla infused oil!

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