Black Frankincense. A sustainable alternative in a time of crisis.

Black Frankincense. A sustainable alternative in a time of crisis.

A recent publication reveals the natural sustainability of two types of Frankincense growing in Northern Kenya. This information is especially relevant in the light of the steady decline of other Frankincense species. Rapid loss of our Frankincense trees. We are...
How to use Pine and Spruce sap for respiratory relief

How to use Pine and Spruce sap for respiratory relief

We have relied on the aromatic sap of trees for comfort and healing since the dawn of time. Pine, Spruce, Fir, Frankincense, Myrrh, Elemi, and many, many more provide us with a wide range of therapeutic properties and applications. Tree saps provide an impressive list...
Botany for the Distiller-Ethics, Intelligence, and the Pursuit of Quality

Botany for the Distiller-Ethics, Intelligence, and the Pursuit of Quality

Botany for the distiller.  A workshop series at the Bozarth Mansion in Spokane WA 12-14 June 2017 Distilling essential oils is a simple process that echoes the evaporation and condensation of water in Nature. We load the still with aromatic material and collect...
Plant Magic, Mysticism and Medicine-the Viridis Genii Symposium 2016

Plant Magic, Mysticism and Medicine-the Viridis Genii Symposium 2016

The Viridis Genii Symposium Plant Magic, Mysticism, and Medicine June 3rd — June 6th 2016 As some of you know, I will be presenting the keynote speech and conducting a workshop at the Viridis Genii symposium beginning of June in Portland Oregon. The premise of this...
Putting the genie in the bottle-Exploring quality in artisan herbal products

Putting the genie in the bottle-Exploring quality in artisan herbal products

Plant Medicine- Ancient and Modern As inherently creative beings, we aspire to meet or exceed ourselves in all we do. Part of our joy and satisfaction in any given creative field, is to push the boundaries and bring our work beyond where others have taken it. We are...