January 2024 Newsletter

January 2024 Newsletter


“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're doing something.” —Neil Gaiman

Happy New Year to Everyone! I hope that everyone had a healthy and safe start to the new year.

I feet very grateful for my education. While our Under the Weather Tea did not “cure” me of my post New Year Flu, I do think that and the aromatics helped me not get a bronchial infection. My symptoms were also less severe. Fresh ginger tea was also a huge help in getting the fever down.

I already feel the changes in the air for 2024. This is going to be a big year for myself and for Faeve. I know most likely we are moving. Not sure where yet, but we need a different type of space. I have created a way to take Aromatherapy and Herbal Medicine to a new cutting edge wellness level. Now I just need to get there, but looking forward to sharing progress with you. If you happen to be in the store, stop by and ask me about it, I would love your opinions.

If some of you remember from last year, I always choose a word for the year. Last year it was GROWTH. Boy, did I grow. Physically I grew stronger, mentally and spiritually, I found my relationships with my childhood friends get stronger and my relationship with my children change and blossom from “kids” to “young adults”.  As sad as it is to watch the “little people” grow into “big people”, watching them grow and change and think for themselves is nothing short of amazing.

This year my word is PURPOSE. I spent a week in November at The Monroe Institute where my trainers really worked with me on this. Why am I here? Why am I doing what I am doing and not a concert pianist? Why am I not an attorney? What is my purpose of being on this Earth right here and now in this time and space? That is what 2024 is about. For me that smells like Copabia, Lavender and Rosemary. Sharp and uplifting with a subtle softness and grace to it.

What’s your word? Let me know and we can always make a rollerball or aromastick for you to hit home with.

Again, Happy New Years to You All. Thanks for a great 2023.


Aromatherapy for the Mind

For the past few months, Meredith has been taking a course called “Aromapsychology” taught by Robert Tisserand, the leader in the US and possibly the world in Aromatic Chemistry and research.

This class was dedicated to understanding how the brain interreacts with essential oils for mood disorders, cognitive function, and scent memory.

It was an intense class with an astounding amount of clinical research that is so beneficial to the marketplace today. These are important lessons in chemistry, blending and formulation.

Meredith has decided to give an overview of what she learned in this class: FOR FREE. She knows that Faeve’s population is overtly concerned to what happens to our mind as we get older, and she wants to share what she has learned.

The class will be 2/15/2024 at 6:30 pm on Zoom. There will be a general overview, some recipe ideas and a Q and A forum for all.

You do not have to attend live to receive the lecture. However, you do need to register. Please click here to register for this amazing information session.  

Oil of the Month: Helichrysum

Helichrysum essential oil is derived from the flowers of the Helichrysum italicum plant, also known as the immortelle or everlasting plant. There are several varieties and chemotypes of Helichrysum essential oil, each with its own unique chemical composition and therapeutic properties. Some of the commonly known types include:

  1. Helichrysum italicum var. italicum: This is the most common and widely used variety of Helichrysum essential oil. It is often referred to simply as Helichrysum italicum and is known for its potent anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and skin-regenerating properties.

  2. Helichrysum italicum var. serotinum: This variety is sometimes referred to as "Immortelle," and it is known for its ability to promote skin health, reduce the appearance of scars, and support the body's natural healing processes.

  3. Helichrysum italicum var. angustifolium: This variety is characterized by its narrow leaves. It is believed to have similar therapeutic properties to the more common variety, with a focus on skin healing and anti-inflammatory effects.

  4. Helichrysum splendidum: This species is native to South Africa and is also known as African Helichrysum. It has a different chemical composition compared to Helichrysum italicum and is valued for its potential antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.

  5. Helichrysum gymnocephalum: This type of Helichrysum is native to Madagascar and has a unique aroma due to its high 1,8-cineole content. It is sometimes referred to as Helichrysum gymnocephalum or Madagascar Helichrysum. It is known for its respiratory benefits and is often used for respiratory support.

It's important to note that the therapeutic properties of Helichrysum essential oil can vary based on factors such as the plant's geographical location, climate, and growing conditions. When purchasing Helichrysum essential oil, it's advisable to choose a reputable supplier that provides detailed information about the specific chemotype and origin of the oil. Additionally, consult with a qualified aromatherapist or healthcare professional for personalized advice on using essential oils for specific health concerns.

We have a few types of Helichrtum in the store. Right now we are loving Helichrysum gymnocephalum for all these viruses.

Dementia Prevention and Aromatherapy in Japan

The article "Dementia Prevention and Aromatherapy in Japan" by Urakami K. discusses the role of aromatherapy in dementia prevention. Published in Yonago Acta Medica in August 2022, the article explores the potential benefits of aromatherapy in mitigating the risk of dementia. The study delves into the use of aromatic substances to promote cognitive well-being and may include insights into specific aromas, methods of application, or related therapeutic approaches.

With the Aromatherapy and The Mind class coming up, we thought that this would be appropriate to show you. As this can be considered somewhat biased (the study had some conflicts of interest in it it seems) , we don’t think that it takes away the importance of the relationship of Aromatics and the Mind.

The article is simple to read and understand. What is so great is that the oils that are being used aren’t rare or expensive. They are just regular oils. Superb!

To read the full article click here:

Home Recipes for Dementia

Daytime Use: An Aromastick or Bioesse Patch you can wear under your clothes

Spike Lavender- 25%

Lemon- 25%

Rosemary- 50%

Nighttime Use (Best in a Diffuser)

Lavender- 50%

Sweet Orange- 25%

Thyme ct Linalool- 25%

We have 3 spots open…

Every 6 months, Meredith opens up The Tiara Project, which is her Intuitive Coaching Course. It is a 6 month course usually held on Zoom (although she has had 2 clients in person), and the end goal of the course is to teach you how to live your life intuitively.

We teach all sorts of tools such as Oracle cards,  crystal healing, dowsing, 369 Manifestation, Hemispheric Synchronization, herbal medicine based just on your condition, aromatic medicine based on your condition and supplementation as well. The end goal is to take control of your life and create one that is fit for a Queen (or King) by understanding your behaviors and the energy running within you and outside of you.

This program is Meredith’s life work pushed into one course. It is very detailed oriented, very inspirational and needs a lot of energy on both her and the client. This is why she only takes 5 people per 6 month period.  

For more information click here

To speak to Meredith about this privately click here

Preliminary Class Schedule

Our soap, salve and lip balm classes for January March are now listed on the website. We will be doing an informational session on Carrier Oils and Hydrosols in March for free. Please keep your eyes peeled.

In September 2024, all the most famous name in Aromatic Science will meet under one roof in Nashville, TN for what is sure to be a “scentablous time”.

Welcome to the Alliance of International Aromatherapists 2024 Aromatic Conference. For 3 days we will learn about sustainability, distilling, newest advances in research and marketing and meet all of our friends that we haven’t seen in person since the pandemic or only on a Zoom screen.

The amount of information coming out of this conference is worth a whole aromatic degree for many.

If you would like to come in person, there are discounts on hotels and food comes with your ticket. If you would like to get the information but stay home, everything will be recorded for future viewing. Costs go up in March so move fast if you are interested. AIA has also put payment plans in place.

For more information click here

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