Our Healing Essential Oils video mini-course is covered in a series of four video recordings. They are offered below.
We intend to add more videos over time. Please contact us or subscribe to our free update newsletter if you wish to be notified when new videos are added.
Downloadable documents accompany each video recording.
Our Healing Essential Oils video mini-course is dedicated to Joan Johnson, a gifted teacher and an amazing student, who inspired us to offer this course free of charge to everyone.
An accompanying sample set of essential oils is available by order. It must be ordered separately.
Healing Essential Oils Video Mini-Course
This video discusses the origin of essential oils; why plants produce them; yield, and chemotypes. 13:00 minutes.
Covers the distinction between artisan distilled essential oils and commercially produced oils; hypercritical CO2 extraction; cold expression; and other methods of essential oil extraction. 15:30 minutes.
Covers essential oil theory: The science of how they work.
Discusses the differences between essential oils and pharmaceutical drugs; inhalation and the limbic brain; topical skin absorption; gas chromatography. 17:00 minutes.
Coming Soon! Part 4–Essential Oils in Co-creation
Covers the indigenous herbalists’ view of essential oils; the art of working with the consciousness–or spirit–of the plants.
Photo by Kathryn Sharp
Give yourself a gift of a home facial!
1) Wash your face with 2 T. oatmeal mixed with just enough water to make it wet. Rub oatmeal into face and scrub lightly. Allow it to dry and brush off residue with your fingers.
2) Blend together: 2 T. goat cheese, soft unsalted butter, or farmer cheese; 10 drops seabuckthorn seed oil; 10 drops rose otto (pure rose oil). Spread this blend around face and neck, using gentle upward and outward strokes. Allow it to sit for 15 minutes then gently brush off any residue.
3) Boil 2 cups of pure water with 1 T. astragalus root. Simmer for 30 minutes. Strain and add 20 drops lemon, sweet orange, or bitter orange essential oils. Place in a spray bottle and spray over entire neck and face. This can be prepared ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for longer shelf life.
Repeat this facial treatment weekly. Over time, you will see your skin become vibrant and flexible, turning back the clock on the aging process!
This is a variation on a treatment shared with me by a woman from India. If you have ever noticed, many women of India seem to retain beautiful skin throughout old age, and my mentor believes this is the key to maintaining that vibrant skin.
Dulse Crunchies Recipe
Heat a heavy skillet or cast iron pan:
1/4 cup Maine Coast brand dulse
Scatter the dulse on the hot pan or griddle. No need to add oil, the heat will cook the dulse very quickly.
Continue to stir and turn it over, allowing heat to cook all sides evenly. It will change color and become crunchy. Do not allow it to burn.
Remove toasted dulse and sprinkle on top of salads, sandwiches, or just eat it as it is!
Dulse Crunchies make a great bacon substitute. It will lose its crunch as it cools, so it is best to eat it immediately.
For a different, more savory flavor, toss the toasted dulse with 3 drops tarragon or rosemary essential oil.