The Aroma Alchemists
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Essential Oils

Essential oil comes from "quintessential oil," stemming from the Aristotelian idea that matter is composed of four elements: air, earth, fire and water. The fifth element, or quintessence, was then considered to be the life force or spirit. Distillation and evaporation were thought to be processes of removing the spirit from the plant.

Flower Essences

Each flower essence is associated with a basic emotion, with the emphasis on basic. As humans, we tend to over-complicate, over-do and over-think instead of just being. Flower essences are made from flowers soaked underneath the heat of the sun during its highest point in spring water. The flower imprints the water, capturing its memory. Going back to the basics, we start with the root cause of dis-ease which begins with the emotional body, whether it is conscious or subconscious. Dis-ease develops due to conflict between our mortal selves and our spiritual selves. Our spirit is who we are. Our mortal "self" is who we have been told we are. Flower essences replace the negative energies stored inside of us with the positive energies stored within the flowers.

Hydrosols

When an essential oil is distilled, there are two parts: the oil, which is the essential oil and the hydrosol, which is the water part of the plant. As oil and water don’t mix, the oil sits on top of the water. The hydrosol is lighter than the essential oil, carrying the water-soluble constituents of the plant. Hydrosols carry the memory of the Earth. Plants are rooted into the ground from where they receive their water, sourced from the collected energies of the Earth, held within the soil. Most hydrosols are made as a by-product of an essential oil. The hydrosols we use are specifically made for the hydrosol. Unlike essential oils, hydrosols do not have to be diluted before application, they can be applied directly to the skin.