A Sidewalk Encounter Part I: I am Jack’s Violet Heart

This essay journals a chance encounter with violets on a February afternoon in 2016 which became the inspiration for several years of inquiry and the development of my Violet Heart Collection and Sidewalk Project flower essences. With the release of the first two formulas in the Violet Heart Collection this month, I wanted to share with you the story of how these blends came to be. Also, this is the second formula containing flower essences from my Sidewalk Project, focused on the power of place, the insight for which began with these same violets. The Sidewalk Project philosophy is: urban essences to heal urban dwellers. All Terracina Sidewalk Project flower essences are crafted using established urban flora, and infused with the perspective that urban plants create and carry the medicine to heal their urban human counterparts. I hope you enjoy part one of this story.

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Roman and German Chamomile, A Profile

Both species are now cultivated and utilized in many parts of the world for their aroma and therapeutic benefits; they are some of the most commonly used aromatic herbs in Western herbalism. While the small, daisy-like blooms of these species do not have a classic floral aroma, they certainly represent an important contribution of flowers in aromatherapy and herbalism. 

Indeed, the argument could be made that Roman and German chamomile are cornerstone essential oils in modern aromatherapy, so versatile and effective are their therapeutic actions. Yet, they are two of the most gentle, non-toxic, non-irritating essential oils and herbs as well. 

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Intuitive Language 2019 Spring Equinox Ritual Mask-Making Event

Our 2019 Terracina Intuitive Language Spring Equinox Event is set to be one of our most intriguing yet! Amanda Lattin and Kayrene Kelley of Leather Girl Kelley will be co-teaching this one-of-a-kind workshop. The class will take place on two separate days. Day One will be held on Sunday, March 17th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at Kayrene’s brand new studio in Scotts Mills, Oregon. Day Two will be held on Thursday, April 4th from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm at Terracina’s new space in Portland, Oregon. 

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Archetypes, Narratives, and Point of View: Writing in Your Intuitive Voice

This one-day Intuitive Language workshop will focus on skill building, giving voice to one’s intuitive language. One of the most difficult aspects of intuitive language development can be expressing or translating intuition externally, particularly through spoken communication. This can be frustrating and intimidating, sometimes leading to a disconnect between one’s internal intuitive process and what one is able to represent in daily life interactions. When kept on an internal loop, the intuitive language story may not be fully understood, or become stunted.

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Amanda Lattin
February 2018 Terracina Newsletter

February has been a busy month of new services and offerings here at Terracina Aromatics and Herbals. After celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Terracina Aromatics and Herbals in December 2017, we are embracing the next stage of the journey. As winter begins to prepare for spring, the stirrings of movement and readiness for growth can be felt everywhere. We are excited to share our first new shoots of expansion and creativity this year with you. If you visit the Terracina website, you will notice several new services and offerings available for both returning and new Terracina clients. We also have a few new ways to share Terracina with others!  

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How to Create Successful Essential Oil Blends

One of the great joys of aromatherapy is the process of crafting and experiencing essential oil blends. Each combination is unique in its aromas, therapeutic actions, emotional connections and inspirations, as well as its appropriate applications and uses.

While the organic, unplanned process of blending essential oils is a beautiful experience, which can produce lovely aromas for perfumery, it may not always be the best choice for making therapeutic essential oil blends.

Due to the time, effort, intention, and expense of creating an essential oil blend, it can be very frustrating when the results do not achieve the needs and desires you had in mind.

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