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.Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More
While at first glance essential oils and aromatherapy may appear to be only about scents and mood, they’re actually part of a unique area of study in organic chemistry. Chemistry and aromatherapy have gone hand-in-hand throughout history.Read More