Aromatics Journal

July 1, 2019

The air is a scentual bouquet of fragrant linden blossoms. The first summer I lived in this old industrial city of Troy along the Hudson River in upstate New York was my introduction to the scent of the Linden tree (Tilia cordata). The warm floral, honey-like aroma would visit through open windows of my second floor apartment facing the park, but the source mysteriously evaded me. The fragrance would punctuate the languid summer atmosphere during evening strolls.  The exact temporal moment of discove...

June 5, 2018

Can you identify with this feeling? For me, this is affirmed after a lengthy yoga practice when  'thinking' has receded and  breathe synchronized with movement, predominates.  I am grounded and secure and I know where my feet are because they have supported me throughout most of the practice as I moved through asanas or the series of postures.   Yoga practice has been an essential part of my life for almost two decades but  familiarity with the chakras,  the seven major energy centers...

June 14, 2017

If you are a gardener, you know what a joy it is to grow Basil, Ocimum basilicum, in the garden. I returned from my garden this morning with a few leaves of basil to steep in the pitcher of water kept in the refrigerator and  I anticipate a  summer of fresh pesto, culinary benefits of this herb. 

Native to tropical Asia and Africa, it migrated to Europe and the Mediterranean region in centuries past. The Romans  considered it an aphrodisiac and it is  still customarily used as a token of lov...

April 11, 2017

Welcome Spring and to new growth and regeneration!

             Sweet Almond Oil (Prunus amydalus dulcis) is very rich in Vitamin E, one of the most powerful antioxidants that helps to protect our skin against environmental pollutants.

             The almond tree is native to the Middle East and Mediterranean countries and the light oil extracted from the almond kernels was used in skin preparations by the early Romans....

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