Unlike many trees celebrated for their aromatic oils, demand and pricing for Sandalwood are so high that often the entire tree, including stump and roots, is harvested and steam distilled for its fragrance oil.
According to some growers, it takes at least fifteen years for the tree to grow enough to yield a commercially valuable oil. Many growers and distillers suggest it actually takes much longer to allow the precious heartwood to grow to thriving size….
Tub truffles for everyone! Hurray! These don’t just smell divine and nourish/soften skin: they also help insulate you against the cold by coating your skin with delicious cocoa butter and sweet almond oil! Stay cozy! xoxo Kristina Tub Truffles – Melting Aromatherapy “Candy” for the Bath What […]
Few DIY projects are as easy as making your own aromatic melt-and-pour soaps — just about anyone can do it, you don’t need many special supplies, and the resulting products are superior in quality and fragrance to most store-bought soaps. You can create unique blends […]
I'm a diarist, creatrix, storyteller, grower, student, and teacher who is enchanted with change and enamored of nature.
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AROMATICS. HERBS. OILS. FOOD. NATURE. MAGIC. LIFE.
I'm also passionate about archetypes, symbology, mythology, magic, folklore, old world hand/crafts, ceremony, and liberation theology.
I delight in the exploring, engaging, and applying the art & science of aromatherapy, herbalism, nutrition, wellness, and Mother Earth chemistry.
When I'm not working at my business, Untamed Alchemy, I'm working at home reclaiming our land with permaculture and engaging the magick and medicine of gardens, forests, meadows, barns, pantries, craft corners, fire pits, ceremonial circles, still rooms, and kitchens.
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Like all alchemy, Untamed Alchemy® celebrates the magic that happens when we combine attention, intention, energy, and wisdom to transform something into a new, changed, and more valuable something else.
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