The Roots of Aromatherapy & The Soul of Plants

by Evan Sylliaasen Here we have a guest post featuring our dear friend Evan Sylliaasen, who is an artisan incense crafter, aromatherapist, herbalist, and is the founder of Higher Mind Incense and The Northwest School of Aromatic Medicine.   Our hope is to broaden what we can offer & share with you by bringing in…

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Reawakening a Culture of Connection through Folk Medicine

The revolution begins at the hearth and in the kitchen through reclaiming ancestral healing arts & making medicine together to take care of our families and communities.  In this new episode on The Plant Path Podcast, our guest Kami McBride shares how we can participate in reviving and inspiring an Earth-based culture that lives in…

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Essential Oils vs. Infused Oils

The Difference Between Essential Oils and Infused Oils People commonly confuse the term essential oil with infused oils, not realizing they are in fact two different types of extraction. We also have the term herbal oils or aromatic oils, which also contributes to the confusion, as these terms have all been used interchangeable and applied…

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Ayurvedic Herbal Oil Massage for Balancing Your Dosha

Let’s face it, we all could probably be doing more to tend to our health. But sometimes self care can seem like another thing added to your already overflowing list of things you’ve got to take care of in your daily life. When you add up all the things you’ve read up on that you…

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A Quick & Easy Way to Start Your Own Herb Garden

We’ve got something a little different for you today! This is the first guest post where we’ll be featuring friends in the community who are doing meaningful work that facilitates health for the Earth and for all of us. Our hope is to broaden what we can offer & share with you by bringing in…

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Feeding Your Inner Sun with St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum)

Stepping into some of the warmest and longest days of the year, we’ve arrived now at the Summer Solstice marking the first days of summer here in the northern hemisphere. Basking in the Suns warmth, it penetrates not only our souls but all the plants and forests around us, bringing an abundance of life, food…

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Tending to the Inner Cosmos with Plant Medicine

Last week I had the honor of being interviewed by functional nutritionist and Akashic Soul Record reader, Venessa Rodriguez, for her Feed Your Wild podcast – a conscious lifestyle show about all things nourishing for your body, mind, and soul. Here’s what Vanessa has to share about the interview: “In this episode, Sajah talks about…

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Working with Plant Intelligence with Scott Kloos

  In this special episode of The Plant Path, I got a chance to interview a fellow PNW herbalist, Scott Kloos, founder of Cascadia Folk Medicine, The School of Forest Medicine and author of Pacific Northwest Medicinal Plants: Identify, Harvest, and Use 120 Wild Herbs for Health and Wellness. Scott and I have known each other…

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Understanding Herbs Astrologically

In a similar way that the astrological pattern enables us to see the relationship between the human body, psyche, and soul, so too does it allow us to understand the connection between a plant’s physical, energetic and spiritual properties. It’s common in modern day herbalism to have one particular system for understanding the medicinal properties…

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Connecting Our Physical, Psychological and Spiritual Health

As a holistic herbalist, our goal is to work with the WHOLE person. From many traditional perspectives, there are three primary organizational layers of the human being. In Alchemy these are referred to as Salt, Mercury and Sulfur. In Ayurveda it is vata, pitta, and kapha, or prana, tejas, and ojas. The Chinese refer to…

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