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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The Importance of Mineral Salts in Herbal Extractions (Renaissance Medicine Conference 2016)

We had a great time at the 2016 Renaissance Medicine Conference a few weeks ago hanging out with medical astrologer Judith Hill, renowned herbalist Matthew Wood, and the spiritual botanist/herbalist Scott Kloos. In this class I taught, I discuss the how crucial the mineral salts of plants are in their extraction, specifically oriented towards the…

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Gotu Kola Mineral Salts

The mineral salts are one of the most unique aspects of the spagyric process and the primary layer of the plant that are not included in most herbal products out there. We had some amazing salts crystallize recently in the Organic Unity lab of one of my favorite Ayurvedic plants Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica). Check out those…

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The Transformational Virtues of Spagyrics

This is a full almost hour long lecture I gave at the Renaissance Medicine Conference in 2014, with Judith Hill and Matthew Wood. It’s a pretty amazing conference that goes in depth on herbalism, medical astrology, as well as alchemy and spagyrics. Let me know what you think below! If you haven’t heard about this…

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Essential Oil Distillation of Turmeric

In this video I elaborate on the essential oil distillation process in the spagyric method. This example here is a little different from standard, as we were doing both a hydrodistillation and steam distillation at the same time (we had a lot of plant material!). Post your questions and comments below! Here’s a closeup of the…

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