AroMagic is my course on aromatherapy and herbal magic. This year, we are exploring “A World of Magic”, where I take students through a spiritual exploration of global civilizations and meta-cultures. The herbs and oils covered in each class will be available for purchase every month in a special AroMagic set. Or you can subscribe here and automatically receive your set at a discount every month. Members will learn about the metaphysical properties of the herbs and oils, and how to use them to make hand-crafted products for personal use.
Each month, we learn about the herbs and essential oils of a different civilization. Our exploration spans from ancient to contemporary times. Together, we tap into the power of these herbs and essential oils, infusing our own modern practices with their ancient magic. Included in our discovery are each culture’s traditional culinary and medicinal practices, and the associated myth and lore.
This set includes the oils and herbs that accompany October’s AroMagic class. Essential oils carry the energetic properties of the plant they were extracted from. Working with these sacred tools will deepen the medicinal energy of the plant through the power of aromatherapy. This is where the olfactory system, which is linked to our deepest subconscious, comes in. We literally tap into our deepest memories through the power of scent. Aromatherapy is my passion, and I look forward to sharing it with you. If you would like to join us for October’s AroMagic class, click here.
October 2018 AroMagic Set: The Mindfulness Tools of Ancient Japan
This October, we will explore Imperial Japan, a great empire with much to teach us about honor, discipline, beauty, and tradition. This AroMagic set was inspired by Tea Ceremony, one of the most ancient forms of mindfulness, and the art of Zen. Tea ceremonies are intended to celebrate the profound beauty in simple, and oftentimes seemingly mundane, things. They awaken participants to the here and now, and to finding extraordinary in the ordinary.
This set will help you practice mindfulness by refocusing your energy through plants. Just by holding a plant (live, dried, or its essential oil form) in your hands and paying attention to your body’s reaction can allow your body to unwind, refocus, and alert you of things that truly need your attention. Tea ceremony is a transformative practice, to really look within and sit in full awareness moment to moment. There are five steps in tea ceremony and each herb and oil in this set represents one of them.
I won’t reveal too much here, because we’ll be exploring the properties of these botanicals more deeply in our classroom this October, but I can tell you this is a special opportunity you absolutely won’t want to miss!
Included in this set are the following:
One (1) 5 ml bottle of hinoki wood essential oil. Hinoki wood, also known as Japanese Cypress, is used as building material for sacred temples and shrines and to make traditional Japanese incense sticks. Hinoki wood plays a prominent role in Shinto purification rituals. It brings deep feelings of tranquility and is so fragrant and purifying that it’s used to make ritual bathtubs.
One (1) 5 ml bottle of lemongrass essential oil. Lemongrass is purifying, refreshing, and energizing. Lemongrass reminds us to keep things in perspective. It increases energetic awareness and mental clarity and is useful for overcoming fatigue and feelings of anxiety.
One (1) 1 oz tin of hydrangea root. Hydrangea root stands for friendship, devotion, and understanding. It’s energetically detoxifying and known for its love-drawing properties. Hydrangea root is used in traditional Japanese herbal remedies and used as an offering to the gods and goddesses. Using hydrangea root can create a safe sense of boundaries and protection.
One (1) 1 oz tin of matcha powder. Matcha is made of finely ground tea leaves and is extremely high in antioxidants. It’s a detoxifier, helps alleviate negative energy, and boosts memory, concentration, and serotonin levels. The preparation of matcha is the focus of Japanese tea ceremonies and it’s known to bring spiritual rejuvenation and spiritual harmony.
As a bonus to this kit, you will also receive one (1) dram of Wabi, a blend of champaka, yuzu, lily attar, orris root, and rosemary. Wabi can be understood as spiritual solitude that arises from a quality of serene beauty. Wabi-sabi is a Japanese philosophy based on living in the now and finding beauty in the imperfect and impermanent.
This product is intended for aromatherapy use. For all other uses, dilute in carrier oil. Store tightly closed and away from direct sunlight.
**Not all items in this set are from the civilization of focus. Where possible we gather items from the civilization of origin. However, when this is not possible, we gather items that we believe reflect the energy of this civilization. Athena will discuss in class which items are sourced from the country of focus, and which ones simply reflect or represent the energy of this civilization
Warning: For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid direct contact with skin. If sensitivity occurs, discontinue use immediately. Consult your doctor before use on children, during pregnancy, while nursing or if using certain medications. May be flammable. The information provided is for educational use only. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.
Under California law (Proposition 65), we are required to inform you that because this item contains an agricultural product(s), it may also expose you to certain chemicals – natural or otherwise occurring, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to: www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
This listing is for one (1) October 2018 AroMagic Set: The Mindfulness Tools of Ancient Japan, as described above. Yours will arrive lovingly parceled, ready for sacred work, along with a special parchment.
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