created this page to tell you about Aromatherapy and to introduce the marvelous,
carefully created Medicinal Grade Essences of plants, flowers and trees that I use in my
Aromamassage and Aroma
Meditations, and for my every day health, healing and pleasure.
feel free to call me (516-361-2545) for information and pricing, or to
schedule an Aromatherapy Session, where you will experience their healing
capabilities and fragrances first hand!.
Blue Lotus Essence is an enormously transformative experience!
My Teacher, Barry Kapp, has practiced Aromatherapy literally all his life at some
level. His Aromatherapy practice and overseeing of Essences he uses have a 30-year history. Barry's
business partner, Audre Wenzler, made the phenomenal quantum leap from the corporate world into Wholistic Healing, and
she is also a Reiki II Practitioner.
his marriage to Cynthia in 2006, Cynthia brings her expertise to the business as
from the wonderful quality of the essences, I appreciate the cleanliness and
sacred tone of
their facility, and the fact that they have vowed to remain a small business that
can stay in control of the products they offer. The owners and staff
know every grower, wildcrafter and distiller that produces these edible
essences. They are hand-poured, with Focus, Intent and Prayer!
Spirit introduced me to both
Barry and Audre on my first trip to Sedona, Arizona in 2001.
suffered a terrible injury to my eye.
My first day's attendance at the
Prophets Conference was missed, as I regrouped my confidence as to how to care for
myself out in the boonies, (almost)...where I love to be; and never am I wont to race to allopathic dispensers. I
reminded myself that the body is a self-healing organism, and I dipped into my Medicine Bag
for a Traditional Chinese Remedy I'm never without, called Wan Hua Oil. This I applied on the
wound and just rested the day out and cooked my food in camp. After an exhausting day
travelling from Colorado to southern Arizona, crossing the desert, it was the best I could do.
These days there's a completed road and places to stop along the way...a
bittersweet improvement, in my opinion. At that time it was a literal crossing of the desert...the road was being
constructed, and seemed as an almost indiscernible path through sand.
The construction added to the stress of the trip, stopping traffic and holding
us for an hour in the blazing heat.
Next morning I mustered up and set my embarrassment aside for the scary appearance I was
projecting, dressed for the world and attended the conference. There I met a man,
Astarius, who heals
with sound; specifically the Dididjeroo.
Lo, I was ready for healing of all sorts...for
in addition to the actual physical desert, I had just
crossed the desert of my Soul's Journey and arrived in a Land of Discovery. Spirit
had arranged to bring me closer to Aromatherapy as I'd wished for some time to
do. Astarius blew his
incredible instrument, chanted for me and got a message: HYSSOP! "Go and visit the booth
for Wisdom of the Earth, he told me, and ask for Hyssop. I did, and to make the long story less detailed, I took Helichrysm, Carrot Seed and Hyssop Essences away with me. Never before
had I thought of putting Essential 'Oils' (not oils, Barry will remind us...essences.) on wounds,
nor for using prophyllactically....they were beautiful fragrances I knew to assist Psyche and
Spirit, and I associated ingestion of Oregano and the like with Herbology, not Aromatherapy. Wisdom of the Earth's Essences can be ingested, I was to learn...and
here, I'd like to note that many including myself believe that our
difficulties; physical and emotional, begin in the Astral Realm; thereby
validating another reason why aroma, and the Spirit, or Essence, heals.
Well, I used the Devas of the three magnificent plants and today I have no scars! I also had my first Aromamassage before I left to return home, and that sealed my Intention! Here was the
Teacher I'd been seeking for my studies and Certification in Aromatherapy.
I'm glad I chose Barry, Audre and Cynthia. They are
complete in their teachings and provide meetings with Earth and
Ancestors. Here are bowls once used for grinding food. I have achieved the Level II Certification with Wisdom of the Earth, and
continue to audit classes whenever I can. If and when the planned Master
Class is added, I'll be there!
privileged to have a very Sacred Sweat in a Lodge kept by a young Native
There is more to aromatherapy than pouring fragrance out of a
bottle. It provides a new understanding and bonding with Earth and
Nature. Herbal medicine uses the plants in ground-up, cooked, or infused
forms. Aromatherapy extracts the Essence; the Spirit and Etheric energy
of plants and trees while keeping the fragrance intact. Other flower
remedies coax the ethereal spirit out by the sun's rays (ie Bach remedies) and they are used as drops under the
tongue. Aromatherapy nurtures the senses as it sends its qualities
through skin and adipose tissue or through the digestive tract. Please be cautious! Not every Essential "Oil"
is pure. Most are blended into carrier oils and should not be
ingested. Look for a Medicinal, edible grade.
Know too, that
various scents affect certain chakras, or energy vortices of our body and
various parts of the emotional body. Just as the body's energy centers
are affected by spinal subluxations and tight muscles, a particular aroma or
another can help open or relax the area, initiating further healing.
Various parts of the brain are affected by the smell and chemical composition.
it's name indicates it's
healing quality for the nerves
Creosote's tiny leaves are used for a
myriad of healing tasks. I've come to love the pungent smell,
and the sight of
it abloom with it's tiny yellow flowers is incredible.
No gardener is needed to bring beauty to Nature.
look forward to assisting your experience of the wondrous healing powers of Nature's Devas of Trees, Plants and Flowers. Unabashedly, I
believe I 'stumbled' upon the best, most carefully tended and distilled Plant Essences
available. There are no accidents...even when there's an accident!
Herbs in rain in
Plants and trees support bees and other insects that return
You can easily protect yourself from bites from insects by
wearing Spikenard...it's a strong one; dogs and cats love it! They will
gladly roll around in a patch of the growing plant, as it is a flea
repellant. You'll likely recognize it as a very popular base tone for
Pennyroyal, is another flea
repellent..and it can be applied to the neck of your
animal because we
wouldn't want them to lick that one.
2 drops of Eucalyptus added to 1 teaspoon of Sweet Almond Oil
will help skin wounds to heal.
For chest and throat congestion, add 2 drops Eucalyptus and 2
drops Lavender to 4 drops each of Almond and Grapeseed Carrier Oils. (By
adding your own carrier oil, you insure that it is fresh; not rancid oil...make
limited quantities at a time so that you will always use them in a fresh state.)
it well and apply to chest and throat 3-4 times a day.
(Or apply them neat, as I do...layering Eucalyptus over the
Lavendar after 2 minutes or so.
Do a skin patch
to insure that you are not sensitive to it)
Here is the Mangosteen fruit; another boon to humanity.
We need to get it in its fresh state into the mainstream! Any ideas?
This is not part of the Aromatherapy pantheon, but it's delicious and
healing. The Plant and Tree Kingdom finds joy in providing us with food and medicine
all in one! I couldn't resist putting the gorgeous pictures of Mangosteen
and Cherry Tree here.
We need to increase the Eye
Candy quotient all about us...it
is food for the Spirit and Physiology!
What is the Future of
Aromatherapy in Medicine?
Level II Aromatherapy
The woodsy fragrance of Guiac,
overlayed with Magnolia and heady Jasmine and neutral Hyssop. Balsam
Gurjun marches in to mobilize everyone, Angelica makes the wearer cry from her
sheer illusive scent; or so it seems. Angelica does settle the emotions of
our Child's Heart; the Inner Child. Champaca and Hazel Nut Oil feather
their way into the consciousness of everyone about. I ask myself as I
ascend the stairs...am I walking into the scents I've put on? Is the
little wind of my movement stirring up the luscious smell? Even more than
knowing the answer, I'm grateful for the phenomena. I'm getting medicine
every time it happens. My whole Being is being fed, at every level of my
physical and esoteric physiology. So, how can I try to deny what I feel so
strongly? I sense that the use of Essences will find the way into main
stream Medicine...indeed, they have, even if secretly for so many years.
California Poppy, Leatherwood Bushes and Datura/Nicotinocia
When the question was first
posited, I thought I'd not be able to write about the future of something so
acceptable to many and so mysterious and taboo to the majority of others? I was
first overwhelmed with the sense of sadness telling me that the delicate and
metaphysical (call it quantum physics) benefits would never be explainable; let
alone accepted. Reading about various aspects, however, my excitement rose
in favor of making a good stand for my conviction.
I must add, for it is my
mission and responsibility: a reminder that it always takes the support of
many for something good to last, and to become recognized for its values.
It is well-considered that if our natural resources are not honored with
conservation, we stand to lose our Nature as well. Once a species of
animal or plantlife is eradicated, it's special qualities exist no more.
We do well to value and preserve every medicine Creator has provided.
Humanity's track record doesn't match Creator's pantheon of Miracles.
The three species of Cacti below will surprise
you in the seemingly barren desert...they care not whether someone is there to
see their magnificence. They just do what they do...and I've been a lucky
one to happen upon their Miracle, to be shown that Life is everywhere.
We are a lazy species...running
to doctors at every turn. Aromatherapy is such a sweet way to begin taking
back one's power. Aromatherapy makes it luscious! We begin to take
notice of the qualities of the Devas (the spirits of the plants and their aromas)
and how they actually activate various functions in the body, just by their
smell, the vibratory rate, chemical composition, and other minute nuances that
synergize to integrate our Being and Nature, our wholeness of body, mind and
[my dissertation continues...I will add more
as time permits]
Aromatherapists Level II !!
Pink Lotus abloom in Arkansas!
What a lovely surprise to find it in the campsite we chose.
Consider the riches awaiting at the roots of a tree...firstly,
they may be medicine in themselves. They harbor all kinds of other
plants, and mushrooms which can be healing.
Their beauty is aesthetic medicine!
Consider the tenacity...willingness for Life...the long
existence of trees like this.
They are exemplary of the patience and ability to endure and
act as witness. They reach deeply to anchor themselves and secure the
nutrition they need. When moisture comes, they are attentive to drawing
in what they can. Surely they deserve our respect and protection.
Without them, other forms of life, including you and I, will be gasping for
oxygen. They are key in the evaporation and return of water to this
Earth. Their canopies provide shelter, food, and travel-ways to birds
and animals, and shade for all life beneath.
What greater glory than Lavender Fields?
Aromatherapy, however, can
connect you to the Beloved in yourself...many other systems as well, and I say
work at an imbalance from "all angles."
I love working with people who have a sense of Spirituality that
urges them on to be the Cocreators/Creators of their Ceremony, and most importantly, of the
Treasure of their precious Lives. I use the same creative approach for all ceremonies, including Weddings.
I am a
Reiki Master. A Reiki Healer becomes a channel for the Universal Healing Energy that surrounds and permeates
A Reiki Practitioner is not giving you their energy; we are focusing the benevolent energy
of Universal Love toward you, renewing your alignment with/to it.