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The Lure of Lavender

The Lure of Lavender- Colorado Aromatics Lavender At some point in my life I was pulled by the lure of lavender. I got in my head that I wanted to have a lavender and herb farm. It seemed a bucolic lifestyle to help balance the scientific/lab oriented lifestyle I had...

Taking Care of Your Hands

You may notice that with increased hand washing your hands are more dry and chapped. We use our hands daily for so many things and rarely give them the care they need. Taking care of your hands is important in maintaining the skin barrier function. Here is a step by...

Facial Masks

Are you one of many who has been experimenting with DIY facial treatments with extra time at home because of COVID? Maybe you’ve been experimenting with facial masks; the treatment type, not the type you wear over your mouth (although we hope you have this kind too)....

Three Herbs for Trying Times

As an herbalist, I want to introduce you to some herbs that might help you deal with the fear and anxiety associated with social distancing. Most likely, you are practicing social distancing right now. This is hard. Social isolation, especially in the elderly has been...

Why It’s Important to Moisturize After Hand Washing

We hope that you have been washing your hands more often recently. Washing your hands with soap is so important for preventing the spread of disease. But, washing your hands continually will unfortunately, result in dry skin. Even if you are using a high quality,...

2019 in Review

It seems late to be writing our 2019 review, but it takes time to look back. 2019 was a good year for Sagescript Institute and Colorado Aromatics. Here are some of the highlights. Education was big component of the year.  The year started in January with both...

Our Sustainability Values

Colorado Aromatics has always been committed to being a sustainable business and having as low as possible impact on the environment. I grew up with these values and so it almost seems silly to me to promote ourselves as a green business because I feel it is expected....

Summer’s End

When I was a child, the end of summer was easily marked by the day before school started. We knew that date far in advance and so prepared for it. For farmers, the end of summer is marked by the first frost – this changes everything for us. Our first frost is...

What is the Skin Barrier?

Your skin has many functions, the most important of which is probably that of a barrier. Your skin is not only a physical barrier between the outer environment and the inside environment of your body but a biochemical barrier. It holds moisture inside your body and...

How to Layer Your Skin Care Products

We wear different skin care products at the same time for specific purposes. There always seems to be some confusion as to which product goes on first and which goes on top.  The general rule is lightest to heaviest or least oily to most oily. Many people have...