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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...

Help Your Skin Survive Colorado

Every week we meet people who have just moved to Colorado. Oftentimes they have moved from a climate that is much more friendly to their skin and they are now experiencing severe dryness. We are glad that they look to us for advise on helping their dry skin. But...

Weekend Hikes near Moab

I love getting in weekend hiking trips. Last weekend we got to combine driving cross state to pick up lavender plants to expand our lavender fields with enjoying the scenery of Eastern Utah. Moab is about a 6 hour drive for us. Dead Horse Point State Park Our Friday...

Six Tips to Hydrate Your Skin

What does skin hydration mean? Skin hydration refers to the water content of the skin; both the dermis and the epidermis. The ability of the skin to hold water is primarily a function of the most outer layer of the epidermis; the stratum corneum. Skin hydration is...

Skiing, Fireworks and Hotsprings

Cross country skiing, Fireworks, and Hotsprings were the three highlights of our winter weekend trip to Steamboat Springs, Colorado. It’s a pretty easy drive for us and a place we haven’t been to for many years. I always like to find fun weekends during the winter...