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Fire Cider / Four Thieves Blend Tonic

Four Thieves / Fire Cider Both Four Thieves Blend and Fire Cider are traditionally used by herbalists for winter health. Both recipes allow for variations and I like to make some version of these in the fall. You don’t have to use a recipe, but use what you have....

Skin Care Tips and Products for Gardeners

How does your skin look after a summer of gardening and other outdoor activities? Your skin could probably use a little TLC right now. As a gardener (or farmer) you are prone to dry skin, sunburn, skin irritations, and nicks and lesions to the skin, even puncture...

Cultivating Stillness

Cultivating or connecting with stillness can be a challenge with all the emotions, stress and distractions of life. But it is important for my mental health. It gives me perspective and recharges me. I am not the kind that can sit and ‘do nothing’ for 15 minutes as...

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....