Friday, November 08, 2013

American Herbalists Guild: Free Symposium Notes (Herbalism, Natural Healing)

I wish I was at the American Herbalists Guild's annual symposium! (It is going on now, from the 7th to the 10th).  So many amazing herbalists are speaking, and the conference looks amazing!  One of these days I hope I will get to go!

But I am still psyched!  This year the AHG is offering its symposium speaker notes for free.  Now why am I excited about herbalism lecture notes aside from the fact I study herbalism? ;P  For one thing I paid for the notes last year so free notes are fabulous!  At the yearly conference they tend to discuss advanced herbalism topics or topics that don't always crop up in books. The notes are also pretty detailed.  Some topics are mrsa, establishing a holistic clinic, hypothyroidism, asthma, epilepsy, and many more topics!

I can't wait to go through the notes!  Every day I study something differently related to plants, whether it is for my western herbalism/TCM/Ayuverda 2 year course, my aromatherapy course, books, webinars, or working directly with the plants and crafting something!  So it may be a while before I get all through the notes.  But I am glad I got them!

I am not sure how long they are leaving them up so I suggest downloading them as soon as possible!

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Earth Alkemie's fanpage web address

I usually try to keep my business and personal thoughts separate (hence why I have my personal blog--which is this blog--and also a business blog, facebook, and forum).  But just thought I would announce that I have changed the url for Earth Alkemie's facebook fan page.  It is now easier to type and remember: 

Please update your bookmarks, and check out Earth Alkemie's facebook if you're not a fan yet! :)  I post many different topics: eco living, natural skin care, aromatherapy, herbalism, and more!  And when Earth Alkemie reopens--hopefully early next year, if my health gets much better--I will be posting more ingredient related information, product info, and will be resuming regular contests.  I often post a few times a week and often daily there.

The past week or two, when time permits, I have been trying to post some of the same information on this blog and Earth Alkemie's blog and forum (that I post on the fanpage), but some of the stuff I post on the fan page, I don't post on the blogs.  Since I've only been posting on the blogs regularly again recently, there are a lot of posts on the fan page that aren't on the blogs.  The opposite is true too--I usually don't post reviews about other companies or products I have tried on the fan page (since Earth Alkemie's fan page is my business's official fan page).  So my thoughts of eco-friendly products are only posted here on this blog.

On the fan page, I also post a lot of my older articles or blog posts for new readers to see (I have written over 60 eco living articles, and almost a couple dozen eco living/DIY articles, as well a few hundred blog posts).  So I hope to see you on facebook!

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Free Kindle Perfume Book

I was on amazon and I saw that G. W. Septimus Piesse's perfume book was free!  I am not sure how long it is free for, but I recommend getting it!  It is in the kindle format.

G. W. Septimus Piesse was a perfumer who lived from 1820 to 1882.  In the 1850s he wrote a perfume book called "The Art of Perfumery And Methods Of Obtaining The Odors Of Plants".  Piesse believed that scents were linked to sounds and he assigned a musical note to scents.  For example he considered the scent of rose to be a C.  It is an interesting read because the book contains many recipes for perfumes and scents for products; an interesting look into the historic past of perfume and scent making!

So if you love learning about the history of perfumery, I recommend downloading this book.  Many natural perfumers still refer to his concept of scents as music notes!  It is a must read for all that are interested in the art of perfumery. :)

Project Glutenburg has his book on their website too so if the amazon link doesn't work anymore, then try their website (they have many different formats available).