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Lavender: Nourish and Nurture Yourself – June’s Oil of the Month

Lavender absolute _June's Oil of the Month - Soulfire Artisan

Author: Kirsten Hocking on June 7, 2017

Lavender absolute is June’s oil of the month.  Imagine running your hand through a lavender bush and choosing one soft purple petal to crush between your finger tips.  Lavender absolute smells like that – fresh and clean, with a round fruitiness that is absent from the sharp essential oil. My immediate impulse is to exhale, (Read More)…

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Cassia: Follow Your Spirit into Adventure – May’s Oil of the Month

Cassia - May's Oil of the Month - Soulfire Artisan

Author: Kirsten Hocking on May 2, 2017

Warm, sweet and spicy, Cassia is the Oil of the Month for May 2017. Also known as Chinese cinnamon oil, Cassia has a stronger aromatic profile than cinnamon and can be used interchangeably with cinnamon in cooking and for aromatherapeutic  uses.  In perfumery, Cassia lends a strong balsamic, spice and wood tone to base notes, (Read More)…

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Talking With Creatives – Grandmother Pat Lilleyman

Creative blog - April - Soulfire Artisan

Author: Kirsten Hocking on April 26, 2017

Today I talk with Pat Lilleyman.  Pat and I have been friends for over a decade and throughout the years Pat has gifted me with her poems and writings.  Pat may not consider herself an artist but she does place great importance on living a creative life and following her creative interests. Tell me a little (Read More)…

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Honeysuckle: Relax and Renew – April’s Oil of the Month

Honeysuckle - April Oil of the Month - Soulfire Artisan

Author: Kirsten Hocking on April 3, 2017

April’s Oil of the Month is the sweet and uplifting honeysuckle absolute, extracted from the blossoms of the Lonicera caprifolium vine.  Gentle, fruity and very bright, this beautiful floral scent promises a reprieve from the pace of March and an easing into the Pesach / Easter season. Honeysuckle is a valuable white flower note in (Read More)…

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