Root to Rise Remedies combines the ancient healing arts of astrology and aromatherapy to offer a holistic approach to wellness. Feeling better is the whole point. We live at a time in history where our environmental and psychological health is under tremendous stress. This is visible in the deterioration of the earth’s resources and rampant pollution, as well as in the anxiety, depression, and toxicity in our culture. But we’re not powerless to this– we all have the ability to become more conscious of the root of the problem.

My 20 years of study and observation of astrology has taught me that when people are aware of their natal charts, they have a better understanding of their life’s purpose. The birth chart offers a perspective on the energies operating within our consciousness, and that vantage point gives us a detached view of the strengths and weaknesses we came into this world with. And from that foundation, we can see how the planets are operating right now within our chart, gaining an understanding of the cycles of growth and change from a larger context.ROA_8239

That’s where aromatherapy comes in. No one said evolution was going to be easy. Life is challenging and we have to take care of our physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Plants and flowers have been used medicinally for centuries, and the modern technique of essential oil and flower essence therapy provides a safe and natural alternative to the modern day plethora of prescription drug problems. Synthetic skincare and over-the-counter medicines often cause more symptoms than they cure, and parabens and other toxic chemicals are harming our bodies and polluting our water supply.

The essential oils and flower essences I use are all sourced in ecologically sustainable ways, and the products are organic and pure. My blends offer benefits for the mind and body because essential oils heal physically and emotionally. Our sense of smell is connected to the limbic system, the oldest part of the brain which connects to the subconscious. That means that our bodies react instinctively, without thought, to the impulses from aroma. This is why essential oils are effective– they activate an ancient self-healing capacity because the healing property of the plant is aligned with our unconscious memory. Just like astrology, this is older than us. And by reconnecting with our roots, we can simplify this complicated world we’ve created, and feel better.

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