DIY Infused Oil Recipe in Organic Life Magazine!

So unbelievably stoked for this article that just came out in Organic Life Magazine! The profile also includes a recipe on how to make your own floral-infused botanical hair & body oil so be sure to check it out on my blog!

One correction worth mentioning: I was finally able to overcome my dependence on western meds for recurrent (and severe) poison ivy that plagued my northeastern youth with the miracle that is Jewelweed {Impatiens capensis}, also known as poison ivy’s antidote. This herb was one of the first to instill my faith in plant medicine when I drank & doused myself in it before harvesting Hawthorne berries from an ivy patch as part of my first herbal apprenticeship. After having poison ivy twice already that summer [both times in my eyes], I was certain I’d be doomed – but alas! Despite my skepticism, the Jewelweed protected me perfectly. Endless thanks to all of my herbal teachers & schools who are mentioned here ~ this lineage is built on the minds & skills of knowledge keepers that pave the way for each new generation of healers

How to Make a Healing Body Oil in Your Slow Cooker

Healing Oils & Herbal Salves Workshop 

Learn the art of making botanical infusions & turning them into balms that nourish the skin! I will be teaching a medicine making workshop next Wednesday 2/24 at @downtoearthhi on King Street. Class will be held from 6-8pm / $50 covers all materials, including balms to take home. 

Blue Chamomile

// BLUE //
Totally entranced by this beautiful blue chamomile essential oil. I love how botanical extractions can unlock colors + flavors + scents + properties hidden inside of plants, like the blue azulene that is revealed in the distillation of German Chamomile {aka Matricaria recutita}. Certain flowers contain higher amounts of azulene, which is known for its anti-inflammatory & skin healing properties. I am stoked to be currently experimenting with its magic for a new #BlueMoonBalm elixir in the works!

Sangre de Drago 

// SANGRE DE DRAGO //

I am now offering one of the most indispensable botanical allies in my apothecary. Dragon’s Blood is sourced by ‘bleeding’ the Amazonian tree Croton lechleri, and its truly miraculous exudate can be used on all sorts of skin issues – I literally never go anywhere without it. The resin functions as a liquid bandage over open + bleeding cuts, aiding to quickly clot blood, form a scab & prevent infection; I’ve even used it to successfully heal deep wounds when stitches were not an option. A thin layer of Sangre can also clear up serious skin infections {including staph}, stop the itch of bug bites & greatly reduce pimples. After attempting to incorporate the resin into various elixirs, I’ve come to the conclusion that it simply is perfect on its own and therefore I want to be able to provide it in its purest form.

 

Tantalus Mist

Check out this lovely interview with Paiko Hawaii on our recent collaborative potion! ‘Tantalus’ is a light room + body spray inspired by life in the Tantalus jungle above Honolulu {the neighborhood of Paiko founder Tamara Rigney}. Locally sourced Hawaiian vetiver & sandalwood are the base of this fresh & intoxicating scent, available exclusively at Paiko. 

See the full story behind this elixir {along with beautiful photos of my Manoa home by Kenna Reed} on Paiko’s blog:

http://www.paikohawaii.com/blog/2015/8/20/paiko-ohana-deanna-rose

Dragon Egg

My dear friend Evelyn, hanai grandmother, artist of metalwork and compost, and my former treehousemate {with 9 decades around the sun under her belt} holding a very special palm fruit discovered by my plant collector friend Pete.



BOTANICAL PERFUMERY 4.14.15

Learn the foundations of working with essential oils & create your own aromatic potion while surrounded by beautiful flowers {like this King Protea} at @paikohawaii!

Tuesday 4.14.15 | 6:30-8pm | 675 Auahi St. | Kaka’ako | Honolulu
$50 includes all materials.



Blue Lotus

One of my all time favorites. A blue lotus just bloomed outside of the World Medicine Institute temple.  

 

March 26, 2015 by Deanna Ahigian

Protea 

Every time I’m at Paiko Hawaii, I feel the need to touch every flower because they all look too cool to be real. This protea is no exception.  

 

Medicinal Tincture Workshop at Down to Earth

Learn the basics of folk tincturing and create your own Hawaii style fire cider to take home!

Wednesday, February 25 // 6-8pm // Down to Earth Honolulu // $50 per person includes a handout and all materials