essence and alchemy by mandy aftel

the olfactory membrane can be refreshed by breathing into wool

i've been mixing fragrances today after having read a great book: essesnce and alchemy by mandy aftel, and taking a workshop with heather at OLO.

i was really nervous at first to start, but it was so fun to be a chemist for a day. i especially liked working with tobacco and clary sage.


in the end i have four little vials i'm now going to let set, and see how they fair after a period of marriage. i'm hoping to make my own oils with a distiller i ordered, so who knows what might come next? essence of old shoe? my ACTUAL walk through the woods in a bottle?