Scent has been used from the beginning of time to evoke emotion, seduce, sanctify and cleanse. Learn how herbs and other botanicals can be used to create unique and living scent to be used on your body. In addition to discussing how to use purchased essential oils, absolutes and resins we will also discuss how to ethically wildcraft and make our own scented oils and tinctures for use in creams and perfumes from our own local flora. Basics of perfume formulation will also be discussed. Each participant will be able to take home a personal scent in a perfume bottle.
Jenn Allen Bio My goal as a botanical perfumer is to use wildcrafted and ethically harvested plant extracts to tell intricate and multilayered myth and story through scent. Each of my perfumes starts first with a unique experience that leads me to explore creative ways of extracting each element of the story in an olfactory way. The end product is a rich and complex story fragrance that continues to evolve from start to finish...just like as any exciting story would.
Additionally, I am an herbalist and sacred beekeeper and I enjoy the intersection between plant medicine, folklore, myth, and personal expression. I thoroughly enjoy offering classes both online and in person to help others learn how to create healing remedies and plant-based fragrance that ties directly into their unique personal mythology. I am blessed to have been one of Rosemary Gladstar's final apprentices and continue to study with herbalists and botanical perfumers like Mandy Aftel and Jessica Ring.