About Singing Flower Studio
As a young child I followed my father around his garden where he showed me how to plant peas in careful rows. One, two, three, being careful that the distance between each seed was the same. Then cover them carefully with soil and trample the earth down with my barefeet. I grew up in rural country south of Lake Ontario.
One of my favorite pastimes as I grew older was collecting butterflies, putting each one carefully labelled, into boxes, an endeavor I pursued at the University of Michigan Biological Station during two college summers. Always the love of plants and natural things called me back from my busy life. I loved painting, copied natural patterns and made new ones all for the satisfaction of connecting with the beauty around me.
It seemed a natural choice to start making lotions and other body care products from plant materials. It was a new courtship with the flowers and plants I had loved all along. Singing Flower Studio was born of this passion. It is what I offer to my customers as I share the purity and elegance of these products.
These certificates represent my studies in Aromatherapy beyond my B.A. in Biology from Sweet Briar College. I have found the courses at Aroma Apothecary Healing Arts Academy in Colorado to be rigorous and well researched. I recommend Shanti Dechen’s new book on Harmonized Aromatherapy for Seasonal Wellness to everyone as a base for understanding aromatherapy. The uses for essential oils have never been integrated into our western health practices, so the recent surge of interest in their use points out a profound knowledge gap for most of us. I have found essential oils, in particular, enhance my life on a physical and on an intellectual level. They also create a way, in addition to gardening and painting, that I can appreciate and love my relationship to plants.