My given name is Heidi and my spirit name is Amaru, gifted to me by Shaman Sister Christine. In simplest terms I am a lover of nature and all her beauty and abundance. I aspire to always walk lightly, giving offerings to the land, praying for balance, reciprocity and right relationship with all my relations. My blood lineage and ancestors are from Denmark and Ireland. I currently reside as a settler and guest on the unceded territory of the Squamish Nation and Coast Salish people.
My love for scent began early in my childhood with a scratch and sniff Christmas Storybook about a bear family celebrating Christmas, the pages filled with Peppermint, Ginger, Cinnamon, Sweet Orange, and Pine. I still have that book, it is scratched dry. In my pre-teen years I had a photo album filled with a scratch and sniff sticker collection. Many of my friends had them too. We would trade stickers and get together to admire and check out who had which smelly sticker. I'm pretty sure when I dig out my keepsake box in the depths of storage, I will find it.
I was introduced to Aromatherapy and Essential Oils during my pregnancy with my son in 1994. My entire birth plan was orchestrated to include them. I worked at Escents and was offered a training in Aromatherapy. I did not know then, the deep connection and lifelong friendship that would form with Jade Shutes, founder of the School for Aromatic Studies. I worked, studied and apprenticed, eventually becoming certified as a Practicing Aromatherapist in 1997. Jade introduced me to the World of Aromatherapy and Herbalism, inviting me to many NAHA conferences, and connecting me with dozens of colleagues, teachers and mentors that continue to inform me to this very day.
Early in 2000, I created my first four synergies Water, Air, Earth and Fire.
The intention was to invoke my interpretation of the inherent wisdom of the element into each synergy. I chose essential oils that elicit the healing benefit of the element.
Nurture Thy Heart with WATER - Organic Essential Oil Blend
Calming and Relaxing for the Emotions with a blue quartz crystal imbued with blessings for soothing and serenity, washing away anxiety and stress. Contains Lavender, Chamomile, Geranium + Sweet Orange
Medicine Wheel Essential Oil Blends
In 2009, an opportunity to come home to myself in a deep and meaningful way made itself known. I was invited to participate in a Medicine Wheel training. Teachings were based out of Peru and definitely aligned with my love for the natural world and spirit realm. A deep dive into a personal transformational journey to acknowledge and work to heal old soul wounds, face some of my deepest fears, and to learn healing techniques to strengthen and illuminate my energy body, as well as connecting in a deep way with a community of likeminded brothers and sisters. My Ayllu.
The Four Directions of the Medicine Wheel are connected with an archetype. Each animal archetype has wisdom to share as well as methodology of seeing and being. I created the Medicine Wheel Essential Oils to assist in this methodology also known as Perceptual Shifting, a way to see and be.
Aroma + Memory = Emotion
The Grand Round of Life
Life, Death, Rebirth
Transformation and Integration
There is no Separation
Middle of the Middle
to Unite Opposites
Healing the Collective Unconscious