Visiting with Colleen Dodt

The beautiful and radiant Colleen Dodt and Sylla Hanger at the Florida Herbal Conference. All the classrooms had botanical names and although we were in Spanish Needle, we could not pass up a photo with this sign!

The beautiful and radiant Colleen Dodt and Sylla Hanger at the Florida Herbal Conference. All the classrooms had botanical names and although we were in Spanish Needle, we could not pass up a photo with this sign!

Every February in Florida we have the Florida Herbal Conference hosted by the Florida School of Holistic Living and this year Sylla was an invited speaker for two classes on aromatherapy! 

We decided this herb conference wouldn't be the same without our good friend, herbalist and essential oil advocate, Colleen Dodt, so we invited her to come along. She went with us to the conference and helped in our classes.

photocredit: Florida Herbal Conference

photocredit: Florida Herbal Conference

We had many good laughs along the beautiful trails of the conference camp, making all sorts of new friends along the way.

The magic swing! We couldn't help getting a picture on this after the teachers dinner!

The magic swing! We couldn't help getting a picture on this after the teachers dinner!

Once home we had time to reflect on the conference and the state of the industry, our lives, our history, magic! and so much more.  

Sitting with Colleen on the back porch, we start with some questions our students asked. 

We love hearing the stories of the early days, of people who have passed, like Scott Cunningham, and how Colleen uses floral waxes and more. So we decided to ask a few more questions on Colleen's life with oils and herbs.

Read more about Colleen's story on Vintage Aromatherapist

Next, Colleen shares about how she uses essential oils today including details on how she makes her special Love oil blend.

Last, Colleen tells us what oil she would be if she were an oil and some concluding thoughts on making the most out of your aromatherapy practice.

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Grandmother Rosemary will await your return next year Colleen! Thank you for coming to visit!