Episode 31: Aromatherapy In Witchcraft With Carla Gaskins-Nathan

You have your candles, your stones, Tarot cards and herbs…have you added a bit of scent to your spells as well? Carla Gaskins-Nathan joins us to talk about aromatherapy; what it is and how scent strengthens Magick. Meanwhile, we’re all still trying to stay calm as we social distance, and Carla gives us a peek into being a healer in the current pandemic epicenter. Digressions include Cadbury Creme Eggs, mermaid face masks, tiara shopping and what we’re NOT doing with our Witchcraft right now (but should be). Also, what should Kanani watch??? Tell us!

Our Guest Today

Carla Gaskins-Nathan is the founder and CEO of Zelah LLC and Rooted Bodywork, her private massage practice.  Carla works as an individual and organizational wellness consultant, educator, and practitioner of healing arts. As a solo practitioner, Carla is working on remembering and reclaiming the practices of her ancestors, going where spirit takes them and embracing community where love is found. They believe that “through caring for ourselves we are able to fully engage with our life, work and communities.” Carla focuses her work on LGBTQ communities of color yet opens her practice to all that see the importance of holistic wellness. Carla is a lecturer and writer, and has been featured in various podcasts, conferences, and magazine articles. IG @rootedbodywork, www.Rootedbodywork.com, www.carlanathan.com.

Resource List

Holistic Aromatherapy by Marc J Gian
Astrological Aromatherapy by Patricia Davis
Aromaweb.com
Frontier Co-op
Aromahead Institute
NAHA (National Aromatherapy Group)
Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young
Holistic Aromatherapy for Animals by Kristen Leigh Bell
Aromatherapy For The Healthy Child by Valerie Ann Worwood
Information Regarding Oils to Avoid During Pregnancy
Aromatherapy and Astrology
Other Essential Oil Resource List
Aromatic Wisdom Podcast
How essential oils work in the body (free mini-course)
Introduction to essential oils (free mini-course)
“Calming The Storm” by Ivo Dominguez, Jr.
Sticks, Stones, Roots and Bones by Stephanie Rose Bird
Spellbound DJ
Crescent Moon Gifts
The Black Death Project (music from plague-era Medieval Europe)
Yule episode, discussing the Solstice Dawn crystal exercise