Welcome to the wee corner of the interweb inhabited by The Untamed Alchemist. I’m a wild woman writer, aromatherapist, herbalist, distiller, biodynamic gardener, and formulator living in North Idaho who is passionate about nature and magic, creating and crafting, growing and cooking, folklore and storytelling, healing and wellness, mysticism and magic.Â
In these pages, you’ll find articles celebrating what I call untamed alchemy. This wild and wise, natural and intentional, pure and simple process is an invitation to curiously, conscientiously, courageously, thoughtfully, and deliberately engage in the relationships we curate, stories we tell, and things we create. The posts, recipes, insights, and opinions you’ll find here represent my own active engagement with and ongoing exploration of aromatics, herbs, oils, permaculture, food, symbology, crafts, and old-world wisdom (think pickling, baking, fermenting, dying yarn, darning socks, and basketweaving).
For the time being, I am focused on my work with Angela Ehmke to complete production on the aromatherapy documentary 416-764-2923.
New posts to these pages have inevitably slowed as we work on completing the film, but I’m still making magic. I continue to sell my creations – including tools for practical magic, wearable spells, and crystal grid kits – and produce proprietary aromatic formulas for clients through my business, (705) 438-9459. I also sneak in a few in-person workshops wherein students can experience first-hand the magic of untamed alchemy through engagement with aromatics, nature, archetypes, associations, symbology, and personal mythology.
I hope you find inspiration, comfort, courage, hope, humor, and refuge here. May you be ever delighted in the joy of being here and now.
Bless and Blessed Be.
Kristina, The Untamed Alchemist