We Invite You Back to the Days of the Stillroom
Women as healers and caregivers for their families and communities pre-dates written history. From time immemorial, women were expected to give birth, nurture, heal, protect, provide for and spend their days steeped in the tradition of the wise women before them; caring for themselves and their families, and quite often, the entire community.
The women's art of healing reached its peak in the early part of the last century, in the time of the Stillroom. The Stillroom was a room separate from the kitchen, but within close proximity, that contained a still. Unlike the large outdoor stills used for making alcoholic beverages, the Stillroom still was a smaller, simpler version used to distil herbs to extract their essence for use in medication, cosmetics, salves, and other household necessities.
The Stillroom Recipe Book was passed down from mother to daughter. With the word "recipe" originally referring to a medicinal formula, and a recipe book for the Stillroom may contain everything from medicinal recipes to cough syrups, cosmetics, liniments, perfumes, pomanders, food preservation, jams and jellies, wool dyeing, candle making, and soap making much like some of the favorite recipes passed down from our ancestors are today. Everything that sustained and added quality of life to the family might be found in the Stillroom Recipe book.
Today, with the increasing interest in Aromatherapy, Essential Oils and other natural forms of health care, the arts of the Stillroom are again gaining recognition and are truly the birthright of everyone.
Whenever you make a simple herbal recipe, scent a homemade candle, enjoy a potpourri from your own herb garden, make an herbal vinegar or preserve food, you are participating in the preservation of the tradition and the legacy from the long-forgotten Stillroom.
When the stresses of our fast-paced lives make us long for the simpler times, take out your Stillroom recipe book, select a favorite recipe and step back in time.
Join the many who have gone before you, feeling the connection with those who have preserved the traditions, celebrations, and warm family memories we enjoy today.
Exclusive Purveyor & Formulator
Alexandria Brighton is an Aromatherapy formulator, educator, and owner of the Brighton Institute of Botanical Studies with over 30 years of experience in the aromatherapy, herbs, and natural remedy world.
Her 300+ Essential Oils, Herbs, Grasses, Minerals, pH Balance Nutrition, and Personal Care Stillroom formulations are highly sought after worldwide and are now available exclusively at goDésana where she is the final word on sourcing pure plant materials from artisan distillers and farmers worldwide.
Alexandria's deeply intuitive nature, spiritual wisdom, and ability to effectively share information set her apart as a cutting-edge formulator and inspiring instructor.
Early on, she discovered she had a particular talent for the formulation of synergistic blends for medicinal, emotional, and energetic healing. She is recognized internationally for her formulations as well as her standards of quality.
In March of 2014, based upon my unconditional belief and trust in the owner and management of goDésana, for the first time in history, I have shared my Stillroom formulations with a company, goDésana.