our resilience is
under siege

the terrain of
our days is
littered with

we're bleeding for
every wounded heart

and ... because
our wise tenderness
is needed now
more than ever

the wild and I are
offering support
from the mossy-green,
mineral-tanged depths
of our wise compassion

offering what our hearts need

offering what we know
is … essential now


essential now:

Essential oil + vibrational essence combinations responding to the energies and events happening now. They're designed to support us as we walk the uneasy places in our inner and outer lives.

They are allies to transition - to change - to unmaking and remaking and coming home.

.... Settled deep in your bones being unshakably yourself home ....

.... No longer feeling at the mercy of the world home ....

Really? These can actually help?

Yes. Absolutely.

What science says...

Essential oils are richly scented plant extracts. Did you know that our sense of smell is linked to the areas of our brain that control mood, emotions, and memory? True story.

When we smell a scent for the first time, our amazing brains link that scent to what we're feeling and experiencing in that moment. The icy scent of snow zooms us to the joyous excitement and freedom of a snow day. My son's 2nd grade teacher kept hazelnut coffee brewing in her classroom, so that scent brings him right back to the ambivalence he felt about being in school.

The cool thing is ... we can use scent to teach our nervous system to respond in chosen ways. For example, use a particular essential oil or incense while in a state of relaxation and smelling that scent will help you relax.

To get a bit more ... magical...

To me, vibrational essences and essential oils each carry a specific note, or tone. A vibration.

Your Essential Now essences have become part of my daily ritual—in fact, if nothing else at all happens in the morning, they do. I brought a few with me on a recent road trip, and found them helpful in my car and hotel rooms when I needed to feel grounded and reconnect with my Self. Thank you for sharing these intuitive and intuition-nurturing gifts.
— Marissa Polselli, Wordtree, LLC

When you invite a combination of these energetic allies into your life, your body/mind/soul rings her unique note - the essence rings theirs - the notes/tones/vibrations intermingle and an entirely new and utterly unique harmony comes into being. Your Self is attuned. Humming at a slightly different frequency which is rippling support for transformation throughout your system.

Different essential oil + vibrational essence combinations will carry different tones. Make sense?


You get..

  • a new set of 2 Essential Now aromatherapy + vibrational essence combinations in 1 oz. spray bottles. By new, I mean two whole new combinations of essential oils + vibrational essences meant to support you through the energies of what's happening now.

  • products made from mostly organic, ethically sourced essential oils, hand bottled with love, combined with my own heart and hand created vibrational essences.

  • easy-to-use support for navigating the rugged energies of these chaotic times

  • carefully thought out minimal packaging that is recyclable (no plastic for the waste-stream!)

  • the pleasure of knowing you're supporting a womxn-owned small business dedicated to promoting kindness, equity, and sustainability.

So excited to get these! I’ve been an Essential Now member for several months now and each month getting this package of essences so lovingly blended by Tracie Nichols makes me feel so nourished. The essences themselves are divine and have been just exactly what I needed each month.
— Jen Pavich, Feminist Life Coach


  • Members will be sent a new set of 2 Essential Now aromatherapy + vibrational essence combinations in 1 oz. spray bottles in the middle of the month.

  • Also tucked into each box will be a gift of a poem/blessing, as well as practical suggestions for making the most of these new wild allies.

  • Occasionally, there will be mystery gifts also tucked into the boxes (she says, rubbing her hands gleefully...)

  • There's deep love, integrity, and respect in every bottle. For you. For the wild. For us all.

  • Yes. You can absolutely give a membership as a gift.

  • Packaging and production are both as gentle on the earth as I can possibly make them.

  • Membership is $27 per month or $30 per quarter including postage inside the continental U.S. (I'm still working out shipping outside the U.S. It's expensive and there may be customs stuff because of liquid filled glass bottles.) You can also buy just one month whenever you’d like for $33.

  • Bespoke essence boxes are available - and especially helpful for coaches and counselors and other folks in helping professions who would like to offer a special something and deeply helpful to classes, groups, workshop attendees….. Just contact me to see how it all works.

You are a powerful alchemic witch!
I’ve experienced the blends today - oh my!

Faith felt like something physically wrapping their arms around me - it was a full body experience.
Focus is somehow soft - not grrr focus but gentle, beautiful clarity - like the clouds parting to reveal blue sky.

Oh My Goodness they are magical. YOU are magical!
Thank you SO SO much.
— Jo Casey, Business Coach, Founder of the Meaningful Business Academy


+ Will the Essential Now mists keep working after one month?

Yes. They will continue to be effective supports until the bottle is empty.

+ Can I use more than one Essential Now spray at a time?


Your inner wisdom is the best guide to knowing when and how often and in what combination to use them.

+ What if I don't like scented things?

If you don't like essential oils or distinct scents (even if they come from organic essential oils) then it's likely you won't enjoy the essential now products.

+ Can essential oils interact with prescriptions or medical conditions?

In some cases, yes. I have 30 years of experience and training as an aromatherapist, so I very carefully choose the essential oils used in the essential now sprays to avoid interactions. If you're concerned, contact me.

+ Can I cancel my membership?

Of course. The easiest way is to go through your own Paypal account and cancel the subscription payment.

+ Can essences be returned?

No. Once your order leaves my hands, the essences are yours. If you ever have difficulty with a shipment arriving damaged, simply contact me and I'll get you replacements for any damaged items.


There are three ways to participate:

Essential Now Subscription = $27 / month

Just one month for now, please = $33

Essential Now Quarterly Subscription = $30 / month


Curious? Meet the current month’s essences...…