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Kyphi: Crafting an Ancient Egyptian Incense


Kyphi: Crafting an Ancient Egyptian Incense


With the guidance of artisan, natural perfumer Amanda Feeley of Esscentual Alchemy, we will explore the history and craft of making kyphi, an Ancient Egyptian incense.  Kyphi is a warm, relaxing, sensual, sweet, and spicy fragrance that was an important part of Ancient Egyptian culture.  As a sacred perfume, it was used both medicinally and ceremonially.  In this hands-on workshop, we will cover the history and use of kyphi, in addition to learning the art of crafting kyphi.  Students will leave this workshop with kyphi-making skills & knowledge, instructions, and a small packet of incense to enjoy at home.


About Your Educator:

Amanda Feeley has been into natural scents her whole life, having grown up on an Iowa farm. After majoring in music during college, she discovered that her love and knowledge of music translated into another language, the language of scent.Amanda draws inspiration from many places - literature, music, visual art...

Esscentual Alchemy is unique because Amanda uses her training as an opera singer when composing her natural perfumes. There are many similarities between composing music, and perfume. Each have notes, and chords. You want your composition to be balanced nicely, and "don't end on the seven!" A music joke meaning you want a harmonious resolution. Her music training has enriched her perfume artistry, and adds another layer of complexity to her scented compositions.

Esscentual Alchemy perfumes have been selected for gifting to Christina Hendricks, Drew Barrymore, and Ryan Gosling. They were included in a 2012 Mother's Day Gift Bag delivered by The Artisan Group to 25 of Hollywood's most talked about Moms, including Beyonce, Jennifer Garner, and Uma Thurman. Esscentual Alchemy products have also been in gift bags at elite Hollywood awards ceremonies, including the 2012 MTV Movie Awards, the 2012 Primetime Emmys, the 46th Annual CMA Awards and the 2012 American Music Awards.  Esscentual Alchemy has also been featured on television and radio, including KCCI Newschannel 8 and 92.5 KJJY. Esscentual Alchemy was the Small Business of the Day Feb. 3, 2012 on Fox News' Small Business Center. Moon Valley was featured in Vogue UK's Natural Beauty Selections, May 2013 issue. Moon Valley was featured in Glamour UK's Glamour Goes Green, July 2013 issue.


Date:  Saturday, May 20th, 2017

Time: 1:00 – 4:00pm

Workshop Cost:  $60.00 (includes $40 materials fee & applicable taxes)

Age Requirement: 9 years or older

Special Notes: Please wear closed toe shoes that cover your whole foot (no sandals). Please do not wear any scented products to class (so students can properly evaluate olfactory materials).


Please register by May 6th, 2017.  If the class minimum is not met, a refund may be issued in lieu of this class offering.  You will be alerted shortly after the registration deadline if a refund is being issued.  All materials and supplies will be provided in class.


Cancellations occurring after May 6th, 2017 will be subject to forfeiture of registration costs.

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