The French Alchemist

A name inspired by my grandfather Simeon Pommier. Simeon was born from a “maquignon“ (horse dealer) family in the town of Auvergne located in the center of France. The French region of Auvergne is well-known for its good cheese, volcanos and Vercingetorix, but Auvergne is also the cradle of natural medicine, healing and magnetism. During the First World War, he served as a Dragon (France elite cavalry). After being wounded in battle during the war he dedicated himself to alchemy and herbology. Simeon was a “rebouteux” (someone that puts your bones back in place after you've had an injury) and a “guerisseur” (someone that could cure most common illnesses with plants and naturally made potions or unguents).

Being raised by my grandparents, I spent a great deal of time with my grandfather gathering flowers, plants, and minerals for his potions and unguents. He taught me a lot about the medicinal effects of these natural ingredients on the body and he sparked my passion for natural healing, as well as an incredible thirst for learning about alchemy, apothecary and later aromatherapy as they are all interrelated.

When I was 14, my parents moved to Grasse in the south of France. Growing up in the perfume capital of the world I pursued my interests in plants, flowers and later essential oils. At the time aromatherapy was not recognized as it is today so I entered the perfume industry and worked in all its aspect from perfume maker to perfume distributor, as well as publisher for one of the first trade magazines dedicated to the perfume industry.

I never forgot my interest in alchemy and herbology. Starting with the textbooks of my grandfather and an easy access to essential oils (due to my position in the industry), I experimented and created formulas with the help of many colleagues, perfumers but also pharmacists, researchers and cosmetologists. For as long as I can remember I have used essential oils for my family and essential oil compounds as a natural alternative to harsh medicines in many occasions. Step by step my family and friends, as well as niche perfumers, asked me to find them the best essential oils or to share some of our wellbeing and skincare formulas so I decided to open "French Alchemist".

This passion for natural healing is probably in my genes as my daughter spends time with us as an apprentice alchemist. My younger brother is in pharmaceutical research as a doctor in pharmacy and biology and his wife is also a pharmacist selling aromatherapy in her pharmacy near Montpellier (South of France). When my daughter finished her studies we moved to Tampa Bay were I am still investigating alchemy, aromatherapy and the art of living well in harmony with nature.

 

Essential Oils

All of our essential oils are pure (not diluted) and they are from the best producers/growers. Certifications are available upon demand. Our essential oils can be used individually or associated together in formulas for aromatherapy and aromachology either pure or diluted in the natural carrier oil of your choice. They can also be used to create natural perfumes, great skincare products, soap and candles.

 

 


Well-being & Spa

All of our formulated, ready to use products are made with the essential oils mentioned above. Our products are always 100% natural with no colorants, additives or unnecessary ingredients that could be harmful to humans, animals or the environment. Our simple formulas have their all natural ingredients listed clearly on each product label. Our products are cruelty free as we test the products on ourselves (yes, we use them).

 

 


CBD cannabinoid-rich hemp products

Our cannabinoid-rich supplements are made with the upmost care in small batches with a strict potency and quality control testing. We use only ingredients with a full traceability and grown respecting organic and GMO free practices. Our (near Zero THC) CBD concentrate is derived from US grown hemp in Colorado by vertically integrated producers. Their extraction process uses the entire plant for full-spectrum oil, containing all cannabinoids and terpenes naturally found in hemp. Proprietary extraction technology allows for high levels of cannabinoids while eliminating unwanted amounts of THC and chlorophyll. Chromatography testing ensures accurate levels of phytocannabinoids and confirms the absence of THC. For thousands of years hemp has been nature goodness providing humanity with food (flour and oil) usable fiber (Cord, bags, clothing, shelter, and paper) but also medicinal sources, beauty and mind solution for countless illnesses and conditions. Cannabidiol (CBD) has been found to act as CB1 receptor antagonist. The Cannabinol (CBN) is effective at relieving convulsions and seizure, anxiety, nausea and inflammatory changes. They are many medical investigations on cannabinoids as possible protective benefits on Parkinson's and other degenerative brain illnesses. Further studies have been conducted on selective CB2 receptor agonists for their potential anti-inflammatory, neuroprotectants and anti-cancer effects*. Based on our readings and the fact that the American government is the original assignee in most of the patents using cannabinoids, we have decided to use the benefits of Phytocannabinoids for our family. Rooted in our own experiences, we have decided to create "CANNABIOLINE" and share this nature’s goodness with others. A percentage of the sales of our CANNABIOLINE products will go to Parkinson's research.

*The above statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Not recommended for children, pregnant or nursing women. If taking medication consult before use. We encourage our readers to do their own research on the benefits of Cannabinoid supplements.