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Anointing Oil Class

Intrigued by women’s rituals & the art of anointing, but don’t know where to start?

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Tools, Rituals, and Education for accessing inner Wisdom and personal Clarity

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Tools for Clarity

Breathe meaning into your life and work with consciously crafted anointing oils. The heart of river island apothecary, our Archetype Anointing Oils represent seven divine feminine archetypes. Using these oils with mindfulness and ritual will help you walk your path with purpose and joy. The oils are prepared at our woodland studio in Asheville, NC. in small batches with organic and wild-harvested botanical ingredients



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Join the Tribe

We offer courses and events grounded in archetypal mysticism. Whether you seek personal clarity, a connection with nature, or solid ritual skills, the river island apothecary curriculum is designed to help you claim your personal connection to magic and mysticism. Join our tribe and access the awareness, expansion, and community that you’ve been longing for.



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Live the Magic

Gather in Asheville, NC and other enchanting locations to experience the magic of scent and symbolism. Katie Vie leads engaging, sensory-rich classes and rituals that align you with your birthright of deep wisdom. In her signature gatherings, she’ll guide you using sensory wisdom,  the mysteries of archetypes,  and the art of anointing. Join in with other like-minded souls and explore the complexities of seasons, scent, and the sacred self.



Katie Vie
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Katie Vie, founder of River Island Apothecary,  combines her connection with ancient wisdom and a spirited ability to gather community in her course offerings and hand crafted anointing oils. Learn about the person at the helm of the apothecary, and the experiences that inform her practices.

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— Rudolph Steiner

Matter is the most spiritual in the perfume of plants



I bought a sample vial of the Tantrika anointing oil, and I absolutely love it. I've been integrating The Tantrika oil into a long-term project of strengthening my root and sacral chakras, and I can say with certainty that this oil is strongly supporting my work. Thank you so much for creating this and for being in the right place at the right time!

Diane Rose Harper
reiki master teacher, tarot reader, massage therapist, educator, & zine maker


Katie created a sacred space that allowed for everyone's voices to be heard, and contributions to be embraced. The atmosphere she created was that of a comfortable, vulnerable one. I could tell all the ladies in the room were at ease, and engaged as Katie shared her wisdom, and stories. I've heard from many of the women who joined, and they have all mentioned they were changed by that gathering, and have a new awareness of themselves because of the insights Katie shared. Katie is able to hold space for amazing organic conversation at the same time showing herself to be the priestess of the journey.

Micah Pulleyn
social barn raiser


Katie Vie has a special way of holding space. It is gentle and heart felt as well as deep and introspective. Before this class, my thoughts were super scattered, and I had a million ways I wanted to express myself and my calling. Sitting with Katie Vie and the other women in circle with the oils and archetypes nourished my soul and offered a clarity I have been longing for!

Sabrina Lutes
birth & death doula


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