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Anointing Oil Class

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Scent and Symbolism for your Sacred Life

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Tools for Clarity

Breathe meaning into your daily routine with our consciously crafted anointing oils. The heart of river island apothecary, the anointing oils represent specific facets of your wisdom and power so you can zero in on your intentions. Use these oils in a daily practice or ritual to stay focused on your path and purpose. The oils are prepared by hand at our woodland studio in Asheville, NC with organic and wild-harvested botanical ingredients.



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Join the Tribe

Claim your magic and mystical nature with other like-minded women. Dive deep with the anointing oils and seven divine feminine archetypes to see your path clearly. Supported by archetypal mysticism, the river island apothecary tribe is devoted to weaving the wisdom of nature into our daily practices.  Join us and get the awareness and community you’ve been longing for. Explore and unfurl your true self. We offer online and in-person study options.



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Live the Magic

Learn to use the magic of scent and symbolism.  Katie Vie leads engaging, sensory-rich classes and rituals that help you see where you’re going in life, what to do, and why. She’ll teach you about sensory wisdom,  the mysteries of archetypes,  and the art of anointing. You’ll be pleasantly surprised how easily you access inner wisdom. Join Katie and other like-minded women and explore the symbolism 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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