Monday, December 27, 2010

WOW!!! What a crazy ride!!

Okay I really thought that I would be able to keep up on this blogging thing, and I really am going to try.  I think it will be my new years resolution to make sure that I post at least three times a week on what is new and exciting in the worl of herbs. 

I am hoping that everyone has had a safe and amazing holiday so far and that your lives have been filled with lots of love, lots of food, and lots of family. 

Happy Winter everyone :)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

My Son the Entrepreneur

So last night my six year old son tells me that he wants his own Etsy shop. He thinks that he knows what everyone out there REALY needs  to make their hearts happy. So after several hours “business planning” Wyatt has come up with the idea that a cinnamon star will not only make people’s hearts happy, but their noses too!!

Of course, I proceeded with caution, and asked him what will people need Yule and Christmas ornaments for after the holidays? His reply. . . “Momma you have sweet smelly things hang’n ALL OVER THE PLACE!! And not just for the holidays“.

So again, I proceeded to ask a few more questions. . .“how much is this going to cost me”. . . “who’s going to clean up the mess” . . . his answer quite simply was that he was going to do it all J So we are going to let him have a go!! He is so EXCITED!!! He has already decided that "his" star will be good for New Year's decorating, so he wont have to make a new design until Valentine's Day rolls around!!! (he amazes me).

So he and I are going to the health food store to pick up some organic apples, because you need lots of apple sauce (and he is going to make that too!) and some organic or free trade Cinnamon, and we will see what his enormous heart comes up with. I will be sure to blog and post pictures as he accomplishes his task!!

Now to decide if he will get a section in my shop or if we will sit down and let him run his own shop on  hmmmm what to do?

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Aromatherapies at work

I have an adopted child whose younger brother does not live with me, he lives with my beloved cousin who is adopting him.  The boys get to see each other often, of course not as often as they would like, but more than they would if they were seperated completely.  Both of the boys, and their older brother, have ADD and ADHD.  I wanted to find something that would not just be a treatment for symptoms but a relaxation therapy as well. 

Aromatherapy Dough is the result.
Made with all natural, organic ingredients, natural coloring, and calming EO blends (essential oil blends), this has had an amazing impact on stressful situations.  Keeping my son on task is a difficult endevor to say the least, the Aromatherapy Dough allows him to stop for a few minutes, concentrate on something simple, and allow the EO's to take control.  I would say we employee this technique about five to ten minutes each time sometimes three or four times a day. 

Essential Oils are amazing!! In this format, they do not first have to enter the body and then be processed thru the liver to become effective.  Direct contact with the skin thru play (squishing and squeezing the dough) allows the EO's to work into the skin and into the blood stream within just a few minutes!!! The scent of the doughs trigger responses in the brain to help manage specific targets, and together with the squishing and the squeezing of the dough, this becomes a ritual, a more encompassing way of healing, by teaching the brain and the child (yes I know they go together, but in our house it sometimes feels as if they work as two seperate units!) to slow down, to focus, and to get back on task.

After several attempts at making hand made play dough from recipes I found on the internet, I finally developed one of my own.  Aromatherapy Dough is much smoother than regular or home made play dough, and it has a firmer squish to it, not like a putty, but just firmer.  It is not gritty, although I do use ground dead sea salts( they have amazing properties) so they do leave your hands feeling a little rough durring play, but watch out when you go wash because your hands will feel AMAZING!! The organic vegetable and nut oils used  in Aromatherapy Dough not only work as a carrier oil for the EO's and help hold Aromatherapy Dough together.  THEY ARE DELIGHTFUL FOR YOUR SKIN!!!

I have two types of dough available the four ounce (4 oz) tin, for daily therapy, and the itty bitty, I like to call Dough on the Go, which is a small amount of the Aromatherapy Dough in a little container that will fit in your pocket or purse, you can take it almost anywhere!! Perfect for work, sitting in traffic, or waiting around for your next appointment :) 

Both sizes come in just about every scent combo I can come up with that not only smells good, but that has healing properties to it. 

You can find my Aromatherapy Doughs on in my shop.

Okay off to make more Aromatherapy Dough!!!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Okay lets give this a shot!

Okay, everyone was asking, Mandy do you have a blog?  Well guess what?  Now I do!!! But I am fore-warning you that I am amazing at taking a conversation (yes even one with myself) to a whole new level.

I LOVE to talk, write, converse, whatever you wanna call it I love it . . . and on top of that I love to talk about my business, and the new things I have come up with to better the lives of my family,friends, and clients!! 

So here I am, and I didn't want to leave my blog empty just incase someone happened upon it.  So pull up a chair and grab yourself a cup of tea (hopefully one of my blends) and stay for a spell.  Look around search other blogs, but come back here, because you will find wonderful and magical things are afoot in the world of HERBS, well at least in my world of herbs :)