Friday, January 30, 2015

Feeling Stressed?

If you are looking for a relaxing potion to add to your bath water to help you let go and get a good night's sleep.. Or a wonderful smelling balm to soothe your heart, mind and spirit throughout the day... you've come to the right place.

Mama Love flower essence aromatherapy products are made to do just that. I use only the highest quality all-natural certified organic ingredients and infuse them with Reiki to make them the most beneficial products I can make. I make them by hand; I use them myself. And I have products for all kinds of stress. Let's look at a few I think of first.

First, WHY are you stressed?

Are you REALLY worried about something? It's not specific -- it's everything! A situation that's really challenging or perhaps a long-standing habit? You're not alone! Releasing Worry and Fear is the MOST popular formula on my list. Join the club: oils, sprays or perfume balm.
Can't sleep? Add my Restful Sleep formula to your routine! Most popular are the oils that can be used for massage or added to your bath. The mid-sized bottle is probably most popular and it's the one I most prefer myself. But the healing balm is nice to keep by your bedside or bring in your suitcase when you're out of town. Put some on the soles of your feet for best effect as well as anywhere else you like.

Have you gone through a truly devastating event? The loss of close loved one, a divorce, a trauma of some sort? This is more than "stress" really. It's more like how to pick up the pieces and carry on so my Support for Troubled Times formula is the one to use. In oil, spray or balm. (I think the balm would make a great gift.)

Lacking confidence? That's a pretty significant source of stress. Especially if you have to try something new or something you haven't had much success at before. Try my Doing New Things with Confidence formulas. Oil, Spray or Perfume Balm.

Angry? Soothing the Angry Heart is a favorite. Oil, Spray or Perfume Balm.

Having a hard time setting boundaries? Perhaps you're family caregiving or dealing with codependency issues. Inner Strength and Protection can help. I like the spray best but the oils and balm are favorites for many people on my list.

Worried about money? Wish you could have a lighter point of view about prosperity and what it means? Try my Abundant Prosperity oils, sprays and perfume balms.

Actually, there are so many sources of stress, I'd have to go through every product on my list! But this will be a good start. And yes, you can use more than one at a time!

Buy three dram-sized oils, get one free.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Organic Calendula for Happy Skin!

I just added dried Organic Calendula petals to my Etsy shop. Wonderful golden Calendula is worth having around just for their decorative effect. A favorite artisan cheese maker I know decorates their delicious goat cheese with it. A favorite soapmaker does the same.

But I know this herb best infused in jojoba oil for its famous skin-soothing effects. It's very easy to do if you want to try it for yourself. Pack a jar with dried Calendula petals, add oil, shake it up and put it in a cool dark place for several weeks. Shake it every few days. Strain the infused oil through cheesecloth, squeezing it well to retain every drop, and then have fun! Use it as a face or bodycare oil or add it to your favorite skin cream recipe.

You could also brew up a pot of Calendula tea and add that to your bodycare products, add it to your bath water, use it for a hair rinse, etc.

And, of course, you can drink it! (But I never have.) It looks really pretty in black tea blends. I'm going to try Earl Grey with Chrysanthemum Flowers and Calendula some time. (I'll let you know how it tastes if I do!)

Buy Calendula in my Etsy shop!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Flower Essence Aromatherapy Support for Soothing Anger

I'm deep into my semi-annual massive restocking project for Mama Love! Tonight I filled up on Doing New Things with Confidence and Soothing the Angry Heart, two formulas I have never felt the need to use together...but tonight I realized I could use it.

Doing New Things with Confidence is pretty much my go-to formula for so many purposes. Sure, doing new things, right? But there are plenty of times when I'm not really tackling something I've never done before; I'm trying again on something I've never succeeded with. Or perhaps, picking up the pieces again after a fall.

And that's where Soothing the Angry Heart comes in for me right now. As I've been refilling my bottles I found myself fretting and growling a bit about the challenges and disappointments of last year. None of which I really need to go into in public but suffice it to say that multiple possibilities I tried to run with ran into massive brick walls. So, yeah, I need more than ever to summon the strength and willingness to set my sights on another direction and deal with my frustration so it stops getting in my way.

Use my formulas separately or use them together! Get creative.

Find the support you need in my Etsy shop!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Organic Blackberry Leaf

Do you have Blackberry Leaf in your cupboard? If you dislike most herb teas but need to avoid caffeine, try it! Blackberry Leaf tastes similar to black tea because of its tannin content with a hint of added sweetness. It has been traditionally used for a variety of medicinal purposes -- probably because of the tannin and vitamin C content -- but is most commonly used in commercial herb tea blends for its taste. It plays well with others... use it to add a deeper tea-like note to fruity or floral combinations.

Buy it in my Etsy shop!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Flower Essence Aromatherapy for Trauma, Grief, Loss or Pain

Mama Love's Support for Troubled Times was the product that launched me into business. It's the first flower essence aromatherapy product I made and is still the most effective one in my cabinet for times of great trauma—particularly for periods of grief, loss or pain.The death of a loved one, divorce, a traumatic move or job loss, perhaps a horrible illness or accident with loss attached.

If things are never going to be the same again, how can you face going on? That's what this is for. I made it when I was first divorced and could not stop crying. And it never failed to help soothe me. A good friend convinced me to bottle it and it is still one of the most popular flower essence products I sell.

I use it, when needed, as a light perfume or body oil. You can pour a little into your bath or ask a friend to give you a massage. It was designed to be safe for most people for daily use.

Buy it in my Etsy shop!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Attracting a Partner for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is coming and I just restocked my shop with my flower essence aromatherapy "Attracting a Partner" formula! Yeah, I know I haven't changed the flat-footed name yet. It really should be called "You rock!" because it's about feeling great about yourself... and you know that's the key behind being perceived as attractive, don't you?

Buy it in my Etsy shop!