Saturday, June 25, 2016

Open Your Heart to Yourself!

I've been having some significant pain in my shoulders and neck and upper arm for a long time--starting years ago and slowly progressing until now I can't ignore it any longer. Today -- in addition to the Tiger Balm and conventional NSAID pain relievers I usually don't like to take -- I was guided to spray some of my Open-Hearted Loving flower essence aromatherapy formula on myself.

I thought "Why? I don't need that one!" I think I have a great partner. I love the smell of this formula -- it's my favorite scent! But I never identify it with myself.

But, omg, am I wrong! One spritz on my mid-back and one on my chest and I knew better. I felt my chest and mid-upper back release and soften. I suddenly wanted to run into the bedroom where Paul was still asleep and give him a kiss. And I found myself wondering "WTH is up with this?!!!"

I'm still puzzling it out but some insights: I have a tendency to feel alone, like the weight of the world is on my shoulders. This is a chronic thing from childhood. Add to that the "political revolution" I am SO steeped in and what it represents to me (the good and the bad of it -- I both love and fear what it means). And my own struggles with trying to bring Mama Love to market despite my lifelong tendency to want to hide my introvert-like self away and not sell it in-person at all. I feel like I need to force myself to do the opposite these days and it's not very loving to myself at all. At least not in excess -- a little stretching and growing and changing is good for the soul!

So I'm sitting here with my shoulders more relaxed than I have felt in weeks, just astonished about what this means for me and for anyone else going through similar states of being. And HOW do I share it in a meaningful helpful way? Well, I guess I'll hit "Publish" as a start and see what else I learn about this magical-feeling formula for me today.

Open-Hearted Loving is available as a scented or unscented spray, as an oil, and as a triple strength balm (just a few left!) or triple strength (perfume strength) oil.

On my Mama Love website.
And in my Mama Love Organics shop on Etsy.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Mama Love at Harlow & Heart in Chico, CA

Mama Love welcomes another new store to the fold: Harlow & Heart at 212 Main Street in downtown Chico! I love Harlow & Heart--they have so many fun and uplifting offerings there from awesome clothing and jewelry selections to DIY bath salts to their very own line of bath and beauty products. And now they're going to be carrying a selection of Mama Love flower essence aromatherapy, too. Check out their Facebook page or visit them downtown today!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Clearing Negativity, Spiritual Cleansing, Smoke-less Smudge

How has the 2016 election cycle been treating you? If you're like me and most of the people writing to me, perhaps you're feeling a little angry, terrified, freaked out! I'm tempted to go into a rant here now...but no, I'm going to spray myself with my newest product and chill out.

BRAND NEW from Mama Love! This product has been requested before but --- you can thank Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders for this -- I finally had to do enough personal research to decide to put it out. (You know, I test my products before I release them!)

Soo... this product finally had to be made because spiritually-oriented Mama Love was not feeling able to reach for a spiritual perspective. I kept telling myself to meditate but I was extremely resistant: "Don't tell me to sit down and be quiet! We have to speak up! We have to DO something!" Okay, you get the picture, me and 100s of thousands of people like me! And maybe we do need to be willing to fight for what we believe in...but let's do it from the positive viewpoint of what we intend to accomplish, not a freaked out one based on what we fear or hate.

This formula was originally based on the idea behind the Native American practice of smudging with burning Sage to cleanse negative influences away before sacred ceremonies. It was also influenced by the ancient Greco-Roman and early Christian choice to use Frankincense and Myrrh for similar purposes. I use Sage flower essence in both my scented and unscented sprays and Frankincense and Myrrh along with sustainably harvested Sandalwood in the scented ones.

But I also add Lotus flower essence for a more spiritual perspective balanced with compassion for our fellow human beings and Angelica to feel closer to spirit and spiritual protection. I find it very grounding at first. And then I no longer feel the desire to obsessively scroll through Facebook reading every political post I see. In fact, I shun it and find myself putting my attention on positive things I know I can make a difference about! (My work, my health, my relationships, enjoying the present.) This does not mean I haven't chosen to do anything political since then--on the contrary. But it's not from a place of despair.

You can find my scented Clearing Negativity spray and my unscented version in my Etsy shop now. I plan to add them to my personal website later today.

Oil versions and triple strength oils are coming soon (I have to get the packaging printed.)


Saturday, June 04, 2016

Mama Love at The Happy Woman in Traverse City, MI

Mama Love is adding wholesale accounts at quite a clip lately. Here is my second new store in as many days: The Happy Woman in Traverse City, Suttons Bay, Michigan.

I love the story behind this store! The owner Linda opened it in April 2000 when she was ready for a big change of life. It's all about going for your dreams and making yourself a happy woman in the process! A great inspiration for anyone.

Friday, June 03, 2016

Mama Love at Heritage Farms Cheshire Pork

Mama Love welcomes Heritage Farms Cheshire Pork to the family of stores carrying Mama Love flower essence aromatherapy products! You will soon find my products in their general store in Seven Springs, North Carolina.

Heritage Farms is a family farm specializing in raising Cheshire Pork and creating some wonderful sounding pork products with no fillers, steroids, hormones, artificial processing, preservatives or flavorings. They have some wonderful looking products on their website including things I had not heard of before--for example, Bacon Jam! Pass the biscuits and say "Amen!"