Friday, January 20, 2017

Soothing Organic Oatmeal Bath with Flowers from Mama Love

Soothing Organic Oatmeal Bath Soak with Flowers
Brand New in my Etsy shop!  Have you ever taken an oatmeal bath? Colloidal oatmeal (finely powdered oats) are so soothing to the skin. It's great for people with sensitive skin, diaper rash, sunburn, or dry itchy irritated skin conditions. People with psoriasis, eczema or shingles also might benefit. 

My Soothing Organic Oatmeal Bath is made with organic oats, baking soda (to make the water less acidic, which is also soothing to the skin), and organic Lavender, Chamomile, Rose and Calendula petals. It has NO perfumes or added scents and it is infused with Reiki.

I package it in a tin tie paper bag with two muslin bags of oatmeal bath (8 oz in total -- enough for 2-4 baths) inside. Just pour the desired amount into your bath or toss the whole muslin bag in (so you don't have to clean up the flowers afterwards). Just be sure to squeeze the water through the bag to dissolve the oats. You could also squeeze it directly on your skin while you're in the bath.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Carob Marshmallow Organic Herb Tea Delight

Carob Marshmallow Delight Organic Herb Tea Blend
The newest addition to my Etsy shop is Carob Marshmallow Delight. I originally wanted to create a tasty blend that might be helpful as an after dinner tea for people who suffer from heartburn— Marshmallow Root and Nettles are an old folk remedy. But my chief tester and heartburn sufferer Paul refuses to even try it! He says that he was emotionally scarred for life by people trying to convince him that Carob tastes like chocolate!

Okay, this blend does not taste much like chocolate, maybe a little like milk chocolate, but only if you stretch your imagination a bit. But, even though I don't tend to get heartburn, this is now one of my favorite after-dinner drinks! It's really yummy, especially with honey and half-and-half! Try it and see!

Abundance as an Intention Even in the Age of Trump

Abundant Prosperity Flower Essence Aromatherapy from Mama Love

I hate to be political but. . . I can't help but notice that a product of mine, "Abundant Prosperity," that was a moderately good seller, has pretty much fallen off the charts. It's like "abundance" has become a dirty word. And it certainly feels that way to me because now, maybe forever more, I associate it with the worst form of greed and horrific excess: the Trump residence all gilded in gold along with disgusting Trump behavior -- tweeting on his golden bathroom throne as just one example. It's no longer "fashionable" to want abundant prosperity. It's the antithesis of what many of us want to be associated with right now!

Of course, "Abundant Prosperity" isn't really about any of this! It was created when I was feeling poverty-stricken. I wanted more money -- I will admit that! But I always ask for guidance when I make a flower essence formula and the guidance received was intended to be for the highest benefit of all concerned. So it contains flower essences to heal blockages in the second chakra. And it contains essences and essential oil for lightening up and having more fun. It also contains essences for creative inspiration and focus.

Why? Because when you want to get out of poverty, you need to be creative. You also need to be less desperate, to feel positive enough to be able to let go and have more fun, allow for possibilities and still have the focus to take it further. For example, you get this great idea: wouldn't it be awesome to get to go on a cruise ship to some wonderful part of the world you've always wanted to see and get paid to do it? A friend of mine does this for a living now. He always wanted to make his living as a musician. And now he plays the piano on a cruise ship. Last I heard, he loved it! He's made friends, he travels the world, he gets paid to do what he loves, and has money building in his bank account besides.

But would a person ever do that if they couldn't believe it was possible in the first place?

That's what my "Abundant Prosperity" formulas are for! It's about feeling more prosperous in your own life--like you have all you need and more (or the way you would feel if you knew this was true)--and being able to manifest (create) from a healthy-feeling place instead of from feelings of abject poverty, fear and despair. This matters because we tend to attract what we focus on. We need to focus on how we want to feel. To say: "Yes! More of this, please! Thank you, [Universe, God] so much!" And it's so much easier to manifest good things when you're having fun!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Flower Essence Aromatherapy for being Energized and Focussed

I've heard this request twice in the last two days: "I need a formula that is really energizing and will help me to get going on a positive note for the day. What would you suggest?"

Well, I never think of it this way but my "Focussed Attention" formulas are better than one might expect for this. (Maybe it needs a new name.) What it does is bring you into your body and stimulate the senses while getting you focussed and motivated to act on what you want or need to get done. It doesn't jolt you awake--but I have found it tremendously useful any time I need more energy to follow through on things. Use it regularly -- 3 times a day -- for best results. Results accumulate over time.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

New in my Etsy Shop--Bagged Herb Teas!

Rooibos Orange Spice, Organic Herb Tea Blend
I've been experimenting with selling tins of tea for some time but I've always imagined my teas in bags. More homey and homemade-looking, less expensive, easily recycled packaging just seems to fit the Mama Love aesthetic. But I thought reusable tins were kind of cool. And they are! But why not give people a choice? You'll find all my herbal blends (and some black tea blends) in this section of my Etsy shop.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Protest Trump and Paul's Ryan's Plan to Replace Obamacare with Health Savings Accounts!

I used to work in the field of senior services, helping people who were taking care of a family member with dementia. I heard MANY MANY stories of people inches away from bankruptcy. One major medical emergency sent people over the edge -- and most of these were people WITH health insurance. Medical emergency is the #1 cause of bankruptcy in this country. THIS is the issue I am most able to gather the anger and courage and strength to stand up for: affordable healthcare for all and preservation (if not expansion) of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. I'm sharing the next part of this post from a friend because it is essential that people understand what is going down if we don't fight for it. PLEASE SHARE WIDELY!
In case you're not aware of what a Health Savings Account (HSA) is or how it works, please read:
When Trump or Paul Ryan say they want to replace the ACA with "Health Savings Accounts" (HSAs), they are saying they want to replace Obamacare or Medicare or Medicaid with YOU paying for your healthcare. That means YOU pay for chemotherapy... YOU pay for all surgeries and hospitalization... YOU pay for all your family's doctor visits, urgent care, ER visits, and prescription drugs out-of-pocket.
A Health Savings Account is just a tax-free way for you to save up money to pay for your own medical bills. So if you are paying off college loans, or saving for a house down-payment, or simply living paycheck to paycheck, guess what -- a Health Savings Account does you no good, because you have no discretionary funds to deposit into it. And even if you manage to save five grand or ten grand in an HSA, that could all get wiped out in one hospital visit for you or a family member. Then you are back to square zero again.
Even if you can supplement your HSA with affordable health insurance, you will be eating away at money that you should be investing for your retirement or your kids' college tuition. Only the top 3-5% of Americans can save enough for retirement, college AND their own out-of-pocket medical expenses. Therefore, the tax benefits of HSA's only help those people. Please call your Congressperson to protest this. And share the information to everyone you know.