Sunday, February 28, 2010

Elizabeth Gilbert on the Creative "Genius"

I relate to this quite a bit.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Video on the Spiritual Benefits of Loss

More on the topic of having things stripped away from your life and how to move on from it. Paul and I just finished this video last night.

Sagebrush Flower Essence for When Life Strips You to the Essentials

When a person is over-identified with aspects of its “ego self”—that small self that is part of the past and never the future—sometimes we need to cleanse the spirit of all those past attachments so life can be truly transformed and made new. There are times that try people’s souls. We become so attached to possessions, lifestyle, social recognition, external things that we think express who we are but in reality can help hold us back from what we can become. Last year's recession brought job loss, business losses, bankruptcy and home foreclosure to a lot of people. Others have lost family and friends. It's hard to feel spiritual when you’re stripped of so much but a lot of people turn to spirit in times like these.

So is there any spiritual purpose in experiences like this? Sure! But when people you love are in the midst of the crisis it's probably not the right time to discuss it -- at least not if you want things to remain civil.  This week, however, Paul and I have been taking the time to look at this key issue. Spirituality isn't always about living "The Secret" and getting what you want, at least not right away. Sometimes it is about loss and that's painful! But from the highest spiritual perspective it’s hard for a purpose. To give up the past is often a blessing, not a curse. It frees you to new experience, to create what you’re longing for without a death wish related to past beliefs and old ideas of “right living” attached. When you are stripped to the essentials, you see so clearly what matters most. You never let go of your essential soul purpose. That’s what you see and that’s what you have left to build upon and grow.

In Flower Essence Therapy, Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) is used to help people who have been essentially stripped of a lot of what they hold dear. Sagebrush lives in the desert in the harshest of conditions. We see it growing along the road where Paul and I live now and it's quite beautiful.  In the summer and fall it has tiny yellow flowers that grow in bunches near the ends of the branches and it has hairy but stiff silvery grey-green leaves that are lobed like an oak leaf.  It can grow to almost 4 feet tall but, unless living near a source of running water, most tend to stay a lot smaller, usually 1-2 feet.

Artemisia tridentata is part of the asteraceae or Sunflower family which, for flower essence purposes, indicates that it carries some of the same characteristics of other flowers in that family. For example, the small flower heads are actually a composite of many individual flowers clumped together so they look like one.  The Asteraceae flower family is also known as "compositae" for this very reason. Most of the species in this family are also sun-loving plants, with strong, sturdy, long-lasting stems and branches. Richard Katz of the Flower Essence Society has written about this plant family. He says flower essences from this family deal with themes of spiritual integration, wholeness, integrity and the development of the spiritual Self.

Sagebrush has been used for spiritual purposes by Native peoples throughout the Southwest for millennia. It's the most common herb used in smudging, an ancient practice intended to clear negative toxic energy from around an individual or in an environment. It was also used medicinally to rid the body of parasites, stop internal bleeding and aid in the healing of infection.

The Sagebrush plant group Artemisia is named for Artemisia II, the sister and wife of king Mausolus, the ancient ruler of Caria in southwestern Anatolia. Artemis is also the name of the ancient sun god Apollo's sister, the goddess of the moon, the hunt and wild nature. Queen Artemis showed a lot of her namesake's spirit in the years after her husband's death. She took over the throne and brilliantly defended her country from marauding invaders who hoped to take advantage of the situation. Unfortunately she is far more well-known for her extraordinary grief at his passing. She is said to have mixed her husband’s ashes in her drink, and to have gradually pined away during the two years that she survived him. She had a giant monument built in his honor that was once listed as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The word "mausoleum" comes from this. But she was also a botanist and medical researcher and that's why the plant group is named after her. Think of someone who couldn't let go of her life long attachment to her brother/husband and you'll get the gist of what Sagebrush flower essence is meant to help one overcome. It helps one find a new self-identity when the old one is now gone.

My boyfriend Paul just did a video on this very topic from a spiritual counseling perspective. I think it complements this article really well. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngut2_gryAU

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Yamchiladas!

My New Year's resolution is to eat more vegetables. I'd even like to add vegetarian meals back in to my diet a few times every week. As much as I'm able to at least. I used to be totally vegetarian. That lasted 10 years but after developing some pretty serious health problems I gave it up. It was a great idea—I never felt healthier. But I also went from being a person who couldn't gain weight to save my life (literally) to one who now gains weight at the drop of a hat. I'm also finding it nearly impossible to drop those pounds. So I'm finding vegetarian meals I think both Paul and I would enjoy.

Paul actually found and requested this one. I made a number of improvements by adding tofu, corn and tomatoes. It was REALLY good!

Yamchiladas for Paul

3-4 yams
1 onion
small can of diced green chile pepper (not spicy)
garlic (at least 5 cloves)
0.25 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 a large container of tofu
1 15 oz.  can black beans
1 15 oz. can corn
1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes (I chose one with jalapeno added)
12 large flour tortillas
1 large can enchilada sauce
Shredded cheddar or jack cheese (or some combination)

Cut yams into pieces and boil until soft.

Saute the onion, peppers, and garlic. Add the cayenne. When the yams are soft, peel them if you want (I left the skins on). Add yams and tofu to the onions & peppers and mash them up. Drain the beans, diced tomatoes and corn and add them.

Put a small amount of enchilada sauce in the bottom of a large lasagna pan. (You might need two, I used a small square pan as well.) Put a few large spoonfuls on a tortilla, roll it up, and put it in a lasagna pan. Repeat until the pans are full.

Pour the enchilada sauce all over them so they're swimming in it. I used a large can of red but green might have been good, too. Sprinkle cheese on top.

Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes (20 min if the contents are still warm from before).

This is not that spicy. You could probably double the cayenne safely.

I didn't think to do it but this dish would be complete with salad and rice.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Fight for the Public Option

I'm sorry but as much as I think it would be preferable to have a bipartisan approach to creating real healthcare reform, the current Congress has proven that that's not something they're capable of doing. As soon as the public option was taken off the table I, along with MOST Americans, gave up. You don't negotiate with terrorists! And that's what the nay-saying Republican stonewalling has become. I say let's stop it now!

CREDO is circulating this petition to get the public option passed without Republican approval. If you agree that it really IS time for a change let's send that message to Congress and the president we elected to pass that change together. Without our action nothing can and will be done. President Obama and most of Congress have already given up on the ability to pass a public option but momentum is building to shift that perception. 119 House Democrats and 20 Senators have already been convinced through earlier CREDO petitions to push a public option through over Republican heads. With enough public outcry the rest of the Senate and House may come on board. They'll have no choice if they want to be re-elected in November.

Send a message to your congressmen and women today!
http://act.credoaction.com/campaign/good_vs_bipartisan/?r_by=7864-1886094-mzBw0zx&rc=confemail1

Thursday, February 18, 2010

"Releasing Worry and Fear" Flower Essence Aromatherapy Massage Oil Gets a Testimonial

Customers don't usually take the time to say how they feel about a product so when an unsolicited email comes offering a rave review it makes all the difference in the world! Here's the one I got today:

Just wanted to send a quick note to tell you again how amazing your product is. I have been using the "Releasing Worry and Fear" oil daily since I got it and it has made a world of difference in my life. I get horrible tension headaches and awful back pain from stress and anxiety and this helps so much. I literally rub the oil on my lower back and the relief is almost instantaneous. Its amazing. Keep up the great work! Thanks!!! — Alexis

Mama Love is also featured in an "exhibit" of Organic and Eco-Friendly Gifts on the Handmade Gift Gallery Website this week. The blogger who does this site handpicks items that she really likes to feature every week. It's completely unsolicited on my part so I consider this a compliment as well!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Tiger Lily Flower Essence for a Very Good Tiger Year

"'O Tiger-lily,' said Alice, addressing herself to one that was waving gracefully about in the wind, 'I wish you could talk!' 'We can talk,' said the Tiger-lily: 'when there's anybody worth talking to." -- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

Now there's a typical Tiger Lily personality's response! Tiger Lily flower essence is for people who tend to separate themselves from others in a hostile anti-social manner. Ironically, it might be the perfect remedy to support our society in a Chinese Tiger Year!

People both love and respect tigers but they also fear them. Tigers can be playful and, like domestic cats, are quite affectionate with their young. But they're also ferocious, impulsive and one the most aggressive signs of the Chinese zodiac. They tend to act alone and function best when they are the one and only leader of the pack.

That's all well in good when it comes to competitive sports or some activity requiring such vigor and enthusiasm but what about love and community and cooperative social interaction? That's where a Tiger tends to have a few problems and that's where Tiger Lily flower essence could be of assistance.

Tiger Lily combines the more feminine forces more typically associated with lilies —think of the Virgin Mary at Easter time—with the extremely fiery yang energy associated with the Tiger. The result might be thought of as a very strong fiery woman able to harness and channel that power in her female role of nurturing and raising the next generation. Extend that impulse to society as a whole and you'll get the gist of what this flower can do.

It tames the most separatist, aggressive and potentially destructive aspects of the Tiger personality without killing its strength, instincts and power to be in service to the world.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Gung Hay Fat Choy

It's a brand new baby bouncy tiger year!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Year of the Tiger 2010

Because the Chinese Year of the Metal Tiger starts this year on Valentine's Day, February 14th—and because 2009 was such a miserable year due to the recession for so many people—I thought I'd take a good look at what a Metal Tiger year might have in store for us.

First, though, let's take a quick look back at what 2009, the Year of the Earth Ox, was all about. Oxen are slow moving, stubborn animals that can bear heavy burdens that would overwhelm any other animal in the Chinese zodiac. Given their way, they tend to stay calm and close to home. They're sturdy, extremely stable and determined. From a mythological point of view the ox is not an exciting sign but it is also not without ambition. In Chinese culture it symbolizes courage in the face of adversity. Qualities the Ox can bring is the ability to hold steady through the hard times. An ox is a supremely grounded, earthbound animal. An Earth Ox is doubly so. Pretty appropriate qualities for getting through a financial recession, don't you think?

By contrast, the Tiger is a dynamo. Remember the old Esso gas station slogan: put a tiger in your tank? Tigers are aggressive predators. They can be patient as they stalk their prey but they're impulsive, like a housecat that leaps at any bird or mouse shaped thing that moves. In Chinese mythology Tigers are associated with sudden growth and expansion. Imagine a tensely wound feline who has the ability to pounce when the opportunity arises. And imagine the ferocity that is released when it does. Now translate that energy into a metaphor for the collective. So many of us have felt frustrated and housebound in the past year. Now we're wanting to come out of our dens and go hunting. And heaven forbid anything gets in the way of our perceived prey! All the predictions for 2010 predict a potentially tumultuous year.

But there's more, let's not forget about the Metal part. Most people know that the Chinese New Year is always represented by an animal. There are 12 in all that are rotated through one year to the next. What you might not know is that there is an element associated with each year, too. The Chinese elements are Water, Wood, Fire, Earth and Metal.

The element of Metal is a substance that is found in the Earth -- think gold or silver -- that is relatively useless until refined and shaped by a human hand. In Chinese Five Element Theory Metal represents that act of refinement, the elimination of all that is not necessary in order to uncover and make use of the precious substance that might remain. Qualities associated with Metal include a certain austerity or leanness but it's leanness with a sense of purpose attached. Choices are being made. And values and an ability to discriminate between what is useful and what is not is a big part of what this is all about. No haste, no waste, putting things in order, paying the utmost attention to what's most important—these are the qualities the element Metal can bring.

Unfortunately, Metal and the Tiger are not easy friends. Imagine putting a survival and instinct oriented wild tiger in a metal suit of armor. It might hate it at first, jumping and leaping about trying to get it off! But there's not much choice. Somehow the Metal Tiger has to come to peace with the situation or tear itself apart. That's another thing this year can be about—the melding of discrimination, values and purpose with the keen instincts, timing and ferocious intensity of the cat. In a Metal Tiger Year it is not beneficial to just pounce on the first thing we see to eat. We need to hold to what it is we most want to create, to meld courage with our deepest convictions, and use that talent to watch for, create and go after what we really need and value now.

A Metal armored Tiger, at peace with its true nature, cannot be stopped. It's a force to be reckoned with. In the wrong hands, it could be a tyrannical villain. But in the right ones it becomes an ethical champion fighting for the greatest good for all concerned.

Sunny Bates on Passion, Fear and Balance

I liked this. Sandy Bates has a really easy, down to earth, matter of a fact way of talking. What was great for me in this video was the refreshing assertion that you don't have to win at everything, that you don't have to be great at everything you do, you don't even have to be good! But you do need to try and pick yourself up off the ground when you fall down.


Sunny Bates on Linchpins, Passion and Fear from Seth Godin on Vimeo.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Aromatherapy for Cancer Care

Here's a great video about the use of aromatherapy in cancer treatment in a hospital setting. Lots of important information about which essential oils to use and how to use them safely. I make several formulas that would be useful for cancer care and they're already diluted down to safe proportions as this video recommends.

Everyday Miracles and Manifesting a Truck

Because there is a situation Paul and I long for and, because we don't have a conventional roadmap to follow that applies to who we are in the present day, I have recently been rereading a favorite book. It's called Everyday Miracles: The Inner Art of Manifestation by David Spangler.

As he was one of the early co-directors of the Findhorn Foundation I've always figured that if anyone knows a thing or two about manifestation it's David Spangler! After all, the Findhorn people were able to take a desolate piece of practically desert land in the north of Scotland and turn it, first, into a small community with one of the most famous gardens in the world, then, into a beautiful thriving spiritual education center with wonderful workshops and, now, into the same thing with an expanded focus on learning and teaching practical and sustainable green living practices intended to help anyone who needs it around the world. This was done, originally, by a tiny family unit and their closest friend living in a small travel trailer (in Scotland they call them "caravans") and almost no money. If they could create the masterpiece that place turned out to be starting with nothing more than the ability to listen to inner guidance, follow their hearts, and manifest the help they needed every time they needed it....well, certainly there's hope for Paul and me!

In David Spangler's book he talks about the supreme importance of first believing in possibility. This is not the same thing as rigidly enforced "positive thinking". You know the rhetoric: "you can't afford a single negative thought!" David Spangler says the opposite. While a positive point of view is essential, you can afford to have those important doubts and fears and negative thoughts. They help you identify what needs to be addressed to manifest what you need properly! And you don't have to believe in miracles either. You just need to believe in the possibility that the way through your difficulties can be achieved whether or not you can see the way today!

Let's give an example. Just this week Paul's mom and stepdad Frank manifested a brand new (to them) truck in great shape and with all the bells and whistles for under $700. It's a Ford Ranger with about 130,000 miles on it, fully gone over and fixed up, sold by a reputable dealer in the local area. How did this come about?

Frank got into a car accident. We live 5 miles down a dirt road that gets terribly muddy in the rain and someone was coming too fast in the opposite direction. He pulled over to the side of the road and stopped to get out of the way but the other car skidded across the road and slammed into him head on. Luckily no one was hurt! But Frank's truck was totaled.

Now here's the fun part. The old truck was on its last legs. It had more than 250,000 miles on it, the doors no longer opened properly, it needed new brakes, and everyone was just hoping it would keep on going long enough for the money to be obtained to fix it up.  The Blue Book value of the truck was no more than $2000 so no one expected that the insurance company would give them much but that's not what happened. State Farm had them take the vehicle to a body shop for an estimate of repairs. That came to $4700 and they received a check for $4450 (the cost of repairs minus the deductible). Woo-hoo!

But that's not all. Paul's parents took that check to the local dealer and said "We have $4000 to spend and we can pay you cash! Do you have any truck on this lot that you can sell us for that price, tax and fees included, out the door?"

Three hours later they had negotiated a deal for a truck that was sitting right in front with a big sign saying it cost "only $8000" on it. The dealer took the old beater truck as a trade-in for $500 and step-by-step eventually found a way to get the price down to only $700 more than what the parents wanted to pay. Then they made in-house arrangements for monthly payments to take care of that. Done!

Paul checked out the truck and then looked up the Blue Book value online. It not only looked like a good deal on the outside, it was a great one!

So there you have the manifestation of a "miracle." It's a world of amazing possibility and sometimes all you really need is to watch it happen!

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Lead Your Own Tribe

I love this! Seth Godin gives a remarkable, inspiring and fun speech at a Ted Conference about the power of connection, finding your "tribe," and making change.

Baby Goats, Harley Farms, Pescadero, CA

Paul and I did a couple of impromptu photo shoots at Harley Farms in Pescadero, CA in March 2008, when several of the goats in this video were born, and then later when they were older in July 2008. If you ever have a chance to go to Harley Farm when the babies are born, do! It is so much fun! The photos in this video are unedited and all mine. I just threw it together for fun. Enjoy.

Monday, February 08, 2010

Real Help in a Time of Fear and Change

I was reading Seth Godin's blog today. He's a very successful entrepreneur, a multiple time bestselling author and a very interesting blog writer who considers himself an agent for change. He focuses a lot on riding the crests of the waves in this very fast-moving time. He has an article today entitled "Frightened, Clueless or Uninformed?"

In this article he talks about the importance of knowing whether the person you're trying to engage with is currently in one of these positions. I tend to refrain from using the purposely inflammatory terminology Seth Grodin chooses to get people to pay more attention to the points he wants to make but in this blog I'm going to work with his words.

"Uninformed people" tend to be the ones Paul and I work with most. They seek us out because they know they need help with something or need to know more about something we know well. A part of almost every session we do involves teaching. They state their problem, we dive in, and away we go!

What Seth Godin is calling "clueless" people are the ones who don't know what they don't know yet. If you're an entrepreneur they might not understand that what you have to offer is of any benefit unless you work at helping them understand ahead of time. For example, the vast majority of people I know might be considered clueless about Flower Essence Therapy. If they hear of it at all they're most likely to think I mean "aromatherapy" which is not at all the same thing. If I'm to reach this vast market of potential buyers I first will have to come up with interesting ways to help them understand what flower essences are and how my products can make them easy to use.

Frightened people are the ones who are afraid of what you have to offer. They're afraid of things they don't understand. They don't want to learn something new. They don't want anything but the status quo and they're terrified if that status quo starts to crumble beneath them. Frightened people can be all of us at certain periods of time. Sorry, when an earthquake hits or a tsunami comes thundering down there are a lot more people running and trying to get away than there are those who figure this is the perfect time to learn to surf. If you try to engage with these people as if they're just uninformed about the wonderful great big fun opportunities coming their way they'll probably want to hit you in the face!

Frightened people are looking for salvation, a lifeline, a way to survive. But if that way includes embracing the change they're so afraid is going to swallow them whole you better be prepared for them to put up quite a fight!

A political process based on fear is one where the most frightened ones can be the most easily exploited. A charismatic preacher who says just hold onto Jesus can become a multimillionaire overnight. A charismatic politician who says he will resist those changes you're so afraid of just says no! no! no! and thinks that will make him a hero overnight.

But when the time for change is already upon us saying no to the tsunami just ensures that a great many people ARE going to be hurt. The most thoughtful leaders would be giving people a hand out of their difficulties so we can all respond from a place of more security. They'd be holding out real lifelines and, if the tsunami is still days away, they'd make their very highest priorities calming the population down and helping them prepare and even prosper in the days to come.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Does Fox News Tell the Truth?

Here's what their very own investigative reporters have to say! Be sure to watch until the end if truth in the media is an important issue for you. You'll be shocked at what the Florida courts did.

I just sent a suggestion to Move On.org that they circulate a petition to Congress demanding congressional action to pass laws that would make lies by a news organization illegal and for stronger sanctions against news organizations that allow their political commentators to do so. If you agree, send an email to Move On yourself. Here's the link: http://pol.moveon.org/feedback/fb/form.html?tp=suggest


Friday, February 05, 2010

Valentine's Day Perfume

Celebrate your relationship with Mama's very own "Love Potion #9. This powerful formula is a true aphrodisiac in the old-fashioned sense -- it's about giving and receiving love. Use it anytime you want to open your heart enough to deepen your connection with a person you love -- anniversaries, your wedding night, family gatherings, Valentine's Day, any time!

Find this flower essence aromatherapy formula on my Mama Love website or through my shop on Etsy.com. Available as a 1 dram all natural organic perfume or in an economical 2 oz. bottle appropriate for body, bath and massage.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Flower Sculptor Anthony Ward

I knew Anthony's work when he lived in Santa Cruz, CA. He takes flower arranging to new heights and even into performance.


Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Jamaican-Inspired Elk Stew

I made this recipe up tonight. It was good!

About 1 lb of elk "sirloin," cut into pieces and marinated
1 onion, chopped
2 potatoes, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
water, enough to cover the above ingredients
1 14.5 oz can of peeled whole tomatoes with juice
1/2 bunch kale, chopped
"Pumpkin Pie" spice, about 1 tbsp or more
      (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice)
3 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp crushed Red pepper
1 tsp Cayenne pepper sauce (or more to taste)

Marinade:
3 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1-2 tsp. finely chopped garlic (2 or more cloves)
1 Tbsp Herbes de Provence mix (basil, rosemary, marjoram, savory, thyme)
Black pepper

Optional ingredient for the brave: a handful of raisins, added with the tomatoes and kale

1. Marinate the elk for awhile -- 1/2 hour is as long as I could wait, longer would have been even better.
2. Put elk and all the marinade into a large cooking pot. Cook for a few minutes then add the onion, potatoes, carrots and water. Cook until the potatoes and carrots are almost done. 20 minutes or so.
2. Add kale, tomatoes and juice, pumpkin pie spice, brown sugar, red pepper and cayenne pepper sauce. Break up the tomatoes slightly with a spoon. Cook until done, I lost track of how long, maybe 5-7 minutes. The kale should still be a nice looking green.

I thought this was excellent. Paul could have done without the kale but he doesn't like kale. I did him a big favor and left out the raisins I might have put in if left on my own. You can decide if that's something you want to try or not! (It would have been very good!)

Heal Your Heart, Create Healthier Relationships for Valentine's Day

My Healthy Relationships Set comes in a nice see-through top gift box, ready to be wrapped for gift-giving. The set includes 1 dram each of the following three perfumes:


MAMA LOVE FOR ATTRACTING A PARTNER (for women)
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Women in this society have been so trained to believe their looks are the secret to success that we fail to recognize that it is our inner beauty that really holds a loved one's attention. This formula is not about sex--it's about creating the foundation for the deep connection a lifelong partnership depends on.

This formula is 100% organic and consists of the following ingredients in a nonalcoholic jojoba oil base:

Essential oils: Geranium, Rosewood, Palmarosa, Ylang Ylang
For enhanced relaxed communication and harmonious interaction with a mildly aphrodisiac effect.

Flower essences: Pink Monkeyflower, Holly, Pretty Face, Pomegranate
For the safety to share openly and honestly, for increased self-acceptance and ability to give and receive love, and for warm-hearted expression of one's female self.

MAMA LOVE FOR INNER STRENGTH and PROTECTION (used to be called for Healthy Boundaries)
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Whether it's your job or your calling (or simply the luck of the draw), if your life involves helping others through difficult experiences--or you grew up in circumstances that demanded such behavior of you-- your life lessons may revolve around the desire to remain loving and kind yet able to remain clear-headed, grounded and firm in your own boundaries.

This 100% organic formula combines the following ingredients in a nonalcoholic jojoba oil base:

Essential oils: Yarrow, Sandalwood, Patchouli
For feeling protected and secure, grounded and peaceful, and for helping to keep problems in perspective.

Flower essences: Red Chestnut, Star of Bethlehem, Pink Yarrow, Golden Yarrow
For spiritual comfort and ease so you can care from a place of trust instead of fear, for setting appropriate emotional boundaries, and for the ability to give of yourself without depletion.

Try adding a few drops of this formula to a spray bottle with water. Spray around your head, neck or body.

MAMA LOVE FOR OPEN-HEARTED LOVING
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Celebrate your relationship with Mama's very own "Love Potion #9. This powerful formula is a true aphrodisiac in the old-fashioned sense -- it's about giving and receiving love. Use it anytime you want to open your heart enough to deepen your connection with a person you love -- anniversaries, your wedding night, family gatherings, any time!

Unlike a magic potion intended to cast a spell on others, Mama Love perfumes are designed to change how YOU feel. Use this together with your partner. Try adding a few drops to a shared bath or to a spray bottle filled with water and spray it about your bedroom. But do make sure your partner knows what is first -- being opened up without understanding why can make someone feel vulnerable.

This formula is at least 95% organic and consists of the following ingredients in a jojoba oil base:

Essential oils: Jasmine, Rose, Lemon, Neroli
For heart-opening and aphrodisiac effects, cultivating a feeling of well-being, light-heartedness and increased self-confidence.

Flower essences: Chamomile, Rock Water, Larch, Walnut, Holly
For releasing tension, allowing for a feeling of flowing receptivity, self-confidence and spontaneous self-expression, freedom from limiting beliefs and past conditioning, open-hearted loving and receiving of love.

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All Mama Love perfumes are handmade by me. I shrinkwrap them with a blowdryer and tie them to cards I designed and had printed at a print shop.

This product is intended to be used as an all-natural perfume; however, it is made to strict aromatherapy standards for its emotional effects. You won't impact an entire room like other perfumes. Your body is meant to soak it up and USE it. Like all 100% natural perfumes made without synthetic extenders you may need to reapply it later in the day to renew its scent.

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Would you like to find more Mama Love products? Click here: http://MamaLovePerfume.etsy.com
or here: http://www.mamaloveproducts.com

Monday, February 01, 2010