Sunday, July 14, 2013

Poison Oak Flower Essence
I have two new flower essence formulas for pets (and people) with Poison Oak flower essence in my shop right now: Mama Love for Getting Along with Others and Mama Love for Healing Aggression. Since then I've been fretting a bit about using Poison Oak. Not because I'm concerned that it will do any harm, but because I know that it takes time to get used to the idea that it won't.

Seriously, how excited are you going to be to try a product that claims to have been made with Poison Oak? Or anything with the word "poison" in the name? Talk about a marketing dilemma!

So let's make this a teaching opportunity.

Flower essences are an offshoot of the field of homeopathy where substances that have a negative effect on a person in large amounts are given to them in extremely minute dosages to create the opposite effect. The body responds by creating what it needs to counteract the substance with sometimes remarkable results. If the right homeopathic remedy is chosen, symptoms a patient might have been experiencing for years can even go away. In homeopathy Poison Oak is frequently recommended for stiffness, extreme restlessness and irritability. It is also often used to heal rashes and blistered skin. In Flower Essence Therapy the flowers of Poison Oak are used to heal a tendency to be overreactive and rejecting, perhaps even rash and blistering in emotional and mental response. Poison Oak flower essence helps quiet this tendency, easing the over-the-top need to protect oneself so more ease in personal relations (especially in regards to being touched) can occur.

Are you having trouble introducing a new pet to a household with other animals? Perhaps you're having trouble blending into a group or new household yourself? Are you acting prickly, irritable, finding yourself snapping at people in your interactions, or rejecting the intrusion into your normally quiet insular existence? Or does this describe your pet? Consider using Poison Oak singly or in one of the formulas listed below.
Mama Love for Getting Along with Others
Mama Love for Healing Aggression


Francesca said...

I am severely allergic to poison ivy and oak... I'm afraid if I use this oil for my cat that I may potentially break out? Is it a possibility or is it so miniscule it's unlikely I'd react? Especially if I'm not even using it on myself?

Sheryl Karas said...

I don't blame you for being worried! But, don't. The amount of Poison Oak in the flower essence is at homeopathic dosage or less. It's so tiny it's barely detectable by scientific methods available today. The flower essences work somewhat like a vaccine where a really tiny amount of a substance spurs your body to create what it needs. But you really don't need to worry about this anyway. It's not an oil. It's a spray that you spray on their food or (IF they're comfortable with it) around their bodies. You don't have to even touch it. I haven't heard of anyone having problems.