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October 27, 2020 @ 9:14 PM

    Inhaling Essential Oils

      

The most recognized method of using essential oils is inhalation, of course. There are various ways to benefit from the inhalation method and many techniques to get the molecules of the oils into the air. Here are just a few that we have used in the Spa/Salon and at home. (Please note that these tips are an excerpt from my book and not complete articles. Thank you, Patrina)

 

 

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Out of The Bottle  
  •  Just uncap your bottle, holding it about chin level , allow the essential oil aroma to come to you and gently inhale.
  • Essential oils are about 100X stronger than their dried herb so the aroma .........
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June 23, 2020 @ 10:02 AM

 

Lavender Emotional Benefits 

 

Enjoy the emotional benefits of the Lavender plant. Move yourself into a state of balance and well being...Patrina Rutherford

 

 

SPIRITUAL, EMOTIONAL & MEDITATION:

Developing a passionate relationship with the  seemingly simple Lavender plant can result in a balanced depth of emotional self-care.This reigning beauty of medicinal folklore  will help you journey to a space of sacred bliss. 


When stepping into a lavender field expect to be overwhelmed with peace of mind and to be completely intoxicated with inspiration. This I know from experience. My eager anticipation of visiting a few local lavender fields was not even comparable to the  actual visit. My entire being was mesmerized. All of my senses were engaged in a choreography of delight. 

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March 10, 2019 @ 12:32 PM

 

The protective power of eucalyptus oil helps support a sense of spirituality. It strengthens the defensive chi energy that surrounds and flows through everything.


 

The protective power of eucalyptus oil helps support you sense of spirituality. It strengthens the defensive chi energy that surrounds and flows through everything. It is considered a messenger oil in Chinese herbal medicine. Eucalyptus acts as a guide, as this oil directs the action of synergies and blends of other essential oils. Most of this action is directed to the lungs.

 

The study and control of the breath has been used for centuries to assist us in healing and meditation. Eucalyptus oil promotes deep breathing, opening and clearing the chest allowing oxygen to be carried deeper into the lungs.  The breath and eucalyptus help to ease ......

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February 19, 2019 @ 8:52 AM

Product Sensitivity Self-Test 

Whenever you introduce your skin to a new product I always suggest performing a self-skin-patch test. This is a simple step to discover if you have any product sensitivity or allergic reactions to your new cosmetics that could result in redness, rashes, bumps or itching.

 

Whenever you introduce your skin to a new product I always suggest performing a self-skin-patch test. This is a simple step to discover if you have any product sensitivity or allergic reactions to your new cosmetics that could result in redness, rashes, bumps or itching.

Natural do-it-yourself masks and skincare also need to be tested. We always say in our workshops that just because it is organic and natural, does not mean it is best for your skin type.

I was so fortunate to be able to attend hundreds of hair and skincare shows and conferences. My favorites where the peaceful Spa Conferences. Since I worked with Armstong McCall ......

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February 13, 2019 @ 9:40 AM

Red Wine Honey Face Mask

There is a powerful antioxidant, called resveratrol,derived from grapes and is found in red wine. The resveratrol in the red wine is a potent anti-aging nutrient that has also shown anticancer effects.

 

This luscious DIY MASK, filled with an abundance of self-love, will  leave your skin glowing 


 

Honey

Honey imparts that healthy glow to your skin as it increases circulation. It has natural antioxidant properties which help prevent skin damage. It is considered a natural humectant, assisting the skin in attracting and retaining moisture, resulting in a more radiant complexion. It helps maintain the skins natural moisture factor and contains antimicrobial properties which help repair skin damage.

Red Wine

There is a powerful antioxidant, called resveratrol,derived from grapes and is found in red wine. The resveratrol in the .........

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January 20, 2019 @ 12:32 PM

 

 

Eucalyptus helps promote deep breathing allowing you to move into a more tranquil state of prayer and meditation.

COMMON NAME:........... Eucalyptus
BOTANICAL NAME:........ Eucalyptus radiata, euc. globulus, euc. citriadora, euc. pipertoniferum
FAMILY:........................ myrtaceae
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:....Australia

PLANT PART:.................leaves
METHOD:.....................Steam Distilation
AROMA:...................... Camphoraceous, strong, balsamic
ENERGY:......................Warm & Dry
CRYSTALS & METALS:... Amber, Silver

CONTRAINIDICATIONS: Non-toxic, Dilute before use, Use with caution around children and pets



HISTORY, MYTH , FOLKLORE:

The tallest deciduous tree, reaching up to 465 feet, produces one of the most powerful essential oils on the planet, .........

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December 28, 2018 @ 12:58 PM



 

The Spirit of Pine

Three Ways To Use Pine In Spiritual and Meditation Practices

When it's time to take a deep breath and boost your determination, choose pine.  Pine can carry you through your doubts and increase your will to survive.

When it's time to take a deep breath and boost your determination, choose pine.  Pine can carry you through your doubts and increase your will to survive.  At one time, long ago, the meaning of survival referred to the will to live when existing in harsh climates where food sources fluctuated; survival now can translate to many different parts of our lives. Survival at work or even in our relationships.
This evergreen tree fills your field of energy with endurance. It speaks to the spirit that resides in every essence of your being to be inspired and stand in your own power of ...
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December 12, 2018 @ 8:53 AM

 

The Season of Frankincense is usually associated with the Three Wise Men gifting the Holy Family with this nurturing and healing resin.

 

One of the most famous presents gifted to a newborn was bestowed upon the Holy Family at the birth of Christ.

This treasure was Frankincense. On the night of Christ's birth the Three Magi saw a mysterious light that appeared in the sky. This light became a luminous star (see Matthew 2:1,2). The light persisted in the western heavens and the wise men turned to the sacred scrolls. They were convinced the light was guiding them to the Messiah.

 

They gathered exquisite items and gifts that were fit for a king and beneficial to each member of The Holy Family and began their journey.



The relief and excitement Mother Mary must have had when this mystically healing resin was  brought to her by Three .........

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October 12, 2018 @ 10:42 AM

 

The ritual of smudging was originally performed for healing purposes by priests and priestesses. There are many indigenous ceremonial variations however, the honorable intentions are the same. Healing. Healing the heart, mind, body, spirit and home. Learn the 7 steps for clearing the energy in you home.

A big Thank You to Cindy Ella Rhodes for this gorgeous Artwork. 
Huge gratitude to Steffanie Pinner for the Photography/Artwork! 

 

 

I anxiously opened the new shipment  slicing through the tape ever so carefully so as not to harm the contents of the box. Once open, the aromatic molecules were released, filling the room and my heart  with only goodness. 

 

Inhaling the blended scents of braided sweetgrass, desert sage and baby white sage with a touch of lavender stems transported my mind to cultural ceremonies of long ago.

 

The fragrant visions spoke to me of traditional rituals designed to provide peace of mind and healing, when used properly. I was provided a magical .........

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May 3, 2018 @ 3:21 PM

 

Palmarosa oil is a favorite in my salon due to its hydrating properties. It helps soothe psoriasis and eczema outbreaks...

 

In The Salon 

 

I remember, the first time, uncapping and inhaling the peaceful aroma of palmarosa oil as the scent molecules escaped the bottle. The fragrance captured my heart and lightened my spirit. Being one of my dearest friends now, it travels with me everywhere.

 

Palmarosa essential oil is one of my favorite oils to use in the salon and at home. The plant is related to tropical grasses including lemongrass and citronella. The fragrant grassy leaves  swaying in the wind can reach heights of 9 feet.  Its psychological and physical effects help maintain balance in the body, mind, spirit and heart. 

 

A soft rose like ......

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