L B Y
Creating for a group is different than creating for the individual. I have to think in more universal energetics and qualities. In some ways its less specific, but still potent regardless.
When the idea of creating a set of therapeutic anointing oils for the masses came through, Love came running up first. More specifically, the shared qualities of open heartedness, passion, joy, vitality, connection to body and self. We all get cranky, shut down, averse, rigid, neck up...I wanted to offer something to help us break that loop and get juicy again.
Love Becomes You is my nod that place within us that is always willing to soften, always willing to offer it up, always willing to come out and play regardless of how buried we may feel in the moment. ❤
I N V I T A T I O N
This picture was taken just outside of Calca in the Sacred Valley of Peru. I was invited to retreat, be of service and experience indigenous medicine that I poorly describe here as a profound and unexpected expansion of my perception, purge of my deepest control and communion with the All. My dear sister and colleague @ouroborossoulcounsel is journeying to the Amazon in the Summer of 2019 with a small group of people who feel called to do some of this deep healing work with medicinal plants. Her words here…go to her feed for more information and for questions. ◇
"I will never forget the day I was invited to meet and sit with my primary teacher, Don Jose Campos. That moment of acceptance changed my life forever in ways that I have no words to describe except that the healing and growth that have followed fills me with gratitude and astonishment daily, almost a decade later. To connect with a Maestro and Curandero of his caliber, knowledge, yet infinite humility and kindness is truly a gift. The wisdom of medicinal plants runs deep and he offers these in such humble magnificence that there are no words to describe the exchange. Beyond this, learning from the plants in their Native jungle environment is not only fitting, but the most powerful way of learning I have yet to experience. The jungle herself teaches...." 💚
A N T E N N A S 👆
As the year comes closer to a close and the weather has me cocooning (despite the busiest maker time of year) instinctually my antennas are reaching further out.
I wake in the still of night with words and images from beyond, some make sense, some remain just out of being known.
It is anticipation, it is excitement, it is willingness to receive the mystery. •
SuperVision is my nod to the imaginal realm, the mystery, the silence and revelation of creation.
R E F I L L S A N D P I C K U P S
You can now order 2 OZ & 4 OZ refills for your oils and 4 OZ refills for your sprays!
To order a refill, simply select your item from the online shop and choose the refill size accordingly. Please note your oil will arrive in an amber glass labelless bottle for your recycling or reuse ease. Save your original Amulette bottle, refill from the amber bottle.
I N B E N D ? ?
You can order your refill from the online shop and pick up at the lovely @foundnaturalgoods on NW Brooks during their normal business hours! Simply use discount code INBEND at checkout to reverse shipping fees. I will email you when your item is ready for pick up.
Hooray! Not only does this save you a few $$, it also saves on resources. Thank you for continuing to support this multidimensional love child of mine! xox
C U S T O M W O R K
I've struggled with how to accurately "name" this invitation. Is it a spiritual reading? Is it intuitive counsel? Is it pathworking guidance? It is listening as love? The reality is that it is all of it.
I listen to you, your heart, your challenge, your joy...information is received and revealed, then I consult the plants and blend an oil specifically to support where you are at in this moment. It is elegant, surprising and totally unique everytime.
This alchemical blend then becomes your aromatic and energetic tool to remind you of the you that is seeking to be known, healed and revealed. You Are Magic, You Are the Great Work.
There are many tools and teachers available to assist us along the way, this is just one. Gift yourself or gift another. ❤
S M A L L B A T C H
Small batch means I craft to order flow. This is not the best business strategy. If I buy MORE ingredients at one time and make large batches of product all at once, I in theory, get a discount on ingredients, save time and make more money overall.
But you know what I love more than money? (And I love cash flow) 😍 It's Control...Yep, I said it. I want to Know that every oil, spray or soak was made with vital ingredients that haven't been sitting on a shelf for months before sending off to you! I want to hand pour and blend each bottle True to my original recipes. I feel like this intimacy and care is what adds just a bit of sparkle to the plant magic already inside.🔥
A L L I N
I finally got around to updating the shop kit with all 5 anointing oils! 5 plant blends, 5 intentions, 5 mantras, 5 universal qualities... ◇
LOVE BECOMES YOU
For an open Heart
EBB AND FLOW
For an even Keel
AS ABOVE, SO BELOW
For an open Connection
BABY, WE GOT YOU
For a new Direction
...to assist you in magnetizing it, letting it go and remembering Who You Are.
S O O N
Next up is Craft-O hosted by @howlattire & @theworkhouse ! A district wide holiday market featuring over 50 artists and makers from Central Oregon and beyond. This is an awesome 2-day event held on Dec 15th & 16th from 9 to 5 each day. Save the dates and show us some Love.
At the Old Iron Works
50 SE Scott Street in Bend
G I F T I N G
If you are gifting this time of year, a helpful shipping tip...Don't wait til the last minute! 😘 For folks East of the Rockies, allow for 7 days for ship time. For folks West of the Rockies, allow for 5 days for ship time. This is by far the busiest time of year and who knows what winter weather is in store, so plan accordingly. Xo
L I Q U I D I N C E N S E
Many assists for many moods. Aromatic sprays are a simple, effective and smokeless way to help shift the energy of a space and the thoughtforms in your head.
These blends have a non-toxic base of distilled water and organic witch hazel extract making them safe for contact with your skin, clothing and linens.
Choose an intent and breathe it all in.
Hello IG World 🖐 Thank for following this feed and supporting my one woman show!! 💓 I don’t take this work/trust-my-ass-off freedom, lightly. It is truly a gift to share what lights me up! 🔥 Its been a minute since I offered up an intro, sooooo here goes, maybe a few things you don’t know….
I recently updated my IG bio to say “A human, not a brand”, not to be snarky, but to underline that this is my creative expression, my work and not just a medium for me to make 💵 and crank out product that I don’t care about or its impact on body and planet. ◇
I started working with oils and plants as part of my massage/bodywork practice in 2004 and haven't stop learning since. 📚
Morning time, shhhhhhh, I need a solid 45 min before speaking to or being spoke to by anyone.☕ And coffee somewhere in there. ◇
I live in a 20ft Tiny house, built by @tinyheirloom and agreed to be on their 📺 show to seal the deal. Every now and then, I get "Hey, you're the tiny house lady!" To which I simply say "Yes".
I have one familiar, who is more 🐼 then cat.
I'm a gym rat. 🏋️♀️ Not cross fit (that would kill me), but good old fashioned pumping iron. ◇
I branched out into floral design in 2015! 🥀 I LOVE flowers and knew I wanted a way to work with them more. It is a beautiful focus for both my eyes and my soul.
…Feel free to share something about your day, your self and/or your work - I’d love to read it! 😍
M O R E O F T H I S
Restocking my shelf this week post market and am thinking about the folks that were drawn to this blend. There was this pull, this pause, this quiet that unfolded as they held the bottle. To acknowledge grief is to open the flood gates to the raw, undomesticated Self. She is pure feeling and she is powerful.
E L E M E N T A L
Restocking these Earthly wizards on this rainy afternoon. While the science is iffy at best on the impacts of gemstone therapy, I love their ethereal beauty and the intent to assist. I specifically purchase them as beads so you can re-string as an amulette if you wish! Have you found yours in your 2 oz blend?
T A K I N G C A R E
Living in the high desert is both beautiful and not for the faint of Heart. Its a landscape that seduces me with its wide open spaces, meandering rivers, fragrant sage AND happens to have the power to dry, freeze and burn out me to the core. She is a severe beauty who is always reminding me of my vulnerabilities and resiliencies.
I crafted SuperNova to help ease the physical impacts of living in such a place. Aloe, lemon balm hydrosol, witch hazel & water to hydrate and Jojoba, pomegranate & rosehip seed oil to seal and protect.
Observing what our body needs to not just exist, but to thrive is not indulgent, its self Love. What is your body asking of you?
T H A N K Y O U
Big thanks to all who said hello and showed their support these past few days, both in person and online!
Its truly a gift to connect and see this offering so well received. Next in person market will be Craft-O, Dec 15th &16th @theworkhouse in Bend. Until then Happy Sunday.
Image by? I don't know, but would love to know, pls tag if you do!
W A I T F O R I T
The look on my face, looking at your face as you inhale a scent for the first time. By, far my FAVORITE past time in sharing these blends. The nose knows! ◇
Hanging til 6pm today @thecommonsbend - let's find the plant & scents that make that face & spirit light up!
T O M A R K E T
These babies and I are holding court with a slew of awesome artisans in DT Bend @thecommonsbend for #intothewoods2018 holiday market! Come smell the new smells and lets talk plants. From 10a to 6p today & Saturday!