Thursday, May 30, 2013

Peppermint: A Personality

Sorry this did not get out yesterday. My computer is having issues and I am finding I need to write on it's time... not necessarily when I am ready to...

Here is the profile for the peppermint personality! 

 Peppermint is an falls under the herbie/leafie fragrance profile in The Fragrant Mind.

Peppermint can be clarifying, awakening, Stimulating and Penetrating.

 It regenerates, refreshes us emotionally, and fuels our self-acceptance.

It improves concentration during studying and exams. My son's teacher even likes to give her students mint gum to chew during the AIMS test to help the stay focused.

I have used peppermint to combat mental fatigue and the lethargy of a long day. It is useful to lift the feelings of shock, helplessness, apathy and being overworked.

If you meet a peppermint person you will know; you will love them or loath them.  They can be overpowering to some. Peppermint is fearless in all aspects of their lives. Unusual things seem to be drawn to this quality. Peppermints live loudly in their clothing, friends and personality. They are quick thinkers and seem to be able to talk themselves out of.. or into any situation. 

The salesman, the stand-up comedian. They have to be challenged not only mentally but physically in their work. They are the pilots and ship captains.

Even though Peppermints like to be the center of attention they are very concerned about the fates of those around them. They are fiercely loyal no matter how rocky the relationship. But their tendency to grandstand  may leave their partner feeling confused or left.

In their negative Peppermints suffer from severe mood swings; on the top of the mountain one minute and at the bottom the next.  If the moods aren't balanced the Peppermint person will begin to feel sluggish and depressed. Emotional eating is a trouble for them. If no balance is found they may become mentally incapacitated.

Peppermints can make fantastic healers! When working in their positives they are full of empathy and sympathy. Their charming personality put the client at ease.

Up next... The Recipes!

As with any oil, please use with care and ALWAYS dilute in a carrier of some sort.
 And please DO NOT use internally.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Getting Back on Track

I apologize for the delay in postings about essential oils. My family experienced a devastating blow with the death of my husbands grandfather a couple weeks ago. It was necessary to take some time with the family and mourn for a while.

We are getting back to an even level again and I am going to resume my postings starting tomorrow! 
I have added a couple tabs at the top of this page that will function as a store of sorts. I have some products that I have been working on developing and am excited to offer them to my readers. 
All payments will be handles through PayPal so you can rest assured that your money is safe. I can usually ship within one business day of receiving payment confirmation.
There will be more products as I produce them so keep watch!

Come back tomorrow to see the next post in the Peppermint series... "A Personality".

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

New Item In The Store

I am working through a migraine today. What better time to introduce a new oil blend than now?

This is the No More Headaches essential oil blend. 
It is a mixture of lavender and peppermint oils in a base of jojoba oil. 
I feel that all oils should be diluted before use to avoid skin irritation, especially around the face.
This oils is designed to be used on pressure points located on the head and neck to help relieve headaches and migraines. I use this oil regularly and love it! 
I do not promise it will completely remove your headache but it will at the very least lessen the severity so you can function. 
I suffer from regular migraines, at least one a month, and have since I was a child. However, the more I learn about OTC and prescription meds and their interactions with the body the less I am inclined to use them. 
So I started to research... first nutritional relief, then acupressure, and finally essential oils. I use all three methods together to help support my body through the process.
I am working on a new booklet for my store that will outline the steps I follow when treating a migraine or headache. I hope to have it finished and available by the weekend.
I have used this blend on my children and carry it with me just about every where I go!

Please check it out and let me know if you have any questions. 

Monday, May 20, 2013

New Etsy Item

I have listed a new item on Etsy. It is not aromatherapy related but it is something that I am making :)

My Etsy Store

If you have any question feel free to contact me!

Business Opportunity

Let me start by saying this: I am not a "get rich quick" kind of gal. Nothing can or should can be achieved without hard work. I do not promote a product or a business unless I 100% believe in the company.

That being said, I was told yesterday of a wonderful opportunity with a company that I have had previous experience with...

For the month of May, Melaleuca is offering a special promotion:

Sign up 8 customers and receive a bonus of $1000... yep!

This is a company that I was introduced to more than 2 years ago and was a faithful customer for about 18 months. I LOVE the products and how the company is run and their focus on helping families achieve their goals.

I am going to be honest here... As much as I love the products, I did not promote the business side for one simple reason... because I didn't believe I could.

Since then I have renewed a friendship with someone who proves that what you set your mind to you can achieve... and don't take no for an answer!

This person is crazy, faces life head on, and acknowledges no obstacles... only ways to overcome them.

She is good at pulling me out of the comfort zone of my mind and helping me to realize that life doesn't have to stay where it is at. If you don't like where you are at or something isn't working for you, change it!

So, with this renewed sense of direction I am going to jump out on a limb here... Come this Saturday, May 25, I would like to rejoin Melaleuca with at least 8 people who want to change their way of looking at life.

The beauty of this company is that it is internet based. You don't have to have an inventory, you don't have to do parties(unless you want to), you don't even have to talk to anyone face to face(unless you want)!

I have heard of at least one mom who makes a living from her family, has customers and team members all over the country, and has never left her home! She markets on-line and on the phone.

Check out this page Melaleuca On A Mission

Watch the videos, do some research. This is a solid company with a solid financial history and a mission to help families.

I have tried many different products for cleaning my house and taking care of my families health needs. I can honestly say that Melaleuca, hands down, gets my seal of approval.

Their cleaning products are concentrated so you use less. The spray cleaners are refillable with each refill making anywhere from 2-6 bottles of spray so you are not being charged for the water in your product! Their vitamins are the most effective ones I have taken besides the line a doctor prescribed to me when I was a teen. All of their products are nontoxic, safe for your home and the environment. They have a line of sports nutrition that is the best I have ever used. Weight-loss aids, first-aid supplies, makeup, snacks... you name it they have it!

This coming Sunday celebrates 13 years of marriage to my wonderful husband. I would love to celebrate that milestone by securing the financial future for us and our children.

Do you know 8 people who are concerned about the health of their families, the safety of their cleaning supplies, and the quality of their nutrition and vitamins? Would they like to make extra money knowing that the products they are sharing are safe, effective and checking account friendly?

If you are interested you can e-mail me at
I will answer your questions to the best of my ability.

We have until May 31 to get everyone in on this promotion. Will you join me?

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


The Ashland Manor is now on Etsy!!

You can find my store right here

I am excited for what is to come for "the Apothecary". The selection is small but will be growing as I source and produce quality products and information to pass on to you... so please check back often.

As for new posts in the aromatherapy series... My family is facing crises on a couple fronts right now that is requiring a lot of my time and focus.
Your thoughts and prayers will be greatly appreciated.

I apologize that I have not posted the next in the Peppermint series. I hope to have everything back up and running smoothly again soon.

The Etsy store is something I have been working on for a while and did not want to miss my launch date of May 1st.

Take care and I will write again soon.