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Most people I've read have one issue or another with their 3rd chakra, approximately where your solar plexus is located. Ego, self-esteem, the face you put out into the world and where guilt and shame for the "I could have, should have & would have..." live. Maybe I have synesthesia and I smell colors, but the essential oil of Litsea Cubeba (also known as May Chang) smells bright yellow to me and since it stimulates and balances at the same time, it seems like a perfect match for unblocking the 3rd chakra.
Excellent for oily/combination/acneic skin types or for use as an aromatherapy pick me up when you need a little happiness boost. Joyful Spray is also one of the Okamura Farmacopia products featured on Channel 12!
If you've been curious about acupuncture, we're bringing it out of the treatment room and into the Okamura Farm Market booth at the Body Mind Spirit Expo in Portland, November 1-2, 2014!
If you have questions, concerns, fears or phobias, bring it! Rachel often treats pain, digestive issues, infertility, insomnia, anxiety, depression, prenatal care and so much more. She is a sensory healer, in addition to excellent acupuncture treatment, she incorporates aromatherapy and shiatsu.
She also practices cosmetic acupuncture! I tried one treatment and it's rather amazing for improving the appearance of fine lines, firming and tightening facial skin. The best part? She accepts most health insurances!
Stay tuned for more information about the OF Farm Market booth at BMSE! #BodyMindSpiritExpoPDX #okamurafarm #acupuncture #rachelgilmanacupuncture
Are you or someone you know getting married near Portland, OR this summer? Check out Urbaca's Bridal Services, including energy work by Sherry! : )
Save the Date! November 2014 Body Mind Spirit Expo *PDX*
I will be one of the opening lecturers for the Body Mind Spirit Expo November 1-2, 2014! I went to the BMSE a few years ago and always in the back of my mind, planned to have a booth someday. I'm so excited to try something new this fall!
I'd love to see you! Make sure you stop by the Okamura Farmacopia booth #201 for hands-on chakra balancing demos, FREE make up touch ups, and lotions/potions galore to spray, sample and mindfully spa it out. : )
Come see my lecture Saturday November 2 @ 11 am:
In the name of science, testing a non-OF molding mask that has fragrance oil in it. #itburns. I can report 24 hours after using this "Illuminus hydrating facial mask" my skin looks dry and dehydrated, worse, actually. The things I do for love.
This is what too much added artificial fragrance oil can do to your skin. Okamura Farm cleansers, serums, masks + moisturizers contain no added fragrance oil, no essential oils either! This does not mean the products are fragrance free, they have natural ingredients that have their own smell. Rose City Mask, for instance, has a slight rosey smell from the rose water distillate--think Portland's International Rose Test Garden (the oldest of its kind in the US!) in June.
OF Aromatherapy Toners, on the other hand, contain essential oils that benefit certain skin types and have aromatherapeutic qualities. Fragrance is what aromatherapy is based upon, but it is oils from plants and flowers. I use organic essential oils whenever possible.
The Okamura Farmacopia Oregon Series of lotions, potions + waxworks contains fragrance oils and essential oils. These products are designed for home and body, not facial use. I only use phthalate free fragrance oils, they're safe enough to apply on your face but the fragrance might be overwhelming to some.
Personal preference or sensitivity to smell? Tell me about it!
Have a beautiful weekend!