PLANT AND SPIRIT is a small artisan apothecary and producer of wellness, ritual and sacred self-care products.
THE ART AND SCIENCE OF PLANT MEDICINE
We are part of nature. Plant medicine is in our bones. It’s in our DNA. We have evolved with healing plants for millions of years. Our bodies recognize them, can assimilate them, and know what to do with their healing chemicals. Not only do plants have a beneficial effect on our physical bodies, essential oils are recognized as potent healers on all levels - physical, mental, emotional and spiritual - making them one of the most complete healing allies available to us from Mama Earth.
THE ALCHEMY OF PLANT AND SPIRIT
I created most of my formulas through feedback and observation from real people and in a clinical setting over nearly two decades. For each of my essential oil blends I start with a firm grasp on the science and principles of classical, chemistry-based aromatherapy, human anatomy and physiology, aspects of energetic medicine, and the use of essential oils for psycho-spiritual disharmonies. To this I then add my own intention, artful blending and intuitive insight developed over many years. All of these elements come together in complex and well-rounded synergies that can support a return to balance on all levels.
What is a “synergy”? An essential oil synergy is created by combining the therapeutic actions of individual oils into aromatically balanced blends that are allowed to mature into a beautifully unified aroma. In a balanced synergy the whole is more potent and complex than the sum of its parts.
Natural remedies, whether herbs, essential oils, vitamins, etc. are powerful healing allies that should always be viewed as assisting therapies and not a singular solution to maintaining good health. When used in isolation, as one would a drug therapy, they don’t work as well, but excel when used in concert with additional movement towards a balanced life. They are best used only when necessary and in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle rich in real food, physical exercise, meaningful interests, love and support, a sense of community, soul work, and a productive and cooperative relationship with a good health advisor.
GENUINE AND AUTHENTIC
I use only the highest quality, genuine and authentic essential oils, sourced from just a few trusted suppliers that I have worked with for nearly twenty years. Genuine and authentic means that the source and substance of the oil is known and verified through chemical analysis, and is chemotyped when appropriate. Plants of the same species may have different predominant chemical profiles, or chemotypes, depending on where and under what conditions they were grown, and at what point in the season they were harvested and how they were processed. These varying chemical profiles determine the therapeutic effects of the oil and how they should be used.
ABOUT THE OWNER
I am a Wayfinder, Medicine Maker and women-centered Wellness Guide. For over two decades I have helped women find their way back from chronic illness to vibrant health, beginning with myself after a Fibromyalgia diagnosis in 1992, and again after debilitating spinal issues in 2010. My passion lies in helping women recognize that the way to empower themselves, and to honor and share their gifts with the world, is to first practice the art of sacred self-care.
My work has included a private clinical practice as a Medical Herbalist, Aromatherapist, Nutrition Counselor, Certified Massage Therapist and Reiki Master/Teacher, and lecturing to groups of medical professionals about drug free treatment of Fibromyalgia and Candida. I have the utmost faith in the wisdom of our bodies, and the healing powers of plant and spirit medicine.
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Plant and Spirit products and statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.
These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. All information regarding the use of essential oils is for educational purposes only. Each individual is solely responsible for educating themselves and making appropriate decisions regarding their own health and wellbeing.
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