My foundation for understanding plants and the healing they offer through their chemistry, came from practicing aromatherapy and skincare. I am selective and careful in my own practices of sustainability and do not take from endangered ecosystems. I support healthy skin but no longer promote plants for their use to achieve external beauty, their medicine is complex as well as precious.
The longer I've worked with plants the deeper my understanding for their right to have a healthful life experience and not be subjected to over harvesting, misunderstanding and human greed. We are in relationship with life forms whose time and experience on this planet far surpass our collective knowledge as humans.
Creosote, Larrea tridentata
A primary ingredient used in the Creosote & Lavender Oil
This photo was taken on a walk in Tucson. Creosote give off a special aroma after it rains, which many say reminds them of smell of rain.
Botanical oils resting in morning sun.
This Frankincense resin infused for a year in a quiet safe space, brought out for special occasions, like new moon and eclipse energy. It has been invaluable for medicine and blends ranging from skin repair, to application on tumors and abnormal skin growths. In addition to the physical attributes, Frankincense may offer an emotional sensation of grounding and assist with meditation and spiritual connection.
*Frankincense trees are becoming increasingly endangered; see resource page. I'm presently interacting with other sustainably sourced resins. It was restorative to work with this medicine.
Lavender, Lavendula angustifolia
A primary ingredient in the Creosote & Lavender oil pictured above.
Notice the difference in the flowers between the two pictured species of lavender? The chemistries differ as well. This species is a good fit with relaxation, it has high amounts of linalool and eugenol, which in combination, offer a calming effect to the nervous system.
The infusion of creosote with lavender is a popular scent and reminds most of the desert after a rain.
Creosote Lavender Blend in stock 6/23
Rosemary Creosote Blend in stock 6/23
Rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis
I was inspired to create a new infusion using Rosemary and Creosote. Much like the lavender and creosote, the blend offers anti microbial powers as well as a smooth refreshing aroma with focus.
Botanical Oil Infusions
Oil Infusions are created by soaking dried plant material, herbs and flowers in a botanical oil.
Some infusions steep for up to 6 months. I allow the process to unfold naturally and am guided by the how the botanicals are absorbed into the various oil bases.
As the botanical oils absorb the physical plant chemistries to treat pain, muscle spasms, or calm and condition the skin, I also expose the oil to music, a sunny window, prayer, a full moon, an eclipse and Solfeggio frequencies. I sell infused oils by the oz.
For photos and information about plants and healing, find me on Instagram@ five28_hz.
Bespoke Botanical Oils
(not offered at this time)
Formulation includes a 1oz oil formulation to support physical, emotional or spiritual needs.
I have formulated for bereavement, life transitions, to enhance meditation & prayer, increase focus and ease achy joints. Self care is a personal journey, blends are uniquely formulated for you.
1 oz Bespoke botanical oil blend cost $65.
Bespoke Herbal Steam
(not available at this time)
Bespoke herbal steams can be used for sinuses, pores, even meditation. Your personalized herbal mixture will provide between 3 and 4 facial steams. I had a friend show me how to re-use my herbal steam in a footbath, and get an additional use from this product. I love this because it provides you with two self care opportunities (an herbal steam and additional foot bath) with one product.
Inhalation of herbs and flowers can clear sinuses, and infuse mucus membranes (eyes, nose and mouth) with anti-microbial essential oils released by the plants as they are heated by the hot water. Plant blends can assist with clearing pores and reducing breakouts. They can support immune system before/during and after illness/allergies.
And, I find when I steam I bring my awareness into the present, notice the sensation of heat, the aroma of the plants, the relaxation in my shoulders as I inhale deeply, awareness on the breath, the movement of the herbs in the water...set your timer for 10 minutes and give your Self this moment.
8 oz Bespoke Herbal Steams cost $45
Aromatic Herbal Baths of the Ancients (link also on resource page)
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