Our HABA gals, Jennifer and Cindy, are getting ready to give our GA-Bradley Fair customers a lesson in essential oils at 9 a.m., Saturday, September 17. I plan on being there!
I’ve ventured tentatively into the mysteries of essential oils, pouring a refreshing oil combination into a diffuser and rubbing Aura Cacia’s Gray Matter Batter onto my “computer neck.”
But other than that, I know little about aromatherapy and how it actually heals and restores the body. So I’m eager to hear the secrets locked up in those little bottles of elixir.
Aura Cacia, one of our respected aromatherapy companies that has quite a following at all eight of our GreenAcres Markets, came out with a set of chakra roll-ons several years ago that makes trying out these lovely essences simple and easy.
First off, the mystical beauty behind healing chakras and energy flow, is about as foreign to me as feng shui–that allusive amalgam of science and folklore thousands of years old that has everything to do with balance of energy, compass points and uncluttered existence.
That’s about the best I can glean from everything I’ve read about home decorating with feng shui in mind. I’m not sure where I stand on the colliding of energy fields. I do believe, if I just rearranged my bed to face the north, I might sleep more soundly. But then, I’d have to give up a window near my bed…oh well.
That said, I’m kind of excited about trying these chakra roll-ons. For one thing, I don’t have to guess at the myriad aromatherapy oils we offer at GreenAcres.
In 2013, we invited a charming young woman who really knows a lot about the business of healing oils to be on a radio station we produced for a year before we quit the radio show to start building our store chain.
Charlynn Avery, an Aura Cacia educator, has worked with these lovely-smelling oils for years—even before she went into the business. Charlynn just knows aromatherapy, the combinations for healing oils, what they do for the body and the senses and the amount to use on a daily basis.
Luckily, both Cindy and Jennifer have traveled to the Aura Cacia headquarters and observed first hand how they are produced and preserved. But looking at those tiny bottles of oil all perfectly aligned on our aromatherapy shelf, my head starts to spin…where does one begin?!
I’ve decided to roll with the chakra roll-ons. They’re easy; I can buy one at a time; don’t have to think about mixing oils to get the right scent or feel. So what exactly are the chakras? A blog on the Internet explains: “Chakras are our energy centers. These openings allow our life energy to flow into and out of aura. The seven major chakras are associated with physical, mental and emotional interactions. The first chakra (root) actually hangs outside of your body. It is located between your thighs, about hallway between your knees and your physical body.
“The seventh chakra (crown) is located on the top of your head. The remaining chakras (sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat and third eye) are aligned in sequence along your spine, neck and skull. Chakras are invisible to the human eye, but they can be seen intuitively by trained energy workers.”
Hmmmm. That’s asking a lot of a skeptic, still I’m game to try Aura Cacia’s Organic Chakra Balancing Aromatherapy Roll-ons. I know from our time spent visiting with Charlynn Avery Aura Cacia buys its produce and pure organic ingredients only from reputable farmers and communities. In fact, Aura Cacia gives back 1% of sales to the very farms it buys from. I like that. I like fair trade. I like knowing the suppliers that fuel the industry. So, I’m going for the chakra that “opens the heart.” I think everyone can use a little more heart, so that’s my start.
If you care to join me on your own adventure into the mysterious oils of emotional and spiritual energy, I’ll be sitting in a chair at the front on September 17, ready to learn from our gals who use essential oils daily!