In the last year, I've watched my good friend, Lisa, expand her business. She is a reiki master and owns Healing Stone Foundry, beautiful natural stone jewelry infused with reiki energy and good vibes. While the pieces are very nice in their own right; what draws people to her booth and keeps them there, leaving with lots of new adornments, are the healing properties of the stones. Lisa had this genius idea to display the jewelry with a description of the healing powers of each piece. Many of the items have two or three different stones, so if you are suffering from illness, you may want to wear amber, and maybe it is framed with blue lapis, so you are protected too. Brilliant! Now this isn't just brilliant, it brings relief and joy to a lot of people. She is literally spreading love everywhere Healing Stone Foundry has a booth. People have stories, lots and lots of stories about why this or that stone speaks to them, or a loved one who needs it.
Lisa and I try to travel together when we can, and be vending neighbors. Our products compliment each other, but ya know, road trips with good friends are always fun too. As I have over-heard the stories and witnessed the kindness and healing that happens in her booth, it has occurred to me that most humans are far more interested in their emotional well being than what they are wearing. I want to participate in that too. I want to contribute as well, so I would like to introduce my hand-poured essential oil intent candles.
I've been blessed with a restless soul, which has sent me down many paths. One of those paths was aesthetics. As a trained aesthetician, essential oils were often used in facials as topical treatments and aromatherapy, and I completely believe in their ancient healing power. I'm not going to do facials in my booth with my paisley and fringe trappings, but I have developed aromatherapy candles, scented with essential oils that have specific properties. What is your intent? It is not enough to want something casually. If you need stress relief, it will come so much easier if you can meditate. Are you struggling with grief? Do you want love? Do you need protection during a vulnerable time? Are you as successful as you would like to be? The power is yours to achieve all of these things; you only need to identify the goal and take the necessary steps to make it happen. My candles aren't mystical items, the magic here is what is in your heart; however, they could be a tool to help you focus and live with intent.