I recently stumbled upon this site by accident, and as soon as I did I had an idea spark.
My Mother was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis almost 20 years ago. During that time she was in and out of hospitals, being treated with any and all medication that they could try. For the first 6 years of her "new life" she struggled with the degeneration of her nerves and the side effects of the medication they gave her. It was no "life" for her.
After one particualrly serious neurologist's visit, when Mama was in the depth of her research she came across the "natural remedies" that could help alleviate her symptoms. Her focus was directed to Aromatherapy. In the next two years she was constantly researching and going to seminars, writing papers and asking the question "Why can't we use these substances drawn from natural resources to heal us?" So, [Majik by Mother Nature©] was born.
During the time that my mother was running her business, she was the healthiest. She transitioned from taking a handful of prescriptions to walking around outside and treating herself--in the homeopathic sense of the word--with the herbal and essential oil mixtures she had come to know so well. Her business grew little by little, and friends who came to her and experienced the results reached out to others suffering from the prescription pads. Her passion for natural rememdies is amazing and her knowledge of them immense. As
her business grew her strength did, too, and there wasn't a day that she didn't get a phone call, email, or letter thanking her for the work that she did.
About 7 years ago her business fell to the wayside in her pursuit to take care of her home and her children. As a single mother, she had to start working longer hours, and her supply orders got smaller. Her health declined and her flare ups became more frequent. We tried every year to get her to begin again, but the looming presence of bills and the stress of working kept her small business at bay.
What I want to do, with any money that is raised on this site, is give this gift to our Mama. The amount would cover her herbs and oils, ordered from StarWest Botanicals [ starwest-botanicals.com ], as well as the packaging supplies and the fees for her website.
If anything could be spared it would mean the world to a Mother that has not only sacrificed her business for us, but has overcome her MS even in her most stressed state. If I am able to reach this goal, my brother and I will be able to present it to her on her birthday. She gives so much to the world because she believes that one
person can make the difference. She is happy with what she has in life because she believes that everything happens for a reason. She feeds her passion for helping and healing others in any way that she can. I want her to be able to feed her dream again.
Thank you for taking the time to read this, and all the blessings to you and your families.
Aromatherapy is the art and science of treating illnesses through essential oils and/or inhaling herbal mixtures. The sense of smell or olfactory senses are the quickest path to the brain. Once the scent molecules pass the brain, it enters the bloodstream through the lining in our lungs. Once the molecules enter the bloodstream they influence the nervous systems, adrenal glands, stomach, intestines, heart rate, circulatory, and immune systems. Now the scent molecules also stimulate or relax emotions, attitude, energy level, sex drive, concentration, memory and other brain activity. All of that from smelling scents that we already know.
Essential oils used in ancient Egyptian times had many purposes. Burial, spiritual, medical and perfume are just some of their uses. The word perfume comes from the Latin phrase through the smoke. Egyptians closed themselves in small rooms and burnt herbs and oils to cover their body odor. This is where incense came from. The Egyptians also noticed that the scented smoke had medicinal purposes also.
Rene- Maurice Gattefosse was a French chemist who coined the phrase Aromatherapy. It was actually an accident; He burned his hand then confused a bowl of water with a bowl of Lavender oil. Instead of a bad chemical reaction, he learned that the lavender oil healed the burn quicker and left less scarring. This launched his research in Essential oils and Aromatherapy.
The process of distillation is used to extract essential oils from grasses, leaves, trees, roots, and flowers. Some oils require a lot of raw material to make a small amount of oil, and then other oils are easier and less expensive to produce. Therefore, if oil has a higher price, and a few are quite expensive, then that means that particular oil is difficult to harvest and distill.
Aromatherapy is the idea that through the senses of touch and smell the body can achieve harmony between mind, body, and spirit. Balance is important today due to the Contamination of chemicals in our world as shown in the ozone alerts. Todays stress, busy schedules, full houses and all of the everyday problems, which have become part of our hectic existence. Aromatherapy is a healthy, easy, inexpensive way to naturally heal your mind and body.