Saturday, September 22, 2012

Autumnal Equinox 2012

Happy Equinox! Happy Birthday Blog!!

It's hard to believe a whole year has gone by since I started blogging at Seelie Court. Such a year it's been, so many life changes.... births, deaths, transplants (us, from West to East), awakenings, hurdles, reunions and farewells. Such a bittersweet year, such a growing up year. I'm so grateful for the love I'm surrounded by always, family and fae. Even more than ever do I realize that distance does not mean much at all to ties that bind. True love friendships last forever, even if they evolve and wander.

Seelie Herbal Remedies is becoming Seelie Naturals (Seelie Jewelry and Seelie Soap to start). Florida is SO VERY DIFFERENT than California. In more ways than I can say, so I won't even try. But the magic is strong here, the fairies just a bit wilder. Not to gripe or whine, but the state itself has very strange laws which are making the legalities of Seelie Naturals a bit more of a challenge. I have been provided with some limitations that are inspiring more creativity (along with frustration). //Until I am officially a Cosmetics Manufacturer I cannot sell my products, which are all considered cosmetics. //

This huge limitation has allowed me to revisit an earlier incarnation of my self - that of jewelry designer. I've never set the jewelry tools down, but I did change my focus from jewelry to herbal remedies... and now I'm becoming a hybrid jeweler/herbalist/aromatherapist. I'm exploring themes I have dabbled with over the past few years (aroma jewelery, natural fibers, recycled materials) and bringing back the old loves (gemstones, pearls and metals).

In addition to the jewelry I will be developing some amazing soaps. Real, old fashioned soap. I've evaded soaping for years now, choosing to Just Not Go There probably for fear of Never Turning Back. Maybe it's the image of the old gypsy stirring her cauldron of lye and fats, I don't know. All I know is that the fairies are determined to help me help others Smell Good Naturally, so they've worked their magic and I will be soaping. With my mother!! Two old gypsies, the crone and the mother, cackling and mumbling over a shared cauldron. I can't wait to share Seelie Soap with all of you. Soon, dearies. Soon. (Soap is not considered a cosmetic. Neither is jewelry!)

So the Equinox... I'm balancing the new/old/growing skills to create a magical life for our future. So Seelie. Thank you to the fairies, the Universe, GaiaEarth and my chosen and blood family.


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

 Happy Earth Day

Growing Wiser Promise to Myself: I will age with grace and fairy magic. I will teach my daughter to recognize natural beauty and find peace with myself in order to reinforce those teachings. By example. Healthy lifestyle. Naturally maintained skin, radiant seelie glow. Dancing swimming skipping playing = fit figure.

It is the day after earth day. The day after my 43rd birthday. Seelie is putting down roots on another coast. Big move. Adjustment.  Full circle we return to the land of our youth. 
Patience. Seelie will thrive. The seeds have been planted and will be well nourished with: sunshine, fresh clean air, ocean breezes and the love of generations.

There is something so refreshing about the smell of magnolias.... lemony and floral and cool, not cloying and sticky. The little sprite loves the magnolia and knows the scent can't be bottled, however that does not mean I won't try and capture a memory of the bloom. And I'm in love with confederate jasmine. Smells like my youth, my backyard and fun frolicking.


Friday, January 6, 2012

deodorant cream

This is how it all began...
I'd been blending essential oils for many years, using natural products from Beautyland (and the local health food store), eating healthy and purifying my living space and my body. I was happy. Except I hadn't found an effective deodorant. And I had tried many things. Anti-perspirant was out of the question, as well as any synthetic ingredient.
So I set to work on creating my own deodorant. It couldn't be any less effective than those I had already tried. After a bit of experimentation I figured it out. Then I fiddled and blended and really perfected it.
A totally natural and effective deodorant. I shared it with my family and close friends. They fell in love. I think you will, too.

Seelie Herbal Remedies Deodorant Cream with flowers and clay
A unique cream deodorant

Key Ingredients
Kaolin Clay soothes irritation and absorbs impurities, leaving skin feeling powdery fresh.
Rose and lavender flower powder calm skin.
Aluminum-free baking soda  effectively neutralizes odor.
Shea butter nourishes delicate underarm skin.
Seelie essential oil blend imparts a clean, fresh scent while providing anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and deodorant effect.

How to
Warm a small amount of Deodorant Cream between your fingertips (the shea butter base will quickly melt with your body heat) and apply to underarms. Rinse fingertips with water only, leaving a residue of shea butter behind which you can then rub into cuticles and hands.

Yes. You must touch your underarms.

This product works best on clean, warm skin - so after the shower or bath is the perfect time to apply. It should not irritate freshly shaved skin, but please wait a few hours after waxing.
Deodorant Cream works wonderfully on feet as well... but due to the nourishing shea butter it may leave your tootsies a bit slippery. So be careful.