Essential Oil Pantry

Essential Oil Pantry

Mounted inside the massage room on the wall is a full essential oil pantry.  During the massage, any number of the oils are layered along the body depending on the presentation.  When I travel, the basket on the shelf in the picture can be filled up with several oils to be used in your own personal space.

At least one whole shelf was gifted to me.  Some of my oils come direct from Cairo, Egypt.  I have no particular oil preference.  There are two Marlene’s store nearby and if I ever run out of something requested or necessary, then I will drive there and pick up whatever kind they happen to have.  When it comes to the more expensive oils like Sandalwood, Frankincense or Melissa then I will look for a variety that produces a more pure product that is 100% therapeutic grade.

Once upon a time I conducted a survey to the general population to see if they could ‘smell out’ a better quality brand essential oil.

For example, one Saturday at the WA Farmer Market – I presented Bergamot in 3 forms.  The population entered the building and found a survey on a table.  Smell each bottle, and check the number you prefer: 1,2 or 3.  They were to smell Aura Cacia, Nature’s Pantry of Bulk Apothecary and Nestafari of Egypt.

7 total wrote a response.  4 chose Nature’s Pantry Bergamot.  2 chose Aura Cacia Bergamot, and 1 picked Nestafari Bergamot.

In my pantry you’ll find all of the big name essential oil creators and then also some local.  Lavender is a native plant of Sequim, WA.  I sourced my essential oil with that plant direct from where it grows nearby and I support my local farmer.

Each massage will leave you feeling so refreshed and so relaxed because the essential oils have unlocked the way to wellness.  Your full body massage is at least 70 minutes and includes the essential oil layering.  Please visit www.abserenity.com to contact.IMG_20170705_182208

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Cannabis Oasis Tacoma, WA – review

Cannabis Oasis Tacoma, WA – review

“Legal Weed” review.  June 26, 2017 we stopped in at the Cannabis Oasis in Tacoma, WA nearby the Tacoma mall around lunchtime.

Have your ID ready when you enter the business.  Once you establish credibility (21+years old), you can walk up to the counter and pick your selection.  From the left to right of the store you will find your concentrates/vapables, edibles, cremes, and then flowers.

We were not offered weed packaged inside plastic.  The gal behind the counter just asked us what we liked and then set some jars on the counter for us to look at.  You cannot open them and get the aromatics.  We picked Gorilla Glue hybrid for our go to med and then we picked Pink Cookies for our Indica.

The words on the wall were confusing and scattered everywhere.  I picked based on prior knowledge of the plant and what I have tried before.  The menu at this location was the only thing that I would adjust for better customer service.  I was dizzy trying to read the weed, $, amount or goofy weed name.  

Gorilla Glue Hybrid total THC is 27.05%, CBD 0.09% and total CBD’s are 27.1%.  Pink Cookies Indica total THC is 26.50%, CBD 0.09% and total 23.33%.

The Gorilla Glue has beautiful botanical aromatics when you open the cork from the glass jar.  The smoke is smooth and comes with a little choke when you inhale a large toke.  It packs a punch of energy and takes away body aches and mosquito bite scratching. We purchased 3.5 grams for $40.

The Pink Cookie came in a nice nug jug also.  One toke on this indica and my whole body melted to the floor.  I began to drool and sweat.  This couch lock lasted only about 10 minutes and then I felt a heaviness.  We purchased 3.5 grams for $40.

The 7 grams of weed lasted 2 of us 10 days or the length of my husband’s vacation.

In the pictures you also see our spoon of coconut oil…

weed first – massage next.

We spend our vacation high on weed and naked and slippery.  The two make for fantastic date night with the one you love.

 

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WA Legal Weed Purchase review

WA Legal Weed Purchase review

What does one do when their regular Sunday Seahawks football game isn’t on anymore? We take a road trip to Ocean Shores, WA, smoke legally purchased weed & pray with the full moon. There was no snowpocolypse in western WA.

We stopped at Have a Heart Rec 21  in Ocean Shores .  Total spent – $45. I found a 10% discount for using my medical prescription for cannabis. I asked for a 60/40 sativa and he placed three 1g packages onto the counter. The green crack ‘weed’ looked fake so we chose the Black Betty and the Dutch Treat.

I don’t want to have to explain chemistry so the lab tests and THC% isn’t my thing. Does it look good? Does your mouth water when you crack open the bag? How stoned do you feel?  With these tiny 1 gram packages chances of you becoming brand specific or having a preference like a nonfat triple white chocolate iced mocha – not so much.  You’ll probably choose next time something that looks good and smells good!

We also purchased a glass pipe after deliberating on the largest bowl size. This orange pipe fit my dragon themed road trip plus it has a right hand carb which is perfect for us left handed people.

The only other people inside the shop were silver haired people displaying nervousness.

In WA the next big step is cool places to smoke weed outside. Hiding behind the bush is teenage bs.  Yes, I AM STONED, so is she, that guy, their dog, those three people over there, see those kids….you see my point?  Yes we can.

Cannabis Lotion Recipe

Cannabis Lotion Recipe

Mary Kay makeup ate a whole through Styrofoam. I witnessed that when I spent two weeks with their business kit in 2007.

MAKE YOUR OWN SKIN care! Cancer ENDs with me.

Cannabis can be added into the lotion or creme in various other ways.  I will explain what I do and if you are curious for more farmer tips to prepare the best topical – leave a comment.

Whipped cannabis topical 

8g water cured cannabis flowers. (See weed under water post)

16 oz coconut oil

7 oz Shea butter

1/4 cup beeswax

8 oz. Grapeseed oil

1 oz hemp oil

2 oz   aloe vera juice with fillet (Lily of the valley)

1 1/2oz distilled water

1 Tbsp Calm Magnesium citrate

  • essential oils, tinctures or rso added at the end to preference
  1. Add  8 oz of the coconut oil and the cannabis flowers into a cast iron skillet or any saucepan. Set the stove to the lowest heat setting and simmer. This process of blending the cannabis with coconut oil can take days if you want it to. Some begin the process at the new moon and complete the batch on the full moon. The heat is low – less than 100 degrees.
  2. Remove the flowers from the coconut oil by passing the blend through a cheesecloth or cotton fabric.  The resulting infusion of cannabis coconut will go back onto the stove into a soup pan.
  3. Add the Shea butter, the remaining coconut oil, the grape seed oil and beeswax.
  4. Place the pan on the stove on low and melt just until the beeswax liquifies.
  5. Pour your batch into a stainless steel bowl and refrigerate.
  6. It can take up to 6 hours to solidify in the fridge.
  7. Remove the bowl from fridge and whip it with a hand mixer on the lowest setting.  This can take a long time to whip up the hardened product.
  8. Now warm up the distilled water and mix the magnesium citrate to it.
  9. Add the magnesium blend to the lotion.
  10. After you blend it up, the lotion goes back into the fridge to chill for two hours.
  11. Remove lotion, whip it up and add the hemp oil and aloe.
  12. Add your essential oils now or tinctures or RSO and whip.
  13. Dispense.

This recipe creates around 30oz or more lotion which will last a long time. It should be applied as you would any lotion. This lotion is good for ANY skin…face skin, hair scalp, body – vagina!

If you want to preserve shelf life add a vitamin E or use an essential oil like rosemary or frankincense for longer shelf life.

Most people leave their lotion at the back of the toilet or in the medicine chest. Some leave it by the bedside. Others apply with the monthly breast self check. I use it ALL day.

Lotion making is like making cookies or cheesecake.  It requires TLC but in the end you are doing your largest organ a favor!

 

Stop trusting someone else to care for your skin.

Do it yourself. You are beautiful.

 

 

Weed Under Water

Weed Under Water

Oil in massage sheets over time ruins the fabric. I don’t massage frequently enough to justify using  a laundry service.

Vacation + cannabis infused  coconut oil + massage = ruined sheets

In order for me to develop a massage lubrication that is free of the chlorophyll and cellulose from the cannabis to save my sheets – I’ve come to use a water cure for my cannabis.

The weed gets osmosis.  Simple.

Most cannabis growers air cure the flowers with the harvest.  I do a full plant extraction. The picture above is of my cooler, water, and cannabis.  Full plant extraction is simple. You submerge the plant under water for 7-9 days. Every day you change the water. When the day comes to remove the plant and air dry – it’ll be ready to trim and jar once dried.  This seriously cuts down on the overall cure time.

But doesn’t it ruin your weed? Only if you sell your buds by weight. For me – I prefer to feature aromatic essential oils based on the intended recipient of massage.  So sometimes we focus on earthy tones like vetiver or basil and those oils don’t compete with the cannabis terpenes.

But aren’t cannabis terpenes healing? Yes they are, but for massage therapy, the cannabis terpenes are a bug repellant.  The tricomes of cannabis hold the medicine and those are hydrophobic. The medicines stick together and change color to a nice amber once the cure is complete.  This makes for a more desirable body-stone.

I get a great pleasure from watching the water flush away the toxins the plant survived while alive. In  King County, WA our water comes from several different wells.  They dump all kinds of chemicals into the waters we drink and water our plants with.  The constructed drought was no fun either. We grew three plants this season.  We are in the flight path and we have chemspraying planes here. I contacted our congressman about the chemtrailing because he was once a family friend and I kicked rocks with his nephews as a kid. He denied the sprays. I don’t blame him. Going up against the beast….

Anyway – my lotions and massage oils aren’t green and I am able to blend other essential oils that smell fantastic.  There isn’t an easier curing option than the water cure.