Friday, January 18, 2013

Sage Spirits

Dena is our newest staff member. She's an old friend of Christi's, newly relocated to Nashville, who is with us part time while building her practice on her "real job"...she brings a wonderfully energetic attention to detail and a bright smile to the production floor.     She's always had an interest in a holistic lifestyle but the oils and their effects are new to her.  And sometimes newcomers experience things that the rest of us might have overlooked.
We all know that Sage is traditionally used for cleansing, ritually and energetically, and that it is a powerful antibacterial.  Our white sage is very popular with those using the oils for ritual and spiritual purposes, but our more traditional Dalmation Sage (Salvia officianalis) tends to linger on the shelf.  We decided to add it to our next "sampler pack" in hopes some of you might be intrigued by it.    Dena was pouring the sample batch, and shares her experience:

As I was preparing to pour the sample packs for the shipments, I came across Sage, Dalmation.  The more I poured this oil, the more I fell in love with it. The smell was clean and bright, sweet and earthy.  There is something about this oil. something very special. The oil seems to 'thin the veil'. I could feel or sense 'the cloud of witnesses' hovering over me. I kept looking over my shoulder waiting to catch my dad standing next to me. You see, my dad has passed this earthy realm. maybe it's something going on with me. Maybe this oil transported me. or him. I have heard not everyone likes this oil. Maybe the oil brings the spirit realm closer. not everyone is comfortable with that. For me, at this fork... this juncture, this time in my life,  looking for fresh direction, maybe this oil is just what I need. I have been calling it the clairvoyant oil. I bet if I meditated with it I would feel grounded, protected, affirmed, and would receive answers to some of my questions.

  As I said...sometimes newcomers to the oils are more sensitive to their energetics.  Sage doesn't do this to me, but who am I to argue with its effects on others.

Friday, January 11, 2013

"It can't be..."

Christi was out of the office today so I ended up fielding the phone calls.  An interesting day.  I don't know why people insist on blocking their phone number and name when they call.

"You have Balsam Fir Essential Oil?"

Yes, Canadian, from an Organic producer.

"What does organic mean for an essential oil?"

The question rather took me aback.  "In this case it was produced by a USDA Certified Organic producer." 

"Oh.  Well,  yours can't be real."

Excuse me?  Why would you say that?

"Because [fill in the blank of your favorite multilevel marketing company] charges $78.00 for theirs, how can you sell it for $10.00????"

Because I don't have massive numbers of downlinks to pay off? 

"How do you know yours is real?"

"Because I buy it direct from the distiller, in Canada, and have upon occasion had their oils laboratory tested to make sure they were what they should be."

"Well, they can't be the real thing at that price."  Click, and she was gone

I can't help wondering if we were to quintuple the price whether we might sell more?