Friday, November 30, 2012

more on soapmaking

It is wonderful to meet people who care about soapmaking. I know I do. I love it! It is my craft!
 I love getting new oils and  creating gorgeous scent combinations and I am continuously in awe of rose oil; each distillation being uniquely all its own:) sigh...:)
Right now I have a little elder co2 that smells so nice and fresh, I am thinking to use it in a batch of soap for the future.
The thing is, maybe it is better off on its own..I'll need to think on that because all at once my mind drifts towards helicrysum and ravinsara....towards violets with elder....
That is how rich the craft of soapmaking is! The opportunities are endless, meanwhile you can still enjoy the classics, like patchouli and lavender and neroli.
I love neroli! I do!
xx



Thursday, November 29, 2012

new soap this week

I had to. I had bought this really amazing avocado oil at a posh little market down the street the other day. Golden green and very nicely cold pressed. Why wouldn't I want to  make a nice soothing soap for this time of year?
Every one is really dry and itchy, yes?
I know, and there many reasons. Dry forced air blowing through your house and work is one reason why you're dry. Another may be your skin care..

Just for now and maybe later, who knows, I really like keeping the soap base consistent but a tropical oils blend is nice on the skin.


I split the batch in two and created these gorgeous chunks of lovin'!!

here is the recipe:

12 ounces avocado oil
12 ounces macadamia nut oil
64 ounces cold pressed  extra virgin fruity olive oil
30 ounces organic extra virgin coconut oil
a dollop shea butter at the end
( you can go figure out your calculations with your water phase if you get so inclined to make some soap)


One is patchouli (aged) and petitgrain...love love love

Below that you have an all time classic sleep potion "Silence" with lavender ylang ylang extra and wild chamomile and just a dusting of sandalwood powder.




I hope you get to enjoy one or two and remember how wonderful life can be for you and me, honey:):)
xx

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

some stuff happening in the sky

We all missed our alarms this morning! Everybody is home sleeping except me. I am doing laundry (daily)and I am
telling you this.

The Holidays..I mean what is it? I love the lights and sparkly things, but the expectations, the rise in loneliness and feeling empty like no one is going to be with you forever..well they are not...the feeling like you haven't got what you really want most???
I have heard that..
I am thinking like you get what you make.
What you make with each day. How your thoughts molded every event.
Your words shape the type of friendships and connections you'll make and what you'll expect from others in the future.

All this Gemini stuff too. I know I have had to watch my mouth a few times!
I'll give you an example of what happened  the other day...
lol

Me, " all I know is I'm fine, my girth keeps my skin up"

Fred in Grocery, "Now there is an unattractive word there, girth"

Me, " unless you're talking about a penis"
OMG..it just came out!!Todd the other grocery guy was standing there..completely
shocked and delighted..( he must have girth then) Fred who is some sort of Jehovah's Witness not so much.
lol

Men are so weird!
I said I was sorry and walked away from them. They started looking at me differently all day like the time Elaine had some pornographic message on her phone and when George and Kramer and Jerry heard that, they all became besotted. They had never seen that side of Elaine..she always seemed like one of the guys.

Jupiter Gem
You brighten my day
and bring flowers and gifts my way
your words like honey can pierce some too as Lilith visits you for a few days..you hot little sweetness, you..
you'll gladly share knowledge and experience
on walking out of the haze
the delusions
the dreariness
You smell like roses and jasmine and everything good, I detect a little sandalwood and patchouli somewhere in there too.
honey darling dear, I love you:)







Saturday, November 24, 2012

some new blend ideas that I have for soap

~I want to do a Red Clover Chamomile Linden Blossom Soap with hawthorn berries( just a few)::

~I am thinking of course to make a new Tree Sort of blend with everything I have in stock right now, cedar, larch, mastic, birch, fir absolute, frankincense, myrrh, black spruce..I mean really..how nice is that?
      Like The Time Lord inverted..
Like a super huge star collapsing in on itself and then shooting everything out again as if a flower is blooming...
We are all in that... but everything is so far apart we can't feel it. Sometimes you can. Sometimes you feel the electric current with in your own heart or in a split second you may feel yourself out of your body...things are moving so fast you don't even know it is happening.
and that is why I love space!
lol

~Neroli with Jasmine, Linden, Rose and Petitgrain Sur Fluer

A very special soap for someone who loves pure essential oils on the skin and deserves the very best.
Soothing, calming, illustrious, charming, loves the woman within and digs the man all the way. Sleeps well with a quiet mind and relieves any pain with ease.
This is an emotional blend. Forgiveness comes to mind.



Friday, November 23, 2012

Eleneetha Aromatics

Here is how it is going to be, see...
You buy 50 dollars worth of stuff from me, you get free shipping..
email me with your choices
send payment privately to Paypal;

eleneetha@yahoo.com
any other request can be send via email or text; 248.909.6608..please tell me who you are and how much you love me!!!
thank you:)
anastasia
www.eleneetha.esty.com

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Hello

Happy Thankful Day To You!!

Here is my list of gratefulness;

 Awesome soap goodness for sure

Right now  have so much food there is no room in the cooler

My kids are all home and safe

My mom is still making a meal for us today and we will eat and laugh and sleep later

My dad is...he is dad...papou..helping yia yia...his favorite thing to say is, "you, you, you.."

My little grand child, jumping and running up and down the stairs..my sweet little noodle boy, he is...

Strawberry pie from Whole Foods Market...a nice coffee and I am good..no stress, no worries, just family:)


Have an awesome day:)




Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Moon day Special

The Day of The Moon..Monday

We howl at the moon, and we cry and we weep and then we laugh at all of the silliness..It is all a dream really it is! We smell so good and we sleep well too, because we know deep inside in our hearts mind who we are..

aaaahoooooo!!! I should call this an offering to the wolf in me!


MONDAY
All Day!

you get in this offering:

1 one ounce annie's dry rub cleanser

1 2 ounce room spray
(temperance weaver menu)

1 10 ml roll on perfume in og jojoba
(same as the sprays, from temperance weaver menu)

1 or 2 guest sized bars of soap
(((Fine, choose any soap you want:)))

$12.99 + shipping





Monday, November 19, 2012

people said

They, some,  say I should write about Costa Rica and about my experiences there..
I can never think of the right words. How it felt like the end of the world where I had no one. They weren't my enemies and they weren't my friends either. You can't get a break.The pay is 100 a week on the average and that is if you are good at something..and hopefully not involved with their government.
They called me bruha because I look like one and made bread like they had never seen before, I walked miles a day to teach English for money and I looked at the visitors who came and left..
Americans, white and fatter than most I hate to say but true none the less.

dang man, we have so much food here!! So mush good buttery goodness!
Time to work then, this week, yes??


xx



Saturday, November 17, 2012

so i bought the osho zen tarot deck and book

Robert said it is the one thing every reader should have..
I said, "I don't want to be a reader, I want to  be a reader"
He laughed, "Did you hear what she said, she said?   I don't want to be a reader, I want to be a reader."
I couldn't even look up at him but he got my message, I guess.

I would like to be a better understander~ of the physics of spirituality, the occult (which doesn't even mean the devil, but a secrets unveiled) and I would have better understanding of The Buddha as they say...but enough about me..

When you go to the Mayflower, Robert becomes this fountain of energy and information..he blurted out some stuff about the millions of levels of a human being, which stuck with me. That is, you connect on many levels with people you love and sometimes not on all of them..
Like the mental, physical and emotional aspects of a humans consciousness.
I bought Rudolf Steiner's Occult Science..

And I began reading the osho zen tarot book..very fun very fun:)
maybe I'll share some things  about that sometime:)
Thank you for being awesome to me:)
xx




Friday, November 16, 2012

My Jupiter Gems

You parade before me
ripe for the plucking
You parade before me
angry as the dickens
You cry before me that your world may be broken
I don't think so
it is transforming always and that hurts your Brain from all the expanding
take it
take it all in and remember your realities are in the millions
millions of levels millions of chances to do good, be kind and forgive with all your heart
it fixes everything
the forgiving does!!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

people, me and the lord of success

Have you ever read a book which just jerked you around and made you cry because the story was so good..so enriched with emotion and heart wrenching experiences?
I believe life is like that..
You meet people who touch you deeply for a few years, break your heart a few times and basically jerk you around mostly because they can.
And there it is again..The Lord Of Success! The six of pentacles!

Sixes  are about relationships, daily meetings, having lunch and talking to your everyday peeps. Sixes are also about affairs of the heart and actual affairs!

It is true when we say that charm and warmth flow through and new links of attractions are created..there is sex and it is good..if and I say if..a person gets seduced by the sex, they would certainly be obliged by attracting more of those sexy type folks in their daily realm..like attracts like...

Sixes are about making choices all day. Which is better in the long run or for my ego, my shiny white horse which needs feeding or theirs..sixes are also about sharing..
It is about what you now have and what is always seductive and adventurous..till it becomes what you now have..


**I am going to The Mayflower Book Shop today to visit Robert and his little sweet bookstore.. we get to look at some very interesting astrology book ideas..and tarot studies, religion.... He has so many trinkets in there you actually becomes one while there! I always have to review why I am holding 100 dollars worth of stuff in my hand..you know, three four books and a little statue and it is a hundred bucks right there!
I will buy a new deck. I have been looking at a Zen Tarot that looks really nice and I should look at the Thoth deck for sure!!

http://www.mayflowerbookshop.com/astrooct.html

Here is a little bit of what he says about Jupiter In Gemini:))))

  • October 4th Jupiter goes retrograde in Gemini until January 30th, 2013. Re-thinking is inevitable at its most retrograde position 6 degrees Gemini, Jupiter basically will be conjuncting the last Neptune/Pluto (late 1800‘s) conjunction degrees; signifying a new explosion of ideas, science, the arts, new spiritual knowledge, changing world scenarios, inventions, innovations, and world thrust for progress, growth, and learning. Free Universities anyone?! It may also take that long to figure out what the heck happened during the Election. Jupiter in Gemini is the love for learning and making connections; as well as being busy, even though, perhaps, much of it is superficial. Those born late February, May, August, or November will feel it the most, a sense of expansiveness and wanting to do everything at once. Good for learning, growing, connecting, playing, sharing. Jupiter going retrograde on the degrees of the infamous VENUS TRANSIT of last June, and going back to degrees of last Neptune/Pluto conjunction along with Mercury retrograde on Election Day going back to near opposition of VENUS TRANSIT degree and Jupiter’s degree at October 4th retrograde will make for one of the most interesting spiritual and karmic situations for some time to come. Many a higher revelation and truth will emerge concerning the quality and state of mind soul when it comes to love, compassion, and the future destiny of both earth collectively and the individual. Anything not done out of love and higher motivation can backfire at this time. This is a great time for re-inventing work, divining true calling, taking up a new art or musical pursuit, or just pondering one’s true self-identity in all this crazy world which seems always at war and in want of peace and joy. None-the-less, we will be starting to make sense of the huge outpouring of spiritual and scientific information at the end of the 1800s, and a renewed sense of global responsibility may well be upon us. A renewed sense of love and virtue, right work and heart thinking is awakening in the midst of these somewhat difficult times that often appear chaotic, ecologically damaging, apocalyptic, deluded and void of any virtuous merit. If there ever was a time that artistic and spiritual perception, insight, and action was needed, this is it. May all beings find happiness and their own creative part to play and work. OM!





Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Who are you? A Reflection of the Chariot

First off, no more TV unless it is Netflix, check!

Second, start working on being detached from every bit of news that is on the computer or in the office.

This stuff has nothing to do with your real self and will not really enrich your journey in life.
Enjoy what you do and all the best things can come from that.

Third, be aware of people.
Yes, the ones you work with..sleep with, clean up after.. compassion levels, in check!

Some people are just plain mean and will never be your friend..it is ok..move on from emotional vampires and be what your inner voice has been telling you to be and remember there is a price for everything you get to have..you know this...
yes, you are different from the rest, ten feet high as you often say, ( ok ok I say this ) but you still have lingering doubt and little fear creeps in, you're afraid of being exposed..you'll be exposed, trust me on that. Eventually people see who you are. They are drawn to you for that. They want some hope, some kind relief from their inner pain  which they nurture and nurture because they aren't getting what they want from something that they really want. Their heart is breaking, they are crying and they are so disjointed in their mind.

Seeing the truth may be painful but at least now you can do something else..but first things first, mind your chariot..you are the driver..you make the horses go where you want..be an awesome driver then!!



**yesterday I took the girls shopping for Winter coats, it is freeking cold here and they are like still in hoodies, so twice now we are in TJ Maxx and they still won't choose a jacket! I got so mad, omg!
I yelled, you guys are going to make me drive to every store, till you find the same thing in some other store, all because you think I have bad taste?"
OMG
"I do not have bad taste, I just think it is ridiculous to have your pants hanging down where you can't walk or some thing...and, I want you to be warm, it'll be 27 tomorrow!" Emily was crying by now..she cries easy, Sarah is more daring, no sense arguing with an Aries Capricorn Moon type, they are crazy! You have a ram and and a goat..eye!! Too much!
Half way home I calmed down, It is no sense trying to change their minds..grrrrr!
Detachment, more detachment!

xx














Tuesday, November 13, 2012

the news

 Kristen  wore her underwear to her vampire movie and who cares?
I don't, but...
Why??
That is where my Capricorn Moon says, wtf?
Daring, huh?
"Keep you panties for your lover at special times is my opinion but I am told by my daughter that I am a prude..
Am I wrong about this?
Aries chicks like to show it off, so we'll give her that.


Oh how about this, Venice..
Venice is basically a disaster waiting to happen, but does regularly flood. People know and get ready for it every 30, 40 years, now it is the sixth biggest flood they've have had in like 200 years..The sixth seems normal to me, but we make everything about how bad. Those Venusians, they are walking in it. Boots on, and off as they even seem to frolic in it..still though, it must be tiresome..wading though water..why live so close to the sea?


Oh, and how about that general guy?
He is getting fired for what they all, ok, lets say 90% do regularly and hide it!
Honestly what does who you're sleeping with have to do with how you make war?
I could care less about that guy or his vampy mistress. I imagine she is quite accommodating in the bedroom.
Maybe they are all jealous?
ha ha ha

Today, I am packing orders, making white bean soup, and enjoying my home..I hope that you have a good one:)
xx







Monday, November 12, 2012

New Moon in Scorpio Opposite Taurus Solar Eclipse Too

make a wish, right now.
Think, scheme, plan..don't install just yet.
keep it tight in your heart and don't talk too much.

Be happy
You have abundance flowing
You have everything you need always..
Think about the good things not the hard stuff..fix the hard stuff, don't just cry about it..

xx
I love you
I love me
I love abundance
and comfort
thank you for being my friend:)
xx

Friday, November 9, 2012

Mercury Muse

I love the style of this serving plate. I do. And as I scheme about myself for the next few years, I will serve myself  as more stylish..yes I will.

As I tend to do with ever Mercury retrograde I start dreaming about stuff.
My sweet little shop..where there is soup, bread and beautiful conversation..and soap and an oils or two,
an earth oven in the yard, me making bread for about 100 people day and staying home to do it..
after all I am not getting any younger and I will have to retire in ten years or something..

planing
scheming
reviewing your mistakes
your desperation
your angst

The reason why we review is because we are unsatisfied, I suppose. You can choose how you feel about it.

Maybe you thought you could live with certain things that went against your grain a little and you covered that notion up with all the goodies you were getting from your situation. There are always goodies.

Ideas for retaining dignity through Mercury retrogrades;

be suave
be thorough
want the best thing
be detached
always think of the kind way to say things
don't be a hater
eat salad
go watch something good on Netflix and rest yourself..

***I'm in the last season of Buffy The Vampire Slayer. I have really enjoyed Joss Whedon's writing skills very much.. I will certainly consider "Firefly" next:)
As in life and in stories people write, the keenest and the most skilled one gets to be tested and win while at times seemingly loosing, and  seemingly dying and then digging deeply to find strength they conquer all of it with beauty.


I hope you have a wonderful day brought with showers of money and pools of good fortune.
xx








Wednesday, November 7, 2012

future ancestors

Proti Youth

These were "the kids" in my village 60 years ago.
Bottom row: 
 my mom, thia nicki, thia fanitsa and thia zoi..I do not know anyone in the top row but my mom does.
They didn't walk around this way all the time. It was a celebration where you dressed in your best frocks and wore gold on you. They had gold coins all over the place( I wonder how)..
The rest of the time they had to work in the fields, feed chickens, pluck a chicken if we were going to eat one and even pluck a duck!






Tuesday, November 6, 2012

some astro thoughts on Nov 6, 2012

Saturn is well into Scorpio and when we watch our Scorpio firiends, we get a glimpse of the power of Saturn and what its energies can perform.
Do you have a planet in Scorpio?
I do, Jupiter, Mercury and Neptune in the tenth house!

The power of Saturn,  idea that I have is this one;
From a seemingly dreadfully inconceivably difficult place, where the people around are just so needy, intense, jealous, love you, must have you, use drugs, ( I count alcohol) love their drug what ever it is, break your heart, make you see, control you....you attract what you are..ouch!

 When you have Scorpio energies, you have a want for the best thing so you can tuck it away in your secret place and Saturn comes along and  makes you realize you cannot hide anything from yourself. Why would you?
If you are doing what you want, you are happy right? Why be sad anyhow? People change, they do, you cannot control the ones you love anymore, they have their own ideas of what happiness is. They may be wrong and cross over a line which creates a chasm that cannot be filled enough to make it right. The shattering of old ideas of love is just the beginning of this transit.
Personally, I do not believe we must be with that one person in one lifetime. It does happen but rarely and then we have religion telling us how unholy it is to break up and how women are trollops and how men this and women that! In the end, it comes down to what you have contributed to the arrangement and what you expect from your lover, friend, job and family..did  I miss one?
 Oh, the money!
You want some, you'll get some..it has always happened like that before and so why not now? You fear the silliest things, they would be like lead and mercury seeping into the most tender parts of you and poisoning your cells with fearful notions.
Vibe on the good and only good shows where diamond energy glows:)


People change and become what they want to be and believe me, you cannot hold them..they write songs about it!

What if you have neglected some responsibilities and now Saturn brings everything to the table to review?The Scorpio energy is about to show how really amazing you are, dear.
What ever house it is in and for the last 30 years, you have had a chance, no, an unavoidable task at doing something well.
Yes, it does mean you must get out and work with people, speak to them through your impeccable gift..
It is the best one you have and it blows everyone away.
The people, they are drawn to you because you do things with the skill of a Kraken and the elegance of  Astarte!










Monday, November 5, 2012

wearing

5 year patchouli, dark with some citrus and vetiver...

Vetiver is so weird, right!!

I have never had one batch which smelled the same. It must absorb whatever is in the soil while it grows and form its construction of elements of scent..
The vetiver from Haiti is thinner layered than the one from Sri Lanka, it is just the way I see it..
I had one once from Madagascar and it blew my mind with how smooth and mellow it was..
sigh..I wish I could have more of that one...I will again, I know that:)
The vetiver from Haiti is sharp, earthy, sweet, tangy makes your creative juices flow. Vetiver, Sri Linka is smokey smokey with feelings of dried cherries roasting with tea and cloves over an open fire..
 I have just finished my fat batch of Sri Lanka vetiver and now I'll need to purchase the next one.
White Lotus Aromatics is having a sale on vetiver, Haiti this month. I might go with that and see if I can mix it up and get some more Madagascar origin vetiver..yumm..

Lately, I have ladies and men coming in my store asking for vetiver all the time. I am always happy to hear that but then I get protective and want to know why they are buying it and will they treasure vetiver or are they just buying it because their yoga teacher says it will help their back pain and relax them?
I worry. What if they don't like it?
They say they have never even heard of vetiver till now..
I always make sure they can handle its rooty and dirt  smell, which as you know dries off to become something really special on you.
Especially when you add patchouli but that is us..not the world!
Well, people know more now. they reach out to vetiver and smellier oils like tamanu, pomagranate oil  or rosehip seed oil to heal the skin so why not vetiver? I mean I don't know about you, but I can smell rose hip seed oil on me the next day or even pomagranate oil and they are just the carriers! Tamanu, forget it. I only use it at night.
Have you ever tried vetiver to relieve muscle tention?
Maybe that is why we're so happy with our lives and our actions, we are always rubbing vetiver on us and it soaks in to make us better..ah yea..that is it!





Saturday, November 3, 2012

I have more

Are you kind of going back to the same ISSUE and re-living all the reasons why it didn't work then? Why you were so sad? Kind of so lonely?
 Things got to a calm comfort zone and then it is all the same challenges all over again?
I am sure there were many and all you had to do is be poised and do well , do a good job, be charming and be charismatic and always do the right thing, otherwise, there is a price to pay.

Well it also hurt then too, like a dirty bitch. Love is like that. Life, your ego is like that.. but it has to for some odd reason.

 I believe it is because we are striving towards GOD and knowing more makes our brains expand because knowledge up takes space, the brain makes new space for it like an "addition" to what was already there.. and that hurts.
I reckon so..what do I know?
It is all nerves, enzymes and co-enzymes in the end sparking with fervent life..It hurts, it's hard not soft. Can you imagine beings having evolved billions of years being a part of a huge explosion in space which annihilates  them with no warning and now they themselves are spread throughout the Universe, moving with infinite like speed connecting with new star dust to form something new with all the same stuff?

That is right now and all the time and we're in it.


er...back to us..here on earth:)
Mercury retro in Scorpio by next week
clean out
submit
share
know the dirty truth
hurt if you must
do a colon clean with chia seeds
talk with your dear ones and share your thoughts
let go of pride and  your ideas of honor
do not manipulate
do not lie


2 tablespoons chia  in 12 ounces water
do it for a week and notice how clean you feel, how radiant!

xx


so more darkness?

we turn the clock back here in Michigan one hour tonight..the whole eastern standard time thing, you know it.
Well, WTF?

Why would I want more darkness in the morning so I can have more light in the night..who thinks this stuff up? Leave it alone, I say!
What is one more hour of dark gonna do for you, really?
Maybe you are supposed be home by five in the winter, maybe you should be all tucked in and safe.


I am interested in this plan and how come we all voted for that? How come we all and I don't know how many people are in the eastern time zone, but how come we all said that is cool? Instead of worrying about which president guy will do a worse job, ( you know.. politics is like mean polite war) I think we should abolish daylight savings time and call it "a day"..
xx:)
signed,
"don't want it, in Detroit"






Friday, November 2, 2012

The old ways

My old ways, I should say.
A long time ago, I used to make this mastic soap and I made a mastic balm to go with it..
Today mastic gum is hard to come by and a handful  can cost about 50 bucks!
Let's just say that I have a handful.
Let's say I make us a new balm today.

I am laying it down first. My plan, that is!
I have myrrh, frankincense
rose and a few other resins, like larch, cedar and birch resin of some sort..plus the mastic gum..yumm and wierd!

Mastiha is cultivated mainly on an island called Xios pronounced, "hi-os".





Mastic has a plethora of qualities and uses. It absorbs cholesterol, is an antibacterial and acts as an oral antiseptic, aids digestion, tightens the gums, heals wounds and scientists recently discovered that when it is administrated in small doses it cures stomach ulcers. 

I just want to smell it a little. I think it goes well with red mandarin too which I just happen to have a rich supply of..

Let's see what I can conjure up for you and me today..

xx


boil and bubble as my cauldron sputtles along

I am right now in the middle of a project distilling myrrh. I ordered a kilo and well, we might as well use it up. It grinds different than ...