Starting this company has been a wonderful adventure. By far, my favorite thing to do is get out and interact with our community. The fact that people love our products so much that we now have a community is something I am grateful for and humbled both. One of the best ways to get out there has been the pop-up markets I do. I try to do at least one a week, and you can follow us on instagram to see where we will be. Increasingly, one of the biggest requests I have gotten is to make straight up essential oil blends for the diffuser. I am thrilled that more and more people are utilizing the plant power nature has to offer.
So, I am so excited to announce we have yet another new product. We now have Voodoo Essences, my loa essential oils blends in straight essential oil form. Now you can enjoy these blends as a vegan soap, essential oil roll on, or essential oil blend. With the essential oil blend, you choose how you use our loa blends.
When I started dabbling in essential oils a few decades ago, they did not have the following they do today. Increasingly, more and more people are turning to natural remedies to help keep their systems in balance. Now that more people are turning to plant remedies for help, more and more medical studies are being conducted on the efficacy of these remedies. More often than not these studies are proving our ancestors right. They knew what they were doing with these plants. Science is now catching up and discovering why they work. Essential oils have the ability to help us mind, body and spirit. Let’s look at the way our loa blends in particular shine in these areas.
How these blends help your mind, body, and spirit
Marie Laveau Lavender, Lemongrass, Myrrh, Bergamot, Clove, Cassia
Mind- Marie Laveau Essence is a gread blend to choose when suffering from depression, insomnia, nervous tension, and anxiety. It is a very uplifting blend that can help boost concentration.
Body- Yet another anti-inflammatory blend, Marie Laveau can relieve skin irritations such as eczema. It can ease muscle sprains and cramps. Its antibacterial and antiviral properties make it a good choice to help heal from respiratory infections and colds. It is also an insect repellant that can make a good deodorant.
Spirit– Marie Laveau Essence is all about promoting compassion, intuition, vitality, and awareness. She inspires us to release emotional blockages and negativity we have, especially anger. This makes way for prosperity, renewal, creativity, happiness, and balance. This grounding blend is also highly protective and cleansing.
Erzulie Freda- Lavender, Palma Rosa, Ho Wood, Litsea Cubeba, Amyris, Ylang Ylang, Melissa
Mind– Erzulie Freda can help in matters of depression, and nervous tension. It can help ease stress and alleviate insomnia, especially panic, racing brain insomnia.
Body– This blend is anti-inflammatory making it a good ally for skin irritations like dermatitis. It also promotes cellular regeneration. Oils in this blend are antispasmodic, meaning they ease cramps and muscular pains. Ylang ylang is a good oil to help ease panic attacks.
Spirit– Erzulie Freda is all about promoting self love, compassion and acceptance. This blend is grounding enough to provide the stability, emotional strength, and inspiration needed for permanent change. It also releases negativity, and promotes vitality, sensuality, and peace.
Use Erzulie Freda Essence in moderation
Maman Brigitte Anise, Allspice, Patchouli, Dill, Thyme, Coriander
Mind– Maman Brigitte Essence is a top defender against depression, anxiety, nervous exhaustion, and stress. It has aphrodisiac properties that can alleviate frigidity and fear. She is a wonderful tonic to revive and strengthen the body and mind.
Body– Skin irritations, such as dermatitis, and wounds are no match for Maman Brigittes healing powers. She is a good ally for athletes as she can help relieve muscle stiffness and fatigue. She is a good respiratory tonic to help relieve coughs and colds. She can also help promote circulation, and relieve edema. Insects do not like this blend.
Spirit- Maman Brigitte Essence channels the fearlessness, confidence, vibrancy, and courage of its namesake. She promotes balance, harmony, creativity, motivation, and optimism. Find liberation from your personal boundaries to achieve personal growth with Maman Brigitte.
Yemaya Marjoram, Benzoin, Basil, Spearmint
Mind- Marjoram is the number one plant sedative. Yemaya blend is a wonderful choice to relieve anxiety, stress, and insomnia.
Body- Yemaya Essence can relieve headaches and muscle aches.
Spirit- The essential oils in Yemaya Aromatic promote self-love. Yemaya is all about inner self-nurturing and providing the stability for emotional healing. She promotes peace, balance, integrity, and positivity. She is a good choice to boost your internal connection to purpose.
Do not use while pregnant. Not for use on children. Do not use with low blood pressure.
Simbi Anpaka- Pine, Eucalyptus, Niaouli, Benzoin, Ginger, Hyssop, Juniper
Mind- While this blend is invigorating to the mind, it also remains calming. It is a very clean blend that can help clear mental clutter.
Body- Simbi Anpakas antibacterial and antiviral nature make it a good choice to help fight colds, flu, and respiratory infections. This blend is highly expectorant. As a muscle rub it can help relieve aching joints, while promoting circulation.
Spirit- Simbi Anpaka promotes mental and emotional freedom and fearlessness. It dispells negativity, and will banish anything unwanted. Simbi Anpaka can help awaken your own inner healer.
Do not use if you have epilepsy. Use in moderation.
Papa Legba-Basil, Lemongrass, Fir, Clary Sage, and Frankincense
Mind– This uplifting blend promotes calm and balance to the mind. It eases symptoms of anxiety, depression, and fatigue. It is a wonderful choice to increase focus.
Body- Insects do not like the plants used in this blend. Lemongrass is a wonderful mosquito repellant. The oils in this blend are analgesic, easing muscle aches and pains. Their anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral properties help heal respiratory infections and make a good deodorant.
Spirit– This introspective blend is made to help you understand your truth, and find clarity in your purpose. It is made to open the door to enlightenment, intuition, and manifestation. It is also protective and cleansing.
cuts fall right into this jurisdiction. Bug bites, sunburns, and rashes also bow down to this magical salve.
Baron Samedi- Rosemary, Black Pepper, Parsley, Carrot Seed, Cedar-wood, Galbanum, Vetivert
Mind– Baron Samedi helps combat mental fatigue, stress, depression, and exhaustion.
Body– This is a strong blend for promoting circulation. It helps ease head and muscle aches. Its antimicrobial properties fight colds and flu.
Spirit– This stimulating and uplifting blend boosts fortitude, energy and confidence. It revives the spirit and promotes growth, wisdom, and self-esteem. This is also a protective blend that will help those seeking justice.
Do not use it while pregnant. Avoid it if you have epilepsy. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. For external use only. Use in moderation.
Specific blends and contraindications:
Essential oils are strong. Not all oils are the best choice for all people. When used as diluted as they are in our Voodoo Lather vegan soaps, or Voodoo Aromatic essential oil roll-ons, many of these contraindications are moot. With Voodoo Essences, you are getting the full punch of these plants. Any contraindications should be honored.
What is the difference between Voodoo Aromatics and Voodoo Essences?
Great question. The oils in the Voodoo Aromatic essential oil roll-ons are pre-diluted in apricot and jojoba oils and ready for topical use. While these are already diluted in a carrier oil ,they are a 10% dilution, which means it is still a very strong mix. Voodoo Aromatics are for acute treatments. In other words, don’t use them over your entire body. Voodoo Essences are full strength essential oils and should never be used directly on the skin. You can, however, dilute them in your own carrier oil to a 2% dilution to make a wonderful massage oil.