Natural Aid for Our Well Being
Written by Gayle
Last week I had a delightful time as I met Stacey Moss of Moss Botanicals. She lives and works in Ojai. Her company has seven aromatic blends, each available in a roll-on oil for the skin, and an aroma mist for diffusing into the air.
Stacey has always been interested in the field of healing, and has dabbled in herbology. She took lots of classes in natural healing. She has some Native American heritage (Lakota), and she has always been fascinated by their belief in natural remedies and cooperative society. Stacey attended the College of Botanical Healing Arts in Santa Cruz, and is a registered Aromatherapist. She also has a BA in Social and Behavioral Sciences.
Stacey loves plants and herbs, especially natives. She started to blend her oils for her own personal needs, and soon was sharing them with family and friends. They started to call her "Medicine Woman" because they could see the benefits of her botanical oil blends. She launched Moss Botanicals in 2008 as a hobby, but within the last year has started to branch out more.
Educating people about the science and art of Aromatherapy is important to Stacey. She wants to teach people that Aromatherapy is complementary to every kind of lifestyle. Her blends have names that match what they support in our bodies and lives, but she said that people should see how each blend feels to them as they use them. Her blends are Ceremony, Balance, Transform, Clear, Relax, Euphoric, and Let Go.
Stacey's blends are complementary to Hindu Yogic Chakras as well. Stacey said they can help balance and harmonize the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual aspects of life.
Stacey is very careful with the sources of her oils. She makes sure that they are organic and chemical free, and they are blended in a base of pure jojoba oil. There are no synthetics or preservatives. Her blends are simple--from 3-5 oils--and are hand blended in small batches. She would like to try her hand at distilling the oils herself, and is working on making that happen.
Stacey loves this field because there is always something new to learn. The science and scientific evidence is growing each year, which is very exciting.
Stacey said, "I want people to find these [aromatic blends] because of what they can do to help them."
It was such a pleasure to meet Stacey and her daughter Clrallyn, who even drew a portrait of me as I talked with Stacey!
You can find Moss Botanicals in our Ventura store, and Stacey comes there regularly to introduce her botanical blends.
Thank you Stacey, for a wonderful time!