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Ecuador Roses & Health Tips

Here are some ideas about Ecuador roses and health tips.


Merri and I love roses.  You can order orange autumn and Halloween roses, like these here.

However the Ecuador shamans do more with roses than look at them.  They use rose oil and many other floral oils to create “Aqua Flora” flower water.

Merri and I use many of these oils a lot to help maintain our energy, vitality and health.

At Jyske Bank’s recent Global Wealth seminar many delegates asked about my cologne… telling me how much they liked it.

I have not used cologne for something like 40 years.

The delegates were picking up the aroma of the essential oils I use.

There are three ways that I use essential oils.

First, I use the essential oil, rose otto in an Alo Vera mixture as a face cream after shaving.

For whatever reason, I have stuck with the barbaric habit, learned from my teens, of scrapping a sharp blade across my face every day. Gillette has refined the concept so it works quite well, but… a blade is a blade as in in sharp… ouch…. cut… scrape.    Especially after drying the skin in an airplane for 12 hours or so in an airplane… the dry skin can fight back with the blade…

So, I use rose otto rejuvenation face gel.

The gel is really soothing and smells wonderful.


You can learn more about the 2 oz. amber glass jars of Rejuvenation Face Gel here.

Next… most mornings I give myself a partial “Abhyanga Massage” with an essential oil blend.

These massages tone the circulation, wake up the body’s metabolism, give the skin added protection and provide important nutrients.

Oil massages with essential oils help balance the system and eliminate impurities.

The motion of massage creates heat and friction which enhance circulation and help cleanse the areas of toxic buildup.

Ideally one can have a daily full self body oil massage. This is nourishing, relieves fatigue, provides stamina, pleasure and enhances sleep, improves the complexion and the luster of the skin, promotes longevity and nourishes all parts of the body.

Here are some of the benefits that can be gained from these regular self massages.

* Increased circulation, especially to nerve endings
* Toning of the muscles and the whole physiology
* Calming for the nerves
* Lubrication of the joints
* Increased mental alertness
* Improved elimination of impurities from the body
* Softer, smoother skin
* Increased levels of stamina through the day
* Better, deeper sleep at night

These abhyangas are traditionally performed in the morning, before a bath or shower and use cured sesame oil, an herbalized massage oil, or an aroma massage oil.

I use essential oil blends of jojoba and essential oils created by our friend from Candace Newman.

Often… when I do not feel I have time to give myself a full abhyanga, I at least massage my feet.

Foot massage for health has been used for at least 5,000 years. The idea is to stimulate acupuncture points in the feet. This is the principle of reflexology.

Reflexology works on the body’s energy flow.  The feet have energy processing points linked to the entire body, so if there is a blockage of energy flow in the body, there is also a block in the feet.  Pressure on the blocked points in the feet stimulates the flow of energy in the body.

Putting essential oil on these points stimulates and balances energy flow even more.

A daily foot massage makes us just a little better… each day.  Done every day… these little boosts add up to better health.

Third, I use essential oil instead of a deodorant, or antiperspirant… usually lavender or geranium.

There are two reasons for this. First, there is quite a lot of evidence that deodorants and antiperspirants may be bad for our health.

There is a great article about this at control your www.impact.com entitled “Deodorants, Antiperspirants and Your Health.”

So I am not putting that stuff  (Deodorants or Antiperspirants) under my arms in the sensitive lymph area!

“These areas are so important to health that my friend Jay Glaser M.D. suggest avoiding regular soap for cleaning these areas. In his book “Body Renewal – The Lost Art of Self repair” Jay writes: Use gentle glycerin soap only in the groin and underarms. Otherwise use mung bean flour, barley flour or chickpea flour instead of soap, available in Indian groceries (mung bean flour is usually best, but you can try them all). Keep your flour in a dry container near the shower, moisten it in your fingertips and gently apply it to the areas to be cleansed.”

Jay, by the way is one of the best healers I know… an MD and ayurvedic physician who spent years learning ayurved in India.  When Merri and I first began improving our health through Panchakarma.  See more on this at Ecuador Shamanic Way.

Jay was the medical director along with John Douillard and Deepak Chopra at the health center.  Over the next seven years we developed a friendship and when we were invited to hike into the Llangantis deep in the Ecuador’s Oriente to learn more about the shamanic life…  Jay and his wife Danielle were the first we asked to join us.  Sanskrit is the root of Quichua the language of the Andes and Jay’s knowledge of Sanskrit and ayurvedic healing were invaluable in helping us see connections between Indian and Andean healing.

Jay’s book “Body Renewal, the Lost Art of Self Repair is a must read.

You can order it on Amazon.com by clicking here Body Renewal, the Lost Art of Self Repair

Here is Merri and me with Jay overlooking the LLanganatis.


I buy almost all of my essential from our friend Candace Newman (The Oil Lady). She has been offering essential oils for decades and has a great website about their uses.  Candace offers the best in pure essential oils including lavender, geranium and rose otto.  She also produces the wonderful rose otto facial rejuvenation gel and is a reliable source for sandalwood oil produced in a way that preserves sandalwood trees.

Learn more about or order essential oils from Candace here.


See how to learn more about Ecuador, the Andes and international investments that can protect your income in the Blue Ridge  at our October seminar