Winter 2007

Welcome to FrogWorks'
Winter Newsletter!

Hi everyone! We are now entering the months of winter, the time of year when we welcome the return of the sun. In our winter celebration, we spotlight Silver Fir Needle as this month’s Plant Feature and we feature the winter solstice in our What Is column. Receive 10% off this Winter issue’s featured products for animals and humans.

We would like to take this time to wish everyone a joyous holiday season and a peaceful winter. Remember to relax and enjoy the season and to take this time to be with your friends and family.

Our class list for 2008 is coming soon, so keep checking our website. A partial list is below.

Thank you all for continuing to support Kaeru Studio and FrogWorks and for sharing it with your friends. We truly appreciate your interest in and satisfaction with our classes, our products and our unique and beneficial consultations.


 
Feature Animal &
Human Products
10% off this month
Upcoming Classes &
Events
Plant Feature

What Is

Muscle Rub
Healing Gel

Muscle Rub
This anti-inflammatory and analgesic product helps with sore muscles and spasms, joint pain and tendon issues.

Healing Gel
(for you and your animals)

This all-natural synergistic blend of essential oils is designed to help with wounds, skin irritations, acne, burns and other topical problems. A must for everyone’s medicine chest!


Check out these amazing products and more at www.ffrogworks.com. You can order products online or by calling 303.973.8848
Silver Fir Needle

Silver Fir Needle - Abies alba

This small coniferous tree with its pyramidal shape and silvery white bark is grown mainly for lumber and for Christmas trees. It is native to the mountains of northern Europe and is cultivated mainly in Switzerland, Poland, Germany, France and Austria. The essential oil is steam-distilled from the twigs and needles. The essential oil is mainly used for respiratory complaints, fever, muscular aches and pains and rheumatic pain.

On a side note, there are some interesting facts regarding the use of evergreens during this time of year. In the pagan tradition, boughs of evergreen trees were cut in December, and then moved into the home or temple and decorated to recognize the winter solstice. The actual Christmas tree tradition dates back to Western Germany in the 16th century; these trees were called "Paradeisbaum" (paradise trees). It is believed that German immigrants brought the Christmas tree to America around 1700. Among the general population the Christmas tree became a popular tradition around the 1850’s.

This is general information regarding Silver Fir Needle essential oil. We encourage you to learn more about this oil through research and see how it can benefit your life. You can purchase essential oils through FrogWorks. (Essential oils are not on our website - please call or email) Thanks! - Soon our essential oils will be available through our on-line shopping cart.

 

Winter Solstice


This year the winter solstice is celebrated on December 22nd. In the northern hemisphere, the winter solstice represents the return of the sun. On this day, the evening hours are longest. The ancients noticed that the life-giving sun sank lower and lower in the sky and people feared it would eventually disappear and leave them in permanent darkness and extreme cold. On the date of the winter solstice, the ancients observed that the sun stopped (solstice means “standing still sun”) and after this date the sun began to rise and strengthen. This gave our ancestors much to celebrate, for the return of the warm season was near.

Many religious traditions observe this time of year with their own unique celebrations. This season is associated with the concept of birth, death and rebirth. All the religious holy days that are celebrated during this time recognize these natural cycles. Now is a wonderful time to reflect, find time for family and friends - and like the return of the sun - to begin to manifest your dreams for the new year.



All FrogWorks' classes & events are held at Kaeru Studio - A Place to Rejuvenate. Kaeru Studio is an intimate, early 1900s building nestled between Roxborough State Park and Sharp Tail Ridge Open Space. This quiet location has rooms available for anyone interested in renting space to practice massage, acupuncture, yoga, and other healing arts or for evening and weekend workshops. It is also the home of FrogWorks, Inc.

The Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure and Massage (RMSAAM) offers state-licensed, occupational programs in large and small animal acupressure and massage. Programs include Canine Sports Massage, Canine Therapeutic Massage, Equine Sports Massage, and Large and Small Animal Acupressure. For a full schedule of their 2008 series, held at Kaeru Studio, go to RMSAAM.com

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING AT KAERU STUDIO December 8th, Saturday 10:00 – 4:00 pm

Are you looking for that unique gift for your teacher, employees, employer, special friend, or family member? Well, please come and check out the many unusual gifts at Kaeru Studio’s Store. Kaeru Studio features FrogWorks’ products as well as a few beautiful items by local artists.

We also are offering you the opportunity to make your own Christmas gift on this day. You have the chance to make bath salts (also makes a great foot or hand scrub), fizzy bath bombs, foaming shower salts and bubble baths (loose or molded), or room sprays. You can create these products with your choice of essential oils, herbs and colors. It is a lot of fun!

If you are coming we need you to send an R.S.V.P (303.973.8848) and if you plan on creating your own gifts, please let us know that too. Thanks!

And, remember to bring a friend!

Basic Aromatherapy and Working with Animals
March 1st, Saturday 10:00 – 4:00 pm

Come and learn the basic principles of the art and science of essential oils and how to work with animals using essential oils. In this class you will learn:

  • Essential Oils: Medicinal and therapeutic qualities
  • Methods of application: Inhalation and topical
  • Basic chemistry of essential oils and safety
  • Make a personal product to take home
  • The basics of applied kinesiology for deciding the correct oils for animals
  • How to present the oils to animals
  • Dosage, application

Cost: $90.00 (includes a light lunch) with Frances Cleveland

We have many gift ideas for the holiday season! Take a look on our website or contact us to create your own unique FrogWorks gifts (www.ffrogworks.com, frogworks@att.net or 877.973.8848)

Gifts

For a complete calendar list of events and classes or to register on-line go to www.ffrogworks.com

Check-Out our Online Store for some
Unique, Simple and Useful gift ideas.