Spring 2010

Welcome to FrogWorks'
Spring Newsletter!

Hi everyone! We are now entering the months of spring, the season of flowers. Spring officially started on March 20th, the day of the vernal equinox. As the sun returns to the sky, we enter a time of renewal and refreshment, a time to rekindle old friendships and make new ones. “Earth, teach me regeneration, as the seed which rises in the spring.” - Modern Ute Prayer

In our spring celebration, we spotlight Dandelion as this month’s Plant Feature and we feature “An Animal’s Olfactory System” in our What Is column. This spring our Featured Products are Peace Blend and Garth’s Sneezing Remedy.

Great News: You can now purchase our essential oils from our newly designed shopping cart. FrogWorks sells essential oils that are pure, organic, ecologically grown and carefully wild-crafted. http://ffrogworks.com/store/

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FREE product offer: We have added a testimonial page to our website and we invite you to be a part of it. If your testimonial is selected, you will be able to select a FREE FrogWorks product of your choice. See below. Offer expires May 9th, 2010!

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

 
Featured Products
Upcoming Classes &
Events
Plant Feature

What Is

Peace Blend
Garths Remedy

Peace Blend
This blend of frankincense, myrrh, sweet marjoram and rose essential oils is designed to give peace, love, and comfort in the transitioning process.

Garth’s Sneezing Remedy
(canine remedy)
The synergistic blend of essential oils in this product helps dogs with sneezing, reverse sneezing, runny eyes and allergies.

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

Dandelion - Taraxacum officinale

This perennial with its ragged basal leaves, hollow stalks and golden flowers grows wild in most parts of the world and is cultivated in Germany and France. A beautiful plant with a wide range of health benefits, dandelion has been written about in the works of the 11th century Arab physicians and in the 13th century herbal by the physicians of Myddfai in Wales.

Although many people see dandelion as an unwelcome lawn invader, every part of this plant has a use. In 1974 research published in the journal Planta Medica confirmed that dandelion leaves possessed powerful diuretic properties. Because the leaves contain high levels of potassium, dandelion does not cause the loss of potassium like other diuretics. The fresh, tasty leaves are great in salads and provide cleansing benefits.

In 1959 German research showed that the dandelion root has a significant cleansing action on the liver and gallbladder helping to remove waste products and it is also believed to stimulate the kidneys to remove toxins in the urine. Dandelion also acts as a mild bitter and gentle laxative.

The brilliant yellow flower plays an important part in the honeybees’ life by providing considerable quantities of both pollen and nectar in the early spring. The dandelion is an amazing plant that offers so much to our world and the insect world. So welcome the dandelion into your yard and remember how much wellbeing it can bring into your life and the natural world.

This is general information regarding the plant Dandelion. We encourage you to learn more about this plant through research and see how it can benefit your life.

 

The sense of smell is far more important in animals than it is in humans. Our human world is a world reliant on sight orientation. In contrast, many animals have less keen eyesight, yet they have a highly sensitive sense of smell. They live in a more smell-oriented world. Animals gain a huge amount of information from sniffing the air, an object or each other.

Your dog’s sense of smell is a hundred thousand to a million times more sensitive than a human's. Your cat uses its sense of smell for orientation and for appetite stimulation. Like the dog, the cat has a very keen sense of smell, yet only the dog uses its sense of smell for tracking. Cats also rely on their sense of smell to identify each other. Your horse’s range of smell is more acute than that of humans but less sensitive than dogs. Horses use their sense of smell to identify other horses, their young, people, predators and foodstuffs, just to name a few examples. They can identify medicine in feed even when we attempt to mask it in tasty treats. “Dogs and other animals that rely heavily on the sense of smell can identify odors concentrated in an object or piece of ground as small as a dime, teasing from it all sorts of information.” - Dr. Settles

Chemicals, colognes, air fresheners, food, shampoo, house cleaners, insect repellent, gas, sunblock, perspiration and dozens of other residue scents are influencing and possibly overwhelming your animal’s sense of smell. In our class “Intro to Working with Animals and Essential Oils (Animal Aromatics)” we discuss, in depth, the animal’s olfactory system and how important it is to dilute essential oils before working with the animals for they have a far better sense of smell than we humans. As you become aware of all the aromas around you and your animals and how these scents may be affecting them, you will find a new pathway into your animals’ consciousness!


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.

 

Creating Herbal and Essential Oil blends for Everyday Needs
April 17th, Saturday
- 11:30 am - 4:30 pm

In this class we will discuss the plants and essential oils that are helpful for conditions such as: insomnia, over-thinking, anxiety, stress, exhaustion, toothaches, stomachaches and more. We will discuss how to make your own teas, tinctures and essential oil blends to help with these conditions. We will also practice making teas, tinctures and an essential oil blend for you to take home.

Cost: $80.00
With: Frances Cleveland

 

Intro to Working with Animals and Essential Oils (Animal Aromatics) (4.5 CE Hours Supportive for CVT's)
April 26th, Monday
May 10th, Monday
May 24th, Monday
June 14th, Monday
June 21st, Monday
July 12th, Monday

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
  • Intro to Applied Kinesiology for deciding the correct oils for animals
  • Dosage, application
  • How to present the oils to animals - you learn how to understand what the animal wants

Cost: $125.00
With: Frances Cleveland

 

Let’s Make Lotions and Potions: Using Essential Oils and Plants
May 5th, Wednesday - 6:00 – 9:00 pm
July 14th, Wednesday - 6:00 – 9:00 pm

In this class you will have the opportunity to make enriching hand creams, lip balms, room sprays, bath salts and more. You will gain some knowledge of essential oils and plants. Learn about surfactants and how to give your products a longer shelf life. Discover the beauty of creating blends with essential oils by considering their top, middle and base notes. This is a fun class that teaches you blending skills and gives you ideas to create for yourself and your friends. It does help if you know a little about essential oils prior to class.

Cost: $75.00
With: Frances Cleveland (All materials provided)

 

Creating a Ceremony for Animals
May 20th, Thursday 6:00 – 9:00pm (same time for all dates)
June 24th, Thursday

This class is designed to teach you how to use plants and essential oils as a blessing and healing practice for your animals. You will learn the art of ceremony, plant brushings, healing herbal baths, sacred oils and plants. These techniques can be used with your animals as a blessing, for a celebration, during an illness, in health, and in their passing. At the end of the class we will perform a ceremony for you and your animals.

Cost: $40.00 (materials fee)
With: Frances Cleveland

 

Intro to Working with Essential Oils & Herbs/Plants
June 10th, Thursday 6:30 – 9:00pm

Have you ever wondered what essential oils really are and how they can enrich your life? Have you ever wondered what to do with the herbs in your garden? Come and learn the art and science of essential oils and plants. In this class you will be introduced to some essentials oil and plants, methods of application, medicinal and therapeutic properties and chemistry. You will make a personal product to take home.

Gain a deeper knowledge of essential oils and plants, their uses and how to incorporate them into your life.

Cost: $70.00
With: Frances Cleveland

 

FREE Product of Your Choice Campaign:

We would love to hear your stories of how our products have worked for you or your animals! Please submit your testimonials of the results of using our products for our Testimonial Page on our website. Send your story, along with a photo of the person or animal using the product and any before and after photos of the results (if available) from using FrogWorks’ human or animal products, to frogworks@att.net, or Click here to share your story. We will contact you to let you know if your testimonial was selected to be included on our website page. (Products that we cannot give away are the Essential Oil Kit for You and Your Animals and the Four Winds Blend Kit.) Thanks!

 

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