Soaps and Reiki

My soaps receive reiki lovin’ by yours truly before they are wrapped up and ready to ship.  🙂 

In Florida I was much more involved in reiki. It definitely helped my friends either physically or emotionally!  I love it, and honestly should do more of it..especially to myself! 

What is reiki?  Well, according to the online dictionary = “..a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being.”  

Reiki is a form of alternative medicine developed in 1922 by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui. Since originating in Japan, Reiki has been adapted into varying cultural traditions across the world.  Through a Master Reiki teacher you receive special attunements after training and study.  Thankfully, reiki does not drain your energy; your energy from reiki comes from the universe itself. No dogma involved, reiki energy can come from where you believe it comes from; God, Jesus, Goddess, Universe, etc..  A great website for continued learning is

So..why reiki soaps? Because I can! Reiki energy in soaps, I believe, could just simply make you feel better in the bath. That has always been my goal, and hope in even a little way it does. ❤ 

reiki certificate


Filipino chicken stock

I LOVE, LOVE our library. LOVE the cookbooks. I have one out about Filipino cooking.

I was feeling really achy today (women stuff!) and decided to have some of this simple stock I made yesterday. I feel SO much better already:

Boil some free range organic chicken with bones for 5 minutes. Drain. (this gets rid of any ‘impurities’, the book says).

Then: simmer the chicken along with a thumb size hunk of peeled ginger, a bay leaf, a blade of lemongrass (I didn’t have any lemongrass, I should have picked some up at our Grand Asian Market in Charlotte) and pepper. I added a bit of salt too. Simmer 4 hours covered, then strain it. I picked apart the meat and added it to the broth. That’s it! Of course you can add onion ,carrots, etc.  I just made it as the recipe said. I am sipping it now out of a mug. I feel a ton better. Medicine! 🙂