I’m a green tea fan (lived and worked in Japan) so when Inner Oasis received its order of Gefu Milk Frothers , I had to try it out with my Matcha Latte Recipe.
Ingredients: 1/2 to tsp matcha powder (how strong do you want it?) 1/4 C hot water 3/4 cup heated almond milk honey to taste (I use 1 Tbs).
Preparation: Heat water to 170 degrees – just under boiling Separately, heat milk to just under boil Whisk matcha powder with hot water until dissolved Stir in honey (or sugar) Froth the milk and add to matcha mixture Optional: sprinkle a dash of match on top
Fall’s cool weather seems to bring out my domestic side; cooking and baking are more fun this time of year.
Of you share my urge to get into the kitchen, Inner Oasis’ Fall Sale is the place to begin.
Imagine the smell of home-made bread permeating the air as the kids come home from school. You can do it easily and quickly with Lekué’s Bread Maker. It’s a silicone bowl to mix in, knead in, and bake in (Silicone takes temps up to 425 degrees).
Hints from my kitchen: I lowered the oven rack by one. And for white breads, I open the top the last 10 minutes for a darker crust. Delicious!
Lekué Bread Maker NOW $17.56!
Dinner? Lekué’s pasta cooker is a gem. Use any type of pasta,cover with water, pop into the microwave. Turn the lid over (lift away from you to avoid the steam) and drain.. then serve in the same bowl you cooked in… Dishwasher safe.
The Lekué Pasta Cooker is now on sale – Was $39.95 NOW 29.95! Buy one and get a free pasta claw (also a measure).
Inner Oasis is holding their annual Dog Days of Summer Sale through the month of August – as supplies last!
25% OFF ALL SOLMATE SOCKS: We love our Solmate Socks, but it’s time to clean house. We’re clearing out the all Solmate socks so we can start the fall with fresh supplies and new colors. Shop today.
It’s hot.. .who wants to cook? You can prepare healthy meals for your family easily, and quickly with Lekué’s silicone cookware. Our steamers are all 25 % off: Deep steamers large and small, regular steamers large
and small and the corn cooker. Take advantage of all the wonderful fresh vegetables available in this area. Microwave cooking is fast so less vitamins are lost.. steaming is looses
less vitamins than any other form of cooking. Shop today!
Charles Viancin’s Silicone Lids stick to glass, plastic, metal, wood and porcelain. Use them in the frig, freezer, microwave, oven (up to 428 degrees) and on the stove top. Great for picnics. All floral lids now on sale at 25 % off.
Kambaba Jasper – also known as Green Stromatolite Jasper, Crocodile Rock or Crocodile Jasper.
One of the exotic jaspers, Kambaba Jasper (from Madagascar and South Africa) allows us a glimpse of the origin of life on this planet. A sedimentary stone, Kambaba Jasper is comprised of microcrystalline quartz interlaced with stromatolite, ancient fossilized colonies created by cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) and other primeval microorganisims. These date back more than three billion years and are the oldest known fossils, containing the earliest records of life on earth.
Kambaba Jasper is a stone of peace and tranquility, it’s dark mystic circles and deep green swirls comfort and protect, calms and relaxes. Its slow steady frequency expands the ability to focus and is an aid in meditation. STimulating the Heart Chakra, Kambab Jasper dfraws from its ancient life energies and encourages one to open the heart to lving the slef and others more fully and increase the ability to receive love in return.
There is much much more to this stone. Inner Oasis, thanks to gemstone expert James Goings, JR., has a four page document for those who wish in-depth information.
Our Terry Filler (Sisters of the Osage) is taking a vacation! (Way to go! You’ve earned it!)
This means our drumming circle and flute classes are also taking a vacation! The next drum circle will be on August 30th and flute classes will be starting again in September.
HOWEVER: do not fret, we will still be holding our other classes and events, including Reiki, and EFT (Tapping) Classes with Karen Aquinas, and Sunday Meditations. We will, of course, still be participating in 3rd Friday on 3rd Street (formally The Art and Wine Walk) and our intuitive readers are always taking appointments!
Himalayan salt, also known as pink salt, is mined in the Punjab area of Pakistan near the base of the Himalayan Mountains.
Thought to be from a primal sea, these salt deposits , many 5,000 feet below the surface of the earth and 100 to 200 million years old, were discovered when Alexander the Great’s army stopped to rest and their horses began to lick the rocks in the area.
Himalyan salt is 99% pure and contains trace minerals of calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper and iron, giving it its pink coloring and making Himalayan salt the most nutritious of all salts.
Himalayan salt lamps and candle holders provide beauty in your home and contribute to healing. They are known to aid respiratory problems, balance the body’s pH, aid in digestion, act as air purifiers and sleep aids, sinus issues, muscles cramps, regulate water levels and much more.
Inner Oasis carries Himalayan salt lamps, tealights, find ground salt and salt grinders.
Palo Santo is a mystical tree that grows on the coast of South America. Related to Frankincense, Myrrh, and Copal, it is part of the citrus family carrying notes of pine, mint and lemon.
Palo Santo is wild crafted, sustained, and harvested by a family that has planted over 30,000 trees in the area over the last 10 years. We use the wood of the tree much like sage (to cleans the energy – see below) and from the dead trees or fallen branches, a unique essential oil is made.
Like sage and cedar, palo santo is strong medicine. The smoke cleans, or grounds, the air. This pleasant fresh smelling smoke works well to keep flying insects away – mosquitoes especially, while it raises your vibration and allows for a deeper connection to Source. Palo Santo enhances creativity and brings good fortune to those who are open.
Healing: Palo Santo is used to relieve the common cold, flu symptoms, stress, asthma, headaches, anxiety, depression, inflamtion and emotional pain.
To light your stick: Use a candle, match or lighter . Hold the stick at a 45 degree angle pointing the tip into the flame. Allow the stick to burn for 30 to 60 seconds, then blow the flame out. Move the smoke with a feather or your hand. When finished, place the stick in a fire safe bowl and allow the glow to end on its own.
It’s been awhile since I last wrote anything for the blog. Since the beginning of April I have been traveling. I’ve been to Germany; California; Grants Pass, Florence and Newport, OR. And I have one more short tripstill to go.
Each trip has been different and unique with their own lessons and fun times. That said, all that coming and going is a bit disquieting and tiring and it’s hard to stick to any kind of routine.
During the trip to Florence, I was with a great group of women. We stopped at Sweet Creek Falls to try the practice of Shinrin-Yoku or Forest Bathing. It is simply just being in the forest. You take your time, walk slowly, breathe, open all your senses and experience being in nature.
Sweet Creek Falls was perfect for this. There weren’t many other people there, the hike is easy and there are 11 waterfalls to see if you hike the whole trail, about 3 miles round trip. We took our time, stopped when we felt like it, took pictures, looked at plants and birds, relaxed and enjoyed being out in the forest.
Just that short amount of time spent out in nature and really being present has made such a difference in my attitude, my overall peace of mind and my sense of joy. I still have lots to do, but I feel more at peace, unhurried and at ease.
If you get a chance, I highly recommend you try Shinrin-Yoku and soak in the essence of the forest.
July shows signs of activity and hard work. If we are to succeed in July, finding a way in which we can be the center of attention is paramount. Change and transformation of all kinds are asked of us in July. The double 7 energy shifts in July bring about a strong vibration to work with on a spirit growth level.
Love and relationships of all kinds will progress forward this month with communication, providing you are clear and direct in your words and actions. (This) is an auspicious time for rekindling relationships. The month of July augers a time when we can see through our destructive behaviors and change that which is not working for us. If there are situations and circumstances that require your communication and action, this is the month to achieve those goals.