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INTUITION OIL AJNA

INTUITION OIL AJNA

Inspiration, intuition, self-expression

Oil connected with the Third eye bringing wisdom, clarity and calm to the whole physical body. Great moisturizing oil, it soothes the skin and gives it elasticity helping healing and circulation. Relaxes possible inflammations of the breasts and uterine area.
Balances Vata, Pitta and Kapha disorders.

Ingredients:
Vegetable and Oleomacerate Oils: Lavender Oil (Almond/Sesame), Mugwort Oil (Sesame), Sage Oil (Coconut and Wheat Germ Oil).

Essential Oils of Medicinal Plants: Mugwort, Lavender and Sage.

INTUICION OIL : INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
Apply the oil after showering on slightly damp or dry skin.

Massage gently with a little Intuition Oil spreading it over your ears and forehead and with the palms of your hands activate the whole scalp by patting the whole head. Element Air and Ether. Activates the third eye
In Ayurvedic medicine for Vata, Pita and Kapha disorders.

To connect with the third eye. With a little oil intuition your ears, nose and forehead and with the palms of your hands activate the entire scalp giving small pats all over the head. Inner listening. Massage breasts and uterus area. Visualize the color purple.

To activate circulation, soothe the skin and offer elasticity and brightness, with wet skin gently massage all parts of your body, especially the areas to be treated. Connect with our own intuition.

I AM CLARITY. I AM OPEN TO ALL POSSIBILITIES.
I connect with my third eye, listen to my inner voice, recognizing its wisdom. I develop my intuition.

THE 5 ELEMENTS ACCORDING TO AYURVEDA

Ayurveda affirms that the whole universe is composed of energy and that this energy exists in five different states that give rise to the five elements.                      These five elements are: Ether, Air, Fire, Water and Earth.

The five elements have some matter and some energy. They range from the subtlest (Ether) to the coarsest (Earth). Matter manifests as the combination and permutation of these five or vibratory states of energy.
These five elements should not be interpreted literally, but rather as metaphors that help us to understand the Universe. They represent 5 qualities of energy that we can recognize when we experience them daily in our physical, mental and emotional lives.

Their interaction constitutes the formation of infinite numbers of objects from animate to inanimate. Matter is determined in a specific way according to the predominance or characteristics of the elements contained in it.

The 5 elements exist united everywhere and in all things and are constantly changing and interchanging, in an infinite variety of proportions and each one of them has a range of very differentiated attributes.

This same consideration must be taken into account with regard to nutrition both inside and outside.

Each of them are unique and specific combinations of the five elements, which determine their physical and energetic characteristics, as well as the overall influence they exert on us.

In Ayurveda, there are three primary life forces, derived from the five elements, which are known as doshas – Vata, Pitta and Kapha – that are responsible for all functions of the body, both physical and psychological.

 

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COMMUNICATION OIL VISHUDDHA

COMMUNICATION OIL VISHUDDHA

Expression, Responsibility, Truth.

Oil connected with the Throat Chakra, purifies and frees our body, expressing in a creative way our truth.

It has a great moisturizing power, ideal for sensitive skin due to different allergies. This oil is anti-inflammatory, helping to relieve rheumatism, arthritis and skin rashes. It soothes the throat and activates the thymus.

Balances Vata, Pitta and Kapha disorders.

Ingredients:

Vegetable and Oleomacerate Oils: Sage Oil (Sesame), Arnica Oil (organic Sunflower), Helichrysum Oil (Sesame).

Essential Oils of Medicinal Plants: Eucalyptus, Laurel, Sage and Camphor.

COMMUNICATION OIL : INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE

Use this oil at room temperature or lukewarm. Apply the oil after showering on slightly damp or dry skin.

Massage gently with a little Communication Oil and make inward and outward circles on the areas activated by the Fifth chakra and small finger strokes on the thymus area. Air and Ether Element

In Ayurvedic medicine for Vata, Pita and Kapha disorders.

To activate the thymus and thyroid: With a little oil Communication rub your hands and massage with circular movements your neck, shoulders and thymus area up to the chest. Manifestation of self. Visualize the color blue

For rheumatic problems and skin rashes, with wet skin gently massage all parts of your body, especially the areas to be treated. Connect with our own truth.

I AM GROWTH. I ALLOW MYSELF TO CHANGE MY PERSPECTIVE. Establish a link between emotions and intellect, heart and reason. I transmit and express with clarity, I communicate by giving order to my words.

ETHER ELEMNT

It is the omnipresent and pervasive element in everything, formless substance that permeates everything and encompasses everything. It houses the other four elements and all the objects of the Universe. Its attribute is sound (sense organ capable of learning the ether) and its action is to discriminate. We can know and differentiate things, because between them there is space. It is the subtlest element of all.

In the body it is present in any organ that is hollow or has orifices. It appears whenever there are spaces (nose, trachea, veins, arteries, extra-cellular, intracellular space…) and it is in charge of separating structures.

Thanks to space we can understand the perception of silence and waiting. It teaches us to dissolve the ego, to do nothing. Meditation is a useful practice that allows us to achieve mastery in this procedure.

On the psychological aspect it brings freedom, peace, expansion of consciousness, love and compassion, as higher forms of feelings beyond worldly emotions. It is also involved in more negative feelings such as separation, emptiness, longing, isolation, lack of grounding, insecurity or fear.

Its qualities are: unity, unlimited expansion, separation, integration and segregation, convergence and divergence, lightness, softness, whiteness, inactivity, clarity, absence of movement, temperature neither cold nor hot, subtle and smooth.

All these are qualities of space and of the objects and beings where it predominates.

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HEART OIL ANAHATA

HEART OIL ANAHATA

Love, Harmony, Tenderness, compassion.

Oil that connects with the Fourth Chakra bringing harmony, giving sound and rhythm to life. It soothes the mind and the nervous system. Connecting with nature. Circulation problems such as tired legs and feet. Indicated for dry, cracked and lifeless skin. Contains Vitamins A, B1, B2, Vitamin D and E.
For Pita and Kapha disorders.

Ingredients:

Vegetable and Oleomacerate Oils: Rosemary (Avocado) Oil, Nettle (Olive) Oil and Melissa (Almond/Sesame) Oil.                                                     Essential Oils of Medicinal Plants: Rosemary, Basil, Bergamot.

HEART OIL : INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE

Use this oil at room temperature or lukewarm.
Apply the oil after showering on slightly damp or dry skin.
Massage gently with a little Heart Oil and make inward and outward circles on the areas activated by the fourth chakra. Air Element
In Ayurvedic medicine for Pita and Kapha disorders.

To calm your mind and nervous system: With a little Heart Oil rub your hands together and massage with circular movements on your chest and in the heart area, connecting with the love you give and receive. Visualizing the color Green

For circulation problems with wet skin gently massage all parts of your body, activating the information that circulates through our blood.

I AM BALANCE BETWEEN WHAT I GIVE AND RECEIVE. I RESPECT MYSELF AND OTHERS.
Establishes a link between emotions and intellect, creative expression of the divine self.

AIR ELEMENT

Air is the substance that moves and facilitates movement, being responsible for all the rhythms and flows of nature (clouds, weather, seasons…).
It is the second manifestation of consciousness and moves through space. Its attribute is touch and its action is to move.

In the body it promotes movement (heartbeat, circulation, respiration, nervous impulse…). It controls all the activities of the body, the pulses and all the gaseous compounds. Its natural actions are movement and dryness. It is related to touch, since it is the sense most able to perceive the air, it is related to the skin and its perceptive capacity.

It is the flow of desire, will and thought, providing the capacity to flow and evolve. We always need to have the possibility of movement to guarantee life, adaptability and change.

Air, in excess can generate anxiety, insecurity and nervousness. In our life, air teaches us that we must move, but operating within a balance.
It has a drying effect on other elements and objects.
Among the properties of this element are: lightness, roughness, clarity, active movement, dry, light, clear, uniform and mobile.

Air plants such as mint, have influence on the brain and mental function. Air plants have very beautiful flowers, and many of them contain essential oils that relax the nervous system.

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POWER OIL MANIPURA

POWER OIL MANIPURA

Personal Power, Consolidation, Courage, Love

Oil that connects with the Third Chakra helping to transform matter into energy.

It brings the light and energy of the Sun, reinforcing self-confidence and the right to “take Action”.

This oil strengthens the nervous system, relaxing the muscles.

It activates circulation and helps digestion, fluid retention and varicose veins. For inflamed skin and eczema, decongesting the skin.

Balances Vata and Khapa disorders.

Ingredients:

Vegetable and Oleomacerate Oils: Calendula Oil (almond/sunflower), Fennel Oil (Coconut) and Frigola Oil.

Essential Oils of Medicinal Plants: Fennel, Verbena and Lemon.

POWER OIL : INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE

Use this oil at room temperature or lukewarm.

Apply the oil after showering on slightly damp or dry skin.

Massage with a little Power Oil gently and making circles inward and outward on the areas that activate the terver chakra. Fire Element

In Ayurvedic medicine for Vata and Kapha disorders.

To soothe digestion: With a little power oil rub your hands and massage with circular movements and S-shaped area in the mouth of the stomach and in the part of the pancreas. Anchoring your connection with you.

For sensitive skin and fluid retention with wet skin gently massage all parts of your body, visualizing the color of the sun. Feel how you nourish with natural ingredients. Elevate your self-esteem.

I AM NUTRITION. I NOURISH MY BODY AND RESPECT MY BODY’S DAILY NEEDS.

It brings light and solar energy, transforming matter into energy.

ELEMENT FIRE

Sun and fire are the main sources of energy in nature. All of its metabolic processes, such as the ripening or wilting of fruit and leaves, depend on the sun and its energy. It causes the evaporation of water and the formation of clouds that bring rain to the earth. Fire is the substance that produces heat and energy.

This element is capable of transforming a solid substance into a liquid or gas, increasing or decreasing the disposition of matter. It is related to the human kingdom.

It is the third element in the manifestation of consciousness. When air begins to move it generates friction and this in turn generates heat or fire. Its attribute is appearance, since the luster of living beings depends on it, and its main action is transformation. In nature it is similar to the sun for being the heating and transforming element.

Our main biological fire is in the third chakra (Solar Plexus) and regulates body temperature, as well as the entire digestive process.

This element, besides being responsible for good digestion, is responsible for vision, skin pigmentation, heat, assimilation of nutrients, general metabolism of the body, enzymatic behavior and thinking (transforms sensory information into knowledge).

This element is synonymous of intelligence, necessary for the understanding, comprehension or appreciation of things.

In excess it is responsible for visceral emotions such as anger, hatred, criticism, ambition and competitiveness.

As properties of fire stand out: Hot, dry, penetrating, active, mutant, light, clear and luminous.

Spicy and salty flavors.

In the plant it is associated with fruits or seeds, fruits such as pear, apple, strawberry. Plants that cool and refresh. Also for this element of fire we include client plants such as spices (increases the fire).

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PLEASURE OIL SVADISTHANA

PLEASURE OIL SVADISTHANA

Creativity, fecundity, instinct.

Oil that connects with the second Chakra, filling us with the sweetness of life and love, expressing our own individuality. Brings Joy and Vitality.

Very Calming and relaxing active oil, ideal for women, it calms swelling in the uterus area. Also highly recommended for sensitive skin, atopic, and skin conditions in general, varicose veins.

Balances Vata disorders and balances Pitta and Kapha.

Ingredients:

Vegetable and Oleomacerate Oils: Calendula Oil (Almond/Girasol), Hypericum Oil (Olive), Mugwort Oil (Sesame).

Essential Oils of Medicinal Plants: Mandarin, Orange Blossom, Ylang-Ylang.

PLEASURE OIL : INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE

Use this oil at room temperature or lukewarm.

Apply the oil after showering on slightly damp or dry skin.

Massage with a little Pleasure Oil gently and making circles inward and outward on the areas that activate the second chakra. Water Element

In Ayurvedic medicine for Vata disorders and balances Pitta and Kapha.

To activate the uterine area: With a little pleasure oil rub your hands and massage with circular and infinite movements the area of the uterus, waist and lower back, anchoring your connection with you.

For sensitive and atopic skin, with wet skin gently massage all parts of your body, focusing more on the part to be treated. Feel how you nourish with natural ingredients.

I AM PURITY. I TAKE CARE OF MY BODY AND ACTIVATE MY STRENGTH.

Connect with the sweetness of life and your own individuality.

WATER ELEMENT:

Water is essential for the maintenance of life. It is the substance that facilitates bonding or cohesion. It lacks a stable form, but is incredibly adaptive. It binds molecules together and is chemical energy, being the universal solvent. Its attribute is flavor and its action is to bind and nourish. It is related to survival and reproduction. It is related to the plant world.

It is the element of nutrition and maintenance. Any type of lubrication and cohesion in the organism is related to this element, being associated with substances other than liquid, unctuous, cold or soft. Body fluids such as blood, lymph, urine, sweat, tears are manifestations of the water element. These substances by these qualities lubricate, moisten, soften, nourish, bind or exude.

Its main attribute is the sweet and salty taste and the sense organs that best perceive water is the tongue.

On a psycho-emotional level it generates satisfaction, love, fullness. In excess it produces craving, overindulgence or gluttony. Body edema and obesity are associated with this element.

As properties stand out: Fluidity, whiteness, inactivity, stickiness, coldness, viscosity, wetness,downward movement. Water is heavy, soft and dense.

Plants that have large leaves and grow abundantly belong to the water element.

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ROOT OIL MULADDHARA

ROOT OIL MULADDHARA

Energy, Support, Intention, Security.

This Oil connects with the first Chakra, transporting vital energy throughout the body. Strengthens grounding and settles earthly energies. It brings self-confidence. Relaxes the nervous system.
Special to activate circulation, muscle and joint weakness. Ideal for massaging breasts, hips, legs and feet.

Balances Vata and Ptta disorders.

Ingredients:
Vegetable and Oleomacerate Oils : Hypericum (Olive) Oils, Calendula (Almond/Sunflower) Oil, Cinnamon/Cardomomom (Sesame) Oil.

Essential Oils : Ylang-Ylang, Carrot, Cinnamon, Myrrh and Frankincense.

Creativity, Sexuality, Emotions. Improves the ability to withstand stress and eliminates stiffness.

ROOT OIL . INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE

Use this oil at room temperature or warm.
Apply after showering with slightly damp skin or dry skin.

Massage with a little Root Oil gently and making circles inward and outward in the areas that activates the first chakra. Earth Element

In Ayurvedic medicine ideal for Vata and Pitta disorders.

To relax the nervous system, massage at least one minute on your breasts, making circles inward and outward, breathing and being aware of the massage. Then massage the coccyx area massaging in circles until you reach your hips.

To activate circulation, muscle and joint weakness, massage the legs and feet starting from the left side.

I AM THE MASTER OF MY DESTINY, AND I CONTROL MY GOALS.
Reinforces rootedness, settles earthly energies.

EARTH ELEMENT

The element that provides form and presence ; Stable substance. It is the densest of all the elements and is neither hot nor cold. According to Ayurveda, it is solidified consciousness. It brings strength and structure to the organism. Its attribute is smell and its action is to stabilize and give form.

Everything that is dense or stable is related to this element. In excess it produces obstruction or calcification at the organic level.

Smell is its attribute and the sense organ that best perceives it is the nose and the sense of smell. At the psychological level it favors forgiveness, support, rooting, growth, the ability to consolidate new things. In excess it generates attachment, greed, immobility and rigidity.

Its nature is predominantly solid and among its properties are hardness, slowness, inactivity, firmness, amplitude or volume. Upward movement.

In the body, all muscles and bones represent the earth and thanks to them, we maintain a balanced structure. The ability to stand firm in the face of the ups and downs of existence.
To express and consolidate ourselves in the material form, we need this element.

The flavors where we find the earth element, is present in sweet and salty foods.

The influence of the sweet taste on the mind, are satisfaction, satiety and fullness. An excess of sweet generates self-indulgence and gluttony (obesity, diabetes, indigestion…). In balance it calms anger and anxiety.

Sweet foods: Fruits, vegetables such as pumpkin, cooked cereals, honey, molasses, vegetable milks.

Earthy foods: Ginger, sweet potatoes, carrots, garlic, radishes, beets.

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Welcome to Laire by Irene Apolo

I INVITE YOU TO JOIN ME

My name is Irene Apolo, I have created this blog to tell my story and step by step introduce you to the therapeutic products I make through Mediterranean medicinal plants and how they are connected with Ayurveda medicine.

My story

From the Sierra Nevada to the Yucatan and now in Ibiza, plants have been my guides for the last twenty years. I have come to know and love them until I “gave birth” to my own line of products, courses and training workshops. Although, in reality, I would confess that it is the plants that have found me. There is a millenary and ancestral wisdom about their uses and properties and my responsibility is to safeguard this extraordinary treasure with love as well as to continue transmitting and sharing it with respect.

It all began in 2005 when I was diagnosed with a problem of nodules in my throat, after some tests, the doctor prescribed me a pill to regulate my thyroid, he told me that I had to take this pill for life. His words caused me a very strong denial. I was told about a naturopath who could also help me, at that time I didn’t know what a naturopath was. When I visited him, he recommended me to take a series of plants and after 3 months the nodules had disappeared. It was at that moment that my love of plants began and this led me to my first process of research, travelling around the Alpujarras of Granada and Almeria looking for people who still had this knowledge.

I undertook this journey with a friend and we met many older people along the way who passed on their wisdom to us. Years went by and in 2009 I decided to leave my HR job and visit Mexico to learn more about medicinal plants and their uses. My journey began in a Mayan community (Ek Balam) in Yucatan, teaching the community to recycle soap and to share different preparations with local plants.
After three months travelling around Mexico I decided to live there and started teaching cosmetics and phytotherapy in Yucatan, Quintana Roo and different Zapatista communities in San Cristobal. From Mexico I went to Cuba and later to Guatemala for the same purpose, share my knowledge!

When I returned to Spain I felt lost and I contacted a man called Juan Planta from the Asociacion Aloe Vera, I started to study Ethnobotany with him in La Vera, Extremadura, and it was him who encouraged me to continue developing this magical path with plants.

From there I worked in a training course developed by the local development agency of Plasencia, teaching cosmetics to a women’s association in Jarandilla.
In 2011 I arrived in Ibiza, and it was here that my current project began to materialise. I began my professional studies in Ethnobotany, Ayurvedic Medicine, Phytotherapy, Aromatherapy, Psychoaromatherapy, Bach Flowers, Ayurvedic Nutrition, until I specialised as an herbal therapist from Ayurvedic medicine. That is why I have decided to call my respectful contribution Mediterranean Ayurveda.
I develop therapeutic oils, ointments, creams, perfumes and soaps. I continue to deepen my knowledge of feminine alchemy and astrology.

Nature has given us an immense variety of medicinal plants. How to live, work and relate to them is our task, a journey to which I invite you and offer myself to accompany you.