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SHIMA' of Navajoland — essential oils

Denver Show welcomes SHIMA' Of Navajoland and our new line "Blue Corn Spa"

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Denver Show welcomes SHIMA' Of Navajoland and our new line "Blue Corn Spa"

We've had almost a week in Denver; meeting new customers and making new friends. Thanks to the Rocky Mountain Gift Show, you will be seeing SHIMA' in many more stores and venues. We launched our Spa line of blue corn products  this week and everyone loved them. 

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Navajo native plants : cliff rose

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Navajo native plants : cliff rose

In our series of learning about our native plants we had a special guest at our staff meeting last week. Grace Tracy is so knowledgeable and enthusiastic about traditional medicine. She gathered cliff rose near the entrance of Blue Canyon. It bark and flowers have a beautiful fresh scent and the bark was used in cradle boards in place of diapers. She even brought s cradle board to show us. Next week:  Nsvajo Tea

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Staff Meeting: Essential Oils Smelling Marathon

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Staff Meeting: Essential Oils Smelling Marathon

Each week we gather for a meeting, to go over our orders and successes and lessons for building our business. This week we did a "smell" test of all the essential oils we use in our soaps. These oils are the life blood of the plants, the immune system of the plant. So when we use these oils in our soaps and salves the plants pass on the healing qualities to us.

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Blue Corn Taking in the last of the Sun

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Blue Corn Taking in the last of the Sun

 The blue corn is as high as an elephant's eye this week at Good Shepherd Mission at 7200 feet above sea level. Good thing, since the night time temperatures  in mid-September are dropping into the 30's. The ears are filling out, the silk is drying - but good signs that the corn is close to maturity. We plan to harvest in a couple of weeks - so now, it is a race against time. Which will win? Will it stay warm enough for the corn to finish out to maturity? Or will the night time freezes force us to harvest...

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