Challenges invigorate me, plants soothe me, cooking domesticates me, creating a new formula energizes me, sleeping repairs my body & praying repairs my soul.” © Janine Joi
I have _always_ been an outdoor girl instead of an indoor girl. I have been blessed with a green thumb and a deep love of the outdoors, plants and helping people. I’ve been growing, mowing, planting and harvesting, making and giving as long as I can remember. Well, that and fly fishing.
From 1981 until I formally started Blue Sage Naturals, LLC in 2003, I worked in the corporate world, earned a Massage Therapist certificate, earned my Esthetician license, got an AA degree in business, sold at craft fairs in California, sold snacks I made in a health food store and raised my son. I actually started my business in 1991, but went full time in it in 2003.
It all began because I had tendonitis in my elbow and I had to figure out a way to make the muscle relaxant into an oil based product instead of alcohol. The man at church that couldn’t stand or sit for long periods used it successfully, a woman I sold it to on the train to work used it, said it was better than Advil in taking away her headache. Then came other products people needed for first aid, getting rid of cracks in fingers and feet, fading scars, growing in hair and my desire to help people feel better became a reality.
In 2002 I brought the unheard of ‘sea buckthorn seed oil’ to the United States, also in 2002 I got rosacea. Twice. I got rid of it by making Relief N Rescue™ one of my best sellers. I use herbs because God put them here for a purpose and it’s always better to use natural than chemicals. I figured herbs could do what chemicals can do. Of course, being a woman, I was right! 😉 AND I don’t use ‘just enough to get by’, but more than enough to get the job done right.
Then came Sea Buckthorn Soap, Sea Buckthorn Shampoo after I saw how it made my hair thicker and grew in bald spots on a friends head. Along came more products as more needs arose. THAT is the skin care side of things.
For the essence side: I’m an herbalist. I deal in plants and flowers all the time. I knew I felt better in the forest, in the garden than inside the house. I became a follower of Jesus in 1979. In everything I was learning, somehow I got the firm belief everything new age was witchcraft. I didn’t want to displease God! I mean, really! That’s not a good way to start off a relationship! So, I stopped getting into those sorts of things. Frequencies, plants, rocks. I became firmly entrenched in the belief it was witchcraft. BUT GOD.
I’ve collected rocks all my life. [nudge] I lived briefly in Medford Oregon and was rockhounding [nudge] on the perfect spot recommended by rockhound books. I felt different. It seemed I could figure things out more, I was calmer, my thoughts weren’t so jumbled. But I didn’t give it a second thought.
Another nudge was moving to Phoenix, I went to Sedona a lot. What a TINGLING I got from running my hand over fluorite. [nudge]
I began learning about frequencies, vibrations, things like that, every now and then. [nudge nudge] Then God told me over a year ago to ‘use and sell flower essences’. So, after much discussion about how I really wasn’t the person to do this [remember, God NEVER loses], I asked, ‘why me’ and He said, ‘because it’s Mine and I want it back’. Soooo, that shut me up and I began working with and learning about plant frequencies in earnest. I have a book due out in 2017 regarding frequencies. What they are, are not, how to use them and make them yourself. This book will clear up a lot of misconceptions about what this is. I also carry flower essences on the website.
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It is my honor to serve you with what I have. As a Christian, all the products are prayed over to do their intended work. Thank you for coming to the site, I know you’ll find something that will bless your skin, your heart, your life. If I may pray for or with you, if you have a question, if I can help you in any way, please email or text [with your name] or call. Just don’t call before 9, I’m not a morning girl anymore. 🙂