Saturday, August 30, 2014

Flower Power and the Forgotten Language of Plants.

Flower Power and the Forgotten Language of Plants. The autonomic nervous system is a control system functioning largely below the level of consciousness. It is classically divided into two subsystems: the parasympathetic nerves system and sympathetic nervous system. The sympathetic nervous system is often referred to as " fight or flight” and is associated with adrenaline and cortisol production. The parasympathetic nervous system is the function of rest and recharge. In our high energy, fast paced lives, we find ourselves more and more likely to be in a state of fight or flight, which is can be described as “stress”. A high state of stress over long periods of time directly affects the immune system and leads to a variety of disorders. For women, autoimmune disorders are common and in men, heart attacks and stroke. We spend too much time in a chronic high adrenaline state, and not enough in rest and recharge. The good news is we can consciously choose to make a shift from stressful to non stressful state. There are many techniques that have been used for centuries to help us shift from fight or flight to rest and recharge. Mediation, yoga, massage and acupuncture are all proven methods to reduce stress and lower adrenaline and cortisol levels. Unfortunately it may not always be convenient to get a massage or meditate for 30 minutes during our busy, action packed day. *Energetic Aromatherapy by Kauai Herbals is a new and cutting edge energetic remedy created to help institute this shift anywhere and anytime of the day or night. It is a foundational healing modality that utilizes the calming clearing attributes of aromatherapy as well as the subtle energetics of Bach inspired flower essences using a variety of Hawaiian flower blossoms sustainably wild crafted from the jungles of Kauai. Founder and creator Shanon Mason has been living and working in the islands for over 30 years and studying traditional and native herbalism, huna and a wide range of holistic modalities. She is able to tap into a vast reserve of plant based energetics and physical constituents of plants. Using hydro-distillation the essences are captured and rarified within a spring water solution. “It’s all about listening to and building a relationship with our natural environment like the Hawaiians did.” “My kumu’s taught me to listen to the na’au.” Literally translated this means both the lower abdomen AND wisdom.” “In simply terms we westerners can relate to this as a Gut Feeling and is one of our most powerful tools. Shanon Goes on to say, “The Hawaiians of old were so in touch with their natural environment that the kahuna la’au lapa au (master herbalists) had developed a language by which they communicated with plants. This language is based in subtle energy and operates at the na’ua, the gut feeling level of consciousness. This is an amazing gift passed down by the ancients which I am grateful for everyday.” It is through this technique of deeply listening to our environment that inspired *Energetic Aromatherapy and to date these products have helped hundreds of people relieve stress, lower blood pressure and cortisol levels, and inspire a personal connection with nature and the subtle healing properties of plants that have been all but forgotten from our synthesized, pharmaceutical society.”

Thursday, December 8, 2011


Kauai Herbals
Energy Essences

Botanically Infused Massage Oils & Healing Salves

Kauai Herbals is proud to present our latest gift from the rain forest. Infused botanical oils and salves, created with all natural, organic and wild crafted ingredients from the jungles of Kauai.
Our botanical oils are used for massage and relieving pain from injuries, strains and stress. As a bonus, they also moisturize and pamper your skin with no harsh chemicals or additives. Created with a combination of organic coconut, sunflower, and unrefined shea butter, these base oils are then slow infused with a range of wild and organic botanicals. Some of the purest ingredients on the planet, they include organic lemongrass, passionflower, camphor, rosemary, mint, eucalyptus, noni, cinnamon, and clove to name a few.
Our new “ROCKET” oil and salve is a powerful pain inhibiting blend that begins with our jungle infused base oil, also contains wintergreen and natural menthol for deep and long lasting, penetrating relief.
“GOLDEN” oil and salve is a warm, honey scented blend that inspires circulation and a cozy feeling of comfort. Our infused base oil is combined with a blend of organic cinnamon, clove and organic honey and inspires a feeling of climbing into a warm bath.
Following the natural patterns of the rain forest, our botanicals are hand harvested twice a year limiting production. All products are sold on first come first serve basis so order early.

Organic coconut, sunflower and unrefined shea butter infused with jungle botanicals, essential oils, natural menthol and bees wax.
Organic coconut, sunflower and unrefined shea butter infused with jungle botanicals, essential oils, organic honey and bees wax.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Herbal Defense Outdoor Spray , Natures Answer to disease carrying Mosquitos & Ticks.
Herbal Defense Outdoor Spray safely and effectively deters mosquitoes, ticks and fleas. This blend of Hawaiian Hydrosols and essential oils combats a host of biting blood sucking, disease vectors. 100% DEET free and made with renewable resources, sustainably harvested on Kauai. Ingredients include Hawaiian plant matter infused with spring water and a proprietary blend of essential oils including lemon eucalyptus and Neem. The research supporting the use of these natural compounds is good news for those who live in areas where lymes carrying ticks thrive. According to the Center of Disease Control Lemon Eucalyptus protects as effectively as low-concentration DEET against mosquitoes, midges and deer flies. Cross-Over Field Trials also Shows that lemon eucalyptus and neem oil protect against tick bites as published by the Journal of Medical Entomology, 2004, 41(6), 1064-1067. According to the research, the chemical compound PMD (para-menthane-3,8-diol) found in lemon eucalyptus and azadirachtin the compound found in neem oil are highly effective in deterring ticks form attaching and infecting there human hosts. Herbal Defense Outdoor Spray is not a registered repellant. The FDA recommends that any product using oil of lemon eucalyptus not be used on children under 3 years.
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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Botanical hydrosols are the purest essence of the plant. Created through steam-distillation they are derived with fire , pure spring water and an amazing anthology of fruits and flora grown from Kauai’s unique tropical environment. Gentle yet potent herbal formulations. With no synthetic preservatives , harsh chemicals or alcohol. They can be used for skin care, air fresheners and linen sprays as well as a natural Insect repellent and organic personal germicide with added essential oils to enhance potency.

Subtle yet transformative, Energetic Aromatherapy is a combination of rainforest flower essences and botanical hydrosol. These Vibrational, body and soul misters help influence the etheric field of the body while aromatically stimulating the limbic system. The part of the brain were memories, instincts and emotions are stored and regulated

The wildflowers and foliage used in our products have all been hand collected sustainably with loving respect for Hawaii and the unique and diverse environment. The hydrosols are distilled with lava filtered spring water from the upper Makaleaha region of the Kauai rainforest. Special measures are taken to ensure the integrity of our native ecosystem by utilizing sustainable species so the natural Hawaiian flora can continue to flourish.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Hydrosol, Flower Essences and Homeopathy--The Real Story

Hydrosol, Flower Essences and Homeopathy

Since 2001 I have been studying the art of distillation and over the years I have had the privilege to be a part of the growing hydrosol movement. It is a pleasure to see more and more people becoming aware of the great benefits these herbal waters can provide. It is important to realize however that hydrosols--in and of themselves--are not energetic by nature or considered homeopathy anymore than adding water to concentrated orange juice creates a orange homeopathic remedy. They just aren't folks. Homeopathy is a form of alternative medicine, first proposed by German physician Samuel Hahnemann in 1796, that treats patients with heavily diluted preparations which cause effects similar to the symptoms presented. This is referred to as “like treating like.” Homeopathic remedies are prepared by serial dilution with shaking by forceful striking, which homeopaths term "succession," after each dilution it increases the energetic effect of the treatment. Homeopaths call this process "potentization". Dilution often continues until none of the original substance remains. It is possible to create a homeopathic remedy from a hydrosol by succussing and diluting however this information is required to be displayed on the label. 1x 2x or 3x are the most common succession ratios.

Flower essences on the other hand are aqueous extracts of the fresh flowers of various plants chosen for their effects on specific mental or emotional symptoms. These are created by sun-soaking the wild flower blossoms and adding a preservative such as alcohol. Bach flower essences are the most widely recognized essences of this kind because Dr. Edward Bach first discovered this technique and documented the extraordinary results he received form using these essences in his practice.

It is from this modality that our energetic remedies have evolved. We have discovered a natural process of combining the energetic quality of flower essences and formulating them within the distillation process. This proprietary process has been developed over many years to create a new and exciting type of energetic remedy that influence the external energy fields of the body while stimulating the limbic system through aromatherapy. Energy Essences are energetically infused hydrosol unlike anything else on the market. Click on the link below to learn more about our formulations.
Wild Ginger-Allspice
Lilikoi Dreams
Herbal Transition
Mint Hibiscus

Monday, August 24, 2009


COMMUNITY BONDING (Don't miss our COUPON on the bottom)

Every year the Healing Garden Health Expo brings together the cream of Kauai’s healers and
environmental warriors. This year, the event was held at the Kilohana
Plantation. Built in 1936, the mansion at Kilohana is the finest example of plantation era architecture in Hawaii.
The expo wasBulleted Listheld in the luau grounds.

The featured events included a unique Hawaiian lei competition with the categories of Edible, Aromatherapy and Recyclable.

There was also a local food
competition with a huge selection of local food
using Kauai grown ingredients.
Our table was right by the food vendors where we had the pleasure of sampling some of the finest of Kauai’s local food including Kauai made ice cream and vegetarian fare that was fantastic.

Garden Island Chocolate was right next door and They actually grow cacao and hand process their chocolate
locally. It is worth the $7.00 price tag
for a bar of pure goodness.

Many wonderful vendors including my friend and wise women Alia who offers a potpourri of formulations including Amazonian rain forest products, her own EsScents botanicals with essential oils as well as a high tech alkaline ionized water systems. I don’t know how she does it all!

There was the GMO fighting ,monk seal saving Hawaiian Environmental Alliance KAHEA. They protect native Hawaiian traditional rights along with the environment.

I was also happy to see KKCR Kauai community radio
well represented and caught up with my old friend
Tracy and newer friend an fan of my products Steve
“Red Brick” the super handsome and suave blues man. check
out KKCR is streaming live on the web. tune in
to Kauai at Kauai Live

The Lawai International center.One of the best places on the
planet. The home of the 88 shrines which is both a cultural and archaeological treasure that has been around for about 100 years.
Many people talk about energetic vortex’s. This place in
Lawai is a hidden spiritual oasis I first discovered with my father many years ago. At the time it was abandoned and in a state of
dis-repair and neglect. Since that time craftsman including
the renown wood worker Ray Nitta have re-furbished the temples and welcome visitors. It is a little known jewel on our island paradise. check them out at

There were many other wonderful vendors and the event was again a remarkable experience. We where there promoting our products and receiving wonderful feedback but something more. The true sense of community and cooperation for a healthy, bountiful existence on many levels. These events always attract an amazing assortment of people from every nook and cranny on Kauai. These are some of the most wonderful, loving, gracious and supportive people in the universe! Thanks Kauai!

In honor of the event I am offering a special discount COUPON . Coupon code HG1007. Enter this code at check out and receive Lemongrass,Lilikoi, Citrus or Kauai Coffee for $10.00 plus shipping. WWW.KAUAHERBALS.COM Mahalo Nui loa.