Monday, August 31, 2015

We have been somewhat frustrated in finding a supplier of high grade essential oils that doesn't require us to purchase huge quantities or overcharges for small quantities.  Our efforts have been rewarded.  O.K., it required us to fill our own bottles and such, but it was well worth it.  What we're especially excited about it they have a natural process by which many of their citrus oils can be concentrated into an explosively wonderful fragrance.  We are starting out slowly and we will be adding more as we move on.  We are also enthralled about a particular French Lavender that they have.  It packs a powerful therapeutic, anti-microbial punch with a truly spectacular lavender nose.  It is rare to find both in one lavender oil.  We grabbed this one with both hands. 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Another new incense in the Satya line...Egyptian Musk

Satya Egyptian Goddess provided us with an unexpected result, but wonderful none the less.  This incense liberated a very lightly sweet, subtle musk with overtones of cherrywood and caramel.  We were all surprised with its elegance and subtlety.

A New incense in the Satya line...60's Patchouli

Some new items have been added to the famed Satya line of incenses.  The first one we would like to introduce you to is Satya 60's Patchouli.  It's a remarkable, lightly sweet, bright and earthy fragrance with that head shop, black light room quality that will bring you right back to that time.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Sittin' plush with a royal flush...we just got in the 2016 calendars.  We were counting the seconds, waiting for their arrival.  Here's the catch...we ran completely out of them well before the holidays.  That said I wouldn't fiddle around much before grabbing calendars.  I say this not to pressure anyone, but to give fair warning.  They're real, and they're spectacular

Here's the link to the Grateful Dead calendar...nice

Here's the link to the Grateful Dead calendar...nice

Here's the Pink Floyd one as an example...purdy nice

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

We just got through a nice, dense little parcel of incenses.  It's always nice to refill some empty bins.  We were able to replenish the following:
Nikhil's Govinda Govinda, Balaji Focus, Champaka, HEM Flora Jasmine, Sunanadaraja, Precious Sandal, Kin-Kaku, Kyo-Nishiki, Sital Super Sandal, Precious Green, and Vidwan.  Soon, we will be refilling saffron, petal rose and Divine Flora.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

We just got in some tix to a tremendous gig.  We have them at $27 cash and $30 for plastic.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Here's an interesting event. It's our first toddlers' drum circle. It is planned for Saturday August 29th from 10am-11:30am. Everyone brings their own drums or whatever you like to make noise with. Naturally, adults must accompany the kids as long as they are here and certainly may join in. Age range is 3-5 years, but if a bit older, no worries.  Older siblings and friends are also welcome to get in on it. Let's make a righteous noise!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

We're now set to roll out a new incense selection.  It's from the same folks that create the famed Nag Champa Gold  This one is Absolut Sandal.  In our experience, we have never had anything remotely like it.  It's deep, semi-sweet, rich, and complex.  This is some next level kind of stuff.  It may change what you expect of an incense.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Bear Lights are back...

We're quite happy to have these little fellows back in again.   Yes, they are a string of lights, but I hope nobody thinks that we're pushing the holiday thing too early.  They're also nifty lights for parties, illumination and nightlights and such.  We have plenty of time (not really) to think about the holidays.

We also have other lights, so don't fret if you're not a bear person. Give this link a shot...

Thursday, August 6, 2015

SMUDGING   blog 2
Before you take any action with this strong and powerful ritual, consider your intention.
Keep this thought clearly in your mind.  Smudging should be done with care and reverence along with a positive attitude and that of love.

The flame from a candle is recommended to light the smudge that the bundle starts to smoke.  If there is a flame blow it out so that the smudge bundle is smoldering and not burning.   When smudging a room, after the bundle is smoking, you walk around the perimeter of the room.  Give special attention to the corners and the places behind doors.  You can also fan the smoke through the room with a large smudge feather.  If you wish, you may state a payer of gratitude  for the cleansing and keep in mind your intention of removing negativity during the ritual,

Many people like to break off loose leaves and a candle may be used for them as well.  In the very near future, Dr. Seth will have, along with the wonderful hand-made ceramic incense burners, smudge pots for the use of Smudging rituals.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

SMUDGING    blog 1

Over the years I have sold many bundles of sage and for the most part my customers knew what it was that they wanted to do with it and how they would and why they would “smudge” their environment.  It has come to my attention that there is an interest in this activity.  I will give some information and I am not professing to say these are the total of reasons and/ or activities of this technique.  It is just a small taste of a ritual that is many centuries old and used in many different ways with different herbs.

At Woodstock, we have provided Sage for most of our customers Smudging techniques.  Smudging is the name given to the cleansing technique from Native American.  This tradition of burning herbs for emotional, physical and spiritual cleansing is practiced among many religious, healing and spiritual traditions.  It is a ceremonial way to cleanse a person, place or object of negative energies.

Smudging can be helpful for when you feel depressed, angry, and/or resentful.  You can smudge your home, work space or crystals to remove negative energy.
In blog Smudging blog 2 I will talk about how to perform a smudging technique

Monday, August 3, 2015

Happy Hari Nag Champa Gold

We're still trying to accept the fantastic reality that we now have the famed Happy Hari Nag Champa Gold in our little store.  For so much time, it didn't seem it would happen.  The legwork paid off.  We're looking at one of very few true halmaddi-based incenses. What does that mean?  We're talking true champas, here.  It has an ethereal, chiffon soft fragrance without losing the depth and substance of a true champa.

It will soon be available for on line orders.  Until then, give a call.   856-424-6166. It comes in packs of 7-8 sticks at $4 per pack.  It's not cheap, but it's not cheap.  In some time, more amazing, fragrances will be arriving from Happy Hari.  Many of these will forever change your understanding of what incenses can be.

Much much that you'll have to give some away...