Betty Torres is a certified aromatherapist and certified Hypnotherapist. She has been studying herbal medicine and creating safe and healing body care products for herself and her family for over 15 years.
Betty lives in Ukiah, California with her soulmate of 19 years, musician, artist & sound healer, Angel Garcia and their two children Copal, (15) and Violetta Akasha (7). As a poet and former performance artist, she has traveled to Oaxaca, Yucatan, Palenque, Arizona and New Mexico performing together with Angel's former band Mezklah, where they both came across many mentors and healers who taught them about their life purpose, transformation and co-creating with Mother Earth's gifts.
She started PoeticPotions in Los Angeles, 15 years ago in order to offer safe and gentle body care for the community as well as workshops to educate people on how to make healing products for themselves and their family.
She continues to offer Poetic Potion products, as well as one-on-one Holistic Health Mentoring and Aromatherapy consultations on the use of herbal medicine & aromatherapy for safe & natural healing in the home.
A message from Betty:
"When I became pregnant with my first child, I started making my own pregnancy belly oils and diaper rash creams when I found it difficult to find safe body care products for myself and my growing baby. I discovered that many household items in our home that we use on a daily basis contain many hazardous and toxic ingredients, which lead to the creation of my business Poetic Potions. Creating my own healing products was just the beginning of an intense self healing journey which has lead to many other new gifts and passions.
Aromatherapy changed my life
Working with herbal remedies, lead me to discover the many wonderful benefits of aromatherapy. I became highly intuitive, aware of my emotions and became happier and healthier than i've ever felt before.
I also became spiritually aware of my environment and the natural world around me. I felt connected to the plants, trees, the Moon and the Sun and understood that these Plant Spirit Guides lead me on this journey.
It hasn't always been easy...
Plant spirit healing was just the beginning of my journey.
Although I was excited about my life moving forward, I couldn't shake these past emotional and energetic traumas I had gone through in my teen years. I didn't understand why I still felt guilt and shame about certain events in my life. My past was still very much an issue.
About 6 years ago, I dove into the topic of Transformation and the sub-conscious mind. I began learning more about Neuro-linguistic-programming (NLP), dream rituals, hypnotherapy & metaphysics from workshops, books, various self-develpment mentors I met along the way and Indigenous teachers in East Los Angeles, New Mexico and Columbia. Once I made the decision to expand my awareness... all of the people I needed to meet were showing up in my life!
Although I am proud to be Certified as an NLP practitioner and Aromatherapist, my biggest accomplishment, about 15 yrs ago, has been to choose a healthy lifestyle for myself and my family, in spite of being a lost and troubled teenager who dropped out of high school due to drugs and feelings of hopelessness. My guides and mentors taught me how to turn my challenges into learning opportunities and today part of my life's work is to share and guide others how they can do that for themselves as well.
Art & Creativity, my greatest teacher
In my early twenties, I started mentoring troubled youth from the alternative high school I graduated from in Hollywood. From there, I went on to teach Life Skills and Arts & Crafts workshops at various After School Programs and Non Profit Organizations. This is how I discovered my passion for helping people and realized how powerful not only sharing our truth and stories about overcoming obstacles can be but ALSO how important the role of Art can be when transforming our lives. For many people, including myself, creating things with our hands, has the potential to be the highest form of manifesting change. This was certainly the case for me.
I am happy to say that through my teachers, mentors, plant Spirit Guides, ancestors, NLP training and friends I have met along the way, I have learned to find the blessings in every challenge or obstacle.
I have transformed my story about my past to be something that now motivates me and reminds me every day of how much I can accomplish and that I will always be supported.
My intention for sharing this story is so that everyone is reminded of their highest potential and continues to uplift each other by sharing and discovering their own gifts and continue co-creating with Mother Earth's gifts. Through our example, our children will also continue to shine their light everywhere they go!
If you ever feel stuck, confused and just need a boost of motivation or positive feedback and inspiration... contact me!
I didn't do all this alone... I've had dozens of people help me get out of my own way over the years.. and I still reach out for help and have mentors guiding me.
Don't hesitate to reach out!
Peace & Love,
What is Aromatherapy & Essential Oils?
Aromatherapy is the use of Essential oils for improving and maintaining Health & Beauty…
The use of essential oils for prevention and healing of common ailments is also sometimes, referred to as "essential oil therapy", as well as, “aromatology".
JUST BECAUSE SOMETHING SMELLS GOOD DOES NOT MAKE IT AROMATHERAPY!
Although odors can influence the state of mind and promote a sense of physical well being- the aroma itself of certain things is not what contains the therapeutic properties. It is the chemical components of the essential oils that does the healing. If it is not an essential oil, its NOT aromatherapy.
ESSENTIAL OILS ARE NOT ACTUALLY "OILS"
Essential oils do not have the characteristics that other oils do- they are not used as lubricants and do not have a greasy feel. Pure essential oils are volatile, which means they evaporate at room temperature and do not leave an oily trace like other oils. What technically makes it an oil, is that it is insoluble in water, meaning it does not dissolve in water.
HOW DO ESSENTIAL OILS WORK?
Essential oils penetrate our skin and absorb into the bloodstream. The molecular structure of essential oils contain the properties that help them "go where they need to go" within our bodies. They are physically healing to our bodies.
Essential oils also affect us mentally and spiritually, therefore, uniting our mind, body and soul creating a holistic healing experience.
AROMATHERAPY CAN EMPOWER ANYONE TO TAKE CONTROL OF THEIR HEALTH!
What many people don't know is that in 1937, when aromatherapy was first coined, there was no division between medicine and aromatherapy.
Many aromatherapy books and essential oils are readily available for people to start taking control of their health and empower themselves through education and prevention.
CHOOSE YOUR BODY CARE PRODUCTS WITH CONFIDENCE
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Body Care Ingredients to Avoid
"Just like moons and like suns, With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high, Still I’ll rise."