Category Archives: Health & Beauty

Settling the Topic of Cannabis Research, the US Government

Although over the last 8-10 years, cannabis is slowly being decriminalized at the state level, we still have a MAJOR battle to win when it comes to the reclassification of it at the Federal level. This morning I woke up to an article that talked about Jeff Sessions possibly indicating that he felt marijuana has some medical purposes and would soon be allowing more research on the plant. MORE RESEARCH.

Now, where was the need for all this research in the 1960’s and prior when doctor’s were prescribing heroin, cocaine, CANNABIS, and mushrooms to people? What happened to THAT research? Why are current drugs being allowed on the market in 2018 that is almost the exact same chemical makeup as heroin, cocaine, meth, etc.? The same drugs that civilians are being put in jail for are the same ones America’s “doctors” are prescribing to people to get them addicted and keep feeding their money machine. Sickening!

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What I really want to talk about today, is the fact that cannabis has been around and revered as a spiritual and healing element since before the US Government was event an idea!

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Let’s not forget that when colonizers from European countries finally landed on this sacred land we now call “America” and “Mexico” that our sacred books about plants and natural healing, the ORIGINAL WAYS of our people, were stolen and burned. Let’s not forget that our warrior and healer ancestors were raped and murdered for non-compliance to this new regime of monsters that took our land, our history and forced those that survived to COMPLY or DIE. Let’s not forget that there are sacred and holy books that have been stolen from Ethiopia that are CURRENTLY in the possession of European governments. Holy books that reveal the truth that extends past the Bible we know today, truth that would set us free from accepting what this corrupt government has tricked some of us into believing is truth from the Creator, truth that would cause us all to stand up, UNITE and FIGHT together!

Colonization of Sacred Land

Had the colonizers, rapists and murderers that came to THIS LAND from European countries not burned all our sacred & holy books, Mr. Jeff Sessions, and the United States Government, would have all the HISTORICAL DATA and RESEARCH they need to know that classifying this PLANT right along side drugs that are made of chemical cleaners is a complete joke. Maybe YOUR people shouldn’t have burned and disposed of all the HISTORICAL RESEARCH that was available to us all when you invaded our sacred lands. Just MAYBE right?! lol

The moral of today’s message…. LET US NOT FORGET!!!

-IxChel

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Want a Rise Out of ME? HA!

Have you ever met someone who didn’t get what they want, exactly how they wanted it? We’ve all experienced that right? We don’t all get what we want exactly the way we want it. But have you met those people who go out of their way, slice out big chunks of their day and waste a ton of energy trying to attack you? In this world of technology almost anyone can find us online but that also means the person trying to take jabs at you after you’ve severed the tie is pretty lonely, sad & desperate for attention. They’re sitting at home or at work fuming and angry over not getting their way, much like a child. But then to take that anger and frustration and act on it by sending emails, texts and anonymous messages seems pretty crazy! That’s what happens when we are out of balance!

You may be asking, what does balance have to do with someone wanting to get a rise out of you? Let’s be clear that I’m talking about an adult but what I described earlier sounds more like the rantings and actions of a child. In the effort to be completely transparent, the inner child in me that’s angry about someone being so mean and hateful wants to use every angle I can to ruin their life. That’s also a little of the Scorpio in me. But this isn’t the first time I’ve dealt with someone trying to get a rise out of me when they don’t truly know what I’m capable of.

Balance has everything to do with this. For example, my husband, Asad, is a fire sign and I’m water. So when he see’s me getting worked up over people like I mentioned before, he calms by waters by showing me his flame. He always lets me know he’s going to support me no matter what but then always offers a gentle Leo reminder about karma and energy. It’s like “Yes love I’ll back you 100% just remember that…” and it always cools my emotions because I know that he’ll go harder than I can imagine. For me, it’s hard not to be emotional over people I’ve genuinely tried to help and connect with when they show their true selves. Mostly because I don’t always show or express the emotional and internal dilemmas I go through when I’m trying to connect with people. I deeply care. Sometimes to the point where I’ll go toe to toe with my King over someone I barely know in the effort to keep giving them chances and giving them chances. This is where balance comes in!

In this situation, balance for me looks like not engaging with this person but internally setting a limit for what I’m going to tolerate before I lash back, in a professional manner, and stop the harassment. Balance is not allowing the hate and loneliness of a grown adult make me forget that I’m tending to a sick dog, building a home from scratch, living without running water and putting every ounce of love I have into the mission that is specific to my life journey. This ONE person isn’t greater than all that. And I don’t say that in a “I don’t care about others” type of way, I say that in a “I love myself too much to not ruin my karmic journey over YOU” type of way. No one person is greater than your soul mission, especially when your mission is crystal clear to you!

Just a little real life, real time reminder for those of you out there that might have someone so out of balance, sad, lonely and hateful that they would try to slander you over something so small. Find your balance. Determine where they fall and act accordingly!

How To Do YOU in Gratitude Through the Holidays

Some of you may celebrate the common US Holidays around this time; Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Years are some. And in our experience, we’ve seen so many people trying to squeeze loved ones, gratitude and giving all into 2-3 months at the end of the year. We’ve done it ourselves!

So we felt it was especially important for us to remind you to LOVE YOU this holiday season! Remember to keep your self care routine up. Whether you take a long spiritual bath once a week, or daily, just remember to keep up on what makes you feel relaxed, grounded and refreshed. If you workout weekly or daily, add some Headache and Sleep Aid to your cool down period and allow your muscles to soak up the healing of the Earth for relaxation and grounding.

Which also means it’s time for you to STOP, type in this discount code, and do some holiday shopping, while saving 25%, with YOU in mind!

 


PHYSICAL AND SPIRITUAL HEALING

When Zion Glory owners started this journey, that developed into a business, our intent was to heal our physical ailments. Migraines, pain, nerve damage and insomnia to name a few. We had no idea that these physical things were related to emotional and spiritual ailments we hadn’t dealt with in a very long time. Over the past 4 years we’ve come to realize that physical, emotional and spiritual healing are all collectively part of our human experience.

Here are some ways to DO YOU this holiday season and remaining filled with gratitude:

1.PROTECT YOUR ENERGY

Some of us know when we are going some where or going to be around certain energies that are going to trigger us. be proactive this holiday season! Use your tools like sage and crystals to protect your energy before dipping into those situations.

2.GROUND YOURSELF

No matter where you may find yourself this winter, take time to hug a tree or connect your feet with the Earth. You may notice that we stress this quite frequently. The reason for that is because we’ve learned and continue to learn this lesson. Migrating to Colorado was a huge change from the California “winters”. We started noticing that our energy was off balance when we didn’t make an effort to get outside and enjoy nature regularly. In this space we experienced more frequent sickness and excessive laziness so STAY ACTIVE!

3.PRACTICE REFLECTING

We’ve come to realize that when we love people deeply, there is a potential for those people to trigger unresolved things within ourselves. So when you feel that fire rise up in you, take some deep breathes and REFLECT. Why did that trigger you? Why are you feeling the emotion you’re feeling?

4.ENJOY YOUR LOVED ONES

Work through those triggers and emotions so you can enjoy the company of your loved ones, create new memories and laugh about old ones!

5.STAND FIRM IN LOVE

There’s no doubt that you will run across someone who doesn’t completely vibe with something you say, feel or believe. THAT’S OK and natural! During our lessons we’ve been told to stand down on our position, respect others by shutting our mouth and that’s not what we’re saying to do. You know why? Because we know what it feels like to suppress ourselves and what we feel. We’ve had to do the healing to repair the damage it’s done. So stand firm in love this season when dealing with your loved ones.

All of this healing is the reason why you see skin care products, personal care products and crystals on our website! Our skin care products are made from natural ingredients that come from the earth, just as crystals are formed by and come from the Earth. And when we create the products that end up in your homes, in the hands of the ones you love and in your personal spaces, we keep all this in mind. When we create we involve all the elements. Even if you’re not purchasing crystals from us, your products have already been infused with their energy and OURS.

We say all this to remind you that we are with YOU. As you support us with your ongoing purchases, we channel our ancestors and higher selves to bring you the energy, healing and tools you need to tap into the darkest parts of yourself and heal. There is no reason for you to put YOUR healing on hold because of holiday’s or anything else.

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Therapeutic Sessions

I was called to skin care after years of practicing makeup on myself and then diving into the beauty industry. At first I loved hearing the

“You’re a miracle worker! I love the way my skin looks so glowing and dewy!”

It made me feel good initially, but I had a deeper desire to do more so people could love their skin all the time. But it took me a while just to get here. I even remember switching over from Cosmetology to Esthetics and how nervous I was to practice my first facial on one of my classmates. I thought to myself “What if I forget the flow? What if I scratch someone with my nail? What if I can’t extract their blackheads?!”

I bombarded myself with so much negative thought that it was hard for me to accept the compliments at first. My classmates would jump at the chance to be my partner during nights we practiced but it took me a long time, almost until the completion of my hours, to realize that it was because I was great at what I do! My pressure was always on point, I’m able to adjust the pressure depending on the client and for some reason I’m constantly attracted to and working out areas that resonates with each client individually.

This past weekend I had a friend who reached out to me asking about Colorado because she wanted to bring her husband to visit for his birthday. I gave recommendations and she ended up scheduling a facial with me. I was so excited! What an honor to have someone be linked with me through social media and schedule a service with me!! As I began going through the skin consultation and getting back in the flow of what I love to do I felt my soul radiate!

I loved feeling my body instinctively know what to do, my hands move how they needed to massage certain parts of the face and muscles of the body.

Bug Rub Blowout November!

Since I was a very little child I attracted bugs and insect bites. Some of you might have heard the saying,

“They like you because you have sweet blood.”

Well, that was me. As I got older they got worse. But none like the ones I got in Mexico when I was 11. It looks like I had golf balls all over my arms. It was disgusting and it hurt so bad. The closest thing to that was when I was working for the Department of Public Health for LA County.

I was about 22 years old and I disliked my job, felt under appreciate, I over worked all the time and I was constantly being single out and retaliated against for being efficient. So I decided to actually take a lunch this day. I brought my journal, my lunch and a book and picked a semi-shady table under one of the many trees that partially enclosed this employee courtyard. When I came back from lunch I started noticing an itchy sensation on both of my ankles and when I looked down I could instantly tell they were already swollen.

Being that I was so unhappy at my job I was very sick in several ways. My self esteem was down, I was insecure and I truly felt like there was something so much bigger for me but I was being held back. So I had frequent migraines, the reason for our Headache & Sleep Aid, and I had frequent anxiety attacks that kept me out of work many times. What I’m getting at is, when I asked to leave early and even showed my bites, I had already been out sick so much that my supervisor wouldn’t let me go home. She offered me asprin and tylenol but I was already moving away from western medicine and looking to more natural ways to tend to my health and that of my family. Unfortunately, that isn’t accepted by our health insurance coverage so I just felt trapped all the way around. With my ankles swollen, itchy and in pain.

Closer to the end of the day I was called to my supervisors office and I couldn’t get up from my chair because the pain in my ankles was so great. They were now red and even more swollen. It was less than an hour to go before the end of my shift for the day so she let me go. It was that day I started formulating our Bug Rub. At the time it was the simple fact that I couldn’t let bug bites keep me from going to work. I ended up being out of work for 2 days after that because I couldn’t get the swelling to go down at all.

Now I know I’m not the only one who reacts to bites like this. And what I love about the way I channeled the formula is that it ended up being good as a repellent and as a bite treatment! Plus, it might be getting cooler but we’re still seeing spiders coming out of hiding before the winter hits. So we wanted to make sure that everyone has a sufficient about of Bug Rub to be prepared!

For those of you who follow us closely, you’ll know that most of our products work even better when paired with our All Healing Rub. Our Bug Rub is NO different! So we decided to do something a little extra special with this batch! This batch of Bug Rub will have a limited supply of a special blend of All Healing Rub and Bug Rub!!! TWO products, ONE size!!! How awesome is that!?

And as if that wasn’t good enough…

You can now use BUGBEGONE to get 35% OFF!!

Natural Product of the Month, Headache & Sleep Aid!

FAREWELL AUGUST…

LET’S REVIEW!!

For the month of August we focused on the exfoliation of our skin and the purposes of different ingredients in our Revival Scrub that assists with many different aspects of natural skin care.

  • Oats assist with cleansing, exfoliating, sensitive skin & anti-aging
  • Papaya enzymes break down the dead skin at a cellular level
  • Butters & oils provide additional moisture to all skin types
  • Essential oils protect, moisturize and repair the skin

Yes!!! Run your hands over that skin! Feels silky smooth doesn’t it? We LOVE when YOU love your own skin! So thank you to everyone who has used the Revival Scrub and please remember… We love REVIEWS!!!

CLICK HERE to leave a review for your experience with our Revival Scrub!


SEPTEMBER’S
FEATURED PRODUCT OF THE MONTH
HEADACHE & SLEEP AID!

This is one of the products that had a huge impact on our overall health directly… Let us share how!

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This is our co-owner, skin therapist and herbalist, Cristina. Most of what we’ve shared up to this point has been that Cristina has created products for the healing of her husband, and she has, but there’s also some healing in this for her as well! In 2007, Cristina was diagnosed with chronic migraines less than a year after being hired on with LA County Fire Department. She was prescribed over 4 different drugs and none of them worked. Her migraines would come through even after taking 800mg Ibprofens every hour! They were so bad at times that banging her head against the wall or crying herself to sleep were the only options; to wait out the pain. So when she started to formulate recipes for her husband’s healing, Daniel said “What about something for your migraines!?” 

Our Headache & Sleep Aid is the only thing that’s been able to prevent and dispel Cristina’s migraines! It was originally called “Headache Rub” when we first launched the product in 2013. After the launch we heard from our clients that they love to use it before they go to bed to help them de-stress and get to sleep! So when we relaunched the line in 2015 we added on the “Sleep Aid” part of the name. Our family and our clients have started to use it in their sacred baths and self love/ skin care practices because it’s so soothing and calming!

Many of our clients are in our private group on Facebook that’s filled with some great testimonials and experiences with our Headache & Sleep Aid. CLICK HERE to be added if you’re not already a member!

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Similar to every product in our line, the base ingredients for our Headache & Sleep Aid is coconut oil, mango butter and beeswax. These 3 ingredients assist with:

  • Protection against UV radiation and harmful UV rays
  • Deep penetration of hydration and delivery of herbal healing properties of herbs like Valerian root and our special blend of essential oils.
  • Reversing early signs of aging and preventing early aging of the skin

So, not only does our Featured Product of the Month provide soothing, calming, stress and migraine relieving natural goodness to your body but it acts as a natural sunscreen and won’t speed up the aging process like other products will!


EXCLUSIVE MAILING LIST!

Now, although today is the 1st of September, you are not the first to hear about this information. I know I know. Sad, but we’d LOVE for you to be one of the first to hear about announcements like this!! Our Exclusive Mailing List is open for you to join anytime you like! 

Those who are signed up for our mailing list receive additional discounts, exclusive products/testers and they hear about all our upcoming events and opportunities FIRST! As should YOU!

SIGN UP HERE!!


 

SEPTEMBER DISCOUNT!

We want to encourage everyone to get some of this natural healing into their homes. So each month when we pick a new Featured Product of the Month, that product is discounted 10% for the ENTIRE month! Spread the word to your friends and family but remember… You get a larger discount by being on the mailing list!!

There is no discount code needed, just click below, select your desired size and checkout!

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The Power of Oats. More Than a Scrub!

MORE THAN A SCRUB

So far, this month, we’ve learned about the natural exfoliating properties of our Revival Scrub. The coffee grounds, cornmeal and oats are the main ingredients you initially feel when you use this product. What some of my clients discovered this past weekend at the High Energy Getaway, was that you can also feel the bite of the papaya enzymes. That slight stinging feeling is the enzymes breaking down the built up layers of dead skin, pollution and dirt!

What about this product makes it more than a scrub? Let’s talk about oats for a second. Before I started researching ingredients that would help with Daniel’s eczema I knew 2 things about oats:

1. They can be used to calm the skin during chicken pox and
2. They can be eaten.

Who else was with me!? *raises hand*

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Our initial experience with the use of oats for the skin started when we were trying to find a solution for Daniel’s eczema. During our studies we found that oats were helpful in calming the skin and assisting with a gentle moisturizing agent as well. So we decided we didn’t want to be wasteful and utilize this plant as much as possible in our product creations. Did you know that the oats you find in your Revival Scrub have been used to infuse the Roots Skin Repair too?! It’s TRUE!!

Over the years we’ve continued our study of plants and their healing properties and came across some powerful information! Oats can also be used as a cleanser and anti-aging treatment! Which ultimately means that you can use our Roots Skin Repair and REVIVAL SCRUB as cleansers! And August is the perfect time to take advantage of this amazing product!

Combine 2 parts of your shower into ONE and moisturizer, exfoliate and relax all at one time!!

 

 

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Revival Scrub, Unleash Your Skin’s Potential!

Our skin is the first line of defense for all of our internal organs. It’s also the largest organ on our body that rebuilds itself every 65 – 70 days. So why don’t we care for it as such? Why do some of us go to the grocery store looking for the least expensive, chemically-infused product to lather on and penetrate our skin?

How often do you exfoliate your skin? If you don’t regularly exfoliate your skin, let us give you a visual of what is going on with your moisturizer and skin. Throughout the day, your skin protects you from pollution, dirt, dust and UV radiation. So when the day is over, you’ve got the energies of everywhere you went latched on to your outer layer. And when you don’t make exfoliation a regular part of your skin care routine you’re lathering your moisturizer, lotion or oil over layers of dead skin, pollution, and that daily energy.

Our Revival Scrub is a gentle and efficient natural skin exfoliant. With ingredients like hempseed oil, organic oats and our special blend of essential oils this product has worked perfect for ALL skin types! Acne and normal to dry skin as well! The glow that you will see after using this uplifting product will be significantly noticeable! And not just to you but to everyone that meets you! Not to mention the amazing smell your skin will carry when you follow up your exfoliation with our Revival Scrub with our Roots Skin Repair!

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Since we started this company, Zion Glory, in 2012 our goal has been to make natural skin care and healing products that are affordable so our communities can begin to care for their largest organ properly! In that spirit, we are running a special prices on our FEATURED PRODUCT for the month of August, our REVIVAL SCRUB!

Every month we will feature a new product and make it available for you at a discounted price! But you know who hears about this FIRST?! Those of you who are signed up for our mailing list! We let our exclusive mail listers have first dibs on the discounts and YOU get an additional discount! CLICK HERE to sign up for our mailing next and get a special discount for the month of September!

What’s In Your Cannabis?

When we moved to Colorado in 2012 we caught, and continue to catch, so much heat for coming right when it was legalized for recreational use. If we’re not hearing it from the “natives” then we’re hearing it from people who live in California, where we’re from. Bottom line is that yes we appreciate a certain plant that was created right along side a lot of other medicinal plants when the Earth was created. Now that we’ve got that all cleared up, I’m thoroughly disappointed in legalization.

For the last 2 years I’ve seen so many stories of people being hospitalized from marijuana; some people, in my opinion, got a little too high; it happens. But these stories about people being hospitalized because companies or growers that have state certifications, that are approved by the standards of the government, who decided they were going to use unapproved pesticides anyways. As a small business owner that has the knowledge and skill in my household to grow truly organic and pesticide-free marijuana, that’s frustrating because all it shows is a lack of skilled growers and a lack of honest business owners. To top it off, I know how to use marijuana in our company product line of all natural personal and skin care products but until now we haven’t had the money to invest in all of the fee’s and licenses required by the state to use them.

Then I go through my timeline on certain social media accounts and I see smaller businesses, startup businesses, advertising that they have cannabis infused products. So I do my research and half of these companies, if not more, don’t even have their business names registered in their state, let alone pay city, state and county taxes. As a business owner who values doing things the right way and still not fully subscribing to the system that the government is set up, I feel like, if the government can’t fully implement a law or process that it shouldn’t be implemented. That sort of goes back to something my parents taught me, “The lazy man works twice.”

So the purpose for my rant today is to make you, a cannabis consumer or user, aware that your safety when ingesting cannabis in any form is your own responsibility. If you’re not growing it on your own then you should be purchasing from someone who is a responsible grower or seller. Be diligent about your research and don’t simply sign someone, or a company, off as meeting your standards just because they have a certification from a government entity. If you haven’t learned anything about from the incidents and recalls that have been happening know that your well-being is your responsibility first!

Do you research and learn what truly organic growing is. Then research these dispensaries, read the labels on your cannabis and if doesn’t meet your standards, GO WITHOUT! It’s not worth ingesting harmful chemicals into your body just to chase a high.

Quitting Isn’t Always Giving Up!

My last post from January spoke about fear and how I’ve let it hold me back for so long. Throughout the closing of this chapter in my life I’ve realized that I let fear dictate so much of my life up until now.

I’ve been working for a certain employer for the past few years and over the last 2 years I’ve had every action, minute, emotion, tone, and word picked apart, scrutinized and dissected. I went through my phases; stress, anger, frustration, sadness and relief. The whole environment was toxic. Toxic to my health, energy and I had to shake that!

So I did! And you know what I manifested?! Exactly what I wanted!

Then to top it off, I was welcome with love, congratulations, encouragement and all around goodness from everyone, even strangers!! My spirit and body already feels like it’s been raised to a higher level and I’m not even done transforming yet! That’s what the most exciting part! So I encourage you to take your leaps! Honor your process but remember fear will not be a means to your happiness so shake it!