Frequently asked questions
What's a Tincture?
A tincture is a concentrated liquid extract of herbs. Most tinctures are made with alcohol as the primary solvent or extractant but can be made with vegetable glycerin or apple cider vinegar for an alcohol free option. Tinctures are macerated (infused) for 4-6 weeks typically and are potent extractions. They are taken by the dropperful, most often diluted in water, tea or juice.
What's an Elixir?
An elixir is a tincture sweetened with honey. All Mama Fish elixirs are sweetened with locally sourced raw Pacific N.W. clover honey.
What's an Oxymel?
An Oxymel is a vinegar extraction of herbs. Mama Fish uses raw organic apple cider vinegar and local Pacific NW Honey in her oxymels. The benefit of this Oxymel is you get benefits from the raw apple cider vinegar which is known to be full of probiotics.
Do you make custom elixirs and oxymels?
Absolutely, I love making custom blends specifically for you. We schedule a consultation over the phone, in person or a video chat so we can discuss your current needs and goals and assess your chakras. After your consultation I formulate a blend intend to support you on your journey. You will receive a full description of my recommendations before the blend is created so you can decide if the blend and the components feel right for you. Each personalized elixir is attuned to support you on all levels of your being: emotional, spiritual, mental and physical and includes a combination of botanicals, lunar, solar, planetary, gem essences and vibrational therapy to support your body, mind and spirit.
Do you create custom products & gift packages?
Absolutely! I love creating personalized products and gift packages. Whether its a special gift for a loved one or special occasion. I'm happy to mail packages directly to the recipient or to you to deliver. Each package is beautifully wrapped with my love, intention and reiki energy and can include a sweet message on your behalf.
For large custom orders for a special event, 3 month minimum is required. A rush fee may apply for orders under that time frame.
What are Chakras?
The Chakras are spinning vortices of life force energy located at your core and around your body that draw in energy, radiate a vibration and govern over a major organ or gland connected to different body parts. Chakra is a Sanskrit word which translates to "wheel" and they date back to the Vedas, the ancient sacred hindu texts in India and Yoga Upanishads. The Chakras are maps that form a profound formula for wholeness that integrates body-mind-spirit.
When a chakra becomes blocked, under or overactive it can bring on a variety of imbalances and symptoms leading to dis-ease. Diet, lifestyle, living environment, emotions, physical and mental health affect how well each chakra can filter energy and function. Learning about your chakras and ways to bring them into balance can allow you to become more in tune and connected with your body's natural energy cycles. This can ultimately pave the way for you to release unwanted symptoms and blockages stored within & around your body, bringing your body, mind and spirit into balance and harmony.
I primarily focus on the seven main Chakra's located down the center of the body from the base of the spine to the top of the head.
1st Chakra: Root (Muladhara) / Color: Red
Location: Base of spine
Purpose: Foundation, stability, support
Body Parts: Legs, feet, bones, large Intestine
Vowel: "Uh" as in under
Mantra: I am
Affirmation: I am safe and supported in my own body
Balanced characteristics: Energetically grounded, comfortable in body, sense of trust in world, Feeling of safety and security, vitality, good health
Excessive characteristics: Heavy, fearful, sluggish, tired, materialism, overconsumption
Deficient characteristics: Scattered, ungrounded, spacey, underweight, restless, lack of discipline, anxious
2nd Chakra: Sacral (Svadhisthana) / Color: Orange
Location: Center of lower abdomen, between belly button and top of pubic bone
Purpose: Movement, flow, expansion, pleasure
Body Parts: Abdomen, womb, genitals, kidney, bladder, circulatory system
Vowel: "Ooo" as in do
Mantra: I feel
Affirmation: I honor all of my feelings
Balanced characteristics: Balanced emotions, ability to change, capacity for pleasure, nurturance of self and others
Excessive characteristics: Excessive emotions, poor boundaries, addiction, obsessive
Deficient characteristics: Fear of change, lack of desire, emotional numbness
3rd Chakra: Solar Plexus (Manipura ) / Color: Yellow
Location: center of upper abdomen between belly button and chest
Purpose: Energy, Strength, Will
Body Parts: Mid-Torso, side bodies, ribs, adrenal glands, belly, digestive organs
Vowel: "Ooh" as in Ohm
Mantra: I can
Affirmation: I am strong and powerful
Balanced characteristics: Good self-esteem, confidence, sense of your own personal power, reliable, responsible and able to accomplish tasks
Excessive characteristics: Controlling, Dominating, Constantly Active, aggressive
Deficient characteristics: Weak, Passive, Tired, low self-esteem, poor digestion , cold
4th Chakra: Heart ( Anahata ) / Color: Green
Location: Center of chest between breasts
Purpose: Love, expansion, unity, balance
Body Parts: Heart, lungs, breasts, Chest, Respiratory system, ribs
Vowel: "Ahh" as in Awesome
Mantra: I love
Affirmation: I am worthy of love
Balanced characteristics: Loving, compassionate, good immune system, empathic, peaceful, balanced
Excessive characteristics: Co-dependent, poor boundaries, demanding, possessive
Deficient characteristics: Anti-social, withdrawn, depression, loneliness, lack of empathy
5th Chakra: Throat ( Visuddha ) / Color: Light Blue
Purpose: Communication, Expression, purification
Body Parts: Throat, Tongue, Mouth, Neck, Shoulders
Vowel: "Eye" as in I
Mantra: I speak
Affirmation: I express myself with ease
Balanced characteristics: Resonance voice, good listener, clear communication, truth and coherence
Excessive characteristics: Talks too much, loud, gossiping, inability to listen, dominating voice
Deficient characteristics: Fear of speaking, weak voice, introversion, tone deaf, poor rhythm
6th Chakra: Third Eye (Ajna) / Color: Indigo
Location: Center of forehead just above brows
Purpose: Insight, Intuition, Guidance, Wisdom
Body Parts: Eyes, Forehead, Pineal Gland
Vowel: "Aye" as in day
Mantra: I see
Affirmation: Im open to my inner wisdom
Balanced characteristics: Clarity, Good Memory, Imaginative, Able to access dreams
Excessive characteristics: Headaches, Hallucinations, Delusions, Difficulty Concentrating, Nightmares
Deficient characteristics: Poor Vision, Poor Memory, Difficulty seeing the future, can't remember dreams
7th Chakra:Crown (Sahasrara) / Color: Violet / Location: Top of head
Purpose: Awareness, Unity with Divine
Body Parts: Head, brain, nervous system
Element: Consciousness, thought
Vowel: "Eee" as in me
Mantra: I know
Affirmation: I honor the divine within me
Balanced characteristics: Realization, grace, enlightenment, bliss
Excessive characteristics: Overly intellectual, spacey, spiritual addiction
Deficient characteristics: Materialistic, learning difficulties, alienated
Where do the botanicals come from and how are the products made?
I consciously, mindfully and ethically wild forage the botanicals in each product whenever possible from the Pacific Northwest, my family's 10 acres or my own garden. Only gathering when there is an abundance of healthy plant stands and I've been given permission from the plant ally to gather. As with many traditional cultures and my Navajo Ancestors honoring and respecting all forms of life is my way of life. I am committed to being a steward of the Earth, honoring and respecting all of Mother Earth's creations and living beings; the plants, trees, rocks, waters, animals. I live in communication and connection with all living things which make this beautiful web of life. Sometimes this means, I dont harvest what I intended if the plants don't give me their blessing to harvest. If I don't forage the botanicals myself I purchase sustainable, organic, wild or home-grown plants to ensure the utmost quality. I lovingly infuse each component of my products from fresh or dried plants with intention capturing the essence and spirit of Mother Earth. Each product is hand-crafted in small batches and infused for weeks to months along the cycles of the moon capturing Grandmother Moon's essence and illumination surrounded by gems and wrapped with my love, reiki energy and vibrational medicine using my tuning forks and crystal singing bowls. Each product is infused with Reiki energy, love, and prayer especially for you while I'm packaging your order. This processes of "charging" your product with love, reiki and prayer is intended to increase the potency and vibration charging it with positive energy for you. This heartfelt practice I weave into my offerings is based on the power of prayer, intention and the amazing work of Dr Emoto and the study of water. water. https://fractalenlightenment.com/14121/spirituality/dr-masaru-emoto-on-human-consciousness-and-water
How long will it take to receive my order?
Filling orders right away is always my goal. You can expect your order to ship or be ready for pick-up within 2-4 business days. Every product is formulated, made, bottled, packaged and shipped by my own hands. I take the utmost care with each order, putting my heart and soul into every step of the process ensuring you receive my love with every product you order.
What is your return, exchange and cancellation policy?
I am passionate about each and every product I make and want you to love your Mama Fish products. If you are unsatisfied with your order, please contact me within 3 days after receiving your items and I will try to work something out. I am a small business owner and most of my products are handmade, therefore I typically do not accept returns.
RETURN OF PRODUCTS
All returns, refunds, or exchanges will need to be returned and received prior to a refund or exchange is processed unless other agreements have been made between the buyer and I. All return shipping costs are the customers responsibility unless the error was due to company error or the items were damage during shipment. Please make sure the shipment includes tracking.
Order Cancellation requests will be honored within 24 hours of placing the order.
If your item arrives damaged, please contact me within 24 hour of receiving your package and provide a photo of the damages incurred during shipment so we can replace or exchange your items. The original item will need to be returned and received prior to the replacement being sent. Replacements or exchanges will be processed within 5 days of notification and reshipment will be paid for by the shop in the event your product was damaged.
LOST PACKAGES Once a package is shipped its no longer in my hands and out of my control. Please make sure you enter the correct shipping address with your order. The customer will be responsible for fees associated if address is incorrect and if the package needs to be reshipped. The customer will be responsible for contacting UPSP if needed.
What is Reiki?
Reiki is a safe and gentle Japanese healing technique that was discovered by Dr Mikao Usui in the mid 1800’s. The Japanese word Reiki (pronounced Ray Kee) translates to “Universal life force energy”. Reiki works in harmony with the natural intelligence of the body, mind and spirit and treats the whole person physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. It has been known to preserve and restore health and well-being.
During a Reiki treatment the practitioner channels life force energy and directs it to the receiver thru their hands by gently directing the energy to the body encouraging the body's own natural healing response. This is based on the principle that an unseen "life force energy" flows through every living thing and is what causes us to be alive.
Reiki energy is an intelligent life force that is received where the body needs it most. It works for the highest good of all and is complementary to all other healing modalities. Reiki has been known to be effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
Reiki is not a religion. Although Reiki energy is spiritual in nature Practitioners are not asked to change any religious or spiritual beliefs they may have and are free to make their own decisions concerning the nature of their religious practices.
What is Sound Healing?
Sound healing is one of the oldest forms of healing that has been used all around the world. Its the intentional use of sound and music to promote the natural healing response of the body which is a human instrument in itself. Sound healing uses music, vocal toning, tuning forks,Tibetan and quartz singing bowls, chanting and more to create a dominant resonant field to entrain weaker energy fields into a harmonic pure consistent vibrational resonance for health and well-being. These Sound healing modalities are used on and around the body.
Sound and vibration affects us emotionally; positively and negatively. Think about how listening to a beautiful song can deeply move us, how the sound of a load explosion can invoke deep fear and a sad song can bring us to tears.
Unfocused and chaotic sounds produce dissonance and anxiety which can break up energy or cause distruction and focused, conscious sounds creates resonance, peace and harmony. Using sound intentionally can promote healing, relaxation, creativity, shift brain wave states,and promote higher levels of conscious awareness.
For more information, trusted resources and studies on Sound Healing:
Acoustic Brain Research:
About Binaural Beats:
What are tuning forks & Biofield Tuning?
Biofield tuning is a harmonic sound therapy method that modulates and influences the human biofield-electromagnetic body by creating a change within the patterns in the electric current that flows in the body targeting its stress response that can alleviate a wide range of health issues from the use of pure tones. This modality was discovered by Eileen McKusick and is a practice where the practitioner uses a tuning fork to locate frozen bioplasma in the biofield ( human energy field and auric field) which surrounds the body and combs thru the biofield. *"Tuning forks appear to work therapeutically according to the physics principles of resonance and entrainment. Initially they resonate with whatever distortion or dysfunction is present in the body and its field, and then, through the production of a stronger, more coherent frequency, they entrain the body into a more coherent expression as well.
Since everything in the body is in motion, and everything in motion produces pressure waves into the surrounding environment, it makes sense that there is actually an acoustic field of inaudible sound around each individual. Most people have had the experience of getting a “bad vibe” off of someone.
The overtones and undertones produced by the tuning forks interface, like sonar, with these acoustic emanations of the body and act as a sort of “invisible ink decoder” to locate areas of noise in the signal. These pockets of noise are held like nodes or eddies in the standing waves contained within the biofield and may relate to experiences of physical, mental or emotional stress from any point in our lifetimes.
When the corresponding signal of noise in the body due to a dysfunctional system can be located in the field, the precise application of sound – which may be as far as five or more feet away from the body – can cause the body to self-regulate out of the noise and into a more harmonious expression.
While it’s not possible to provide any guarantees, the outcome of this targeted sonic-induced relaxation can be immediate and profound, reducing anxiousness, discomfort, and other distresses right on the table, with other benefits unfolding in the days following a session. Results can be both short term as well as long term and even permanent. The effects of multiple sessions are cumulative and a minimum of three sessions is generally recommended but not required." *Eileen McKusick
To learn more about Biofield Tuning. Watch this video of the founder Eileen McKusick describe it here on YouTube
What is Shamanic Healing & Divination?
I have been called to study and share the ancient practice of Shamanic healing & divination techniques in my practice utilizing core Shamanism techniques through the Foundation of Shamanic Studies along with Shamanic Reiki from my training and certification with Llyn Roberts.
Shamanic healing is the oldest form of healing known to humanity found in many cultures around the world. This ancient healing tradition and way of life is where healers enter an altered state of consciousness utilizing the repetitive beat of the drum or rattle to bring their brain wave state into Theta to gain knowledge and insight from compassionate helping spirits. The repetitive sound opens a pathway to the subconscious, bringing an opportunity for healing, restoring personal power and integration. Shamanism is a way to connect with nature and all of creation. The word shaman originates from the Tungus tribe in Siberia and translates to “the one who sees in the dark” Anthropologists coined this term and have used it to refer to the spiritual and ceremonial leaders among indigenous cultures worldwide. The word shamanism can be used to describe the ancient spiritual practices of these indigenous cultures.