I Just Adore Eco-Friendly Freckles and Her Dark Jade Indo Kratom Miracle Stress Powder!

Eco-Friendly Freckles aka Jessica and her adorable decoupaged upcycled canisters!

I just adore Jessica of Eco-Friendly Freckles' blog and her Etsy shop named the same.  She hails from Bixby, Oklahoma and believes in herbal remedies and living with a more organic, healthy lifestyle.  Her blog is full of interesting articles including her sister's bourbon bread pudding recipe!  I'm so very glad she joined the Etsy Recyclers Guild.  I'm so excited that she's guest blogging over there, with her very own column called "Eco-Friendly Freckles Column" which should be interesting. Her first post about miniature horses is just lovely.  I'm such a big fan!
This picture from her listing shows the plant. 
I noticed she had some Dark Jade Indo Kratom powder in her shop. Kratom is a tropical tree growing from 15-50 feet tall that is native to Thailand and Malaysia.  It is said that for centuries, Kratom has been very useful for its uplifting and medicinal qualities in its native cultures; it has helped with depression, pain, sexual enhancement, and diarrhea to name a few; it also is found to be a creativity booster and mood lifter.  It's supposed to have the same antioxidants found in dark chocolate less than calories!  I figured what the heck?  Anything to lift my mood these days would be beneficial--this was my only hope.
I felt like it was my birthday!

It arrived lovingly packaged by Jessica with handmade cardboard and floral tags, a thank you note, and a  free soap sample wrapped in a white paper bag with a wax seal!  The soap she's made here is Coconut oil based soap infused with Bergamot and Lemon Essential Oils which she calls, "Orange Blossom Beauty."  

Can't wait to see her soaps in her shop!

The soap smells so lovely and I think this will be a huge hit when she puts it in her shop.I must admit I tried this before I tried the powder. I went right for my face!! The lemon oils left my face feel squeaky clean and tingly, all the whole bergamot the smelling so orangey  made me feel refreshed.  After my face was dry, it was radiant. I for one would absolutely stock up on this soap for holiday gifts as you just don't find soap smelling this good and feeling so good too! I should mention I've already got plans for the great white and green tissue paper she wrapped everything in, that's going to look great on a new mannequin head..

My new Miracle Powder!  Look how lovely the packing was!

Back to the powder,  I have to say, I was a bit of a skeptic at first as I've been very stressed out over the passing of my mom (before Christmas), and under a great amount of anxiety.  I've often felt as if I've been completely "wired" and unable to focus on multi-tasks or sleep most nights.  I didn't want to have to take any type of prescribed medications so I was looking for an alternative remedy and this powder was my only hope as I have tried other things!

The long anticipated Dark Jade Indo Kratom from Eco-Friendly Freckles. 
I mixed a tiny bit into my tea--it looks like a lot because this didn't quite dissolve as I don't like my tea piping hot like some folks do, but I dumped in the equivalent of enough to cover the very tip of a small teaspoon.  With some natural honey you can't even taste it! I am not exaggerating when I say within an hour and a half I felt a sense of calm over me. It felt as though my stress levels went down and I was more relaxed. It seemed easier to focus than usual, and I felt more like myself.  I've had so much on my mind that these days, just having the television and trying to type would be too much.  After use of the powder, my mind was more at ease and I was back to the old me.  Although my tea contained caffeine, I felt if I wanted to take a nap or go to bed I could without being wired from the tea.   But wait, there's more.........

My husband soon saw a change in my mood over the past two days, and tried some powder himself in a cup of tea.  He agrees that he felt way more relaxed (he within an hour) and says this is a remedy for the blues!  I think I'll call this my new miracle powder! I would have to say it is a MUST for anyone going through mood swings, stress, PMS, depression or winter ruts!!!   It is great for those wound up trying to relax and settle in for a good night's sleep. 
My new favorite place to shop gets a five star rating from myself and my hubby!
You will find this and more herbs such as white willow bark, and more in her shop section for herbs. Perhaps this is because Jessica wants to live more natural like her ancestors did, takes it upon herself to learn what works and what doesn't, combined with her education at a whole foods store--all of which combined she can help you find something natural and beneficial to you.  My husband and I will be longtime customers of hers now and she comes highly recommended! When not selling these great herbs, you'll find her making one of a kind upcycled decoupage canisters, like this one:

Little Miss Cupcake - Hand-Painted Upcycled Decoupage Decor Canister

Using old cans, she paints them and adorns them with her signature "Freckles".  They are decoupaged to make interesting collages! These old cans are now transformed into lovely usable canisters, see them all here. I think these would be great for:
  • holding paint brushes
  • holding scissors or scrapbooking scissors
  • holding pens or pencils
  • markers
  • seed packs 
  • holding your stash of Kratom powder!!!
  • using for your secret treasures, like jewelry or photographs
  • spare change container
  • growing a small herb plant in
  • use on the table in the living room to hold your remote - what a conversation piece!
  • or just to place around and look lovely!
Please visit her shop !
or Read Her Columns for the ERG!