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Tea of Life Apothecary

45 N Paint Street
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601

Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday 12p-6p
Closed Sunday & Monday

    The vision of Tea of Life Apothecary is to focus on connecting our community with botanical elements such as herbal teas, dry herbs, tinctures, and essential oil products and general health education.  We will be offering natural products that will empower our community and provide them an opportunity to come to a higher awareness and reclaim their vitality. We are doing our part to make the world, and EACH OTHER, a better place.

    You will find no synthetics here, just simple ingredients such as dried herbs and loose-leaf teas, if you don’t see what you are looking for, please let us know- we are HAPPY to ‘special order’ products.

    Our essential oil products are made in small batches with concentrated care and PRAYER. The shelves are stocked with herbs, teas, tea accessories, and more. We are constantly adding in NEW ITEMS. We are here to help our community and pride ourselves on being accessible, knowledgeable, and friendly. We focus on quality and we absolutely love what we do! 

   We offer 'Holistic Aromatherapy' which can be useful in helping clients who are dealing with chronic health issues as well as suppressed or blocked emotions. With consistent use of the oils as well as compassionate emotional self-assessment, clients can begin to release years of suppressed and pent-up emotions. Essential oil blends also work well with the Vitality Movement Method by facilitating the flow of life within. We work with many people who are looking to come to a deeper understanding of themselves and the underlying issues they are struggling with. (Known and unknown) 

     Nurse Coaching Sessions are available. We will set down with you and address your health history as well as help you establish obtainable health goals and objectives. We help to provide overall health and wellness knowledge so you can understand your issues and empower you to be able to make healthier choices. We may also offer suggestions for tea blends or EO products that can help with your symptoms or issues. 

     Essential oil application is available as an 'add-on' to any of the able session options. It consists of essential oils or EO products that are applied topically. "Vitality Balancing" is also an 'add-on' option. It consists of muscle testing and balancing of the energy flow of the body through therapeutic touch. I also incorporate prayer with this modality. 

    The only person that can improve your health is YOU. Once you gain an understanding and awareness then it is up to you. YOU have to do the work; YOU have to WANT to heal....  Get out of the "conventional mindset" and focus on yourself as a WHOLE. By incorporating herbal teas, tinctures and essential oils.... Gaining self-awareness, implementing meditations, biofield vitality work, etc.... you can change your life. 

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Stop in and browse our selection and schedule a session today!

Tea Strainer - Spoon design holds loose leaf teas and no mess is left in your cup. The holes on the piston help the water soak into the tea so that you can enjoy the most excellent tea. The built-in plunger is easy to press the steeped tea leaves releasing more intense flavor. This loose leaf Tea Infuser is very practical and convenient.

My Philosophy

    The most difficult patient is the "uneducated patient". They don't understand their disease. They don't know how to get better. And they don't know the questions to ask to gain the knowledge. Often because no one has taken the time to truly explain things to them...

  • I want to arm people with the knowledge to improve their health.

  • To be able to understand and communicate with their Doctor better.

  • To KNOW their rights and how to advocate for themselves.

  • I want to help people listen to and understand their bodies better. 

  • I want to help people reach the highest form of wellness they can achieve. 

About Me and My Journey

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 I began my nursing career in 1997. Over the years, I spent time employed in many aspects of conventional nursing only to be left wondering why we handed out pills for disease and illness instead of finding out WHY people had the condition in the first place. All of that changed in 2015 when I accepted a position in a Functional Medicine office. Suddenly things began to make sense. I gained a holistic knowledge of the body and how it MUST BE SUPPORTED physically, emotionally and spiritually if it is to heal. You have to change what you put IN your body! Are you feeding the HEALING process? or the DISEASE process? (Every dietary choice is feeding one side or the other) You have to change limiting |self-beliefs that are holding you back! You have to let go of suppressed emotions and deep traumas that you have locked inside. Just because you choose to "not to think about them" doesn't make them go away! Emotions create hormones in the body! These hormones can facilitate disease or illness. 

             You must also understand that your body is ENERGY. It has a constant flow of energy within it. Just light your circulatory system and your lymphatic system, the energy must FLOW! If it becomes stagnant, you may begin to experience disruptions or physical symptoms! Stress must also understand the impact of stress and anxiety on the body. SO MANY have no idea that they are HIGHLY IMPACTED by stress! (Physically, emotionally, spiritually and energetically) I myself had no idea the toll that stress had been taking on my body....

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              At 43 years old. I had been struggling with a series of symptoms that were becoming physically limiting for me. Bilateral joint pain in my ankles, hips, shoulders and wrists.  I was always short of breath. I was using my inhaler 6-10 times a DAY because I felt like I couldn’t take a deep breath. I was susceptible to any cold or virus of the respiratory tract that came my direction. I had made an appointment with my PCP and so, there I sat in his office waiting to get the results of my recent testing.

              Being a nurse, I had already drawn my own conclusion and he only proved to confirm my suspicions. I was DIAGNOSED with LUPUS. I was told I was experiencing a rapid decline and at my current rate, I would likely be in a wheelchair and “probably on oxygen” by the time I was 50yrs old. This was terrifying! It was also unacceptable to me!

              I had taken an office nurse position for a Functional Medicine doctor when I was 40. I had spent the 3 years BEFORE the diagnosis learning about holistic medicine and how, given the right conditions, that the body can heal itself. I refused to go on medication for my symptoms. My PCP was supportive but also felt that it was a bad decision given how much pain I was in and how quickly my condition had deteriorated from the initial manifestation of symptoms.

              I wanted to pursue a NATURAL route and work to HEAL my body. Not start medications that would potentially harm my body in other ways and only work to compound my problems. However, I promised him that I would return and START the TREATMENT of his choice if I got no relief from my symptoms. We decided 3 months was a fair amount of time to allow me to “look at alternative options.”

              I met with my employer that afternoon and got a game plan in place. I also began working with our in-house dietitian and completely altered my diet. Within 3 weeks my pain was 50% better. In 3 months my pain was 80% better. I maintained myself at 80% improvement for quite some time, but deep in my soul I knew there was MORE. I found the MORE in addressing suppressed emotions and traumas through meditation, using food as medicine, herbal teas, supplements and ESSENTIAL OILS. These gems facilitate healing and restoration at the spiritual and emotional level. 

              Needless to say, I never started the medications mt PCP had recommended….only a journey. A journey that has allowed me to begin the healing process. And allowed for something that was unexpected to me…… I began to FIND ME.

              This journey had been exciting, scary, empowering, happy, sad, frustrating and intriguing along with 1000 other emotions along the way. It has been an adventure in which I have grown and evolved through trial and error.  I have come to understand that I am "highly sensitive" and what all that entails. How that can impact (positively AND negatively) the healing process. I also know that there is no ONE METHOD that heals you completely. We are LAYERED BEINGS and therefore it goes without saying we heal “in layers.” 

            Healing is a PROCESS. Not an END GOAL to reach.

              You may have a specific issue that you want to improve, heal or focus on, but once that area is improved there will be another behind it that needs JUST AS MUCH focus and attention. It is a slow and overwhelming process in the beginning. Once you understand the way it works, it becomes much easier to navigate.

             My goal is to provide a compilation of the methods, information and modalities I have found helpful along my journey. Through emotional education, Energy Movement Method Mediation, and Aromatherapy, I hope to offer you insight and inspiration as you embark on your OWN JOURNEY.

            I am truly the happiest when I am able to help others. I want everyone to have the same opportunities to improve their health as I have found.  I can't wait to assist you with your wellness journey!

XO- Angel

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