My name is Debra Townsend, DIHom, (AKA Willow); I have an alphabet soup after my name which I very seldom use. DIHom. I am sure the next question is what do those mean. DIhom is an English designation for my degree in Homeopathic medicine. All of these have hung after my name for over 20 years.
So how did I end up making soap and herbal salves? I have always made soaps and salves and lotions and potions for my family. We are all a great bunch of test subjects with red hair and very sensitive skin. There is not a soap or salve that I have not tested on myself first and others after that. I turned the herbal and homeopathic brain cells to the therapeutic soaps and herbal salves for clients as they asked and then their friends asked and now here I am selling soaps as a day job.
All of my soaps are formulated with healing intent. I use a combination of herbs, essential oil, and even homeopathic remedies in some. Frequently when doing a custom formulation for someone I muscle test for the best combination of medicinal ingredients along with the combination of oils to use in the base of the soap recipe.
I live in the backwoods of Tennessee. I have been honored to tend fire at sundance ceremony. I have a Cherokee grandmother and a Scottish grandmother (both taught me healing skills starting very young)... I did the Haight at 15 and the communes at 18 and on and on. I still love the Dead, Grace Slick and Tie-dye. I had my babies at home, grew gardens and made granola. Needless to say out of the ordinary life styles and interests have been a driving force in my life for all of my life along with a Harley. I have two great loves in my life... healing and art! I love the computer and art work and tattoo flash. I have loved art all of my life. Creating has kept me sane and saved my children's lives on some occasions. I paint, make jewelry, cab stones, do web sites and graphic design, knit, quilt, weave.
It is a wonderful thing to finally be in a place where the intent to heal also supports me and benefits others...
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