Episode: 011

Body Oiling, Herbs, and Psychedelic Allies for Sensitive Souls

with Lola Pickett + Amber Magnolia Hill

Learn how ancient practices like herbal body oiling, eating animal fats, and even exploring edge-dwelling medicines with Amber Magnolia Hill

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Show Notes

How to do herbal body oiling, micro-dosing, and more

Learn how ancient practices like herbal body oiling, eating animal fats, and even exploring edge-dwelling medicines like psilocybin mushrooms can help empaths and HSPs support their nervous systems, re-member their sacred gifts, and stay present in an often overwhelming world.

Enjoy this rich, wide, and deep exploration with herbalist, mama, and ancestral story keeper Amber Magnolia Hill of the Medicine Stories Podcast and Mythic Medicinals.

Topics Covered with Amber Magnolia Hill

  • Amber’s evolution of how to live on a different way beside the mainstream American culture
  • Working at the Sacramento Natural Foods Coop’s wellness department
  • Training under Kami McBride for a year
  • Kami got her fish because she noticed Amber was a vegan
  • How pregnant women really crave for animal fats and protein while being a vegan
  • Why Amber became tired, exhausted, and weak at 8 months postpartum
  • Turning around from being a vegan to an advocate of animal fats
  • Fat surrounds and holds both the nerves and the nervous system
  • Putting fats on the skin is just as important as putting oil in our mouths
  • We need something to hold in our water, the fats almost do that for us inside
  • People tend to be anxious during the early fall transition dry season if they’re not paying attention to getting the fats into the body
  • Amber loves selling products that changes peoples lives immediately
  • Body oiling nourishes the nerve cells and the first time you do it, you’ll feel it right away
  • No other practice can shift Amber’s nervous system into calm state as quickly as body oiling
  • Body oiling is like a protective layer around the body
  • The most basic to body oiling is oiling the feet or the ear lobes
  • Amber’s ear is the most sensitive part of her body
  • Traditional peoples around the world put the animal fats on their body
  • Your self knowledge increases so much when you make body oiling a regular practice
  • You get to know your body really we’ll with body oiling
  • Herbal oiling sets up boundary immediately and how strong that boundary gets if you make it a regular practice
  • Just having your attention into your own self in the present moment for a while is a huge shift
  • Kami wants to embed a culture of self care, self healing and simple herbal medicine making and using it back at home
  • Saving so much money on making your own oils
  • When we’re fully inhabiting our bodies we remember that we’re animals to and we’re embedded into this larger web of life
  • Amber’s ancestry that uses alcohol to blunt and numb
  • The ego death that Amber experienced on mushrooms at 17
  • Micro-dosing works differently for everyone and kind of seems to do what you need it to do for your self
  • Amber’s experience with Reishi Tincture
  • Benefits of regular micro-dosing
  • Micro-dosing can be engaging with the spirit of the mushroom
  • How Amber’s family dealt with all the sensory gating channels and natural gifts
  • Spot treating the pain with body oiling
  • Amber’s instruction on how to oil the whole body

About Amber Magnolia Hill

Amber creates podcasts and plant medicines for people yearning for knowledge about herbalism, deepening their ancestral connections, and discovering all the ways one comes to know the deep self. She helps folks drop the cultural lies of disconnection and disempowerment, and allows them to remember that wisdom is in their bones.

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