Process, Sourcing + Giving Back

 

US: 

A plant muse and her renaissance man.
Stephinie has spent a decade+ studying medicinal plants and six years running an herbal product business. In addition to gardening + herbalism, she's also passionate about nutrient dense local food, being kind, and loves to experiment with natural dyes + sewing. 
Joe is a fixer + maker of all things, potter, spoon carver, outdoor enthusiast, and spent 26 years in the United States Coast Guard before the farm. 
Most days you can find us making or fixing something, reminiscing about how fast our four kids grew up and dancing to the Grateful Dead in the kitchen. 

 

THE FARM:

Nestled in the quiet, cozy forest of upstate NY is our little cabin in the woods.

We tend over two dozen varieties of medicinal herbs, a vegetable garden and an orchard using a blend of organic + permaculture practices. We also keep a flock of truly free range chickens, ducks and honeybees. The farm is about five acres of minimally managed pasture + gardens, and thirty acres of thriving wild forest.

We handcraft a variety of herbal wellness goods, organic + palm-free soap, and seasonal collections of our handmade items available in our online shop, at markets and through our Herbal CSA

While we do hold the mortgage and pay the taxes for this little piece of field and forest, we are deeply aware it is unceded land from Mohican, Abenaki, and Wabanaki peoples.

 

OUR  PRODUCTS:

We believe what we put on and in our bodies should be close to nature.

Our handcrafted goods are made from natural materials + fibers. Our shipping  is done with reused and/or biodegradable materials and our packaging is primarily glass + metal to reduce plastic waste as much as possible.  Our herbal products + soap are made from certified organic or wildcrafted ingredients. For ingredients we don't grow on the farm, we seek out supplies that are fair trade and sustainable. We do not use any chemicals, genetically modified materials, preservatives, or synthetic fragrances. We believe this practice produces an exceptional product, and we believe every one of YOU is worth the extra effort and care in creating safe, gentle, and completely natural goods.

 

A NOTE ABOUT ESSENTIAL OILS:

Essential oils are widely popular + also overused and misused these days. Humans have had a sacred relationship with essential oils for thousands of years and used them for their healing properties, spiritual ceremonies and perfumes. We choose to use very small amounts of essential oils in some of our products because we have seen how powerful these ingredients can be. You will not notice a strong scent, even in our perfumes, because we truly believe less is more with these precious ingredients. Unless you are working with a properly certified Aromatherapist (MLM companies do not offer this certification) you should ALWAYS use essential oils heavily diluted in a carrier oil, never apply them directly to your skin, and never consume them. 

  

GIVING BACK:

2% of all sales are donated to social justice organizations both regionally and nationally that work to provide resources to marginalized communities. 
We believe ALL folks deserve equal access to education, land ownership, housing, food, employment, life and love.
  
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