Our Process + Giving Back

THE MAKERS: 

Stephinie + Joe
We spent our first twenty years together moving every few years to follow Joe's career and raising up four wildly independent humans.
  
The next chapter of our life is slowly unfolding as we finally put roots down in upstate NY, living in a little cabin on 35 acres of forest + field. 
  
We believe in slow living and sourcing sustainable materials in our work. Everything you find offered in this space is made in very small batches by our own hands, many of our handmade goods are one of a kind.
  
Most days you can find us making or fixing something, reminiscing about how fast our 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 six 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 and our local farmer's market. 

While we do hold the mortgage and pay the taxes on this little piece of field and forest, we are deeply aware it is unceded territory 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 ingredients, preservatives, or synthetic fragrances. We know this level of intention creates an exceptional product and we love sharing these safe, gentle, and truly natural goods with all of you. 

 

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 internally.

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.
  
Love is Love
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