Bitters, bitters, bitters, they are super important for gastric health and nobody gets enough. In herbalism, bitter herbs are generally indicated for the stagnant or constricted tissue state, due to their inclination to increase flow and a more relaxed tissue state. This is partially due to their alterative, or blood purifying, properties often instrumental in maintaining liver health. However they also tend to stimulate digestion and have historically been taken as an after dinner drink or “digestif.” Our line of bitters follows in this tradition, keeping digestion flowing and internal organs happy. Seize the bull by the thorns and fight off bloating, indigestion, and constriction with our Bullheaded Bitters.
Break through indigestion and intestinal tightness with this hefty blend. Just like a good meal this tonic touches on each of the energetic temperaments. Hot and dry Black pepper is a great herb for countering indigestion. Gain that cool sense of calm with a touch of rose. Another cool moistening herb, Artichoke, improves digestion and helps lower cholesterol. Hot and wet Ginger is a classic adaptogen for relaxing the joints, increasing circulation, and stimulating digestion. Cold and dry Wormwood is an age-old herb for strengthening the stomach.
Ingredients: organic black peppercorns, organic rose petals, garden grown artichoke leaf, organic ginger, organic orange peel, organic wormwood, infused in non-GMO glycerin and neutral spirits
Find balance, externally, with our New Moon in Libra face mask. A beautifully crafted and equalizing blend of kaolin clay, organic rose petals, organic raw cacao, organic marshmallow root, organic rice flour, colloidal oatmeal, activated charcoal, and organic hibiscus make this self care ritual worth incorporating.
Add 1tsp of powder to a bowl or hand, at drops of water until a desired consistency is reached. Apply to face avoiding eyes and let sit for 5-10 minutes. Do not allow the mask to completely dry. Wash off and see the beauty. Recommended use once per week for normal skin tone, 2-3 times per week for oily constitutions.
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We are super excited to showcase the warm, mama bear, intuitive, and purposeful Cancer season with our latest tisane for the occasion. Brew a cup and sink in to the watery abyss.
Ingredients: Organic oolong, organic rose petals, organic damiana, wildcrafted red cedar tips
This Cancer cycle you are awarded two new moons to reflect and feel. How can we acknowledge, relate, and process all of the emotions fusing through our current world? We encourage you to use these two moons to show up, just as you are, and be open to the transmuting of emotion. Find the inner strength of mothers to help guide you in your loyalty and wisdom during this time. Find the strength of the women of the waters within and be open to the idea that the depths of our innate being are as endless as the sea.
Our blend for Leo is based off an ancient perfume from the island of cypress and dating back to the roman empire. The Chypre perfume accord family is a blend of amber and musky notes such as oakmoss, labdanum, patchouli, or vetiver, with bergamot and other citrus oils, from there you can expand on it and make a floral chypre, green chypre, citrus chypre, etc. but the base is bergamot and oakmoss.
For Leo we have a basic chypre blend with oakmoss absolute, labdanum absolute, bergamot and lime. I think of this as the core essence of the Chypre family.
When thinking of essential oils that were associated with Leo and the Sun, we kept coming back to the scent of bergamot and other citrus oils. We think the association of citrus oils with the sun, and photosensitivity is interesting; almost as if the citrus is channeling the sun's energy like a magnifying glass. Our bergamot is furocoumarin free, and our lime is steam distilled (not pressed) so both are safe to use on your skin. But the association of magnifying the sun’s energetics still hold.
The labdanum absolute provides a warm, rich, resinous, ambery, incense, and balsamic note. Labdanum absolute is a resin which comes from the Rock Rose which grows in very hot dry, inhospitable locations Labdanum has a long history in ancient perfumes and incense (Egypt, Middle East, Mediterraian).
Oakmoss has an earthy wood scent with hints of musk and amber (our oakmoss if IFRA compliant).
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ingredients: Schisandra, rose, ginger, and cayenne infused in non gmo glycerin and organic spirits.
Gemini, Gemini, Gemini. You will rarely be bored (or quiet) around our dear Gemini friends. One of their personal quests in life is to connect with their center. Not your center, their neighbors, or Taylor Swift's, although they do that well too.
Check out our new essential oil blend for just that. Basil Linalool, Lemon (distilled), Red Thyme ct Borneol, Red Thyme ct Thymol.
Basil linalool and lemon improve clear thinking, increasing concentration, focus and metal clarity to the overactive gemini mind. Thyme 'the noble strengthener of the lungs' opens breathing passages filling the lungs with air, the element that rules this sign. For Gemini we blended two Red Thyme chemotypes to bring balance focus, energy and stamina.
Ingredients: Essential oil blend of Basil, Lindalool, Lemon, Red Thyme CT Borneol, Red Thyme CT Thymol
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This lunation cycle in Gemini offers a chance to escape our mental ruts and open our minds and hearts to different ways of thinking, relating and learning. We’re pulled to be curious, to be flexible, to explore and connect, to create a new sense of freedom in our lives and communities. And we’re supported to speak our truth from the heart. How can we use this exciting, connective energy with deep discernment, integrity and clarity to see through old illusions and create the change that needs to happen in our lives?
Use this Gemini Moon chest rub to lighten spirits, direct communication, and find clarity in speech.
Ingredients: castor jelly, organic hemp seed oil, menthol crystals, essential oil blend of peppermint, eucalyptus, and sage.
This (second!) Cancer Moon we are focusing on the insults of the archetype. Cancers, known for their emotional bellies and sensitivities, are aided by warming digestives that help to settle anxious upsets. Our green walnut digestive, with hints of anise and lemon peel, help to gently heat the cool waters. Additions of dandelion root help ground us to our realities and promote movement through the digestive tract.
Ingredients: hand picked green walnuts, organic roasted dandelion root, organic star anise, organic lemon peel, infused in neutral spirits, local honey.