Fall Equinox Bundle
Fall is a time of going inward, of reflecting on what the bounty of the last year has brought and letting go. It is the equilibrium of day and night and this represents the light and darkness in our lives. The long summer nights have passed and we are now in a season of transition. My hope is that you find these herbal medicines supportive through the fall months and that they hold deep healing + love for you. These are gifts that mother nature so willingly shares with humankind and I am brought to my softest and most heartfelt places of my spirit in sharing them with you. May you revel in the gifts from the earth with this seasonal fall equinox bundle and feel loved. My passion lies in creating seasonal products that feature the plants truly in their essence of thriving as species to be honored and understood as beings of healing. These medicines were all made or selected with the season of fall in mind highlighting some of the most abundant and joyful plants of this time of year. Enjoy these gifts throughout this time and may you find each one supportive and nourishing to you in many ways. All of the medicines in this bundle are lovingly wildcrafted or sourced from local & organic farms. This bundle includes- Resilient Immune Oxymel, Ponderosa Pine Hydrosol, Respiratory Revival Tea, Sierra Sun Bath Soak, Wild Fruits Oxymel + Nettle seed +Seaweed Gomasio.
Ponderosa Pine Hydrosol-2oz
I made my first batch of pine hydrosol this year and it reminded me of jumping from branch to branch growing up in the Sierra Foothills. Its scent is sweet and reminds me of walking through the damp pine forests of the Sierras. It's wonderful to support opening up the lungs and helps you to let go of what needs to be let go. Be one with the trees with this pine hydrosol. Allow yourself to feel rooted and held by the trunk of the pine tree while allowing deeper and more easeful breath to occur.
Ingredients: Distillation of Ponderosa Pine needles and bark (Pinus ponderosa)
*The pine used in this process is sourced from fire prevention prunings and wind-blown fallen branches.
Suggested use: Enjoy as a face and body mist or a room spray. Pine is especially good for helping us to feel rooted and centered. Use as a mist when you are experiencing respiratory symptoms, as pine helps to open the airways and promote healthy respiratory health. Energetically pine also allows us to shift feelings of guilt and shame into acceptance.
Sierra Sun Bath Soak 4 oz
Bath time or foot soak too if you don't have a bath. :) A wonderful way to integrate the colder months is to draw up a warm bath to soak the hard-worked body with special plant medicines in aid of well-being. Let these plants hold you and bring you the warmth of the Sierra sunshine while you bask in the healing waters. Feel the warmth of the Sierra sun as you soak in this lovely bath soak made with locally wild-harvested herbs and healing oils.
Ingredients: Epsom salts (Magnesium sulfate), extra virgin olive oil infused wild poplar bud oil and solstice plant, Wild Sagebrush leaf & flower (Artemisia tridentata), Wild Yarrow Flowers (Achillea millefolium), Calendula Flowers(Calendula Officinalis), and essential oil of sweet orange.
Suggested use: Add a few handfuls or desired amount to a warm bath. Soak, Relax and enjoy the wild medicine as it deeply nourishes your sore muscles and joints.
Wild Fruits Oxymel 4 oz
Something I look forward to each year is watching the wild fruits blossom and then turn to ripe juicy-ness to conjure up syrups in the fall. I have childhood memories of discovering these fruits and puckering with the sour notes of chokecherry or the fascination of the heavy draping deep blue elderberries that hung from the elder tree. This oxymel feels like home to me, with all the juicy and immune-supportive fruits from the Sierras and wild mint from the meadow we now call home. Let the natural healing powers of wild Sierra Nevada fruits bring healing and vitality to your body! Made with wild chokecherries, elderberries, rosehips with wild mint, and satsuma peel.
Ingredients: Apple cider vinegar, raw local honey infused with wild elderberries (Sambucus cerulea), wild rose hips (Rosa woodsii), chokecherries (Prunus virginiana), wild mint(Mentha arvensis), and bio-regional satsuma peel.
-All ingredients are organically grown or sustainably and ethically wildcrafted.
Suggested use: Enjoy 1-3 tablespoons, daily as desired in your favorite tea or water. Try adding a few tablespoons to some bubbly water with a wedge of fresh lemon juice for a refreshing drink or add it to your favorite tea daily for a bioflavonoid-rich boost.
Respiratory Revival Tea 3 oz
Respiratory revival tea is one of those must-haves in the household. From cold and flu season to wildfire smoke to recovery from illness this tea has got you. The mullein leaf in this tea comes from our home meadow in the high sierras and a blend of aromatic herbs plus some demulcent rich licorice root +marshmallow make this tea oh so soothing on a sore throat or in support of happy lung tissue. Revive your respiratory system with this delicious tea made to revive and nourish the lungs +respiratory system. This blend is your BFF for respiratory illness, allergies +to soothe and support exposure to wildfire smoke.
Ingredients: Red clover blossoms(Trifolium pratense), peppermint(Mentha piperita), juniper berries(Juniperis occidentalis or communis), orange peel(Citrus sinensis), marshmallow root(Althea officinalinis), mullein leaf(Verbascum thapsus),rosehips(Rosa canina) and licorice root(Glychrizza glabra).
Suggested use: Pour 16 oz boiling water over, 1-3 TBSP of herb. Let sit for 10-20 minutes or infuse overnight with the lid on. Strain, Sip, and enjoy for potent and supportive Respiratory health.
Resilient Oxymel 4 oz
Sometimes the plants just speak to you, which is how this formula came to be. I was conjuring up a fall/winter supportive oxymel and these healing herbal allies spoke loud and clear of their deep support for the Immune System. I spent summer and early fall harvesting these near my home in the High Sierras and the reishi mushroom comes from a friend’s home in Vermont. Feel resilient as you sip on this profound immune-supportive oxymel. This oxymel is one to aid in deep support to the Respiratory +Immune systems of the body with potent wild herbal medicines to raise vitality and help you heal.
Ingredients: apple cider vinegar, raw local honey infused with wild reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum), oshala root(Ligusticum grayii), usnea lichen(Usnea spp),yarrow leaf +flower(achiellia militum),fireweed leaf +flower(Chamaenerion angustifolium), coyote mint(Monardella villosa ), elderflower(Sambucus cerulea), marshmallow leaf +flower(Sidalcea malviflora).
Suggested use: Enjoy 1-3 tablespoons, daily as desired in your favorite tea or water. Try adding a few tablespoons to some bubbly water with a wedge of fresh lemon juice for a refreshing drink or add it to your favorite tea daily for an immune-supportive boost.
Nettle Seed + Seaweed Gomasio 3 oz
I love to cook almost as much as I love to work with plant medicine, so herbal salts are something I’m always dreaming of making more of. This one came through with the late summer offerings of nettle seeds from a wild nettle patch I’ve tended for years and a trip to the coast for some mineral-rich California seaweed! Enjoy this mineral-packed herbal salt on all your favorite meals with treats from the land +sea. Made with wild-harvested nettle seed and foraged seaweed from the California coast.
Ingredients: stinging nettle seed, powder +leaf (Urtica dioica), Kombu powder(Saccharina japonica), Wakame powder(Undaria pinnatifida), lemon peel powder(Citrus limon), orange peel powder(Citrus X sinensis), and sea salt.
Suggested use: Enjoy this salt in replacement of regular salt! Nettles + seaweed are two of the foods richest in essential vitamins and lemon +orange peel is loaded with bioflavonoids and vitamin C. Try this salt as a finishing salt for ramen, soups + sprinkled over your favorite dishes.
May you all feel joy and guidance during this fall season. Thank you so much for your support on this path-and may the medicines reach your body & soul and bring you vitality for greater healing!