In the chaos and running around of city life it is nice to stop and have a cup of tea, or a hot bath. ItÂ’s such an incredibly versatile plant, yielding completely different products depending on where itÂ’s grown and how itÂ’s processed. Applied last night and my skin this morning is hydrated and quite lovely.


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TheyÂ’re good for the liver, kidneys and are very cleansing. ItÂ’s a ritual to mark the shifting of the seasons, and a way to keep learning about our connection to the ecosystems that surround us, even as we go about our days along crowded sidewalks and tucked into bed in crumbling tenement buildings.

Taking good care of yourself truly goes hand in hand with caring for the planet. IÂ’ve mostly begun learning how to distill as a creative practice, not necessarily to sell hydrosols in the shop, although that may eventually happen.

Today, milkweed is the primary source of food for the monarch butterfly. We hope that our handcrafted skin care elixirs inspire you to take exquisite care of yourself. Because there are so many variables (size of ice cubes, type of tea, room temperature, etc.) the instructions below are more of a general guide, feel free to adapt it according to your tastes.

The chamomile in the tea is soothing, and in spring there can be an unsettled energy as things are bursting forth and feel a little chaotic. To keep your products sprightly, please dip into them with a clean spoon and avoid introducing moisture into the jars. She said it smelled wonderful and was a perfect addition to her bath. That being said, a good day should at least contain a portion each of good food, good love, good work and good sleep. I started reflecting on how different last year was compared to this year. The meadow plantings have grown full and lush, with the knee-high grasses and sedges providing support for the taller, leggier plants. Last year, the two plant families seemed to reach their peak more simultaneously in a pollinator-laden riot of yellow and purple. IÂ’ve been watching each element of the garden come into its own from the beginning, and now we are bound together somehow.

Some like to jumpstart the brewing process with a splash of hot water over the ice cubes and tea.

Though we use only gentle and natural ingredients, please proceed with caution if you are at all concerned about your skin’s reaction. We use glass bottles and jars, and compostable paper packaging, all of which can have lives beyond their first use. With a little tender care, they will last until you use them up! Honey is different every season, depending on the pollen, location, and time of harvest.

The speed of melting and brewing will be determined by the size of your ice cubes, but ideally you’d use enough ice cubes to melt into about 8oz of water. Seasonal variations are great, but can be difficult–the temperature and humidity can affect oils and honey. The hospitality was so warm, the food so delicious, and we slept so well. The practice of taking care of yourself on a daily basis is important, knowing you can play an active role. We use only the finest raw materials, including organic cold-pressed oils, organic botanicals and local honey and beeswax. Most of my inspiration, though, day to day, comes from being around beautiful raw materials. I’ve been trying to set aside a bit of time to contemplate and plan for the days ahead.
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In the chaos and running around of city life it is nice to stop and have a cup of tea, or a hot bath. ItÂ’s such an incredibly versatile plant, yielding completely different products depending on where itÂ’s grown and how itÂ’s processed. Applied last night and my skin...