We've made this for several years for our own use and as gifts, and have many requests to make it available, so here it is! Joie de Vivre Elixir is made from raw, organic honey infused with lavender and mint, holy basil, mimosa, elderberries, rose petals, and fresh lemon blossoms, steeped together with 100 proof vodka, forming the perfect blend to chase away gloomy clouds.
Hot & Sweet Ginger Elixir
Ginger, cinnamon, lemon, and star anise infused in honey and vodka to kick up the heat on any tea or infusion. Delicious! 2 ounce dropper bottle.
Apple cider vinegar and sweet Lancaster Co. honey infused with garlic, onion, horseradish, cayenne, and turmeric. 2 ounce dropper bottle.
5 Star Herbal Salve
Rich olive oil infused with Calendula, Comfrey, Plantain and Jewelweed, with a dash of Lavender essential oil from lavender grown and distilled here on the farm. All of the plants are grown and harvested here as well. Thickened with beeswax, this is a great all-purpose salve to have on hand (or arms, legs, knees...). 2 ounce wide-mouthed jar.
Our Own Hydrosols
Grown without chemicals right here on the farm, we harvest these plants fresh, and distill them within hours. Hydrosols are the liquefied steam of the distillation process.
Plants that contain essential oil will produce hydrosol with a small percentage of essential oil emulsified into the water. Those without essential oil will contain some of the properties that we associate with those plants.
Each distillation uses approximately a gallon of plant material to produce 16 oz or less of the hydrosol. 2 ounce spray bottles
A convenient stick made from oils of apricot, jojoba, and avocado that have been infused with arnica, strewn with menthol, swizzled with beeswax, and touched with vitamin e oil. 3/4 oz, lasts a good long while.
Extra Essentials Lip Balm
We blended this balm for our mom. She liked it so much that we continue to make it and use it ourselves. The base is beeswax, tropical oils and nut butter. It is combined with a terrific blend of essential oils that are soothing and smell great!
Just the ones we use the most made using the folk method. 100 proof vodka is used as the menstruum. All homegrown or wild-crafted, you'll find in the drop down menu: Blue Vervain, Boneset, Chamomile, Chickweed, Echinacea, Elderberry, Holy Basil, lemon Balm, Mimosa, Motherwort, Oat Seed, Passionflower, St John's Wort, Stinging Nettles, Vitex, and Holy Basil/Albizzia BLEND. One ounce dropper bottles.
Our "lotion stick" is full of wonderful essential oils like catnip, lemongrass, lavender, eucalyptus, and rose geranium. These are combined in a base of lush tropical butters and oils and packed in a purse sized roll up container to take along on your travels. 1/3 ounce goes a long way, and this bar lasts and lasts.
Little solid bar made like our lotion bars, but with comfrey and calendula infused olive oil, and some lavender and tea tree essential oil.
Happy Wanderer Soap
Luscious cold-processed soap filled with jewelweed and plantain - and enough lavender and tea tree oil to finish the job. Anyone who wanders the woods and fields needs to have this soap handy to take on the spring and summer.
We've been making this soap for almost 20 years, and wouldn't be without it! About 4 oz.
An infusion of jewelweed, plantain, and sage in an apple cider vinegar base intended to soothe and dry rashes and bites from being outside in the summer. We've made this formula for our families for years, and consider it to be a household staple. Wildcrafted and concocted here on the farm.
2 ounce spray bottle.
The perfect gift for the forager or wildcrafter (or you). We've put together a little kit that includes a bottle of Hiker's Releaf (jewelweed, plantain and sage in apple cider vinegar), a bar of the Happy Wanderer soap (jewelweed and plantain with a touch of lavender and tea tree), and a Git Stick. Save a little money and be ready for just about anything the woods have in store for you.
Cuppa Happy Tea
We blended this specifically to bring cheer, hence the name. I love to brew it up when the gray clouds begin to loom overhead; this tea scares them off with a bright cheerful flavor. Holy basil, rose petals, lemon verbena, and elderberries were home-grown, harvested, and blended right here on the farm. 1 oz
Relax and Sleep Tea
Ingredients chamomile, lemon balm, rose, valerian, oat seed, passionflower, and lavender combine to usher in the sandman. Nearly all of the ingredients are grown, harvested, dried and blended here on the farm. Tastes delicious too. One ounce.
A runaway best seller at our farmers market, the Soap Stone is filled with pumice and just the slightest drizzle of lavender and tea tree oils to keep those tootsies, elbows, and knees feeling smooth and silky.1
Herbs and oils combined to take a little whiff from when the need arises.
Sinus Sniffing Jar speaks for itself.
Stress Sniffing Jar - need I say more?
Balance Sniffing Jar - a woman's scent. We used to call it PMS, but now that we are past that, realize that it is more of a balancing scent.
Licorice Root Sticks 6" (2)
Perfect stir sticks for herbal teas, especially those blended for wintry discomforts. Older folks often remember licorice root sticks as the "candy" they were given during WW2, due to sugar rationing, these sweeten the cup, and add a rich flavor of warm licorice. 2 per package.
Tub Teas - Singles
One bath at a time. User friendly tub teas in their own tea bag,
sealed in a zip loc bag with colorful label.
Eucalyptus-Spice, Relaxing, or Soothing.
Tub Teas - Large
Three 3x5" tea bags of one variety in each tin-tie sack.
Eucalyptus - Spice/Gardeners
Rosemary Leaves, Eucalyptus Leaves, Comfrey Leaf,
Tarragon Leaf, Allspice Berries
Superior Blue Lavender Flowers, Rose Petals, Elder Flowers,
Calendula Petals, Yarrow Flowers, & Lavender Essential Oil.
Rose Petals, Superior Blue Lavender Flowers, Comfrey
Leaves, Irish Moss flakes, and a combination of Essential Oils