My favorite seasonal elixir, Rent Heart, has been re-stocked in the shop!
Also, the SHOP IS NOW LIVE!
I am slightly embarrassed to admit that I forgot to complete the final step of taking the shop out of test mode, and the shop's been up for over a year now! (Single mothering, working five days a week, home tending, and starting a farm project wouldn't have ANYTHING to do with that...;)) So, THANK YOU all of you who have contacted me through blog comments about purchasing. It is easier now! As this budding herbal side project continues, I am honing my focus to make products based on the plants I know and love the best. Thus, the offerings will continue to be from Nettle, Rose, Yarrow, with other remedies offered seasonally based upon what is growing (in my garden, and in the woods and fields), and my time and capacity.
As Bill Callahan of the musical act, Smog, once said, as I remember reading it, "I'd rather have 5 good albums, than 5,000 songs."
This is small batch slow medicine making y'all- potent, good, and true to time of year- when this batch of rose elixir is gone it's gone, til rose season comes again~! Up next will be more Nettle Elixir, plantain salve, Lemonbalm elixir, more yarrow tincture, and perhaps a new vinegar combo!
Rent Heart Wild Rose Elixir is crafted from the wild nootka roses that blossom from May to early June, raw honey, 100 proof vodka, vanilla bean, french brandy, and rose water. Taking daily as a tonic it soothes and strengthens the heart. Topically you can put it on to soothe minor burns or scratches. My friends tell me they have used it in cake icing recipes, chocolate recipes, and in gin and tonics! I love it straight by the dropper or sipped through out the day in my water.
Here is a sweet story on wild rose that Susun Weed shared on her website! Enjoy!