Handcrafted Herbals

I make these herbals for my personal and professional use. They are crafted in small batches. They are nutrient dense, thoughfully formulated, and a joy to use.

They do not contain artificial or petrochemical ingredients such as preservatives or synthetic ‘fragrances’, and ingredients are never grown with chemicals or pesticides. I have chemical sensitivities so I make these to my standards of purity.

Because I source some of my ingredients from my regenerative soil garden, my recipes may change every few months. This is part of the fun of sourcing fresh, local, and seasonal. If you like a certain recipe, save the jar and I can recreate it for you if possible. Other ingredients are either certified organic, wildcrafted, or of best quality available.

All products are in glass.

To order, contact me.
These are generally made fresh to order, please give me a week to do this for you.
I ship via USPS mail.

Testimonials are at bottom of this page.

This is my base massage cream for my clinical massage work… if you need affordable skin nurturing, this is a great place to start. It contains no essential oils and so is a safe go to cream for children, pregnancy, and during nursing.

I’ve refined the formula over 13 years of using it with clients. The ingredients are simple, but wonderfully moisturizing and nourishing. It smells like a subtle blend of chocolate and coconut because of the high quality raw ingredients (there is no added scent!). A little goes a long way.

Ingredients: cocoa butter, organic coconut oil, organic olive oil, distilled water, local raw beeswax and love.

Available sizes: 1 pint glass jar, or 4 oz, 2 oz
Cost: 1 Pint: $18 + tax,
4 oz: $9 + tax (pictured)
2 oz: $5 + tax
Lifespan: 6 months, if stored away from heat, light, and moisture

I take my base formula and superfy it!
This luxurious cream is thick and wonderfully nutrient dense. Every ingredient is significant and contributing to smiling skin. It smells floral fresh and clean, and a little goes a long way.*

Ingredients: organic seasonal herb infused olive oils, local raw beeswax, fair trade organic cocoa/shea butter, organic coconut oil, distilled hydrosol/floral waters, organic essential oils, flower essences, love.

Available in 2 oz and 4 oz glass jars.
Cost: $12 per ounce + tax
Lifespan: 6 months, if stored away from heat, light, and moisture.

Triple Calendula Cream
For fuller spectrum calendula benefits! (Yes, it really is brightly colored!)

I grow the plants from seed to harvest with care, leaving a portion for the pollinators, who love them. I select only the best flowers for use, and gather them at peak potency. All of the aspects of calendula going into the cream (oil, tincture, flower essence) are made from the same plant colony… the synergy of which is notable and unreplicable, and captures the energies of the season. The vitality is amazing. It takes several months in the summer to organize this cream (read that as ‘labor of love’).

I use it as a night face cream, but others have used it almost everywhere else on the skin, including baby bottoms.

Ingredients: my signature triple calendula herbal oil; organic shea butter, organic coconut oil, local raw bees wax, floral waters, fresh pressed/hexane free organic castor oil, essential oils of organic ylang ylang, lavendar, therapeutic grade rose, and love.

Available in 2 oz glass jars.
Cost: $35 + tax
Lifespan: 1 year, if stored away from heat, light, and moisture.

I still have requests for this balm from places where I used to live and work. This is a super smooth and nutrient dense herbal balm with specific ingredients to help your tootsies relax and support the ‘soil’ of your feet.*

Ingredients: Seasonal traditionally considered antifungal and skin soothing herb infused olive oils, organic fair trade shea/cocoa butter, local raw beeswax, organic essential oils, love.

Available in 2 oz and 4 oz glass jars.
Cost: $TBD
Lifespan: 1 year, if stored away from heat, light, and moisture.

I love using this warming salve on myself in the winter, where I feel cold and have poor circulation, such as the back of my neck, feet, belly, and handswithin minutes I feel circulation and relief coming to the area.*

To use: Test on a small area first. Topical use only. Avoid contact with mucous membranes and open skin. Keep away from children.

Ingredients: Organic cayenne pepper herbal olive oil, essential oils, flower essences, local raw beeswax, love.

Cost: $20 + tax for 2 oz. glass jar.
Lifespan: 1 year, if stored away from heat, light and moisture

I personally use this on my hands when they ache from a 20 year career in massage, as well as when I have an area that is hot/tense/rigid. I find this cream to release excess energy to create a cooling effect for my hot tight muscles. I’ve also found it beneficial to my skin concerns in spot treatments.*

Shungite is a black mineral from Karelia, Russia whose benefits have been scientifically studied. In studies, it is anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, supportive for UVB damaged skin, and is a natural source of fullerenes. It has also been shown to improve several skin parameters (moisture, elasticity, roughness, pore size, pigmentation, and wrinkle).

I focus my cream on soft tissue/skin balance. It feels great where it’s needed, and just moisturizing where it’s not. I buy my mineral from a trusted source that tests each batch of imported rocks for conductivity and authenticity.
Note: this cream is a dark grey-black. It will blend into skin without coloring or staining it. A little goes a long way, it’s concentrated!

Ingredients: verified Shungite mineral, certified organic triple blue violet herbal olive oil (organic blue violet leaf and flower, organic violet tincture, violet flower essence), organic coconut oil, organic fair trade shea butter, organic tamanu oil, rose distilled floral water, local raw beeswax, organic lavendar essential oil, flower essences, and love.

Cost: $18 + tax for 1 oz. in glass jar
(Out of respect for not over utilizing this precious natural resource I only offer this in 1 oz)

Lifespan: 1 year optimal, if stored away from heat, light and moisture

I have used this luscious oil blend (or a variation of it) on myself for over 14 years. I love it, and my body craves it both with essential oils and without at different times. I find it personally supports my breast tissue vitality, tone and lymphatic circulation.*

My breast oil always has certain herbs in it, but others change according to what is seasonally fresh. I carefully select ingredients based on traditional herbal knowledge and also on scientific studies (to see some of these studies, click on the links in ingredients).

Breast oil encourages us to massage our breasts and feels great! It amplifies the soft tissue benefits of self massage.* The oil comes with an instruction sheet on how to perform breast self massage.

I use this oil in my Spurgeon Method of Breast MassageTM sessions.

Ingredients: Organic/wildcrafted Herb infused Olive oils including my signature triple calendula and triple blue violet leaf oils, gluten free organic alcohol herbal extracts, wildcrafted flower essences, fresh pressed/hexane free organic castor oil, organic essential oils of pine, sacred frankincense, and sweet orange, love.

**Also available without essential oils.**

Directions for use: After your shower, squirt a few into your palms, rub together with healing intent, and apply warm hands to breasts. Breathe. Do self breast massage. Oil should absorb into breast within minutes without any greasiness. 1 bottle lasts about a month.

Cost: $20 + tax ( 1 fl. oz. dark glass boston round with pump container)
Lifespan: best potency if used within 1 year, stored away from heat and light

Scar Salve:
A great all purpose salve for scars when combined with self massage on the scar. Especially useful for boggy, thick, lumpy scars, such as mastectomy or other surgical scars.*

If you are using this for a mastectomy scar, or are avoiding estrogens, let me know. I can make this with ingredients which are not phytoestrogenic. Please specify this when ordering.

I can also custom make a scar salve for the age, appearance, and texture of your scar. Contact me for details.

Ingredients: my signature triple calendula oil, organic tamanu oil, hexane free-organic-cold pressed castor oil, local raw beeswax, essential oils of organic helichrysum and organic sacred frankincense, flower essences, love.

Directions for use: Apply 1-2 times a day with self scar massage (if you need to know how to massage your specific scar, I can teach you, just ask.)

Cost: $20 + tax ( 2 oz. glass jar)
Lifespan: best potency if used within 1 year, stored away from heat and light

By far, the most convenient and least messy way I’ve found to work with castor oil.

Because castor oil has been scientifically studied to penetrate up to 4 inches into soft tissues*, and it carries along anything in it, I use the purest ingredients I can get, in dilutions that are gentle.

To use: A little goes a long way! Smooth this soft salve onto your skin, and cover with a dedicated castor cloth. Lay heat on top of cloth if desired. Rest. Reapply every 20 minutes as needed, up to an hour. For myself, I repeat this process three days in a row per week, as studies have shown this to be impactful.* One jar should last about a month.

Ingredients: Certifid Organic cold pressed/hexane free Castor Seed Oil, OG essential oils, local raw beeswax, flower essences & love.

**Also available without essential oils, or a custom oil blend. Let me know your preference when ordering.**

Cost: with essential oils: $12 + tax (4 oz. glass jar)
no essential oils: $10 + tax ( 4 oz)
Lifespan: 1 year, if stored away from heat, light and moisture.

I assess and assemble a custom flower essence formula for your personal use, based on the session we have just completed. Or, we can do a laser focused phone consult to focus on what you’d like support with.

Ingredients: Pure water, brandy, flower essence(s).

Cost for 1 fl. oz. brown glass with dropper:
– With brief consult: $25 + tax
Added onto a session: $10

Lifespan: several years if stored away from electricity, wifi, light and heat.

Testimonials for herbals from actual customers :

“I’ve been doing it (breast oil) every night with the massage. Before I started I had a swollen lymph node under my left arm pit and it is gone now… I’m glad to have it! I love it so much
I bought some for my mom too. I’m so glad to have your breast oil as a resource.
I haven’t found anything like it!” – K

“I thought I’d offer some feedback on the calendula cream, which I love.

It’s lighter than some of the other creams, which my face in particular appreciates.
It feels very good and also healing.” – M

“Lots of yard work today means the potential for sore muscles tomorrow.

Lucky for us, we have this amazing (cayenne) salve made with love and incredible ingredients.
I’m pretty sure I need at least one of everything she has to offer in her shop.
The breast oil, omg amazing for moving lymph. Like cha cha for my ta-ta’s.” – S

“…shungite cream saved me! I was all tied up and stuck between my wings on my back.

I had (my husband) adjust me and rub the cream on me. I left it uncovered so the cream could really soak it. It was an instant, complete cure. It really moved the stuckness and opened my energy pathways. I’m so grateful. I keep it on my table next to where I pray!” – P

“I love, love, love all of your products! I feel like I’m loving my body, myself when I use them. They are so much better than any other product I’ve tried.
Thank you for making them and offering them for sale.” – J

“Oh my God (my daughter) loves your (calendula) cream. She’s never even showed any interest in any kind of cream or lotion and she is obsessed with yours and demands it, it’s so cute… she wants to smell and touch and put it on her face and hands… it’s so vibrant!!!” – L

“Also, I absolutely love the castor oil. It is such a vast difference compared to the oil I was using which would just soak into the cloth.” – L

“I am loving the flower essence. I started taking it on Friday evening and had one of the best weekends I have had in a long time!” – K

*The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The efficacy of these products has not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from healthcare practitioners. Please consult your healthcare professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act requires this notice.

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