Palmarosa Essential Oil

Palmarosa is not a particularly well known oil, but we sure do love it; it’s great to use in skin care and can be found in several of our favorite skin care products, most notably our Rocky Mountain Recovery Serum which is an anti-aging facial moisturizing serum full of essential fatty acids, anti-oxidants, and active botanicals. It […]

Turkey Tail Mushrooms

One of the major ingredients in the Immune Chai is a delightfully colorful mushroom wild-crafted this past summer from the Wisconsin woods known as “Turkey Tail.” It is affectionately named that based on its uncanny resemblance to a turkey tail, with blue, orange, and white mycelium plumes. Many people may have heard of the amazing […]

He Shou Wu

This week’s herb has a long history of use in Chinese medicine, and for good reason. Supposedly it returned an old man’s hair from grey to black and allowed him to father multiple children well past his prime…known as He Shou Wu. This beautiful, dark brown root is famous for its herbal power to enhance […]

Damiana Materia Medica

Damiana was beloved by the Aztecs and Mayans, used to treat impotency, increase sexual drive in both men and women, and stimulate the nervous system while promoting relaxation. Traditionally the fragrant leaves were brewed as a tea and sweetened with sugar or honey to stimulate lovemaking and is featured in Central American mystical folklore for […]

Dr. Oz

A NOTE ON HERBS RECOMENDED BY DR. OZ   First off, we want to start this article by saying we applaud Dr. Oz’s championing of natural health alternatives, his focus on healthy eating and exercise, and his over-all philosophy of empowering people to take their health into their own hands. But we want to point […]

Dong Quai Materia Medica

Dong quai is one of the most frequently used herbs in Asia with its use dating back to the Han Dynasty (A.D. 25-220).  It has been a medicinal herb for thousands of years in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean medicines. Dong quai has been called the “female ginseng” because of its usefulness for numerous health conditions […]