one foot in front of the other
All my life I have been a child of nature. Growing up my mother always celebrated Earth Day, taught me many outdoor sports and always recycle and never litter. My father taught me primitive survival and camping skills.. Both of my parents are flower children in addition to being avid gardeners and because of this; the love for the land has been passed down to me.
My passion for wildcrafting has grown throughout the years. Many plants, known to most as weeds; are abundant in medicinal properties. I enjoy harvesting these herbs and using them to craft ancient herbal remedies that have been used for millennia.
Beeswax is another relationship that keeps me close with the natural world. The relationship humans have with honeybees dates back 9,000 years! Bee's provide our world with so much abundance and are critical for our food sources. Save the bees 🐝
Beeswax is the only wax used here at Herbal Meadows Botanicals. I source my wax from a local beekeeper here in West Michigan and filter it myself before use. I use beeswax for many of my skin care products as well as other household items but I also enjoy making beeswax candles. Beeswax candles burn longer than any other wax; with no soot. Beeswax also pulls toxins out of the air, is hypoallergenic and produce negative ions. Negative ions are wonderful for increasing oxygen in the air (great for the brain), cleaning the air (of virus, bacteria, dust, mold, pollen, pet dander and other allergens), beneficial to the lungs, better sleep, normalize serotonin, improve mental performance and more! Beeswax is amazing and versatile, just like the bees themselves.
I have been struggling with health problems since I was 17. After being stuck in a cycle of bad health with little help pharmaceuticals; I followed my path to holistic healing. Good health is like good soil; it takes years to cultivate and regenerate. Being chronically ill has strengthened my bond with nature and led me here; spreading my love for natural materials with you. Handcrafted organic skincare and wildcrafted herbalism became a passion for me in my high school years; but I never had the time to use much of my knowledge. I am thankful I took the leap and thankful you allow me to share my restorative skincare with you!
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.