“To be human being is an honor, and we offer thanksgiving for all the gifts of life. Mother Earth, we thank you for giving us everything we need...Thank you, good foods from Mother Earth, our life sustainers, for making us happy when we are hungry. Fruits and berries, we thank you for your color and sweetness. We are all thankful to good medicine herbs, for healing us when we are sick…”- Mohawk Daily Message of Thankfulness, translated by Chief Jake Swamp
Harnessing the healing power of plants is a sacred and ancient art—yet many modern plant-based medicinals are made with industrially farmed ingredients that have traveled far from their roots. Lauren, a wonderfully practical human/herbalist, started Wooden Spoon Herbs to bring the generations-deep tradition of biodiverse healing native to southern Appalachia back to our shared communities. Based in a cabin in North Georgia, this small-batch herbal apothecary only uses thoughtfully gathered, American-grown herbs and botanicals—either lovingly hand-picked, wild-foraged, or locally sourced from small family-run medicinal herb farms. The resulting tinctures, salves, elixirs and creams are, truly, the best kind of medicine.
An ode to the land of the southeast, this mask incorporates the best we have to offer - red clay, buttermilk, and ginseng. This mask softens as it cleanses deeply, thanks to the combination of buttermilk and red clay, and brings lots of antioxidants to your skin via eleuthero, a close cousin of our native ginseng. Use once weekly as part of your plant-based skincare routine. Completely plant-based and essential oil free.*
Ingredients: red clay*, buttermilk powder*, rice flour*, eleuthero*, seaweed* (*certified organic)
To use: Mix 2-3 tsp. with 1 tsp. water to form a paste. Brush onto face, neck and chest, and leave on for no more than 10 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product does not intend to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease. If you’re pregnant, breastfeeding, or on any medications, please consult with a qualified health professional before beginning any new herbal products.