Apothecary

This list highlights some of the traits I consider in the plants when creating products for Flora's Feast. Herbs and plants offer so many, multifaceted benefits, the attributes listed here are but a few.

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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Arnica

Parts used: Flowers

Sourcing: Homegrown

Properties and uses: Pain, swelling, inflammation, bruises, dark circles

Products using Arnica: Mama Bear Massage Oil, Restorative Eye Serum

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Basil

Parts used: Leaves

Sourcing: Homegrown

Properties and uses: Antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, affinity for men especially the smell

Products using Basil: After Shave Toner, Aftershave Face Serum

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Bee Balm

Parts used: Flowers

Sourcing: Homegrown and Foraged

Properties and uses: Antimicrobial, soothing, cuts and scrapes

Products using Bee Balm: Antimicrobial Salve

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Calendula

Parts used: Flowers

Sourcing: Homegrown

Properties and uses: Queen of skincare herbs, soothing, moistening, helps lymph stagnation, anti itch, mildly astringent

Products using Calendula: Baby Bump Balm, New Mama Balm, Nursing Nipple Balm, Happy Hiney Balm, After Birthing Sitz Spray, Little Bum Balm, Flower Baby Skin Balm, Little Ears, Relief Oil, Boo Boo Balm, Lady Yoni Balm, Lip Sore Balm,Vein Care Spray, Breast Massage Oil, Bug Bite Salve, Sun Lip Balm, Dry Lip Balm, Dry Hands Balm, C Scar Massage Balm, Vein Care Spray

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Catnip

Parts used: Leaves

Sourcing: Homegrown

Properties and uses: Calming, gentle, relaxing, affinity for children, digestion

Products using Catnip: Calm Nights Foot Oil

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Chamomile

Parts used: Flowers

Sourcing: Homegrown

Properties and uses: Calming, gentle, affinity for children, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, irritated skin

Products using Chamomile: Mama Bear Massage Oil, Flower Baby Skin Balm, Little Crown Hair Oil, Calm Nights Foot Oil, Little Belly Calming Oil, Boo Boo Balm, Lady Yoni Balm, Renewal Facial Toner, After Shave Toner, Midsummer Facial Toner, Aftershave Face Serum, Renewal Face Serum

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Chickweed

Parts used: Leaves

Sourcing: Foraged

Properties and uses: Soothing, cooling, drawing, dissolving, anti-inflammatory, nourishing

Products using Chickweed: Happy Hiney Balm, Little Bum Balm, Lady Yoni Balm, Bug Bite Salve, Dry Lip Balm, Dry Hands Balm

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Cleavers

Parts used: Leaves

Sourcing: Foraged

Properties and uses: Cooling, astringent, moistening, supports lymph, enhances complexion

Products using Cleavers: Breast Massage Oil

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Crampbark

Parts used: Bark

Sourcing: Purchased

Properties and uses: Antispasmodic specific to menstrual cramps

Products using Crampbark: Moontime Oil

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Comfrey

Parts used: Leaves

Sourcing: Homegrown

Properties and uses: Moistening, healing, soothing, rejuvenating to skin, cell regenerator

Products using Comfrey: Baby Bump Balm, New Mama Balm, Happy Hiney Balm, After Birthing Sitz Spray, Little Bum Balm, Boo Boo Balm, Lady Yoni Balm, Vein Care Spray, Follicle Garden Oil, Renewal Facial Toner, After Shave Toner, Sun Lip Balm, Nail Butter, Dry Lip Balm, Dry Hands Balm, Aftershave Face Serum, Renewal Face Serum, C Scar Massage Balm, Vein Care Spray

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Dandelion

Parts used: Flowers

Sourcing: Foraged

Properties and uses: Affinity for breasts, moisturizing, softening, circulatory to lymph

Products using Dandelion: Breast Massage Oil

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Elderflower

Parts used: Flowers

Sourcing: Foraged

Properties and uses: Soothing, softening, brightening, irritated skin, moistening, reduces swelling

Products using Elderflower: Nursing Nipple Balm, After Birthing Sitz Spray, Little Bum Balm, Flower Baby Skin Balm, Renewal Facial Toner, Midsummer Facial Toner, Restorative Eye Serum, Renewal Face Serum

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Fennel

Parts used: Seeds

Sourcing: Purchased

Properties and uses: Soothing to the belly and digestion

Products using Fennel: Little Belly Calming Oil

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Garlic

Parts used: Cloves

Sourcing: Purchased

Properties and uses: Anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal

Products using Garlic: Little Ears Relief Oil

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Ginger

Parts used: Rhizome

Sourcing: Purchased

Properties and uses: Warming, circulatory, loosening to muscles

Products using Ginger: Mama Bear Massage Oil, Labor of Love Oil, Little Belly Calming Oil

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Ground Ivy

Parts used: Leaves

Sourcing: Foraged

Properties and uses: Drying, draining, circulating, lymphatic

Products using Ground Ivy: Good Flow Breast Massage Oil

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Horsetail

Parts used: Leaves

Sourcing: Foraged

Properties and uses: Strengthening, astringent, toning, high in silica

Products using Horsetail: Follicle Garden Oil, Nail Butter

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Hyssop

Parts used: Aerial Parts

Sourcing: Homegrown

Properties and uses: Antiviral, expectorant, painful inflammation

Products using Hyssop: Lip Sore Balm, Smudge Spray

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Jewelweed

Parts used: Aerial Parts

Sourcing: Foraged

Properties and uses: Drying, anti itch

Products using Jewelweed: Bug Bite Salve

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Kava

Parts used: Root

Sourcing: Purchased

Properties and uses: Loosening to tight muscles, relaxing

Products using Kava: Labor of Love Oil

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Lady's Mantle

Parts used: Aerial Parts

Sourcing: Homegrown

Properties and uses: Affinity for women, the uterus and breasts, astringent, high tanins help to dry, toning

Products using Lady's Mantle: After Birthing Sitz Spray, Breast Massage Oil

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Lavender

Parts used: Aerial Parts

Sourcing: Homegrown

Properties and uses: Restorative to skin, cell regenerator, relaxing, soothing, pain relieving

Products using Lavender: Baby Bump Balm, Labor of Love Oil, Flower Baby Skin Balm, Little Crown Hair Oil, Calm Nights Foot Oil, Boo Boo Balm, Self Love Oil, Breast Massage Oil, Renewal Facial Toner, Midsummer Facial Toner, Sun Lip Balm, Antimicrobial Salve, Dry Lip Balm, Dry Hands Balm, Smudge Spray, Renewal Face Serum, C Scar Massage Balm

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Lemon Balm

Parts used: Leaves

Sourcing: Homegrown

Properties and uses: Antiviral, calming, cooling, develops self love

Products using Lemon Balm: Calm Nights Foot Oil, Self Love Oil, Lip Sore Balm, Antimicrobial Salve

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Licorice

Parts used: Root

Sourcing: Purchased

Properties and uses: Lightening, moistening, anti inflammatory, anti itch

Products using Licorice: Restorative Eye Serum

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Lilac

Parts used: Flowers

Sourcing: Foraged

Properties and uses: Astringent, spring flower energy

Products using Lilac: Springtide Facial Toner

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Marshmallow

Parts used: All Parts

Sourcing: Homegrown

Properties and uses: Moistening, hydrating, raw or delicate tissue, affinity for mucous membranes

Products using Marshmallow: Nursing Nipple Balm, Lady Yoni Balm, Nail Butter, Dry Lip Balm, Dry Hands Balm

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Mint

Parts used: Leaves

Sourcing: Homegrown

Properties and uses: Stimulating, cooling, relaxing to digestive tract, antispasmodic

Products using Mint: Little Belly Calming Oil

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Motherwort

Parts used: Aerial Parts

Sourcing: Homegrown

Properties and uses: Affinity for women's reproductive organs, supports new mothers, gives a sense of purpose and joy

Products using Motherwort: Self Love Oil

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Mugwort

Parts used: Leaves

Sourcing: Homegrown

Properties and uses: Protection, sacred for women, psychic awareness, opens dream realm, radiates moon energy

Products using Mugwort: Self Love Oil

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Mullein

Parts used: Aerial Parts

Sourcing: Foraged

Properties and uses: Dry skin conditions, pain relieving, anti-inflammatory, joints and sprains

Products using Mullein: Little Crown Hair Oil, Little Ears Relief Oil

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Nettle

Parts used: Leaves

Sourcing: Foraged

Properties and uses: Nourishing, vitamin and mineral powerhouse, stimulating, circulatory, anti-inflammatory

Products using Nettle: Happy Hiney Balm, Little Crown Hair Oil, Follicle Garden Oil, Nail Butter

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Oregano

Parts used: Leaves

Sourcing: Homegrown

Properties and uses: Antimicrobial, antispasmodic, strains and sprains, relaxing, pain relief

Products using Oregano: Antimicrobial Salve

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Plantain

Parts used: Leaves

Sourcing: Foraged

Properties and uses: Cooling, soothes irritation, reduces swelling, eases pain

Products using Plantain: New Mama Balm, Nursing Nipple Balm, Happy Hiney Balm, Boo Boo Balm, Bug Bite Salve

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Raspberry

Parts used: Leaves

Sourcing: Homegrown

Properties and uses: Nourishing, high in vitamins and minerals, woman's tonic, stimulating, astringent

Products using Raspberry: Midsummer Facial Toner, Nail Butter

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Red Clover

Parts used: Flowers

Sourcing: Foraged

Properties and uses: Anti-inflammatory, affinity for breasts

Products using Red Clover: Good Flow Breast Massage Oil, Breast Massage Oil

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Rose

Parts used: Flowers

Sourcing: Homegrown and Foraged

Properties and uses: Cooling, softening, nourishing, cell regenerator, heart opening, feelings of love, anti-inflammatory

Products using Rose: Baby Bump Balm, New Mama Balm, Flower Baby Skin Balm, Self Love Oil, Sun Lip Balm, Restorative Eye Serum, Renewal Face Serum

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Rosemary

Parts used: Leaves

Sourcing: Homegrown

Properties and uses: Cleansing, stimulates blood flow, powerful antioxidant, astringent, antiseptic, affinity for hair and scalp

Products using Rosemary: Little Crown Hair Oil, Follicle Garden Oil, Renewal Facial Toner, After Shave Toner, Antimicrobial Salve, Aftershave Face Serum, Renewal Face Serum

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Sage

Parts used: Leaves

Sourcing: Homegrown

Properties and uses: Grounding, cleansing, astringent, tightening, affinity for scalp, mouth and throat

Products using Bee Balm: Happy Hiney Balm, After Shave Toner, Antimicrobial Salve, Smudge Spray, Aftershave Face Serum, Vein Care Spray

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Self Heal

Parts used: Flowers

Sourcing: Foraged

Properties and uses: Moves lymph, astringent, wounds, antiviral

Products using Self Heal: Good Flow Breast Massage Oil, Lip Sore Balm, Antimicrobial Salve

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Skullcap

Parts used: Leaves

Sourcing: Homegrown

Properties and uses: Loosens muscle tension, reduces scars, relaxing, sedative, promotes peaceful state of mind

Products using Skullcap: Self Love Oil, C Scar Massage Balm

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Spilanthes

Parts used: Flowers

Sourcing: Homegrown

Properties and uses: Antibacterial, anti-fungal, stimulates blood flow, stimulates collagen, anti-inflammatory

Products using Spilanthes: Lip Sore Balm

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St. John's Wort

Parts used: Flowers

Sourcing: Homegrown and Foraged

Properties and uses: Deeply soothing, wounds, restorative, antibacterial, reduces pain, muscle cramps and spasms, affinity for nerves, antiviral

Products using St. John's Wort: Mama Bear Massage Oil, Labor of Love Oil, New Mama Balm, Good Flow Breast Massage Oil, After Birthing Sitz Spray, Little Bum Balm, Little Ears Relief Oil, Boo Boo Balm, Lady Yoni Balm, Lip Sore Balm, Sun Lip Balm, Smudge Spray, C Scar Massage Balm, Vein Care Spray

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Strawberry

Parts used: Leaves

Sourcing: Homegrown

Properties and uses: Astringent

Products using Strawberry: Midsummer Facial Toner

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Thyme

Parts used: Leaves

Sourcing: Homegrown

Properties and uses: Antiseptic, antispasmodic, dry, red skin

Products using Thyme: After Shave Toner, Antimicrobial Salve, Aftershave Face Serum

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Tulsi

Parts used: Aerial Parts

Sourcing: Homegrown

Properties and uses: Tridoshic, calming, grounding, aromatic

Products using Tulsi: Seasonal Shift Oil

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Violet

Parts used: Aerial Parts

Sourcing: Foraged

Properties and uses: Emollient, hydrating, slight astringent, strengthens the emotional heart

Products using Violet: Good Flow Breast Massage Oil, Little Crown Hair Oil, Breast Massage Oil, Bug Bite Salve, Dry Lip Balm, Dry Hands Balm, Restorative Eye Serum

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White Sage

Parts used: Leaves

Sourcing: Homegrown

Properties and uses: Cleansing, clarity, purifying

Products using White Sage: Smudge Spray

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Yarrow

Parts used: Flowers

Sourcing: Homegrown and Foraged

Properties and uses: Highly astringent, wounds, stops bleeding, eases pain and discomfort, cleansing, stimulating, antimicrobial

Products using Yarrow: New Mama Balm, Nursing Nipple Balm, Happy Hiney Balm, After Birthing Sitz Spray, Boo Boo Balm, After Shave Toner, Midsummer Facial Toner, Aftershave Face Serum, Vein Care Spray

 
 

Herbal Resources

These books have helped me on my journey to understanding the power of plants and herbs. Some links in this section features Amazon Affiliate links, which means I will receive a small commission if you purchase books using these links, at no additional cost to you.

Opening Our Wild Hearts to the Healing Herbs

by Gail Faith Edwards

Herbal Healing for Women

by Rosemary Gladstar

The Woman's Handbook of Healing Herbs

by Deb Soule

Herbal for the Childbearing Years

by Susun Weed

Herbal Medicine for Beginners

by Katja Swift and Rin Midura

The Nursing Mother's Herbal

by Sheila Humphrey

Herbs for Children's Health

by Rosemary Gladstar

The Natural Pregnancy Book

by Aviva Romm

The Herbal for Mother and Child

by Anne McIntyre

Naturally Healthy Babies and Children

by Aviva Romm

The Complete Women's Herbal

by Anne McIntyre

Natural Health After Birth

by Aviva Romm

Herbal Remedies for Women

by Amanda McQuade Crawford

Natural Childcare

by Maribeth Riggs

Down There

by Susun Weed

Safe, Natural Remedies for Babies and Children

by Amanda Cochrane

How to Move like a Gardener

by Deb Soule

The New Age Herbalist

by Richard Mabey

Alchemy of Herbs

by Rosalee De La Foret

The Yoga of Herbs

by Dr. David Frawley and Dr. Vasant Lad

The Gift of Healing Herbs

by Robin Rose Bennett

Pure Skin Care

by Stephanie Tourles

 

Ingredient & Materials Sourcing

For full transparency, below is the list of all the sources and manufacturers of ingredients and materials that go into making Flora's Feast products. If you have any questions or would like more information, please email me.

Napa Valley Naturals

Olive Oil

Harriet Behar of Sweet Springs Farm

Seedlings

Fedco, Johnny's and Strictly Medicinal

Seeds

Mountain Rose Herbs

Almond Oil, Argan Oil, Avocado Oil, Camellia Oil, Castor Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Jojoba Oil, Macademia Oil, Pomegranate Oil, Rosehip Seed Oil, Sea Buckthorn, Vitamin E, Glycerine, Witch Hazel, Lavandin Hydrosol, Essential Oils, Product Packaging

Aura Cacia

Almond Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Castor Oil, Jojoba Oil, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Glycerine, Essential Oils

Kickapoo Meadery

Beeswax

Organic Valley Cooperative

Ghee

Young Living

Essential Oils

Berlin Packaging

Product Packaging

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Shipping Materials