A Day in the Vineyard

A Day in the Vineyard

Sep 28th 2015

Here on the Northern California Coast, the bounty of our Lavender, Calendula, Chamomile, Comfrey and Rose Geranium harvests are now on the drying racks. The distillation of Clary Sage, Rosemary, Rose Geranium, Lavender, and Tea Tree will produce an abundance of beautiful hydrosols for the upcoming year.

While joining our friend in his organic vineyard, we harvested Pinot Noir grapes, both for good cheer and inspiring future formulas made from grape skins & stems. The extract from these plant parts provide an abundance of resveratrol, and is rich in phytonutrient antioxidants.

At the end of the day our hands are tired, dry, cracked and worn, but we are grateful. In 1992, we created a product called "Protective Hand Creme" for Smith & Hawken, a high end gardening company. The formula that worked then is still one of our best sellers. Whether you are an avid gardener, professional chef or working in an office, this product can come to the rescue, as it came to ours that day.

Other Items To Try:

Healing Herbal Salve

A favorite for pre- and post-operative surgery care, this emollient skincare balm supports your skin's natural healing process. Using concentrated herbal extracts like Calendula, Comfrey, and Plantain, our salve goes beyond first aid to soothe and improve the appearance of everything from minor scratches to burns. This product is gentle and comforts skin without the sting, making it a great option for children.

Injury Oil

This premier treatment oil is infused with Arnica and St. John’s Wort herb and enhanced with the powerfully soothing essential oils of Lavender, Sage, and Tansy. Apply over effected areas to address discomfort and support your body's natural healthy response to occasional inflammation.

Protective Hand Crème

This rich softening crème goes on smooth without leaving a greasy finish, making it gentle enough for use on more than just your hands. Comfrey, Seaweed, and Foraha Oil heal and protect your skin from dryness and cracking, while Rosemary and Ravensara refresh and balance sensitive or injured areas. A favorite among gardeners, chefs, and teachers, this product is a perfect for anyone constantly washing or wetting their hands.