After years of offering hand made herbal body products for sale here, I have decided to change things up!
For one thing I have started teaching again. I am happy to announce a new workshop called Connecting With Our Wild Side: A jouney into Nature within and without. It will be taught in Italy - June 17-22 and the amazing country villa Due Papaveri in the hills outside of Bologna and will very likely be taught Findhorn and in Bali in 2016. Details on those to come soon.
I recently taught 2 herbal classes in Paris in November one on The Essential Nature of Plants and the other a more of a hands-on making herbal concoctions and remedies focusing on things for Winter and holidays. You can find more information on these classes here.
I have joined Vegan Fusion as a certified vegan chef and I have been teaching teaching several 2-day vegan/raw cooking intensives. I have just finished a 5 day intensive on March 2 - 6, 2015. I also have a Vegan Fusion Feast for the Senses Bali Retreat coming up in October 4-11, 2015 at the gorgeous Shala Bali Ubud retreat center click on the links for details.
Vanilla beans have taken on a larger and primary role in our garden here on Kauai and so extract and beans from our own garden are now available. Soon there will also be vanilla infused perfume and culinary oils which smell amazing. Check it out at vanillery.com
I have been working on some hand crafted natural perfumes made from vanilla infused oil, of course, some of our own distilled essential oils and hydrosols and from flowers from our garden, such as jasmine, whose fragrances have been captured by an old technique called enfleurage. And finally there will be botanically inspired hand made jewelry to round out the new incarnation of Greensong Botanicals.
At the the moment the product descriptions remain here on the site. I am in the process of providing the recipes for all of these products along with links for the raw materials and perhaps this will serve as an inspiration to make your own!
The links go to Mountain Rose Herbs a company I have happily been using since the 80's. They have lots of integrity, use local sources as much as possible, or look for organic, fiartrade and ethically wildcrafted suppliers. They contribute to local Eugene culture and economics and are just nice folks.
Clicking through on the links takes you to their website and if you happen to buy anything there it also benefits me without costing you anything extra. In the spirit of honesty and transparency I wanted you to know this and in my view it provides a benefit to you, me, Mountain Rose and their suppliers which is the way I like to do business. If all business could be of benefit to all those involved in the transactions the world would become a very lovely place indeed!
Thanks for checking us out and for all your support these past years. I look forward to meeting up with you again and sharing with you the beautiful botanical bounty of this garden island of Kauai.
made on Kaua'i
5956 Lokelani Rd.
Kapaa, HI 96746