The Shrubs of the Northeast woodlands tuck themselves in among the trees, forming more of a social network by streams and trails, some moving into forest clearings and fields searching for sunlight. Their flowers call to us, often at eye level, inviting us in to touch and smell, to enjoy their beauty and essence.
This group of essences supports us in the ways we share, network and connect in our social lives- in our relationships, families and communities. Each of these Shrub Essences offers a particular quality that may help support and nurture the healthy development of personal connections on all levels.
"Our desire is to connect you with the healing wonders
of nature so that you may restore wellness."
Love and Blessings from the Forest,
Kate & Don
The window of time for gathering Scots Pine Pollen is a brief week in Spring when our Woodland Essence team cheerfully picks the pollen-filled strobiles one at a time!
Echinacea purpurea is a native plant that grows in high grass prairie and open wooded areas as far east as New York and Pennsylvania. Echinacea angustifolia is a native of the western sandy prairie.
The plant Jewelweed can be crushed and applied to skin that has been in touch with poison ivy to either prevent or treat a poison-ivy rash.
Reishi mushrooms are one of the oldest medicinal mushrooms, referred to as “the mushroom of immortality” for the health benefits it bestows.