Mystic Caravan: a surprise box for the nomadic heart
(ships the week of September 1st)
**Please note: due to wildfire interruption, my Wild Rose harvest this year was really small; this box will be made in extremely limited quantities.**
It’s late, a warm summer night, and you’ve been walking through the woods for hours. It’s the smell that hits you first: rose and smoke and cardamom and vanilla in the air. Up ahead you hear music and laughter, and walk closer to find the glow of a campfire. And the shimmer in the air, from the light of the fire maybe, but maybe its just that you’ve stepped into another world, that borders on a dream.
Rest, weary traveler, and come and sit around my fire. I’ll brew you a cup of smoky rose tea on the fire, and read your fortune in the leaves after you’ve drained the cup. I’ll sprinkle rose and saffron incense onto the coals, and let the smoke fill the air, and fill your heart, and you will transform yourself in this space, suspended in time. I’ll draw you a bath, in the light of the fire, and fill it with roses and cardamom, and then you can sleep, in this protected space, outside your own patterns and habits, before you carry on back to your every day life.
When you travel, who are you? When you are outside your comfort zone (and your comfort zone defines you to yourself), who are you? When you push your own boundaries, and stretch further than you have before, you touch upon the unknown, both inside and outside yourself, what do you find? How does your creative drive benefit from exploring the edges of the mysterious unknown? How does your spirit light up? How do your heart long for the feeling of expansive freedom that comes from stepping into mystery?
This is a surprise box of enchantment and magic, to spark your mystic heart. To inspire you to dream big, bold, and outside the safe walls of your comfort zone. This is for the nomadic spirit, who longs to roam outside its own confines, and dreams of a world where the magic is every bit as alive as it is in myth and fairytale.
This box is for the longing, inside all of us, for adventure, for enchantment. My goal with it is to create that spirit of adventure and enchantment wherever we are, so that it feels new, mysterious and magical.
I’ll be working with various plants, with an emphasis on wild rose, saffron, cardamom, vanilla, and smoke.
In this box, you’ll receive four products. There will be a tincture or elixir; a tea, a drinkable thing (tea or such); an external use product, be it a bath (or foot bath), body oil or possibly an incense or atmosphere mist; and a culinary item. Possible ideas so far include:
All of this will come wrapped in linen with a bi-fold describing the herbs used, with recipes.