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Unstandardized Extracts

Posted by Ryan Wade on Feb 12, 2019

Unstandardized Extracts
The Mother I don’t like the vague or the ambiguous. I like nuance and subtly. But not wishy-washy. So when I tell you that we are swapping out our 10:1 Pine Pollen Extract for an unstandardized extract, you can rest assured that it’s for good reason.  But...what does unstandardized even mean? It means this: A pure extract. Think of it as the “mother” extract. …

Building Stacks

Posted by Ryan Wade on Feb 07, 2019

Building Stacks
An Approach to Combining Herbs This is not going to be a discussion about formulas or formulation. We draw our methodology for building formulas from Chinese herbal medicine, where a combination of herbs are used to construct an organization of herbs, where each herb has a specific function within the formula. This is different than the common Western approach for formulas wh …

Witches' Qi Elixir: Eleven Cauldron Flavors

Posted by Ryan Wade on Oct 29, 2018

Witches' Qi Elixir: Eleven Cauldron Flavors
All Hallows Evening:Celebrating Growth, Death, Renewal. Celebrating the Cycles. Eleven Cauldron Flavors Ingredients: Gui Ban. Latin: Plastrum testudinis. English: Fresh Water Turtle Shell. Function: Tonify Yin; Ge Jie. Latin/English: Gecko. Function: Tonify Kindy Yang; Lu Rong. Latin: Cornu Parvum Cervi. English: Velvet of Young Deer Antler. Fu …

The New Elevated Tincture Line

Posted by Ryan Wade on Sep 04, 2018

The New Elevated Tincture Line
Better Tinctures With New and Enhanced Formulas This is the, by far, biggest change that we have ever made to our tinctures—or to any of our products. And we're incredibly excited by it. With this change we're introducing new product artwork which captures the elevated nature of these tinctures. With our new tinctures, the first thing you notice is the art work. And we …

The Mystery of Mental Health

Posted by Ryan Wade on Jul 20, 2018

The Mystery of Mental Health
It's Time to Talk about Mental Health And About How We Know Nothing About It It's a curious conundrum of how many people are affected by depression yet real conversations about and surrounding mental health are largely lacking. Is it shame? General uncomfortableness regarding vulnerability? A lack of vocabulary about mental health which stifles dialog? Something else altoge …
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