Gardenia Gardens Botanicals is a micro business focusing on small quantity, high quality herbal products from the sea, the meadows, and the woods-where the magic is.
I work with wildcrafted and cultivated flowers, seeds, leaves and roots to make gorgeous quality products made in small, thoughtfully prepared batches.
I make medicinal oils by infusing the flower or the parts of the plant in extra virgin olive oil for weeks to brew then decant the oil, then I use the oil for salves, lip balms or just by itself. I also make herbal medicinal tinctures where I collect the plant and infuse it in 100 proof Vodka for at least six weeks and usually much longer. Tinctures capture the chemical constituents of the plant and a Vodka menstruum make them medicinal. I lastly LOVE making Flower Essences. I make the flower essence process a creative expression. I have a great love of ritual and altars are always apart of that theme, so for the individual essences, I make an altar with my favorite things, like beach shells, sand, sea glass, sea rocks, driftwood, forest moss, branches, pine cones, rusty bits, lacy fabric, jewels and anything I find special and then I prepare the essence by placing the flower on top of the water in a glass ramakin bowl and infuse for some hours while adorning the altar and when ready I decant the essence water and preserve in brandy. I am in the process of making blends and I also make individual blends upon request, check out the flower essence page.
Thank you and enjoy!