Welome to Gardenia Gardens Botanicals, the FREE GIFT boutique! Thats right folks. I welcome the abundance of the gift economy and please choose what you would like and remember this everything on this site is free, if you are unfamiliar with the Gift economy. So please feel free to choose anything to your liking and I will promptly get that right in the mail to you for free and shipping is free as well. So, that is zero $ for you. All I need is your order and address.
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!