You may have realized that we’ve had Gift Certificates available online for sometime. Well, we now have Gift Cards, too.
What is the difference?
Gift Certificates are purchased online and either delivered via email for you to send to your recipient OR we can print the certificate up, send it to your recipient for you. The Gift Certificates are redeemable only ONLINE.
Gift Cards may be purchased in person at any of the markets. To avoid confusion, they aren’t available for purchase online right now. Gift Cards can only be redeemed IN PERSON.
How do you remember all the stuff you’ve put in this?
I made it!
But that explanation really isn’t deep enough. When I get an idea – whether it’s a ‘simple’ soap or a complex cream, it’s always exciting for me. Maybe I should add this, maybe that ingredient. The intention of the persons who will be using the item is usually behind these ideas. For instance, I have quite a number of customers who are allergic to a very commonly used oil. I make items just for them. These products become like people to me.
So, my target with this Aloe cream was to make a cream that nourishes, encourages healing and finishes smooth without an oily feel. It’s vegan friendly and SO nice. The Organic Olive oil used in this one is infused with St. John’s Wort, Comfrey root & leaf, arnica, calendula, and echinacea. Before this cream is made, another infusion is created with the aloe juice – rose buds, lavender buds, calendula, chamomile, rose hips, Willow bark, witch hazel leaf, and green tea. All the oils are Organic – Hemp, Jojoba, pumpkin seed, flax seed and Olive oil. This cream is truly a delight to use!
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Hi everyone! I have to admit, my motivation for making this lip balm was a little selfish. Working outside during the summer, I got a little dehydrated a couple of times and my lips got chapped. Well, I grabbed my favorite lip balm (it starts with a C and ends with an x) – especially at night. One night my left leg was just screaming in pain and I couldn’t get comfortable. Used the lip balm and took a look at the ingredients. Dang. Seriously. You put that on your lips and basically eat it – even if you don’t think you eat it, your body absorbs it. Where do you think it goes?
The thing about people who are chemists and such – they really believe the chemicals they use are the only way to achieve a certain result. Well, I don’t believe so. With each product I create to eliminate chemicals from our lives, I am affirmed that my belief about being able to have quality, natural personal care products without toxins IS possible – REALLY – my ingredient lists are pronounce-able and understandable!
At any rate, much like with the original lip balm, this balm has menthol and camphor to stimulate blood flow – this increases healing, but it also gives the lips a nice, natural blush. This one also has my “healing oil” which is olive oil infused with herbs. Here’s my ingredient list.
Hand Crafted with Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Olive oil meticulously infused with Calendula, Comfrey root, Comfrey leaf, St. Johns Wort, Arnica, and Echinacea, Beeswax, Lanolin, Organic Hemp Oil, Shea Butter, Camphor, Menthol, Organic Peppermint Essential Oil, Vitamin E, Rosemary Extract
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There’s some new items here at Ancestral Herbals. Vegan-friendly stuff. :)
Vegan Dandelion Salve – Organic Olive oil double infused with Dandelion flowers, then made into a salve with Candelilla wax and ginger essential oil.
Healing Salve – All Veg – Organic Olive oil infused with St. Johns Wort, Comfrey, Arnica, etc., and made into a salve with Candelilla and a little lavender essential oil.
Vegan Lotion Bar – Smells like chocolate!
Deodorant – vegan friendly. Currently scented with Organic Lemongrass essential oil, but I’m thinking an unscented version may be in order.🙂 get it here
The new Healing Aloe Cream is also All-veg/Vegan Friendly as it is made with an olive-based emulsifier that is Eco Cert approved for use in Organic Food products.🙂
Check these out on the new Vegan Product page here
As far as soaps go, there are a few all-veg choices available. They’ll always say “all veg” somewhere in the title or description. I’m sure you’ll find that the all-veg options are superior!🙂
If you’ve ever tried the healing salve, you know how wonderful it is for rashes, burns, etc.
Olive oil infused with St. John’s Wort, Comfrey, Calendula and others, this is a best seller at the markets.!
.5 oz bottle with reducer – $9.00
2 oz dropper bottle – $30.00
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There was a batch of lotion where I woefully miscalculated an ingredient. I was working very late at night, was too tired, had a voice in my ear telling me I’d better have EVERYTHING the next day. I unfortunately listened, drove myself too hard and made a mistake.
I stand behind my brand – if I hadn’t been so over-tired, this batch of lotion would never have made it out to the markets that weekend.
There’s a word for this lotion. If you got some of it, you know the word. Let me know you got it or return your bottle and I will replace your lotion.
Have a great day!
It’s important to me to know as much as I can about each ingredient that goes into my products. I research each one pretty meticulously and I’m happy to pass the info on to you!
Palm oil is, frankly, becoming one of my favorite ingredients. I love it as a shortening in certain recipes, too.
But it’s very important to choose carefully when purchasing palm oils. Because unscrupulous people do terrible things in the pursuit of a profit. So, I use ONLY Certified sustainable organic Palm oils (CSPO). It costs more, but in my opinion is worth every penny.
I tripped yesterday evening and hurt my foot. Yes, the ‘screwed’ foot. Have been advised to stay off of it for at least a week or until the pain and swelling abate. So, I will miss this week’s markets entirely.
I seriously don’t want to screw up my screw and end up under the knife (or screwdriver! LOL ) again.
If you need something, please don’t hesitate to contact me and I’ll do my best to get it to you.
Have a great weekend!
Form meets function in this one. It’s pretty to look at and smells good! The design came to me through mixing up an essential oil/fragrance oil blend. When I smelled it, these colors came to mind. :)
This is a coconut-free formula, so it won’t dry the skin excessively. The colors are created with minerals and herbs – no fear of toxicity! :)
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Made ONLY with tallow from grass fed Beef raised in the Tucson area, this soap is exquisite. The color is naturally occurring and the scent is a blend of lemon essential oil and eucalyptus essential oil.
Beautiful. $8.50 – get yours here
Any time I break a product down and completely redo it, the plan is to make improvements. The original version of Crushed Velvet wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t a super scrub. It was a super product for very oily, acne-prone skin – doing double duty as a mask, then scrub. It still is, but those with dry skin may find it useful as well. At least as a scrub.
Added Dead Sea Mud – the mineral benefit alone is wonderful, but it is also tonifying for the skin. This time around, we’ve added Argan oil – touted for it’s uses as a moisturizer and works with Acneic skin as well, Flax Oil (highest levels of Omega 3 fatty acid ALA among vegetable oils), vitamin-rich Avocado Oil, and Jojoba oil (closely resembles skin’s naturally occurring sebum & has fungicidal properties).
The base is still our Cream Soap – originally formulated to be a shaving soap with a low, close lather, Cream Soap has taken on new life in recent years. The longer cream soap rests (also called the ‘Rot’), the better it gets. The cream soap used in this is 2 years old. Cream soap is one of the more complicated soaps I’ve made. It utilizes both Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH) and Potassium Hydroxide (KOH), quite a lot of added glycerin and either added stearic acid or oils and fats naturally high in stearic acid. Because stearic acid contributes to the creamy consistency of Cream Soap, I use both high stearic fats (stearic acid is naturally found in tallow and moreso in Grass Fed Tallow) and added stearic acid. I won’t wear you down with further details about Cream Soap (because I’m a bit of a Soap Nerd, I think, and not everyone is always super happy to hear details that I find exciting), save it to say that this is a VERY nice scrub and I think much of that is due to the Cream Soap!
Enriched with Rhassoul Clay, French Green Clay, Activated Charcoal, Dead Sea Mud, Apricot Seed Powder (the scrubby action), this cleanser/mask/scrub will not disappoint!
Available in 2oz jars and 4oz jars – because of the density of this product, each jar holds about 1/2 ounce more. So the 2oz jar has 2.5 oz of scrub and the 4oz jar contains 4.55 oz of scrub. Get yours here.
These have been a surprise hit at the Markets! I have a dear friend who makes the bags for these, and they go about as fast as we can put them together. The price is $15. In the photo to the right, there is a set all put together on the left. On the right in the photo is a bag disassembled – the generous sample of Avocado Aloe bar is standing up behind the jars. Below, you’ll see a closeup of the products usually included in the Travel Set. All products, except the Avocado Aloe Soap, come in a .25oz double wall plastic container.
1 – super emollient cream, 1 – Healing Salve, 1 – Sunscreen,
1 – muscle rub, 1 – healing body butter, 1 – nail/cuticle cream, 1 – glucosamine msm pain cream, 1 – TLCream, 1 – travel size Avocado Aloe soap.
Now for fun. :) All of that, PLUS a travel size Bison Balm – Medicine Woman is $20!
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