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Dream Keeper Ritual Body Balm

Ms. Tea

Dream Keeper Ritual Body Balm

$16.00

An ally for dreaming, threshold work, and presence in both waking and dream worlds, Dream Keeper helps to relieve pain, cramps, and swelling, deepen connection to ancestors, and guide you when dipping through underworld portals. Mugwort has been used for centuries in folk medicine as an ally for dreaming, to assist recall, facilitate vivid dreams, and call forth ancestors; yarrow relieves stagnant energy, moves the blood where it needs to flow, and supports healthy boundaries as you journey; and garden-grown black and white sage protect the auric field and create a safe passage for dreamwork + astral travel. This moisturizing balm brings the heart in alignment with the lower abdomen, assists dreaming and visioning, supports clarity of intention, and deepens relaxation.

2oz

All organic California-grown: mugwort (artemisia douglasiana), black & white sage leaf (salvia mellifera & apiana), yarrow leaf & flowers (achillea millefolium), organic cold pressed olive oil, shea butter & local beeswax

Massage into the lower abdomen to relieve cramps and ground yourself. Rub onto neck and shoulders to ease tension from stress and overwork. Apply to pulse points or all over to traverse liminal channels, access vivid dreams, call forth visionary power, walk with guides and ancestors.

Founded by Levi Leigh Barringer (they/them), a bioregional herbalist, medicine maker, and visual creative residing in Petaluma, California, Ms. Tea is an apothecary of handcrafted and ethically sourced herbs from local farms and herb growers, as well as Levi’s own medicinal herb garden. Levi listens and tends to plants to foster regenerative and reciprocal relationships with the deep magic of human and more-than-human worlds…and Levi has supported people from all walks of life seeking to build relationships with plants and work with herbs in various ways.

Levi’s plant path started with their first teacher: the land. What began in childhood as climbing trees in the Wabash River watershed in southern Indiana later became a deeply felt sense of place when they first experienced the Sonoran Desert bloom in 2012. Over time, Levi has committed to nurturing relationships with lands, waters, their protectors…and weaving those teachings into their medicine and work. Ms. Tea started as a play on words: a slippery pun, an ode to our primordial origins in water. The ancestral memory held in streams, rivers, ocean.

In 2016, Levi began shifting their herbal practice towards mutual aid and organizing by sending herbs to water protectors at Standing Rock. Collective care is a cornerstone of Levi’s practice, not as an act of generosity, but as a way to cultivate more resilient communities. They currently work with other local herbalists as part of Bay Area Herbal Response Team to help further their mission to connect low income folks and communities impacted by systemic injustice with herbal consults and education.

Levi’s craft is informed by their roots as a rural queer and navigating historical trauma and grief through their own somatic work. Herbalism came to Levi through land connection, field botany, and backcountry camping along desert washes, alpine ranges, and riparian waterways. They left their full-time design job in 2017 to pursue herbalism and find ways to deepen their creative practice.

Levi studied as a vitalist herbal practitioner with course work in Astro herbalism with the School of Evolutionary Herbalism, and expanded their practitioner skills with Blue Otter School of Herbal Medicine. Levi studied holistic protocols, advanced formulation, herbal safety, and ethics with Wild Current Herbalism, with whom they are currently taking on a rigorous clinical mentorship.

The Intention

An ally for dreaming, threshold work, and presence in both waking and dream worlds, Dream Keeper helps to relieve pain, cramps, and swelling, deepen connection to ancestors, and guide you when dipping through underworld portals. Mugwort has been used for centuries in folk medicine as an ally for dreaming, to assist recall, facilitate vivid dreams, and call forth ancestors; yarrow relieves stagnant energy, moves the blood where it needs to flow, and supports healthy boundaries as you journey; and garden-grown black and white sage protect the auric field and create a safe passage for dreamwork + astral travel. This moisturizing balm brings the heart in alignment with the lower abdomen, assists dreaming and visioning, supports clarity of intention, and deepens relaxation.

2oz

The Ingredients

All organic California-grown: mugwort (artemisia douglasiana), black & white sage leaf (salvia mellifera & apiana), yarrow leaf & flowers (achillea millefolium), organic cold pressed olive oil, shea butter & local beeswax

The Ritual

Massage into the lower abdomen to relieve cramps and ground yourself. Rub onto neck and shoulders to ease tension from stress and overwork. Apply to pulse points or all over to traverse liminal channels, access vivid dreams, call forth visionary power, walk with guides and ancestors.

The Ms. Tea Story

Founded by Levi Leigh Barringer (they/them), a bioregional herbalist, medicine maker, and visual creative residing in Petaluma, California, Ms. Tea is an apothecary of handcrafted and ethically sourced herbs from local farms and herb growers, as well as Levi’s own medicinal herb garden. Levi listens and tends to plants to foster regenerative and reciprocal relationships with the deep magic of human and more-than-human worlds…and Levi has supported people from all walks of life seeking to build relationships with plants and work with herbs in various ways.

Levi’s plant path started with their first teacher: the land. What began in childhood as climbing trees in the Wabash River watershed in southern Indiana later became a deeply felt sense of place when they first experienced the Sonoran Desert bloom in 2012. Over time, Levi has committed to nurturing relationships with lands, waters, their protectors…and weaving those teachings into their medicine and work. Ms. Tea started as a play on words: a slippery pun, an ode to our primordial origins in water. The ancestral memory held in streams, rivers, ocean.

In 2016, Levi began shifting their herbal practice towards mutual aid and organizing by sending herbs to water protectors at Standing Rock. Collective care is a cornerstone of Levi’s practice, not as an act of generosity, but as a way to cultivate more resilient communities. They currently work with other local herbalists as part of Bay Area Herbal Response Team to help further their mission to connect low income folks and communities impacted by systemic injustice with herbal consults and education.

Levi’s craft is informed by their roots as a rural queer and navigating historical trauma and grief through their own somatic work. Herbalism came to Levi through land connection, field botany, and backcountry camping along desert washes, alpine ranges, and riparian waterways. They left their full-time design job in 2017 to pursue herbalism and find ways to deepen their creative practice.

Levi studied as a vitalist herbal practitioner with course work in Astro herbalism with the School of Evolutionary Herbalism, and expanded their practitioner skills with Blue Otter School of Herbal Medicine. Levi studied holistic protocols, advanced formulation, herbal safety, and ethics with Wild Current Herbalism, with whom they are currently taking on a rigorous clinical mentorship.

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