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Eternal Sunshine Herbal Body Oil

Ms. Tea

Eternal Sunshine Herbal Body Oil

$24.00

With a long history as a topical oil to relieve sunburns, inflamed skin, muscle tension, and deep nerve pain, St. John's wort is a sun-worshiping plant that blooms along subalpine rivers only on the summer solstice. Harnessing the powerful solar rays, the tiny perforations covering the plant speak to their relationship to permeable membranes of body and spirit. A time-honored ally for wounds, St. John's wort energy protects our inner light and anchors it down into the earth. And Eternal Sunshine does just that. Created from fresh St. John's wort flowers harvested at the height of summer and slow-extracted in organic sunflower and cold-pressed olive oils, this ruby-hued beauty deeply nourishes skin and helps to release tension. Love on your skin with this blissful oil as the late summer sun dips down on the horizon, or use it to connect to the warmth of summer during cooler months.

2fl oz

California-grown fresh St. John's wort leaves & flowers (hypericum perforatum), organic cold pressed olive oil, organic sunflower oil

Massage into skin to ease stiffness, muscle and nerve tension, sunburn, and puncture wounds. Pour into a warm bath to uplift spirits in cold months and promote deep rest and relaxation.

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

With a long history as a topical oil to relieve sunburns, inflamed skin, muscle tension, and deep nerve pain, St. John's wort is a sun-worshiping plant that blooms along subalpine rivers only on the summer solstice. Harnessing the powerful solar rays, the tiny perforations covering the plant speak to their relationship to permeable membranes of body and spirit. A time-honored ally for wounds, St. John's wort energy protects our inner light and anchors it down into the earth. And Eternal Sunshine does just that. Created from fresh St. John's wort flowers harvested at the height of summer and slow-extracted in organic sunflower and cold-pressed olive oils, this ruby-hued beauty deeply nourishes skin and helps to release tension. Love on your skin with this blissful oil as the late summer sun dips down on the horizon, or use it to connect to the warmth of summer during cooler months.

2fl oz

The Ingredients

California-grown fresh St. John's wort leaves & flowers (hypericum perforatum), organic cold pressed olive oil, organic sunflower oil

The Ritual

Massage into skin to ease stiffness, muscle and nerve tension, sunburn, and puncture wounds. Pour into a warm bath to uplift spirits in cold months and promote deep rest and relaxation.

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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