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Hedge Tonic Elixir | Heart Protective Oxymel

Ms. Tea

Hedge Tonic Elixir | Heart Protective Oxymel

$20.00

A blend of heart protective herbs and berries, raw local honey, and flower essences to ease tension and bring balance and harmony to heart and mind. With rosehips and hawthorn to aid the heart in all ways of love, acceptance, and grief; motherwort to  nurture creative expression and courage in our hearts; holy basil to uplift the spirit and help modulate inflammation; ginger to ease tension in the belly; ocotillo to offer up potent boundary medicine amidst stark turbulence; and borage essence to open the gateway between heart and mind so we can bring soft courage to our own self-love and acceptance. And with hawthorn folklore revering this magical tree as a hedge between this world and that of the fae, the magic of this alcohol-free tonic is otherworldly.

1fl oz

All organic California-grown: rosehips (rosa spp.), hawthorn berries and flowers (crataegus spp.), motherwort (leonurus cardiaca), holy basil (ocimum sanctum), ginger root (zingiber off.), flower essences of borage (borago off.) and ocotillo (fouquieria splendens), local raw honey, organic raw apple cider vinegar

Take 1-2 droppers as needed to nourish and open the heart, promote blood circulation, relax muscle tension, ease indigestion, and cultivate self love.

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

A blend of heart protective herbs and berries, raw local honey, and flower essences to ease tension and bring balance and harmony to heart and mind. With rosehips and hawthorn to aid the heart in all ways of love, acceptance, and grief; motherwort to  nurture creative expression and courage in our hearts; holy basil to uplift the spirit and help modulate inflammation; ginger to ease tension in the belly; ocotillo to offer up potent boundary medicine amidst stark turbulence; and borage essence to open the gateway between heart and mind so we can bring soft courage to our own self-love and acceptance. And with hawthorn folklore revering this magical tree as a hedge between this world and that of the fae, the magic of this alcohol-free tonic is otherworldly.

1fl oz

The Ingredients

All organic California-grown: rosehips (rosa spp.), hawthorn berries and flowers (crataegus spp.), motherwort (leonurus cardiaca), holy basil (ocimum sanctum), ginger root (zingiber off.), flower essences of borage (borago off.) and ocotillo (fouquieria splendens), local raw honey, organic raw apple cider vinegar

The Ritual

Take 1-2 droppers as needed to nourish and open the heart, promote blood circulation, relax muscle tension, ease indigestion, and cultivate self love.

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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