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High Desert Soaking Salts

Ms. Tea

High Desert Soaking Salts

$30.00

Infuse your bath with the magical aromatics of lush desert landscapes with this incredible offering. Made with the utmost reverence for the plants in collaboration with hand-harvested chaparral, sagebrush, and juniper to ease swelling, stiffness, and sore muscles...all the while invigorating the senses and connecting us deeply within. Locally grown lavender offers up its softening floral aroma that helps to release tension, while ancient mineral sea salts deliver deep detoxification and relaxation, and essences of sagebrush, creosote bush, and desert sage help create a soaking experience that elevates your bath to the next level. Lightly scented with small-batch copper distilled hydrosols of native salvias from founder Levi's garden to deeply nourish and welcome us home to ourselves.

4oz

Ethically grown and harvested chaparral, sagebrush, lavender, juniper, garden grown black and white sage, ancient mineral sea salts, copper distilled hydrosol of native salvias, essences of sagebrush, creosote bush, and desert sage

Add ¼ jar to a warm bath and soak for 20 minutes or longer to drop in and release tension. Remember to thank the plants for their gifts as you bathe.

Cautions: Not for use in pregnancy unless otherwise directed by your healthcare provider.

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

Infuse your bath with the magical aromatics of lush desert landscapes with this incredible offering. Made with the utmost reverence for the plants in collaboration with hand-harvested chaparral, sagebrush, and juniper to ease swelling, stiffness, and sore muscles...all the while invigorating the senses and connecting us deeply within. Locally grown lavender offers up its softening floral aroma that helps to release tension, while ancient mineral sea salts deliver deep detoxification and relaxation, and essences of sagebrush, creosote bush, and desert sage help create a soaking experience that elevates your bath to the next level. Lightly scented with small-batch copper distilled hydrosols of native salvias from founder Levi's garden to deeply nourish and welcome us home to ourselves.

4oz

The Ingredients

Ethically grown and harvested chaparral, sagebrush, lavender, juniper, garden grown black and white sage, ancient mineral sea salts, copper distilled hydrosol of native salvias, essences of sagebrush, creosote bush, and desert sage

The Ritual

Add ¼ jar to a warm bath and soak for 20 minutes or longer to drop in and release tension. Remember to thank the plants for their gifts as you bathe.

Cautions: Not for use in pregnancy unless otherwise directed by your healthcare provider.

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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