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Into the Light | Joy Elixir

Ms. Tea

Into the Light | Joy Elixir

$20.00

Call in the joy of summer sunshine, melt away tension from stress, relieve pain and spasm, strengthen nerves, and awaken your inner light with this blend of restorative Shen tonic herbs. St. John's wort blooms on the summer solstice and brings the warmth and light of the sun into our being, helping to move stagnation and ease melancholy, frustration, irritability, and aggravation; milky oat tops and tulsi help to rebuild the nervous system after periods of burnout from stress, anxiety, and insomnia; gotu kola supports connective tissue and can help maintain clarity of intention; hawthorn nurtures our heart centers and gives a boost of vitamin C; and mimosa flower essence creates expansion in our hearts so joy, abundance, and sensual pleasure may fill us. Journey on and into the light with this beaming blend.

1fl oz

All organic California-grown: St. John's wort (hypericum perforatum), tulsi holy basil (ocimum sanctum), fresh milky oat tops (avena sativa), lemon balm leaf (melissaoff.), hawthorn berry (crataegus spp.), gotu kola leaf (centella asiatica), organic cane & grape spirits (50% abv), organic vegetable glycerin, local raw honey and mimosa flower essence

*Due to the presence of hypericin in St. John's wort, avoid prolonged sun exposure while taking. Use caution if you are taking prescription medication, as SJW is known to counteract most prescriptions when taken internally.

Take 5-20 drops daily for recovery from stress and burnout.

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

Call in the joy of summer sunshine, melt away tension from stress, relieve pain and spasm, strengthen nerves, and awaken your inner light with this blend of restorative Shen tonic herbs. St. John's wort blooms on the summer solstice and brings the warmth and light of the sun into our being, helping to move stagnation and ease melancholy, frustration, irritability, and aggravation; milky oat tops and tulsi help to rebuild the nervous system after periods of burnout from stress, anxiety, and insomnia; gotu kola supports connective tissue and can help maintain clarity of intention; hawthorn nurtures our heart centers and gives a boost of vitamin C; and mimosa flower essence creates expansion in our hearts so joy, abundance, and sensual pleasure may fill us. Journey on and into the light with this beaming blend.

1fl oz

The Ingredients

All organic California-grown: St. John's wort (hypericum perforatum), tulsi holy basil (ocimum sanctum), fresh milky oat tops (avena sativa), lemon balm leaf (melissaoff.), hawthorn berry (crataegus spp.), gotu kola leaf (centella asiatica), organic cane & grape spirits (50% abv), organic vegetable glycerin, local raw honey and mimosa flower essence

*Due to the presence of hypericin in St. John's wort, avoid prolonged sun exposure while taking. Use caution if you are taking prescription medication, as SJW is known to counteract most prescriptions when taken internally.

The Ritual

Take 5-20 drops daily for recovery from stress and burnout.

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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