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Spellbound Bitters Tonic
$37.00

Woodspell Apothecary

Spellbound Bitters Tonic

The corners of the house hold secrets most will never glimpse. Black candles occupy spaces that should hold light bulbs and there is a creak in the floorboards that never seems to cease. Magic is real here; it is dark and intense, hidden in the spaces between place and time. Spellbound is a blend that seeks to harness the dark intensity of the energy all around us. We tend to shun the dark, but what happens when we embrace it?

This blend is ideal for those who are also intense, perfectionists, Type As, seekers, dreamers, those with walls around their hearts. Spellbound seeks to unbind those knots not just in the digestive system, but emotionally and energetically as well. Delectable flavors of lavender, catmint, and anise hyssop fuel these explorations in a beautiful dance of aromatics.

Marshmallow flower essence binds this blend together, as it helps us to let down our barriers and to give and receive love. This essence is the key to unlocking the true medicinal value of this blend.

Besides being a unique flavoring agent to sparkling water or cocktails, bitters are a traditional digestive remedy dating back to ancient Egypt. Many modern bitters can even be traced back to the Renaissance era...being some of our oldest plant ancestors. Used as a daily tonic or upon the onset of digestive trouble, these time-tested formulas may help heal the gut, relieve gas + heartburn + occasional heartburn, curb sugar cravings, encourage enzyme production, promote healthy skin, gently detoxify the body, and promote overall wellness. 

4fl oz

Organic cane alcohol, spring water, lavender, anise hyssop, hops, blue vervain, catmint & marshmallow flower essence

*All plants biodynamically grown to the cycles of the moon on Woodspell’s own land or obtained from organic, sustainable sources.

To stimulate digestion, take 1/4 teaspoon before meals. As a flavoring agent, try mixing 1/2 teaspoon with sparkling water + fruit + fresh herbs + ice, or experiment combining bitters in different cocktails. Do not take during pregnancy.

As an adult, herbalist and founder of Woodspell Apothecary, Val Elkhorn started to see the enchantment in the elusive ghost pipe and lady orchid when she would stumble across them in the wild. She would feel the chilling magic at nightfall when an owl would hoots in darkness. The trees felt as if they were reaching out to her as bejeweled flowers bloomed at their feet. She began to see how the forest could provide a sustainable restorative agriculture approach by growing food in the forest such as nuts, berries, mushrooms, and perennial vegetables. This in turn would help the fight against climate change through carbon sequestering that the forest does naturally. She saw how this could be an opportunity to cultivate common and at-risk woodland medicinal plants to heal the earth and the body. 

Thus, Woodspell was born. Out of a love for this land and a desire to delve deeper into the gifts of the forest, Val began crafting herbal medicines that spoke to her as a way to share this magic with the world. The 12 acres her husband, dog, and two cats dwell on in northern Michigan sustain beautiful plant communities from pine and hardwood forest that is home to trillium, wintergreen, and violets to a wetland marsh that hosts gentians, boneset, and milkweeds. All the herbs + ingredients used in her blends are either grown biodynamically to the cycles of the moon within Woodspell or acquired from sustainable, organic sources.

Val's goal is to show the wondrous relationship in the forest between magic and productivity; healing and progression, and how we can tap into that to live a more sane and beautiful life.

The Intention

The corners of the house hold secrets most will never glimpse. Black candles occupy spaces that should hold light bulbs and there is a creak in the floorboards that never seems to cease. Magic is real here; it is dark and intense, hidden in the spaces between place and time. Spellbound is a blend that seeks to harness the dark intensity of the energy all around us. We tend to shun the dark, but what happens when we embrace it?

This blend is ideal for those who are also intense, perfectionists, Type As, seekers, dreamers, those with walls around their hearts. Spellbound seeks to unbind those knots not just in the digestive system, but emotionally and energetically as well. Delectable flavors of lavender, catmint, and anise hyssop fuel these explorations in a beautiful dance of aromatics.

Marshmallow flower essence binds this blend together, as it helps us to let down our barriers and to give and receive love. This essence is the key to unlocking the true medicinal value of this blend.

Besides being a unique flavoring agent to sparkling water or cocktails, bitters are a traditional digestive remedy dating back to ancient Egypt. Many modern bitters can even be traced back to the Renaissance era...being some of our oldest plant ancestors. Used as a daily tonic or upon the onset of digestive trouble, these time-tested formulas may help heal the gut, relieve gas + heartburn + occasional heartburn, curb sugar cravings, encourage enzyme production, promote healthy skin, gently detoxify the body, and promote overall wellness. 

4fl oz

The Ingredients

Organic cane alcohol, spring water, lavender, anise hyssop, hops, blue vervain, catmint & marshmallow flower essence

*All plants biodynamically grown to the cycles of the moon on Woodspell’s own land or obtained from organic, sustainable sources.

The Ritual

To stimulate digestion, take 1/4 teaspoon before meals. As a flavoring agent, try mixing 1/2 teaspoon with sparkling water + fruit + fresh herbs + ice, or experiment combining bitters in different cocktails. Do not take during pregnancy.

The Woodspell Story

As an adult, herbalist and founder of Woodspell Apothecary, Val Elkhorn started to see the enchantment in the elusive ghost pipe and lady orchid when she would stumble across them in the wild. She would feel the chilling magic at nightfall when an owl would hoots in darkness. The trees felt as if they were reaching out to her as bejeweled flowers bloomed at their feet. She began to see how the forest could provide a sustainable restorative agriculture approach by growing food in the forest such as nuts, berries, mushrooms, and perennial vegetables. This in turn would help the fight against climate change through carbon sequestering that the forest does naturally. She saw how this could be an opportunity to cultivate common and at-risk woodland medicinal plants to heal the earth and the body. 

Thus, Woodspell was born. Out of a love for this land and a desire to delve deeper into the gifts of the forest, Val began crafting herbal medicines that spoke to her as a way to share this magic with the world. The 12 acres her husband, dog, and two cats dwell on in northern Michigan sustain beautiful plant communities from pine and hardwood forest that is home to trillium, wintergreen, and violets to a wetland marsh that hosts gentians, boneset, and milkweeds. All the herbs + ingredients used in her blends are either grown biodynamically to the cycles of the moon within Woodspell or acquired from sustainable, organic sources.

Val's goal is to show the wondrous relationship in the forest between magic and productivity; healing and progression, and how we can tap into that to live a more sane and beautiful life.

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