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Tender Bones | Pain Relief Balm

Ms. Tea

Tender Bones | Pain Relief Balm

$30.00

Melt away pain, achy joints, and tight shoulders with this potent muscle rub. Made from whole plants slowly extracted in organic cold-pressed oils to ease swelling and pain, Tender Bones is a beautiful blend of herbs that help to relieve daily neck and shoulder tension, acute nerve pain, and injury or overuse. St. John's wort and broad spectrum hemp reduce pain sensation and reset the nervous system, arnica and yarrow help to soothe bruises and bumps, and comfrey - nicknamed "knit-bone" - has an affinity for bone and joint care topically. Massage into spots in need of some love, and feel the tenderness envelope you in healing care. 

2oz

All organic California-grown: St. John's wort, hemp, arnica, comfrey, yarrow, wild bergamot bee balm, wild mint, cold pressed olive oil, sunflower oil, beeswax, avocado butter, shea butter

Massage into sore, inflamed muscles and painful joints to ease swelling, stiffness, bruising, muscle & nerve tension, rheumatic pain and achy joints.

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

Melt away pain, achy joints, and tight shoulders with this potent muscle rub. Made from whole plants slowly extracted in organic cold-pressed oils to ease swelling and pain, Tender Bones is a beautiful blend of herbs that help to relieve daily neck and shoulder tension, acute nerve pain, and injury or overuse. St. John's wort and broad spectrum hemp reduce pain sensation and reset the nervous system, arnica and yarrow help to soothe bruises and bumps, and comfrey - nicknamed "knit-bone" - has an affinity for bone and joint care topically. Massage into spots in need of some love, and feel the tenderness envelope you in healing care. 

2oz

The Ingredients

All organic California-grown: St. John's wort, hemp, arnica, comfrey, yarrow, wild bergamot bee balm, wild mint, cold pressed olive oil, sunflower oil, beeswax, avocado butter, shea butter

The Ritual

Massage into sore, inflamed muscles and painful joints to ease swelling, stiffness, bruising, muscle & nerve tension, rheumatic pain and achy joints.

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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