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Wood Wives Bitters Tonic *Alcohol-Free*
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Woodspell Apothecary

Wood Wives Bitters Tonic *Alcohol-Free*

*Alcohol-free*

Woodland sprites flicker at the edges of imagination as you enjoy this bitters tonic. In Slavic lore, wood wives were forest spirits who protected the woods in which they made homes among the berries and trees. To the humans who respected their woodland homes, these wood wives revealed the secrets of their woods.

These bitters also call on the mystic spirits of the woods with woodland berries such as elderberry, hawthorn, and schisandra. Juniper acts as a kick of spice to this woody blend. The spicy sweet fragrance of sweet fern ties this magical blend into a truly fairy filled tonic. It may just reveal a few secrets to you as well.

Wild rose flower essence is the crowning gem of this blend as it helps us to move from an apathetic state to an enthusiastic one. It helps us to believe in magic again, believe that fairies may actually exist, and that most of all there is hope in everything.

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 apple cider vinegar, elderberry, sweet fern, juniper, hawthorn berries, schisandra berries & wild rose 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

*Alcohol-free*

Woodland sprites flicker at the edges of imagination as you enjoy this bitters tonic. In Slavic lore, wood wives were forest spirits who protected the woods in which they made homes among the berries and trees. To the humans who respected their woodland homes, these wood wives revealed the secrets of their woods.

These bitters also call on the mystic spirits of the woods with woodland berries such as elderberry, hawthorn, and schisandra. Juniper acts as a kick of spice to this woody blend. The spicy sweet fragrance of sweet fern ties this magical blend into a truly fairy filled tonic. It may just reveal a few secrets to you as well.

Wild rose flower essence is the crowning gem of this blend as it helps us to move from an apathetic state to an enthusiastic one. It helps us to believe in magic again, believe that fairies may actually exist, and that most of all there is hope in everything.

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 apple cider vinegar, elderberry, sweet fern, juniper, hawthorn berries, schisandra berries & wild rose 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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