• Beeswax Candles – safe and uplighting experience. 

    I have worked with beeswax in my products (creams, lip balms, solid perfumes) for over 15 years. It is such a nice medium that is good for the skin, and also helps the reasonable shelf stability of the products. It is secreted by the bees’ abdominal organs, 8 glands that worker bees have. It takes …

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  • matcha tea

    Matcha – green powder with the great power.

    Matcha tea is a green goodness from the East. Grown and treasured in China and Japan these powdered tea leaves make a nourishing and cleansing beverage with the color of luscious green spring leaf. The leaves are stored in the shade, and then ground into a fine powder.  Benefits The tea is boasting with important …

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  • sweetfern tea

    Sweetfern tea – wild tonic in your cup

    Comptonia peregrina or sweetfern is the only kind of compronia that survived. Other kinds went extinct. It grows in the eastern part of the USA and Canada.  Not a fern It is not related to ferns, however the leaves look similar, hence the name. If you walk in the woods on a sunny hot day, you …

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  • bee pollen

    Bee pollen tea – your new natural energy drink.

    This bee product contains 150 mineral and biologically active compounds, amino acids and vitamins.  It supports immunity, balances the eye sight, digestion, and cleansing function of the body.  How do bees make it? The bees make it by collecting plants pollen, from flowers to tree and bush buds. They ferment it and store for the …

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  • chaga


    Chaga (Inonotus obliquus). Black gold Have you ever walked in the woods, and noticed this black canker on the trunk of birch trees? It looks like black charcoal from the fire, growing on a tree with rusty brown color inside. You have found chaga. It is a fungi that grows on birch primarily, with some …

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  • health day

    April 7th – the World Health Day

    Did you know April 7th is the World Health Day?  Let’s celebrate it as a way of life. We hear a lot about health and healthy lifestyle nowadays. I remember when my husband visited me in Russia in our first year of knowing each other, he said: You guys live so healthy! I remember being …

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  • cork oaks

    Cork purse future – it is better then leather

    I would like to transport you to sunny dry Portugal.  That is where the evergreen cork oaks grow, and constitute 28 percent of their forest.  Portugal and Spain are two major producers of this natural material.  It is endemic to Southwest Europe and northwest Africa. If we think about it, cork is used a lot: …

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  • Vanella

    How to make your own vanilla extract

    Getting ready for Christmas? Make this nice gift for the holiday season! Watch this tutorial and let me know what you think.

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  • Goat

    Our Goat Daisy and Her Milk

    Our goat Daisy gives us delicious milk. We use it to make wonderful creamy and gentle goat milk soap bars. They are a great choice for any skin type, especially sensitive one. The milk makes the soap lather well too. In our shampoo bars it adds a little conditioning. What is great is that our …

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