How it all began
I grew up in the pine woods of midcoast Maine and left as soon as I could, interested in a busier, more exciting life in big cities. 10 years later I realized what I wanted was there all along by the rocky shores and forested hills of Maine. Living here allows me to have balance.
Bee Balm & Nettle was born out of warm baths after evening skis by headlamp; lavender sprigs, calendula petals, and eucalyptus leaves floating in the water around me. These healing baths bring me so much peace and joy; I wanted to share that with others.
I started collecting and growing medicinal herbs and flowers for Bee Balm & Nettle in 2017. I wanted to create products to help people reclaim the peace in their life and allow themselves a moment to step away, breath deep, and take care of their own wellbeing.
This work, for me, is about the intrinsic connection I have always felt to the Maine landscape and fulfillment I experience from the brief but vibrant growing season here. Through my own experience, and the wise instruction of my husband (who has been farming for over a decade now), each year I expand my awareness and skills, and expand our product line to reflect that. Our products are thoughtfully created to bring peace and healing into your life.
The medicinal flowers and herbs in our products are grown at Bee Balm & Nettle or foraged from nearby woods or waters edges. We also grow organic bulk herbs on family farmland here in Maine. Any sourced materials are certified organic.
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