Elise Muller, Proprietor / Artisan
Lily Martin, Inspiration / Love
Growing up surrounded by gardens, woodlands and a pristine watershed instilled my enduring love, commitment and respect for the natural world.
My purpose in creating a pure plant-based business was to reflect the beauty, abundance and the healing found in nature and to bring awareness to organic and sustainable practices by offering an alternative to chemically mass-produced products that harm our health, the health of our environment and the health of our wild-life.
The fields and meadows where organic practices are in place encourage natural habitats. Birds, bees, and butterflies go around “kissing” flowers all day. That in turn, ensures the pollination necessary for the continued and abundant growth of species – which, in turn, supplies us with an everlasting source of beauty and nourishment. I firmly believe that all of this – the song of birds, the buzz of bees, the caring intent of the farmer, the manner in which I “stir the pot” – goes into my end result: products born of integrity and love.
Purity: each ingredient in my product line is the by-product of a plant or tree that has been organically cultivated or ethically wild-harvested. The precious seed and nut oils that I procure are freshly pressed; rare seed butters are lovingly hand-crafted; essential oils are distilled under low pressure retaining their medicinal integrity; Floral Hydrosols are artisan distilled in small batches; flowers, roots and leaves are harvested at the height of their medicinal abundance.
Back Story: my understanding of the medicine and wisdom of plants has been passed on to me in folkloric tradition by people who have held onto their customs, beliefs and stories. I have received standard education in related fields as well (Massage Therapy, Aromatherapy, Plant Spirit Medicine) but my mentors and main influences have been the elders who left footprints to follow. Mountain Spirit Botanicals represents a lineage, traditions I’m blessed to be a part of.
Elise Muller, Proprietor / Artisan of Mountain Spirit Botanicals.