A journey through the forest is one of life’s luxuries, for in the space between the trees lies the innermost secrets of the soul.
To forage into the forest without being buzzed by fly-bys is always the goal.
Our Forager’s Elixir concentrate is formulated with lemony, camphorous-coniferous notes so that let you enjoy the outdoors instead of shewing and swatting.
Our Forager’s Elixir concentrate allows you to make your own spray, or add to your favorite libations lotion. shields the skin while these aromatic allies ensure your walk in the woods is a peaceful one: cedar and peppermint to placate, eucalyptus to activate, white sage to consecrate, and geranium to invigorate.
Leleshwa Oil (Tarchonanthus camphoratus) – Luminous leleshwa is an illuminating and purifying essential oil also known as African Wild Sage, Wild Camphor Bush, Hottentot Tobacco, and Mikalambati in Swahili. This sagacious sage shrub is wild-crafted in Kenya and has been traditionally used as a folk remedy to deodorize and cleanse. Its clean, camphorous aroma clarifies thinking in an instant, opens the breath, and clears the body of sluggishness. Wild animals, such as elephants and rhinoceros, rub their skin upon the shrub to shield their skin from flying and crawling pests.
White Sage Oil (Salvia apiana) – Wondrous white sage glows with gorgeous silvery-green leaves that have been traditionally burned for the purifying powers of its pungent smoke. The essence is an ally to sanctify the air, clear mental congestion, and infuse thoughts with peace.
Geranium Oil (Pelargonium graveolens) – Geranium is potent with the botanical compounds of geraniol and citral which are the competent components that have made geranium an effective crawler-curber throughout history.
Lemon Tea Tree Oil (Leptospermum petersonii) – Lemon tea tree contains three potent compounds that are nature’s most effective answer to fly-bys and crawlers: citral, citronellal, and pinene. Lemon tea tree has the added benefit of having a wonderfully uplifting, sunny scent.
Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus) – This particular strain of eucalyptus contains high amounts of cineol, which is a disincentive to pests.
Eucalyptus Lemon Ironbark (Eucalyptus staigeriana) – Lemon-scented ironbark eucalyptus contains the compounds of citronellol, citral, geraniol, and limonene.
French Cedar (Cedrus atlantica) – Rich, woodsy cedar oil is the ingredient that takes our Forager’s Elixir from a natural pest spray to a stand-alone fragrance. You just might find yourself spritzing even when you’re nowhere near the forest! A deep, lasting aromatic with subtle hints of sweetness, cedar is known to assist in the decision-making process, encourage a calm disposition, and inspire clarity of mind.
Peppermint (Mentha peperita) – Peppermint is wonderfully refreshing yet not to unfriendly flyers, who find the aroma too powerful.
For peaceful walks in the woods, add drops of this concentrate to a water based spray, libations lotion, or a balm or oil. Before a foray into buggy territory, spritz it on exposed your skin, clothes, hair, and shoes. Avoid using in or around the eyes.