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I had the joy of volunteering and attending HerbStalk this year in Somerville, Massachusetts - A grassroots, Boston-area herbal event. They host classes on herbal and holistic health topics, offer urban plant walks, and bring together herb crafters & atisans from across New England.
"Our focus is on community. Our spirited events inspire and educate people about the art and science of herbalism." - From the Herbstalk website
An old friend I ran into at the event introduced me to this Liquid Smudge // Aromatherapy Roller by Lala Earth, created by a lovely herbalist named Lauren, (that's all I know about her) from Southern Vermont.
And all organic/wild liquid Smudge Aromatherapy Roller composed of palo santo infused apricot oil. This is the dominate scent of the stick; so very sweet, cleansing and gentle. Bursera Graeolens known in Spanish as Palo Santo comes from the wood of this wild tree native to South America. It's name means "holy wood" and has been used historically in spiritual cleansing and ritual through Mexico, the Yucatan Peninsula, Guatemala, Colombia, and Costa Rica to name a few. It has a soft, sweet, yet clean piney mint smell when burned or processed.
The Lala Earth Smudge Stick also incorporates essential oils of palo santo, clary sage and cedarwood. The clary sage and cedarwood bring more of a grounded, earthy scent and feeling I imagine represents the Southern Vermont landscape from which this company thrives.
I fell easily in love with this product and cannot wait to see more. We casually passed the roller around in a circle and anointed ourselves while eating lunch outside. You can simply roll it on your wrists, temples, and neck.
As a consumer and herbalist myself with experience as a manager & product buyer for small businesses, I am beyond thrilled to witness the creativity and dedication by others such as this company.
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On the Lala Earth website the creator states: "I am passionate about creating wild herbal tonics + nourishing skin care products that can seamlessly integrate into a healthy lifestyle."