When I first opened up the package from Mother Earth Essentials, the scent of Alberta Wild Rose hit my nose. Instantly I knew that I had made the right choice in a local and natural gift for the FLURT team this holiday season.
Mother Earth Essentials is a local company from Canada that’s 100% Aboriginal owned and uses products based around the medicine wheel. They believe that the materials we use are linked to the earth in profound and spiritual ways, and they sell their products accordingly. Mother Earth Essentials blends their Aboriginal knowledge and traditions with the finest ingredients, such as Sweetgrass and Balsam.
The company was generous enough to give away a number of their Mini Gift Packages that include peppermint galore and other calming scents: 30 ml bottles of Peppermint Sage Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash and Lotion, as well as the Mini Sweetgrass Facial Bar, Mini Cedar and Balsam Cleansing Body Bar and – my personal favorite – Mini Alberta Wildrose Mineral Bath Salts. You can get all of these products for a steal at just $11.00 CAD!
Of course I had to try the products for myself. While the Alberta Wildrose Mineral Bath Salts smell divine and feel soothing and well-deserved in a hot bath, the Peppermint Sage Lotion is hydrating and relaxing when rubbing it on your dry feed before bed. In the morning when I pampered myself with the Peppermint Sage Shampoo, Conditioner and Body Wash, the peppermint was a crisp, pleasant wake up call while the Sweetgrass Facial Bar and Cedar and Balsam Cleansing Body Bar left my skin looking refreshed and feeling beautiful.
Carrie Langevin, the founder of Mother Earth Essentials, comes from a long line of Cree medicine women. She’s based the company around traditional Aboriginal teachings and a philosophy steeped in respect and honor for the environment. She blends the finest essential oils, berries, medicinal and ceremonial plants that Mother Earth provides with the teachings that she learned as a young girl.
“I remember gathering plants and berries with my grandmother while she shared her stories and her deep understanding of traditional plants and their uses,” says Carrie. “My grandmother healed us with her medicinal plants – everything from pink eye, sore throats, stomach ailments, aches and pains and infections. She’d make us these beautiful, healing teas.”
Aside from beauty items like healing salves and hair care products, Mother Earth Essentials has a long line of other treats such as essential oils, homemade candles and wellness teas. The teas come in an assortment of blends: Body Balance, Bone and Joint Care, Cara’s Beauty, Daily Detox, Dreamcatcher, Mountain Berries, Natural Energy and Wise Woman. Each package is just $12 CAD and contains 50 grams of loose leaf tea that’s carefully and respectfully blended.
When I shared the Mini Gift Package on social media, I was met with numerous positive feedback about locals who love the company or those who live internationally and desperately wanted to try their products. If you’re looking for a natural and homemade gift this holiday season for your loved ones, I would highly recommend anything from Mother Earth Essentials as their products are both high quality and affordable. Their Mini Gift Packages are especially perfect for stocking stuffers or as presents on their own.
Learn more about Mother Earth Essentials here.
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