If you are searching for products that had you and the earth in mind while being created, then you have come to the right place! What makes our line of products so unique is the way they were created. We only use the best quality and methods, providing you with the healthiest experience possible. Our own seeds are saved, making our ingredients pure from start to finish. We keep our batches small to ensure the closest attention to detail. All of the ingredients on my property were grown using organic and biodynamic methods. What also makes our products so unique is the way the ingredients are harvested from our property. Only hand tools are used. No heavy machinery, no pesticides, commercial fertilizers, or insecticides are used, ever! We even put our ready made products into the best containers possible, like our glass jars for our salves and glass amber jars for our tinctures. We are learning every day, thinking of better ways to run the business as sustainably as possible.
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Probably the hardest worker's of the Leigh's Bees crew are, of course, the bees! After learning what they do for our earth, as well as the amzaing healing benefits, I was truly inspired to use everything that bees had to offer and make products for myself and those close to me. Our girls provide us with the beeswax base in our salve and well as their healing honey, both amazing for your skin. Not only have they provided us with some of the main ingredients for my salves, but they also help all of our herbs grow, which is a huge part of all of my products! From healing, to keeping the earth in balance, they are the vital component of what Leigh's Bees is all about, which is to heal your skin as well as the earth.
Painting and drawing are an integral part of my day and the work acts as a catalyst, bringing my soul life into the physical world. I am very pleased to be able to combine my drawings with my salve and other medicinals and I hope it helps with the healing intention of my products. All of our labels are printed and cut right from home! We like the idea of being in complete control of the whole product line, from start to finish. This also allows us to monitor the amount of paper and ink we are using for a "greener" result.
"The earth by itself is only feebly able to transmit to plants the reproductive process that growth requires; it has no power to do so without assistance from the cosmos." Scientist and Philosopher Rudolf Steiner. Humans are the medium by which the earth and the cosmos connect and Biodynamics is the method Steiner has given us to do just that. Biodymanics created through a series of lectures given by Steiner in 1924, provides the farmer with a deep understanding of the earth and the cosmic influences. It also delivers to the farmer actual “tools” or preparations which are able to; enhance fertility, growth, nutrition, root activity, increase healing forces, beneficial bacteria, photosynthesis and the formation of chlorophyll, regulate nitrogen, trace elements, minerals, stimulates soil health, compost and influences color, aroma, flavor, lengthens crop storage and protects from chemical and other environmental toxins. Like homeopathic remedies these preparations are the foundation of Biodynamics. Here at Leigh's Bees, we incorporate the Bio-Dynamic Method into our everyday philosophy of practical farming. We regard Leigh's Bees as an “individuality”, a closed system with a balance of humans, animals, crops, bees, water, woods, fields, etc. Our approach to farming is a reinvention, an enlivening creative partnership which address many agricultural issues we are currently facing today.
For more information on the various sustainability projects I am involved in, please feel free to visit my personal website, www.agroliving.com , which has a number of education references as well as local events and activities that you might be interested in learning about. This site shows how we are learning to raise food and to work to ease the global crises. With examples of orchards, gardens, wildcrafting and livestock-rearing as well as alternative energy installations, I am highlighting the efforts our family and crew are making to become both more self-sufficient and more of a global community partner. I hope this website will persuade you to join me in your own garden.