Ethnobotany is the study of how people of a particular culture and region make use of indigenous (native) plants. Since their earliest origins, humans have depended on plants for their primary needs and existence. Plants provide food, medicine, shelter, dyes, fibers, oils, resins, gums, soaps, waxes, latex, tannins, and even contribute to the air we breathe. Many native peoples also used plants in ceremonial or spiritual rituals. Examining human life on earth requires understanding the role of plants in historical and current day cultures. More is available online athttp://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/
Essential Oils, are oils extracted from plants and have been valued throughout history for their therapeutic properties. Each oil provides benefits, but when combined thoughtfully, compliment and enhance these features.
Essential oils were used by Ancient Egyptians, to soften and protect their skin from the harsh climate. They have been used in Chinese herbalism for thousands of years. And were main commodities traded during the 12th century crusades in Europe. We will begin to explore the therapeutic properties of the essential oils used in Mia's products!
These products embody all that I cherish: nature, beauty, vitality and a sense of well being. I hope you enjoy these products as much as I have in making them (and in my own use of them).
The development of these products has come from my own desire to use more natural and earthly products. I have found great joy in sharing them with you.
I continue to learn about essential and other natural oils and the products in turn will continue to expand & evolve.
Please share your experiences, ideas and suggestions for these and other products. Sincerely, Mia