folk methods. locally sourced.
Our products are slowly made by hand. We grow or ethically wildcraft much of what we use ourselves and what we buy is often sourced locally and always grown without chemicals. Our body oils are infused in organic, cold-pressed oil from midwest sunflowers and the honey and beeswax are from a local family-owned farm.
In an effort to give Mama Earth a little relief we use essential oils sparingly and purposefully in just four of our offerings. Packaging is reusable glass and orders are packed with recyclable or repurposed materials.
about Wild Origins
Anikó is a folk herbalist. Her work is rooted in the earth-based practices of our ancestors and is inspired by stories of the village herbalists in Hungary like her great Aunt Izus. She's been studying and working with the plants in her bioregion for over a decade and through Wild Origins she teaches herbal folkways and offers herbal body care products as a way to excite others' curiousity about herbalism.
She's had the privilege of years spent studying with and apprenticing under some brilliant herbalists (most recently jim mcdonald) and attending dozens of workshops and conferences. But the learning that lights her up the most is the sit-quietly-with-the-plants, get-messy-in-the-apothecary, and devour-hundreds-of-books kind.
Lately she's been distilling hydrosols, exploring the medicinals around Lake Erie and the Appalachian foothills, studying herbal energetics, researching Hungarian folk medicine, dyeing with botanicals, and learning how plants can help us integrate grief and trauma. She draws from all she's currently curious about to formulate new products and seed her ever-expanding Patreon.
Which face oil is right for you?Read the Blog Post
If you’re struggling to choose between face oils use this guide to help you decide which ones will best suit your needs.
What does "whole plant" mean to us?Read the Blog Post
Our body and face oils are slowly infused with the resins, flowers, seed pods, leaves, or roots of plants.
The benefits of body oilingRead the Blog Post
The simplicity of a daily body oiling practice belies its potential for initiating enormous shifts within us.