Plants at the Heart
Ritual Botanica was born from the heart of a plant lover, herbalist, gardener, activist and maker devoted to quality and unique craft.
While there are a few truly adored staple products, most of the offerings you'll find in our inventory change with the season, driven by the constant inspiration of nature; the garden, the plants, the shifting ecosystem, the stars.
Nearly all the plants found in the products come from the Ritual Botanica plant sanctuary or places we have deep relationship with and carefully wild-harvest from.
RB is a small batch, women run business with a moral code, find out more below.
Your purchase supports other's in this world as well as yourself. It keeps our work with threaten plants strong. It keeps a sliding-scale clinic running and as well as work with the Hawthorn Community Herb Collective.
So thanks, bunches & bunches, for the support!
The Ritual Botanica Promise...
All the plants used in Ritual Botanica products are grown chemical-free with organic cultivation practice standards.
This makes them stronger, healthier and super potent, as well as better for the enviroment and your body.
Each and every product is free of synthetics, parabens, sodium laural sulfates, chemical perservatives, petroleum and fillers.
We value plants grown in small scale environments with plenty of diversity. Most plants, even organic, are grown by the tens -of-acres, row after row of a single plant. This mono-crop style of farming degrades soil and large expanses of land. Mono-cropping was a cause of the dust bowl!
When RB sources plants not only is organic important, but supporting small farms using sustainable practices.
Making a small foot-print is part of the RB moral code as well. If the plants aren't being carefully hand-harvested in house we seek out our friend farmers.
Harvesting is done with great care. The garden is trimmed and picked with the plant's growth and pollinator's needs in mind.
Wildcrafting is carried out with sustainable methods in specials places RB has standing relationships.
When a plant becomes threated we avoid the use of that plant unless it's being propogated it at the sanctuary or produced in ways to support it's thriving.
Lastly, and maybe most important, nearly all the plants used in the products are grown at the Ritual Botanica plant sanctuary -
Besides the garden, there is a tended forest to support native medicinals, both previously inhabiting the land such as bloodroot, maidenhair fern and solomon's seal and being cultivated to increase the population; ginseng, goldenseal, trillium...
RB also makes all the medicine, reaching into an understanding of phytochemistry and magic to produce potent medicine.
Distilling is also done in house, infact it's the medicine that started the shop in 2013. We take great care in producing potent, richly saturaed floral waters. Keeping an eye on each step of the process, from seed to bottle, assures RB's high quality artisan hydrosols.
One more thing...RB loves animals, so we don't test on them, ever, and avoid ingredients from companies that do.
Everything is tested on willing humans. Again and again.
The products embrace the art of western alchemy, hermetics. This esoteric knowledge handed down from a long lineage of practitioners entails the use of astrology, science and magic.