The story of the harvest, from our founder Justine
On the outskirts of Santa Fe, a family tradition has blossomed: the annual harvesting of juniper for our Botnia winter hydrosol. For more than seven years, my mother has cultivated and harvested juniper on her ranch. These gnarled, hardy trees have endured the extremes of desert seasons, their resilience mirroring our family's own.
The year 2023 holds special significance for our juniper hydrosol. It marked the first time my mother, daughter, and I harvested juniper together, symbolizing the strength of three generations. On my husband's side, he and his father joined in our piñon harvest, creating a perfect balance - a yin and yang - for Botnia’s seasonal hydrosols.
This year's juniper yield is a distillation of rich beauty, capturing the robustness of the flora and a story of survival deeply rooted in the soil. For me, it embodies my mother's resilience, the last 30 years spent in the high desert training horses and battling the elements. This hydrosol reminds me of her strength both in its aroma and its herbal action for the skin. The aromatic profile is crisp and comforting, reminiscent of a stroll through a protective evergreen forest.
Our juniper hydrosol is a testament to the enduring spirit of the land, our family’s commitment to sustainable stewardship, and the symbiotic relationship we maintain with the earth that sustains us, our Mother Earth. Juniper possesses properties that rejuvenate and invigorate, making it an asset for anyone seeking to gently exfoliate and strengthen their skin. Perfect for normal or oily skin types. Born of the New Mexico desert, it is a piece of our home offered to the world, a reminder that the rugged desert can nourish and transform.
Use in good health,
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