Fayston Forager, LLC, offers wild-harvested plant tinctures, natural tick repellent, and natural skin care products. Products are made in small batches with healing intent, and a whole lot of love, using nutrient-dense, medicinal plants from the heart of the Green Mountains of Vermont.
Products can be found at the following shops in the Mad River Valley:
- Bisbee’s Hardware Store
- East Warren Community Market
- Kenyons Variety
- Mad River Massage
- Mad River Taste Place
- The Roots Farm Market
- Warren Store
Check back soon for updates on where to find these products. Additionally, feel free to contact [email protected]
Japanese Knotweed Tincture
The bark and deep orange fiber from local, wild-harvested, old-growth Japanese Knotweed rhizomes (a potent source of resveratrol) is hand-shaved and chopped into fine pieces. Extraction methods follow Stephen Buhner, author of Healing Lyme, and Steven Martyn/ The Sacred Gardener protocols and processes to maximize the medicinal potency of this tincture, which is made in small batches, using 80-100 proof grain alcohol and pure Vermont spring water. As old-growth rhizomes are especially nutrient-dense, half of your prescribed dosage may be sufficient.
Of note, the prevalence of Lyme disease in the northeast synergistically coincides with the invasion of the resveratrol-rich Japanese Knotweed plant, which has become an important component of protocols often used to treat and help prevent Lyme disease.
Additionally, resveratrol-rich Japanese Knotweed has the potential for improving cognitive and cardio-vascular functions, among other benefits.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Consult your healthcare provider before taking this product. Do not take if pregnant or nursing, if taking blood thinners, or if you have an estrogen sensitive cancer.
Natural Tick Repellent
A specially crafted, pleasant smelling blend of essential oils (Rose Geranium, Sweetgrass, Cedarwood and Lemongrass), blended with apple cider vinegar, pure Vermont spring water, and a touch of glycerin. Shake well. Spray liberally on clothing and body before heading outdoors. Reapply as needed.
Natural Skin Care Products
Beautiful Body Sunscreen
A blend of organic coconut oil, organic shea butter and organic olive oil, infused with organic carrot and organic red raspberry seed oils, organic non-nano zinc oxide and organic beeswax. Safe for your skin, safe for the environment. Reapply after swimming and exercise, and as needed. Store in a cool spot, away from direct sunlight.
Beautiful Body Balm
A blend of organic coconut oil, organic shea butter, and organic avocado oil infused with locally harvested old-growth Japanese Knotwood tincture (a potent source of resveratrol) and sustainably wild-harvested Chaga tincture. Power- packed goodness for your skin. Store in a cool spot, away from direct sunlight.
Beautiful Body Scrub
A blend of organic coconut oil, organic shea butter, organic avocado oil, sustainably wild-harvested Chaga chaff and organic coffee grounds. Rub gently on face, neck and body and let set on your skin for anywhere from 1-20 minutes before showering. Lovely! Store in a cool spot away from direct sunlight.