Holistic, handmade, organic herbal family, pet care

Many of the annual herbs grow where they see fit, but this area has perennials
Herbal vinegars make awesome hair rinses
Sun infusing herbal oils
A gift basket idea for any woman's idea of pampering
My dehydrator for many of the herbs I grow myself.

Be a Natural Beauty, Only an Herb Away!

Located in scenic southeastern Pennsylvania, Meadow Muffin Gardens began as many growing families with the desire for open space and clean living. As funds permitted, we gradually planted deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs native to our area. Mowing around these little plants was more work but eventually turned an ordinary yard into an area that encouraged wildlife to call it their home. We learned from experience the unique needs of various plants. What survived our winters is what established itself rather than my envisioned garden design.

Interest in herbal gardening was encouraged by the passion of a coworker. The education began in earnest with the realization that a weed is just a plant for which people haven't a use or is growing out of place.
A little research into human history soon brought to light how quickly people forget with each passing generation what was once vital information for survival. Before our age of technological advancement the use of plants was a part of everyday life for food, clothing, medicine, cosmetics, perfumes and textiles. The interdependence between plants, insects and animals in our environment makes one realize how harmful human indifference can be. To be oblivious to the role each part of our creation serves is detrimental for ourselves and the earth we depend on for our own survival.

Aside from the environmentalist point of view our family looked to natural alternatives for very practical reasons. Systemic Lupus Erythmetosis, an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system attacks the body's own tissues, has been an unwelcome guest for quite some time.

Lupus patients can have a great sensitivity to the sun and have to be aware of skin protection and care. Tired of trying to decipher the ingredients of so many skin care products I began researching how to make my own. I began with facial moisturizers but it didn’t take long until my collection could be divided into categories.

We enjoy being able to take care of our own and be comfortable that in doing so we can follow the rule "first do no harm". Knowing exactly what is in each product gives me peace of mind and it was nice when others began to pick up on that and request things for themselves.

Ingredients used are purchased from reputable, certified organic companies or grown organically in my own gardens.

So Meadow Muffin Gardens went from a humorous nickname from my husband to a home business.

Shifting to natural body care gears you away from commercial hype concerning beauty and more towards trusting your own intuition. Feel nurtured and more spiritually in tune with what your body needs to remain in good health, which is the description of beauty.

Natural skin care rewards you with the knowledge of knowing what you are putting on your body, thereby reducing the chance of skin irritation or allergic reaction. However, immune systems differ, therefore there is always the risk of sensitivity even with natural products.

Everything serves a purpose in the life cycle. We can be companions to all of God's creation. We must learn to be leavers rather than takers from this world we were given stewardship. Come join us as we seek health and fulfillment while treading lightly upon the chosen path each of us was given.

The following blog post was one of my first and gives a little insight to the saying "everything in due time". We can look back on our lives and realize the wheels have been turning all along to lead us to where we are today, down every twisted turn in the road.
Stacy at Meadow Muffin Gardens
owner, Always the student of Holistic, Simplistic, Eco-Friendly Living
Meadow Muffin Gardens is a source for handmade, natural, safe remedies for family needs, skin and beauty care. Based on the treasured knowledge of caregivers and herbalists, past and present who put their trust in the gifts from our earth itself.

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