The story behind the Herbal remedies: Shepherds Alchemy
Shepherd’s Alchemy was born in from both the realisation and frustration that my everyday ‘Natural’ products
were not so natural.
This waking moment came about while I was watching a documentary that asked the simple question ‘Would you drink petroleum?’
Silly question, the skin is the largest organ of our body and absorbs whatever we smear onto it. Which is why I’d always spent good money on ‘Natural’ products. Of course, I wouldn’t drink petroleum! Nor of course, would I put it on my skin.
This most simple of questions drove me to investigate the products on my bathroom shelf. Here I found to my shock and horror that most of my ‘Natural’ products had a petroleum base. They all went straight into the bin, and I started my quest for alternatives.
I went on to test and research the best natural nourishing non-toxic oils for the skin. And which Essential Oils best complimented them. Keeping it of high quality yet simple, these oils are now the basic ingredients for the products that I both use and sell today.
Once I returned to Australia, I ended up on an Organic Comfrey Farm.
I’d always had a general interest in herblore, and herbs have always played a part in my everyday remedies – still I was simply blown away by what I was learning and seeing first hand with Comfrey.
What can I say it was love, and I’ve been growing, using and collaborating with Comfrey ever since. As a Nomad I also find it a happy coincidence that Comfrey is a guardian/ talisman to travellers.
I have no doubt this is due to its all-purpose healing abilities – making a perfect on the road first aid kit.
For this reason, it is both energetically and the curative ideal to be a star ingredient in the ‘Shepherd’s Alchemy’ range of products.
My Aspiration is simply:
“To provide herbal remedies that support self-healing, allowing us to live longer, healthier and happier lives. We have one body+ mind+ spirit+ planet – and it all merits our care, love, and appreciation.”
I deeply believe:
Since ages old, people in all cultures have travelled both far and wide working in harmony with Mother Nature her eternal wisdom & remedies. At Soulsong Avalon, I aim to bring some of that old world wisdom, journeying and magic into our everyday modern life.
Simply because we and the world around us are Natural by Nature:
I believe, the body in all its wisdom knows how to heal itself, Mother Nature in all her wisdom knows what we need to support that process and how to provide relief along the way.
In collaborating with nature, we strengthen support and improve upon all aspects of our health for the long-term, with the least amount of risks and side effects.
Comfrey is a simple example of this:
Comfrey, key constituent is Allantoin, which is an anti-inflammatory and stimulates the growth of new skin cells, it allows the skin to retain its moisture that then soothes and softens the area; it is as though the herb itself is providing ‘the builder (us) with scaffold and some quick dry cement’ – thereby collaborating with our bodies natural healing abilities of the cells the needed relief and support to heal themselves faster than they would otherwise. Truly Magic!
At Soulsong Avalon, our Shepherds Alchemy range of herbal remedies are a ritual blending together of the natural worlds; herbal lore and divine wisdom, healing sound, aromatherapy for the soul, love and the pure intention, all carefully brought together to provide the most profound curative benefits. In turn, this then provides the right amount of relief and support to allow our bodies own journey of healing, regeneration, revitalization and joy.
Here’s what others are saying:
“My cousin is rapt with the comfrey. She said the relief she got was immediate and makes so much difference to her managing sleep. (she has bad arthritis in her hands). I am so pleased.
"Soulsong Avalon body oil is simply divine! Out of all the body oils I have tried, this is the only one that actually keeps my skin nourished and moisturised. Highly recommended."
CindyCindy on Etsy
If you also love, care for and appreciate your body and beautiful skin, and don’t want harmful ingredients in your products. Give some my products a try. Follow the link here which will take you directly to my SHOP.
Or in summary of what is available follow the link:
Wayfarers Magic: Comfrey All-Purpose Ointment = Healing, Regenerative, Relieves Pain + Inflammation
Eternal Serenity: Face Oil; Comfrey + Hemp + Argan = Nourishing, Smooth and Regenerative
Bedouin’s Charm: Body / Bath Oil; Comfrey + Coconut Oil & Grapefruit Essential Oil = Luxurious, Uplifting and Nourishing;
Sadhu Rose: Comfrey + Rose Balm = Healing, Soothing and Floral