I’m stepping away from recipes today to share some of my very favorite products with you! I first read about Briar and her company Marble & Milkweed in an article published in the now-out-of-print Whole Living Magazine. Though it was an article on hosting a tea party and creating your own tea blends at home, I became more intrigued by the products she created and sold from her studio in New York. I came across these products at a time when I was running a small business and quickly realizing the importance of supporting others like myself. It was also a time when I was becoming very picky about what went into and onto my body. Not only do I have fair, sensitive skin, I also have a family history of many types of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. I appreciated that all of the products had ingredients I loved and recognized. And, I was smitten by the prominent use of cardamom and rose.
Upon receiving my first order (the simple cardamom lip balm & modern chai no. 1), I was hooked. You can taste, smell, and feel the love and attention that goes into every detail of the products. All of the ingredients are meticulously sourced so as to be organic and fair trade, and much attention goes into the sustainability of the packaging. And, it goes without saying that there are never any synthetic additives, preservatives, or artificial scents. I was actually lucky enough back in October to be able to meet Briar and see her light-filled studio where all of the botanical magic happens.
Though her tea blends are probably my favorite thing, every product I’ve had the pleasure of trying is truly amazing. And, it doesn’t hurt that I’ve found someone else that loves and uses cardamom as much as I do. So, without further ado, I’ll leave you with a list and brief description of all the products I’ve tried thus far. My absolute favorites are noted in bold. And just in case you’re wondering, no, this isn’t sponsored, I just really love the company and the products 🙂