Meadow Muffin Gardens..Handmade, Homemade Family Care, Remedies

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Located in scenic southeastern Pennsylvania, Meadow Muffin Gardens is a home based business which progressed from a hobby to quite the education. I took my interest in "green" living and organic gardening and developed that passion by seeking out methods for healthier personal and family care.

Systemic Lupus, an autoimmune disorder, has been a part of my entire adult life. Managing a chronic condition has taken our family down a different path than the usual route with conventional medicine. We sought out gentler, alternative methods and products rather than rely soley on pharmaceuticals.

A nickname became the name for my little business. Meadow Muffin Gardens is a source for natural and affordable personal care products and remedies to help you feel nurtured and spiritually in tune with your body. Handmade with a touch of the love and wisdom from past generations. Knowledge of what is in your products is the start to taking back control as a consumer.

Beauty and better health shouldn't be about trying to create an image or cover up "flaws" using synthetic imitations or potentially toxic products encouraged by commercial hype. Utilizing plants that grow right out the back door can heighten your awareness of a partnership with nature. The plant in entirety is much more beneficial than selected components in the lab.

The education continued 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.

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.

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Meadow Muffin Gardens

What home remedies and skin care products did past generations use to care for their families?

Wholesome and practical, natural and affordable is the best way to describe our line of body care.

Guided by wisdom and knowledge passed down from past generations, our products consist of ingredients provided by our natural world.
Information and recipes often tucked away in quaint old books resurface to remind us that 'simple is best'.

Knowledge of what is in your products is the start to taking back control as a consumer.

Utilizing herbs, flowers, aromatherapy, and oils without the use of parabens, artificial colorings or synthetic fragrances to create natural solutions to personal and family care needs. Several items can also be used for the care of your dog; a few that are also safe for cats.

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

No need for concern about the harm to animals as there are no animal products or animal testing involved in these products.

Though there is a section labeled Babies, Children, there are many items throughout the shop wonderful for children. The items within the Babies, Children, Pregnancy section simply make it easier to find items for very young children and pregnant women.

NOTE ON PRESERVATION:
Items are made in small batches as they are needed. In our attempts to avoid the use of parabens as preservatives, only natural preservatives are used. The paraben family includes methylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben and ethylparaben. Parabens are synthetic (aka chemical) preservatives commonly used to increase the shelf life in cosmetics and personal care products. Being parabens have been known to cause skin problems as well as disrupt the body's endocrine system, we'd rather leave them out of our products. Our philosophy is that your body care products should be fresh (as with anything put into or onto your body) and are not meant to sit on a shelf for lengths of time.

Natural preservatives used include antimicrobial grapefruit seed extract, antioxidant Vit. E and the concentration of essential oils if used. What this means is that while these natural preservatives deter the growth of bacteria and molds, they are not broad spectrum and offer a limited shelf life. Products which contain water such as the creams and lotions are the most at risk for contamination. Such at risk products should be used within about 4 months. The salves, balms, honey, salts, powders, butters, and oils, containing no water, are very stable as is and are fine for months. Keep any of the products in a cool location, and out of exposure to heat and sunlight. Refrigeration will extend the shelf life of perishable items.

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

Should there be a sensitivity or allergy to an ingredient in a product, let me know and if possible we can substitute.

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.

Enjoy a free sample with your first order!

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