JTG #75 Mud Packing, Detox From Unwanted Toxic Chemicals & Botanical Skincare With Kate Poole 

JTG #75 Mud Packing, Detox From Unwanted Toxic Chemicals & Botanical Skincare With Kate Poole

JTG #75 Mud Packing, Detox From Unwanted Toxic Chemicals & Botanical Skincare With Kate Poole 

Kate Poole is the founder of Essential Apothecary Alchemist, a bestselling farm-to-bottle skincare brand, as well as HunterMoon Homestead, the 1902 farm that she is restoring and growing organic botanicals for Essential Apothecary Alchemist, and hosting self-discovery art and personal growth retreats. She has a background in plant studies, nutritional counseling, and wellness assessment that bring a unique vision to her alchemical process.

“The focus of my products is essential oils that have an affinity for the skin and make tiny molecular changes that are powerful over time,” says Poole, whose passion for plants dates back to childhood. “They smell incredible, so you are treating your skin at the same time as you are treating your mind and spirit because they affect the brain through the limbic system.”

Inspired by the transformative powers of plant medicines, and the ability of natural materials to assist the body’s innate intelligence to find balance and wholeness. Through her EAA products, Kate sought to bring the same level of nutrition and focus on organic ingredients in her diet, into her skincare routine. When she couldn’t find anything in the market, she decided to make it for herself.

“I have been an herbalist literally all my life. I was picking fresh herbs when I was just a child and somehow I knew how to use them. By the time I was in high school, I was studying in earnest. I raised my family on herbal medicines and avoided the whole western medicine model. I learned how to garden from a great aunt, who used organic farming methods: using a broad fork, composting, crop rotations, plant companion planting, moon calendar… Growing, harvesting, drying, or tincturing fresh herbs, for their medicinal uses has been a lifelong occupation.” Kate’s current passion is distilling plant materials to utilize both the water and essential oil products of plants.

“Having a human body is not easy! We all have our own challenges to overcome. It is easy to be self-critical and judge ourselves harshly. Why is it so easy to see the beauty in others over ourselves? I practice living by my motto, Be your beauty, let your one of a kind shine!”

In this episode we cover:

The benefits of mud packing
Mud packing to draw out toxins and repair scaring
How mud packing works with the meridians
How to clear out energetic blocks with mud packing
How to use the mud on cuts and wounds
The benefits of castor oil packs
The ingredients Kate focused on for her skincare line Essential Apothecary
How the skin becomes favorable to Demodex mites
How to rebalance the ph of your skin so that it’s not conducive to Demodex mites
Best hydrosols and essential oils for skincare
The benefits of frankincense
Caroline’s favorite essential oil DIY recipe to cleanse her mattress
Kate’s favorite cooling + calming skincare ingredients

Kate’s Super Vitamin C recipe:

1 TBS Amla powder (Indian Gooseberry)
2 TBS Rosehip powder
1 TBS Orange peel powder
2 TBS Acerola powder
2 TSP Hawthorn berry powder
5 TBS local organic honey

Mix the powders in warm honey
Roll into little balls or take in a teaspoon
Take 1 to 2 TBS, 2 to 3 times a day

Benefits: strengthening to hair, nails and skin

Kate Poole Essential Apothecary Journey to Glow Interview

Links & Resources

Essential Apothecary’s website essentialapothecaryshop.com

Essential Apothecary on Instagram instagram.com/essentialapothecary

Biggest Little Farm movie biggestlittlefarmmovie.com

Supplements for Immune Support article

Dr. Zach Bush zachbushmd.com


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Essential Apothecary alchemist
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With Sweet Remedies, readers will learn her methods for making electuaries in their home kitchens, using recipes that range from Ache Ease and Sleep Well to Heartful and Calcium for Kids, along with instructions for making simple honey infusions and oxymels — a combination of herbs, honey, and vinegar. Additional recipes offer creative ways to get a daily dose of healing by using herbal honeys in no-bake cookies, smoothies, cocktails, candies, and more. For those with access to the hive, Combs includes an overview of other bee-produced products with healing properties — including pollen, propolis, and royal jelly — and offers advice on how to harvest them sustainably.


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