Did you know that virtually every part of the neem tree is useful? Bark, resin, seed, wood, leaf, flower and stem are key ingredients in many hair care, dental hygiene and cosmetic products. You can find neem on the ingredient list of many pet care products too! But most of us think of neem as a natural agricultural pest care product. Let's learn why! Neem is chalk full of antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, and anti inflammatory properties. We could go on and on listing the myriad of the practical uses this resourceful tree provides, but today let’s focus on one: neem as...
Many of us know aloe vera as the best natural remedy for sunburns. Some of us have also used it for digestive support, but did you know this ancient succulent is an incredibly useful supplement for plant health too?
Kelp! An most abundant and nutrient rich resource for our plants.
Let's unlock the secrets of plant wisdom as we dive deep into the ingredients that create our botanical tonics. Our adventure begins at the original source of life — the Sea.
What's a saponin? And why does my plant want it?
Saponins are organic chemical compounds found in many plants and seeds (including some of our favorite foods). When applied to plants through foliar or soil treatments, saponins have the unique ability to trick a plant into thinking it’s being attacked. When plants are attacked, they create and release aromas to protect themselves (think lavender and rosemary). This is a plants way of protecting itself as these aromas both deter pests and attract beneficials.