INGREDIENTS

From gardening to wild foraging, co-creating and local farming

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Blendily believes in “open source beauty”. Authenticity is one of our core values.

We strive to be open & honest, so that our customers are informed and can trust that our ingredients are top-quality.

We believe fresh is best and are commited to using ingredients that are as close to the origin as possible; no synthetic fragrances, preservatives or additives.

Blendily labels products as wild, when they have been gathered in the wild by ourselves, or the ingredient has been labeled as “wild, wildcrafted or sustainably harvested’ by a reputable supllier.

BLENDILY GARDEN ON ALBERTA

HOW TO WILD FORAGE

1. CORRECTLY IDENTIFY THE PLANT BY LATIN BINOMIAL

2. ALLOW FOR FUTURE PROPOGATION OF THE PLANT

3. TIME COLLECTION TO THE APPROPRIATE SEASON & TIME

4. AVOID INDUSTRIAL AND HIGH-TRAFFIC ROADSIDES WHERE CONTAMINATION IS QUESTIONABLE

5. OBTAIN ANY LEGAL PERMITS NEEDED FOR THE AREA OF HARVEST

1. CORRECTLY IDENTIFY THE PLANT BY LATIN BINOMIAL

2. ALLOW FOR FUTURE PROPOGATION OF THE PLANT

3. TIME COLLECTION TO THE APPROPRIATE SEASON & TIME

4. AVOID INDUSTRIAL AND HIGH-TRAFFIC ROADSIDES WHERE CONTAMINATION IS QUESTIONABLE

5. OBTAIN ANY LEGAL PERMITS NEEDED FOR THE AREA OF HARVEST

HERBAL COUNSEL – LAURA PACHECO

Lara Pacheco is an herbalist & educator dedicated to being an active participant in the preservation and propagation of traditional knowledge of plants and the Earth. Through her work at the helm of Seed & Thistle Apothecary, she supports & empowers people to reclaim & reconnect to their ancestral traditions around plant medicine and healing. She acts as an herbal counsel to Blendily, lending her knowledge of herbal medicinal traditions to help guide the formulation of the products, and also to develop our Blendily Boxes.

Lara has completed the three year program with the School of Traditional Western Herbalism and also participated with the Cascadia Folk Medicine Making Herbal Apprenticeship. Lara is first and foremost a full time mamita but she loves playing music, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.

Lara Pacheco & Blendily founder Ivy Chuang first met through Laurie Lava-Brooks, proprietress of Clary Sage Herbarium. When Blendily first began its journey in 2014, Ivy would frequent Clary Sage Herbarium to procure some of her ingredients and find inspiration for her new creations. At the same time, Lara Pacheco had just finished the 3-year program at the School of Traditional Western Herbalism and was embarking on her endeavors at Seed & Thistle Apothecary. Laurie made an introduction of the pair and over time, a synergistic relationship developed between Blendily & Seed & Thistle. Lara & Ivy met regularly in the years since to discuss a variety of topics including herbal medicine, garden planning, seasonal foraging, cultivation of communities, racial & social justice, and their shared experience as mothers.

NETTLES FROM LARA’S GARDEN

RASPBERRY LEAF FROM LARA’S GARDEN

LEMON BALM FROM LARA’S GARDEN

Lara Pacheco is an herbalist & educator dedicated to being an active participant in the preservation and propagation of traditional knowledge of plants and the Earth. Through her work at the helm of Seed & Thistle Apothecary, she supports & empowers people to reclaim & reconnect to their ancestral traditions around plant medicine and healing. She acts as an herbal counsel to Blendily, lending her knowledge of herbal medicinal traditions to help guide the formulation of the products, and also to develop our Blendily Boxes.

Lara has completed the three year program with the School of Traditional Western Herbalism and also participated with the Cascadia Folk Medicine Making Herbal Apprenticeship. Lara is first and foremost a full time mamita but she loves playing music, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.

Lara Pacheco & Blendily founder Ivy Chuang first met through Laurie Lava-Brooks, proprietress of Clary Sage Herbarium. When Blendily first began its journey in 2014, Ivy would frequent Clary Sage Herbarium to procure some of her ingredients and find inspiration for her new creations. At the same time, Lara Pacheco had just finished the 3-year program at the School of Traditional Western Herbalism and was embarking on her endeavors at Seed & Thistle Apothecary. Laurie made an introduction of the pair and over time, a synergistic relationship developed between Blendily & Seed & Thistle. Lara & Ivy met regularly in the years since to discuss a variety of topics including herbal medicine, garden planning, seasonal foraging, cultivation of communities, racial & social justice, and their shared experience as mothers.

INGREDIENTS BLENDILY GROWS & HARVESTS

BLENDILY GARDEN

Bay
Betony Wood
Bitter Root
Blueberry
Borage
Calendula*
California Poppy
Catnip
Chamomile*
Chrysanthemum
Clary Sage
Dandelion
Echinachea
Elderberry
Fennel
Horehound

BLENDILY GARDEN

Lavender
Lemon Balm
Oregano
Oregon Grape Root
Majoram
Marshmallow Root
Peppermint
Poke Root
Rosemary
Snowberry
Spearmint
Strawberry
St. John’s Wort
Thyme
Winter Savory
Yarrow

WILD FORAGED

Red Clover
Wild Carrot
Eucalyptus
Nettles
Camellia
Rose