Hardcover : 144 pages
Mother Earth Essentials was founded by Carrie Armstrong. Her passion is sharing Aboriginal culture, and the vehicle for her message is her products. Carrie has based a philosophy steeped in respect and honour for the environment and the beautiful plants used in her luxurious bath, body and beauty line.
Carrie blends the finest essential oils, berries, medicinal, and ceremonial plants that Mother Earth provides with the teachings she learned as a young girl.
“I remember gathering plants and berries with my Grandmother
while she shared her stories and her deep understanding of tradi-
tional plants and their uses,” says Carrie. “My grandmother healed us
with her medicinal plants – everything from pink eye, sore throats,
stomach ailments, aches and pains, and infections. She’d make us
these beautiful, healing teas,” she says.
Carrie started to realize that, overall, there is a lack of awareness
about the significant contributions Aboriginal people have made in
the areas of plants and their medicinal uses. The pharmaceutical in-
dustry currently uses over 200 plants traditionally used by Aboriginal
people for thousands of years. Yet, Carrie realized from 15 years of
experience in the cosmetic industry, there were no products created from aboriginal knowledge.