When gardner friends discovered the Arctic had an Alpine version of Azaleas they went nuts! Yes, we have Azaleas! They are darling little pink buds, resplendent on the bed of tundra as far as the eye can see. They were used as a natural “gum” for fun, but nutritious to boot. You may want to yodel while washing with this high altitude earthy and slightly spicy fragrance.
Tundra Blueberry is much like their commercial counterparts around the world, except it is superior in midnight sun solar-powered antioxidant levels! Delightfully fragrant and lightly exfoliating with ground blueberry seeds, it will be as good an addition to your skincare regime as it is a part of your wholesome diet!
Chamomile may be a quieting little bedtime brew for most consumers, but it is a bright and peppy herb (flower?) for us to play with. Our Chamomile soaps and lip balms are nourishing, refreshing, and moisturizing. Check them out in the lip balm and bath teas.
Like the familiar Chamomile, Blueberry, and Rhubarb, the Cranberry is a universally beloved plant or berry, but unlike their domestic counterparts, the Arctic Cranberry is super hardy, nutrient dense, and solar powered by the midnight sun! We ground the seeds to gently exfoliate you in our soaps, and make incredible extracts for our nourishing lip balms.
The Crowberry looks like a black cranberry, a firm round berry that is easy to pick and store. While many argue that it doesn’t have much taste, it is hydrating, crunchy, and provides a pleasing texture to our famed Akutaq (Eskimo Ice Cream.) It grows from a bed of evergreen stems in mass bunches and holds one of the most powerful anthocyanin properties in the plant world. The fragrance is blackberry in nature, fruity and fun, in our sachets and candles too.
Fireweed is flirty fuchsia flower that pops up on any disturbed ground, and shares it’s sweet honey with Arctic denizens human and non. This natural astringent perfectly rounds out our powerful OG ingredient list.
Arctic Rhubarb grows to tremendous size under the midnight sun, and are packed with vitamins and minerals. A national past time seasonal snack that is relatable to it’s North American counterparts, but superior in taste and size!
Salmonberries are also known as cloudberries in the Pacific Northwest, but these prized berries are hard to compete for. Gathering spots are protected through generations, and we use it sparingly outside our popular Akutaq (Eskimo Ice Cream) staple.
We’ve spiced up our Arctic Cranberry for you saucy fans! It impressed Supermodel Rachel Hunter in our apothecary lab filming Ovation TV’s Tour of Beauty.
Tundra Cotton Grass is a delightful visual accent on the tundra horizon, it waves and sways in the wind, it’s white textile puffs inviting you to walk miles on the spongy biome. A cotton fragrance makes you feel folded in to freshly laundered linens.
Tundra Moss is at once utilitarian, but also fragrant and gorgeous. A prized reindeer snack, it also helps control dust on village floors, and is a visually pleasing and nutrient dense resource.
Tundra Tea Ayuq
Ayuq, or Labrador Tea, is found in Northern Territories like Russia and Canada. These are earthy aromatic herbs with woody stems that flower in the Spring. Perfect for seeping, it’s tea colored brew is useful for homeopathic, and dyeing needs.
Willows were once the only shrubbery that grew to any kind of height on the tundra, as permafrost makes it nearly impossible for larger bushes and trees to take root unless thawed by a riverbed. The famous Bush-Pilots used to fly over these 3 foot bushes that now grow as high as 7 feet in these climate changing days. Pussy willows signify spring as much as the waterfowl returning, and their fragrance, and natural anelgesic qualities make it a desirable foliage.