"The Queen of the Meadow," also known as meadowsweet, is an ancient herb with a rich history of use across Europe and Western Asia. Its aromatic blooms were traditionally used to flavor mead, wine, and beer, and it was commonly used as a traditional remedy. Meadowsweet is also one of the main ingredients in the infamous "Four Thieves Vinegar" formula, which became a popular immune support tonic during medieval times during the Black Death epidemic in Eurasia and North Africa.
This potent herb is also known for its ability to support healthy joints, immune function, and skin. It has a unique inhibitor that helps reduce the activity of the sebaceous glands, which is great for those who need to regulate oil production to prevent congestion and breakouts. It is also called an astringent in herbalism and helps to tone and tighten skin tissues and contract the pores.
Meadowsweet is antioxidant-rich and skin-balancing, making it an ideal ingredient in skincare. Our estheticians use it when the skin has experienced visible environmental stress and sun damage or when there's a desire to shrink pore visibility and support healthy oil production. We formulate with meadowsweet leaves and flowers in clarifying and balancing oils and cleansers.
Our meadowsweet is grown by our farming partners–often GEM, Open Field Farm–in the West. We support regenerative, organic, and equitable farming practices in efforts to leave a positive impact on our communities and the planet.
*It’s recommended that pregnant women avoid using meadowsweet as a medicinal herb. Meadowsweet contains salicylates, which are compounds similar to aspirin. Aspirin and other salicylates are generally not recommended during pregnancy because they can increase the risk of bleeding, especially in the later stages of pregnancy. If you are pregnant and considering using meadowsweet, it is important to speak with your healthcare provider first.