Spirit and Salt Hair Mist
Spirit and Salt Mist, from the maker:
Whether you like to call it mountain misery, Chamaebatia foliolosa, or the Miwok name (and my prefered) ‘kitkitdizze’ you’d have to have the experience of being on the western side of the Sierras, ‘cause it doesn’t grow anywhere else. Everything about this plant is distinct: the fern like, yet sticky leaves, the cascading effect of kitkitdizze carpeting the forest floor, and of course, the scent. KKD is the smell of home. When I first moved to Nevada City, I found a little loop that I hiked everyday. The trail went through a changing forest of incense cedar, manzanita and pine- and KKD was the constant. The impression of my new home, with its dramatic beauty along with my sense of new beginnings is forever tied to the spicy, pungent scent of KKD.
While salt sprays are often associated with the beach, coconut, or summer, the truth is that salt sprays are for all those other days you don’t have an ocean dip at your fingertips.
Personally, I see salt as a grounding substance, I associate salt with earth and home.
Spirit and Salt Mist is a gift from my home to yours. Virginia cedarwood, and clary sage essential oils along with the tincture of KKD evoke the forest aroma. The scent of the spray is light, as if you laid your head down for a short nap right off the trail. On dry hair, a few mists spritzed like a halo around your head will give you a nice bit of texture and umph. On damp hair- spray down with a good dose to inspire more wave and moveable bod. Beach hair on the go.
distilled water, sea salt, vegetable glycerin*, grape spirits*, wild crafted kitkitdizzi, essential oils of cedarwood* and clary sage*
About Fat and the Moon:
Continuing a family legacy of herbalists and natural healers, Fat and the Moon founder Rachel Budde has built her company around providing handcrafted, herbal body care products to those seeking a natural alternative to chemical-filled products. Like a witch over a cauldron, Budde experiments with age-old ingredients and recipes passed down from various healing traditions to craft innovatively simple products that are good for the body and the earth. Fat and the Moon started as an alternative to the toxic, mass production body care industry aiming to provide nourishing ingredients and nourishing messages of self love, and self care.
The ‘fat’ in Fat and the Moon comes from love of the material- oil is the medium of external herbal medicine. Fat, in the form of oil, is the gift of the seed. In both plants and animals, fat is where energy is stored. The richness we taste in food, and the suppleness we feel on our skin after a good slather of bath oil, is our bodies recognition of and pleasure in that vital energy. Oil from plants, in and of itself, is medicinal. Fat and the Moon bod care products are the result of indulgent play of fat and herbs, especially under the influence of the moon.