We believe that nature provides the keys to our health. Seeking the best of traditional herbal wisdom and combining it with scientific study, we are happy to bring you finely crafted natural products that protect, nourish and soothe body and soul.

 

Our story

Wildthings grew out of a lifelong passion for understanding the healing properties of plants. Creating an organic garden on an old farm as my children were growing up, I developed a sense of awe for the wisdom of nature as I watched the interdependence of the living things in the garden and on our land over the years . Studying traditional herbal remedies, I was also struck by the simplicity of traditional medicine and by the profound benefits offered by the plants around us.

As avid outdoors enthusiasts, we love hiking, camping and exploring nature. A life lived outdoors led to a quest for natural insect repellent, free of harmful chemicals, especially for my children. Observing that some of the plants that grew on our own farm seemed to have insect repelling properties made the journey one that began at home. Studying what other plants and plant oils have been used effectively to repel insects, we found that many of the plants that protect us from insects also smell wonderful to us. But perhaps it is no accident that we are attracted to the plants that we need for good health!

A family-owned business, we craft our bug spray and other products in small batches, using essential oils sourced from sustainably grown herbs, organic whenever possible. After 19 wonderful years at Cedarberry Farm, we have moved our small startup business to the Allegheny mountains of West Virginia. We are grateful for the community of artists, musicians, outdoors enthusiasts, and organic farmers that is thriving here, surrounded by spectacular wilderness and nourished by the blessing of this good Earth.

- Monica Campbell

  founder, Wildthings

 

Lifelong field-testers, Austin and Jason, in the garden at Cedarberry Farm where it all started about 16 years ago.

Lifelong field-testers, Austin and Jason, in the garden at Cedarberry Farm where it all started about 16 years ago.

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, but we borrow it from our children.
— David Brower