Includes 4 x 60 ml Special Edition Sanitizers:
1. Wild Cranberry
2. Juniper Berries
3. Wild Mint
4. Sweet Birch
ᓀᐹᔭᒥᐦᐋᐃᐧᐣ nîpâyamihâwin- Christmas time
Since the beginning of time, the nehiyawak (Plains Cree) of this land have utilized various flora throughout the cold winter months. Some of these plants were utilized for medicine and food; others for survival, as they played a pivotal role in assisting our people to trek through deep snow.
To honour the past and integrate them into our daily lives, we present to you 4 new sanitizers and 1 new foam soap for a limited time.
ᐊᐧᐢᑲᐧᔮᐳᕀ waskwayâpoy (Sweet Birch) Hand Sanitizer
Birch trees bark were used for constructing canoes, snow shoes and sleds, as the wood is extremely durable and strong, and the birch sap was used as the binding material to keep the construction together in the place of modern day nails and glue. The sap was also utilized for medicinal purposes.
ᐊᒥᐢᑯᐁᐧᐦᑲᐢᑲᐧ amisko-wîhkaskwa- Wild Mint Hand Sanitizer
Mint was harvested in the summer months and used fresh but also dried for use in the winter. This plant had many medicinal purposes and also used to make wild mint tea, which has a beautiful but light mint taste. The wild mint tea that’s made helps to clear congestion and stimulates the senses, and provides and refreshing feeling after use.
ᐋᐦᐋᓯᐃᐧᒥᓇ âhâsiwimina- Juniper Berries
Juniper berries are a medicinal plant
that pack many plant compounds, including flavonoid antioxidants, volatile oils, and coumarins, which are chemical compounds with various protective properties. Juniper berries are also rich in essential oils and can function as potent antioxidants and may help reduce inflammation.
ᐁᐧᓴᑭᒥᐣ Wisakimin- Wild Cranberry Hand Sanitizer
Wild low bush cranberries played a key role in keeping our people in good health, in the past and today. Long ago the berries were boiled down and the juice stored in a tightly sealed birch bark container for food and medicinal use. They were also dried and incorporated into pemmican along with Saskatoons. Modern day science has found that these berries are high in antioxidants and vitamin C.