WishGarden is committed to giving to those who are giving and risking so much to be on the frontlines during the COVID-19 crisis. Their most recent outreach efforts focused on retail partners, who are bravely showing up to their jobs during the pandemic to ensure all of us have the food and essential items we need.

This past week, WishGarden shipped gift baskets that included Peaceful Protector, a newly developed artisanal cleansing hand spray, to retail partners to thank them for their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. “During these challenging times we have made it our priority to rally as a community in support of one another, and do as much as we can to ease the stress and toll it is taking on so many,” said Catherine Hunziker, President and Chief Formulator of WishGarden Herbs.

“The natural products industry has a long tradition of being at the forefront of supporting a healthy community. And to that purpose, our retail partners have continued to serve that mission daily in wellness departments all across the country during this pandemic. In profound gratitude, WishGarden has developed a natural hand cleansing spray called Peaceful Protector that we will be gifting them as one small token of our appreciation.”

DELIVERING GIFT BASKETS OF GRATITUDE
A couple of WishGarden’s sales reps were able to hand deliver gift baskets directly to their top retail partner.

Jamie McKeown is the Regional Sales Rep and Educator for the Los Angeles Metro and Central Coast region and she chose to hand deliver a gift basket to Erewhon in Beverly Hills. “Erewhon has always been one of our best accounts and hugely supportive of WishGarden. Lorenzo, the Nutrition Department Manager,  does a great job running the department and keeping his team motivated. His crew is always my favorite to train because they’re so curious and excited to learn about natural remedies,” Jamie said. “He was super grateful for the support and thoughtfulness towards him and his staff, who are all working so hard and dealing with the stress of the pandemic.”

Dr. Shawn Manske, the Territory Accounts Manager and Educator, chose to hand deliver to Sprouts in Parker, CO. “Bernie is one of my favorite vitamin department managers that I go to visit. I always enjoy our conversations, and she really loves and supports WishGarden in her store. She’s such a joy to work with, always has a smile on her face”, Dr. Shawn said. “She reported that her and her husband have both been diligently taking their WishGarden formulas — Deep Lung, Kick-Ass Sinus, and Kick-Ass Immune.”

FORMULATION AND BOTANICAL SELECTION
The WishGarden Team was excited about the formulation process and selecting the perfect essential oil blend.  “This was an all-hands effort to develop a high-quality natural cleanser that combines essential oils with skin-friendly ingredients so quickly. I’m so proud of how rapidly this all came together,” said Hunziker.

Featured in Peaceful Protector are the following oils:

PINE is a classic essential oil used in many popular cleaners. Anyone who has ever walked through a pine forest knows there aren’t many words to describe the intense and magical aroma of pine resin. It’s a safe yet powerful ally in maintaining a healthy microbial balance and keeping unwanted invisible pests away.

GERMAN CHAMOMILE has been used for thousands of years and is well known for its ability to soothe frazzled nerves and irritated skin. It’s a gentle herb, perfect for adults and children.

LAVENDER is a well-known mood-lifting herb that is useful in promoting healthy sleep cycles and calming anxious minds. Topically, lavender is useful as a natural cleansing agent and for encouraging a healthy inflammatory response.

REFERENCES
Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine by Andrew Chevallier
The Essential Oils complete Reference Guide by KG Stiles
https://www.edenbotanicals.com/pine-scotch-organic.html
https://theherbalacademy.com/alcohol-based-hand-rub-recipes/

Writer Amy Malek, CCN, CCH, INHC is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist, Certified Clinical Herbalist, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and Flower Essence Practitioner. She discovered her love for plants in the Sonoran Desert while living in Tucson, AZ. She has been studying plants of the Mountain West and Southwest for 10 years. Her many teachers include Paul Bergner, Rosemary Gladstar, Dr. Aviva Romm, Lisa Ganora, Kat MacKinnon, Erin Smith, John Slattery and Charles Kane. Her career is divided between Holistic Health, Graphic/Web Design and Marketing/Social Media Consulting. She is currently WishGarden’s Social Media Coordinator. She lives in Boulder County, CO. She enjoys wildcrafting and growing her own medicinal plants and making a variety of herbal remedies. You can learn more about her practice on her website, www.wholeheart-wellness.com.

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