Why Do Natural Product Companies Choose Boulder?

By |November 10th, 2017|

When it comes to the ever-growing natural products industry, I’ve heard Boulder referred to as “the epicenter,” and “the home,” and even “the cradle,” since this small town very much spawned the industry decades ago.  And much has been written about how this has come to be.  Often noted are Boulder’s educated population, healthy […]

Black Cohosh

By |October 30th, 2017|

Black Cohosh is among the few herbs native to the United States that has extensive use and scientific research in Europe. This member of the buttercup family is known by either of its scientific names, Actaea racemosa and Cimicifuga racemosa. Native American Indians utilized the roots and rhizomes of this herb for “female problems” long before white […]

Mocktail, Anyone?

By |October 16th, 2017|

Here at WishGarden HQ, we are always looking for new and clever ways to demo our products – something to set our demos apart from the crowd (just like our formulas). And recently we stumbled onto something amazing…
It all started with our WishCart, which is a branded mobile minibar complete with four stools and […]

Pungent and Powerful: The Benefits of Garlic

By |October 4th, 2017|

Ah, the Stinking Rose! Sources differ on the exact origins of this common name for garlic (Allium sativum), a member of the onion (Alliaceae) family. Perhaps it was the pretty allium flower that provided the moniker. Or maybe it was the French physician and author, Henri Leclerc, who, around 1918, translated the Greek name, […]

All About Basil

By |September 20th, 2017|

As late summer slowly shifts to fall, it’s important to care for our digestion. With cold mornings and warm days, it can be challenging to strike a balance between eating warm and cooling foods. Basil offers a healthy solution: it brings balance during this seasonal change and helps the body prepare for colder weather.

Basil […]

Elder Flower

By |September 11th, 2017|

Elder (Sambucus nigra) is commonly called Black or European Elder. The flowers and berries have a long history of use throughout the Western world as food and for it’s health benefits.  In antiquity, the flowers were prized for cosmetic applications. Considered a plant of protection in the Middle Ages, the branches of this prolific, […]