Iskra’s Herbal Alchemy
Iskra's Rejuvenating Face Balm
I designed this face balm especially for autumn’s and winter’s dark, grey, windy, cold and depleting days. To heal skin, replenish its mineral and vitamin content and make skin tighter and fresher.
This balm is packed with natural vitamin C (coming from cold-pressed Sea Buckthorn oil). Sweet embrace by Chamomile and Calendula long-infused in valuable almond and sesame oils, enrich skin with vitamins and minerals and healthy fats, while also assisting with healing of wounds and scars. Nourishing pure shea butter and just enough natural, sustainably sourced, beeswax, will provide even deeper juiciness and help lock moisture of the face skin, but also hands skin.
Essential Rose oil is added for graceful scent and to aid tonifying of the skin.
60ml = 25 EUR
Iskra’s Happy & Healthy Breasts Massage Oil
This oil is made from long infused Cleaver oil, which is known for its ability to cleanse the lymphatic system. It also contains long infused Mugwort oil which induces flow and reduces inflammation. Long infused Lady Mantle oil is here to help balance our hormonal system and to open portals of softness. Base oils are cold-pressed sunflower oil and extra-virgin olive oil. They contribute to the nourishment of the skin. I added also Rose essential oil to support heart opening and deep inner peace.
Breast massage is a self-care practice which replenishes our hearts, cleanses and stimulates our endocrine system and moves stagnant (emotional) energy, transforming into a blissful flow. It is essential for female health, yet it is rarely taught.
50ml = 22 EUR
Iskra’s Triple Extracts of Chaga, Reishi and Lion's Mane
Time to harvest the year, things we have created and grown.
Also time to ground, root, take stock. To adopt to changes, prepare for the winter, raise frequency and immunity.
To assist you in your transitions, I have extracted full spectrum
of 3 medicinal mushrooms: Chaga, Lion’s Mane and Reishi.
These are non-psychedelic mushrooms which offer their adaptogenic qualities – meaning they might help you to adopt to changes, stress, and transitions.
Chaga and Reishi have been used for centuries to improve immunity, as anti-viral and anti-bacterial support, and as powerful anti-oxidants which fight free radicals in your body. Reishi is also known to improve sleep, promote longevity and healthy liver. Lion’s Mane has antioxidant and antiviral/bacterial properties as well, while it is best known for its ability to improve cognitive health, concentration, memory, mood, to aid nerve regeneration and gut health. Together, taken in the morning hours, they are a powerhouse of goodness, which could give you just about the right kick to start off your day and support you all along till the nights fall.
50ml Chaga and Lion’s Mane Triple Extract = 35 EUR
30ml Reishi Triple Extract = 25 EUR
All 3 mushrooms together (80ml) = 57 EUR
Iskra’s Heart Opening Elixir
Heart Opening Elixir is made from Hawthorn berries. Hawthorn is a European tree which is a powerful heart healer and heart opener. I developed this elixir as a local analogue to ceremonial Cacao. The elixir is lighter than Cacao, as it is connecting heart to upper chakras and vision, rather the lower chakras and grounding. It is physically stimulating blood vessels and heart, and may reduce (social) anxiety. Ceremonial dose of HOE is meant to support people to open up, to each other and to music especially. Hawthorn teaches us to open our hearts, while at the same time its thorns teach us how to keep our healthy boundaries. Since 2020, I frequently hold ceremonies with Hawthorn elixir. My intention is to locally replace Cacao and to stimulate people to search for healing and wellness in their immediate natural surroundings.
30 ml=17 EUR / 50 ml=22 EUR
Iskra’s Immunity Booster
Immunity Boost is a natural remedy made only from Sea Buckthorn berries, Dandelion roots and Nettle seeds tinctures, distilled water and Ginger and Lemon essential oils. This remedy contains beneficial vitamins, minerals and amino-acids coming from plants only. Sea Buckthorn berries are powerhouse of vitamins A, B1, B2, B9, C, and K, omega-3, 6, 7, and 9 fatty acids. Vitamin C in sea buckthorn is 15 times higher than in an orange (700 mg vs 45 in 100 grams). Dandelion roots contain vitamins A, B, C, and D, as well as minerals, such as iron, potassium, and zinc. Nettle seeds are superfoods, the most nutritious part of the nettle. While the whole plant contains vitamins A and C and minerals (iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, silicon, beta-carotene, folic acid), nettle seeds are also rich in fatty acids and vitamin E. Nettle is an adaptogen, which means that they help you adapt to stress. These plants are full of potent antioxidants, compounds that help neutralise free radicals — molecules that are a product of normal metabolism but contribute to chronic disease risk if levels get too high in your body. Ginger and Lemon essential oils add not only an amazing taste, but also antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and may help with feelings of anxiety, nervousness, unhappiness, and fatigue.
How to use: Take daily 20 drops of this elixir under your tongue to support your immunity. When you are in a need for a stronger immunity boost, take twice a day 20 drops. In case the taste is too strong for you, dissolve in a cold drink of your choice.
30 ml = 17 EUR
Iskra’s Concentration Elixir
Concentration Elixir is a natural remedy made only from Ginko Biloba and Rosemary tinctures, young Jenever, distilled water and Peppermint essential oil. Ginkgo and Rosemary are locally sourced (wild harvest in Amsterdam and Iskra’s permaculture garden). These plants are useful for brain activity and concentration. They both contribute to better circulation in the brains. Good circulation will bring more than necessary oxygen to the brain cells, and help them work properly and to regenerate. Ginkgo is one of the oldest living tree species. Ginkgo has a long history of use in treating blood disorders and memory issues. Today, it is best known as a way to potentially keep your memory sharp. Ginkgo leaves contain flavonoids and terpenoids, which are both antioxidants. In our body, harmful particles called free radicals build up as we age, and may contribute to heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer disease. Antioxidants like those found in ginkgo fight off free radicals, and stop them from damaging our cells. Peppermint essential oil may help with headaches, muscle aches and joint pain. It also can help improve mental function and to reduce stress.
How to use: Take daily 20 drops of this elixir under your tongue to support your mental activities, reduce stress and maintain healthy brains. When you are in a need for a strong focus, take 30 drops. Avoid using this elixir after 17.00. In case the taste is too strong for you, dissolve in a cold drink of your choice.
30 ml = 17 EUR
Iskra’s Meditation Oil
This unique blend of essential oils and pure almond oil is meant to inspire deep meditation sessions and to support you in your journey to the inner self.
10ml = 15 EUR
Temple Of Joy - herbal lubricants line
Temple of Joy lubricants are created to empower women to take their pleasure and genital health in their own hands. Handcrafted with ingredients which can as well be safely eaten, following motto that what is good for your gut is good for your skin, each type of TOJ lubricant is designed to aid some of the common female issues, like dryness, itching, inflammation, yeast and bacterial infections, relaxed vaginal tissue, etc. See more next to each product. These products are not intended for pregnant ladies. For a custom lubricant (safe during pregnancy) contact the maker.
Herbalist, artist and an activist, Iskra Bela, combines traditional herbal knowledge and contemporary out-of-box thinking to develop unique products for female needs. The herbs used in TOJ products are grown with love in her own permaculture/biological garden in Amsterdam.
Elixir 30ml=17 EUR, 50ml=22 EUR / Butter 60ml=17 EUR, 120ml=25 EUR
Temple of Love Aphrodisiac
Temple of Love Aphrodisiac is a natural remedy made only from Catuaba bark tincture. Catuaba is a tree coming from Central and South America. It is traditionally used as an aphrodisiac, a remedy for sexual arousal and better sexual performance of men. Yet that is not where the benefits of this beautiful red tree end. In folk medicine, Catuaba is commonly used to treat fatigue, stress and memory loss. Some studies found that it has antioxidant, antimicrobial, antiviral and antidepressant properties. It stimulates blood flow in the whole body, regardless of your gender, and in the bellow stated doses it will sensitise your skin, making it more receptive to touch, and to sensuality through touch. You might experience more flow, heart opening sensations and deeper relaxation.
How to use: Take 40 drops of this aphrodisiac each with a person you like and trust, 20 mins before sharing intimacy. In case the taste is too strong for you, dissolve in a cold drink of your choice.
Price: 17 EUR
Lucid Dreaming Kit
If you can’t travel to the outer world, you can still travel to the inner world. With this Lucid Dreaming kit!
It is completely handcrafted, based on locally grown biological Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris). Contains: Lucid Dreaming Tea and Lucid Dreaming Balm.
Price: 26 EUR
It comes with an explanation how to use, and with a personal herbalist advice (Mugwort has other healing properties, especially valuable for women)
Full Moon Smoking Mix - 8 Herbs for Lungs
This mix was my Full Moon inspiration. The intention was to create something with good taste/smell, which burns well and it is beneficial for the lungs. The mix contains 8 different plants, most of which I collect in spring: Mullein, Lungwort, Mugwort, Sage, Thyme, Wild Oregano, Peppermint and Blackberry leaves. In the past, Lungwort and Mullein were traditionally smoked to cleanse lungs. Mugwort is known to reduce inflammation. Other plants are complementary to the mix. The mix is finely cut and ready to use. You can smoke it on its own or mix it with other smokables. Each bag contains 13 gr of goodness. Limited edition.
Price: 12 EUR
This kit is created to aid common issues in (pre)menopause phase of woman’s life. The main ingredient of the remedies is herb Lady Mantle (Alchemilla vulgaris) which is in traditional herbal medicine known as a protector of women and promoter of health of their reproductive organs. The tincture is taken orally to aid inner balance and hormonal regulation, while Temple of Joy lubricants help to keep vaginas healthy and juicy. There are two types of lubricants, both containing Lady Mantle: elixir and butter. They have similar properties, except that elixir warms up and butter cools down. You can choose one according to your personal preference.
Kits contains: 50 ml Lady Mantle tincture + 1 Temple of Joy Balance lubricant 30/60 ml
Price: 29 EUR
Own Your Flow - Menstruation Kit
With this kit you will be able to own your flow and ease the troubles during your Moon days. Lady’s Mantle tincture used orally helps to regulate the periods, while Mugwort balm applied on the skin of your lower belly helps with cramps and supports healthy blood flow.
50 ml of Lady’s Mantle tincture + 60 ml Mugwort balm / Price: 27 EUR
Relax and Sleep Well Kit
This kit is designed for unwinding at the end of your day and aiding good night’s sleep. The tea is a wonderful blend of Melissa (herb that promotes relaxation and happiness), Rose, Lavender and Chamomile. Lemon Balm (Melissa) tincture taken orally will calm you down, relax nervous stomach, bring you in a sweet and heart-opening mood, right on time for your favourite go-to-sleep ritual. It is possible use tincture for relaxation during the day as well. This aromatic herb also supports general immunity.
Price: 23 EUR
Lush hair kit
This kit promotes hair growth and healthy hair. Tincture made from Nettle roots is traditionally used to promote circulation of the scalp and stimulate hair growth. Hair oil contains infusions of Rosemary and Nettle and it is used as a hair treatment (mask) to feed hair, to make it stronger and more lush. This kit will last long and you will receive a recipe for use as well
250 ml of Hair oil + 30 ml Nettle roots tincture
Price: 35 EUR
Organic homegrown handpicked and slowly dried
Calendula, Nettle, Melissa, Yellow Dead Nettle, Rosemary, Valerian, Mugwort, Absinth, St John’s Wort, Elderflower, Oregano, Raspberry, Wild strawberry, Blackberry, Mullein,…
10 EUR single plant, 12 EUR mix thee
Infusion of organic homegrown herbs in alcohol
Comfrey, Rosemary, Melissa, Nettle, Wild chestnut, Thyme, Mugwort
Prices: 20ml=8,00 EUR / 30ml=10,00 EUR / 50ml=12,00 EUR / 100ml=17 EUR
Infusion of organic homegrown herbs in different cold pressed oils
St Johns wort, Calendula oil, Oregano oil, Nettle oil, Rosemary oil, Clever oil, Mugwort oil, Thyme oil
Prices: 20ml=8 EUR / 30ml=10 EUR / 50ml=12 EUR / 100ml=17 EUR
Organic homegrown herbs infused in organic cold-pressed coconut oil or in olive oil with a bit of bee wax added
Comfrey, Mugwort, Calendula, Bay leaf
Prices: 60ml=15 EUR, 120ml=20 EUR
Homemade skin care with shea butter, bee wax, cold pressed oils, essential oils, herbal oils
Hand Creme, Body Butter, Rejuvenating Foot Balm
Prices from 20,00 EUR
Special massage oils
Cold pressed oils infused with organic homegrown herbs with healing properties, enriched with essential oils.
Detox, Heart Opening, Relaxing, Energising, Circulation
Price: 100ml=19 EUR / 250ml=25 EUR
I create custom made healing massage oils for massage therapists. Feel free to contact me with your desires and needs based on your practices and clients.
Foods with high nutritional value (on demand)
Fermented foods / NY Style Pickle (cucumber), fermented peppers, green tomatoes, radishes, onions, lemons, horseradish paste and custom made products
Prices from 8,00 EUR
To order any of the products please send an email to email@example.com. Please note that availability of all products depends on a season and scale of my urban permaculture garden which yields most of ingredients of Iskra products (herbs, spices and horseradish). For more info about above products or custom made possibilities feel free to
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