• Our commitment to environmental stewardship

    Our commitment to environmental stewardship

    I'm determined to build Waterbody as a force for good. Here's how I'm weaving environmental stewardship into the fabric of this skincare brand.
  • On Devil's Club, and Why We're No Longer Using it in Our Skincare

    On Devil's Club, and Why We're No Longer Using it in Our Skincare

    Learn about this potent healing plant, some of it's indigenous cultural context, and why we've we won't be formulating with it anymore.
  • Field Notes: Harvesting Spruce Tips

    Field Notes: Harvesting Spruce Tips

    Windows down, bare arms warmed by spring sunshine radiating from an uncharacteristically bright blue sky, we cruise out into the forests in search of fresh green fragrant Sitka spruce tips for your next soak in our Rainforest Bath Salts.
  • Eat Wild: A Quick Guide to Alaska's Spring Edibles

    Eat Wild: A Quick Guide to Alaska's Spring Edibles

    The arrival of spring is a refreshing welcome sight, and it has our boots – and our spirits – itching to get out and wander around the woods to see which familiar green friends are making their seasonal debut. We’re ready to step into foraging season! This week I’m sharing three of my favorite wild spring edibles to forage in southeast Alaska.
  • Forest Bathing to Unplug, De-stress, & Feel Good

    Forest Bathing to Unplug, De-stress, & Feel Good

    The practice of immersing oneself in the world of the woods is well known and regularly practiced for good health in Japan, where it is beautifully referred to as shinrin-yoku, or ‘forest bathing’. Tap into the mind-body benefits of spending time among the trees.
  • Field notes: Gathering Labrador Tea

    Field notes: Gathering Labrador Tea

    Slip on your xtratuffs and take a hike into the rain-soaked muskeg in search of mid-fall magic and aromatic Labrador Tea.
  • Canning the Harvest: Preserving food, memories, and love in a jar.

    With the warm smell of alder smoke in the air and the steady gurgle of the pressure canner bubbling away on the stovetop, I spent the last weekend salting, smoking, and canning this summer’s catch of king, coho, and sockeye salmon. Like processing any food you’ve caught or grown yourself, smoking and canning fish is truly a labor of love.
  • The Power of Feeling Small: Paddling the Western Coast of Prince of Wales Island

    The Power of Feeling Small: Paddling the Western Coast of Prince of Wales Island

    When a close friend first approached and floated the idea of a big, extended wilderness paddling trip to me, my eyes widened and my mouth blurted, “yes, absolutely!” while the little voice of self-doubt in my brain quietly whispered, “hey, um, you do know you’re not really an expedition paddler, right? A few long weekend trips doesn’t exactly mean you’re prepared for an undertaking of...
  • Eat the Weeds: Recipe for a Wild Spring Greens Pesto

    Eat the Weeds: Recipe for a Wild Spring Greens Pesto

    Spring is bursting across Alaska, and with warmer temps and longer days comes the return of wild edibles!  In our backyard, garden, and on regular walks about town I'm starting to spot familiar plant friends like dandelion, nettle, plantain, and horsetail emerging from damp soils to take in the spring sun. 
  • Self Care in The Backcountry

    Self Care in The Backcountry

    Alaskan summer is in full swing, and the season is prime for getting outta dodge to take advantage of all this magnificent landscape has to offer. Whether your summer trails lead you high up the mountain, deep into the woods, or far up river, the smallest of self care rituals can go a long way in keeping you comfortable, happy, and feeling like a goddess of...
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