• 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. 
  • Clean body, clean planet: Multipurpose All Natural Soaps

    Clean body, clean planet: Multipurpose All Natural Soaps

    Meet our handcrafted bars of cleansing, nourishing, moisturizing plant power for your whole body. Made to keep you feeling clean and funky fresh from head to toe.
  • How-to: Create Your Self Care Ritual with Herbal Face Masks!

    How-to: Create Your Self Care Ritual with Herbal Face Masks!

    So, you've seen our new herbal face masks and you're thinking, "well that looks/sounds incredible, but how the heck do I use it?!" I see you, and I've put together a little demo to show you how to develop your own self care masking ritual & enjoy all the herb-infused benefits of our new face masks!
  • A Horsetail-as-old-as-time: Get to know Horsetail herb, Equisetum arvense

    A Horsetail-as-old-as-time: Get to know Horsetail herb, Equisetum arvense

    Horsetail: A sure sign of spring, and one of the first easily recognizable plants to push their way through the warming soil. Let's take a moment to get to know & appreciate this wildly prehistoric plant!
  • 2017: Our Year In Review!

    2017: Our Year In Review!

    In the spirit of reflection at the transition to a new year, I'd like to share our year in review. We dreamed BIG for Gathered & Grown last year, and 2017 saw some huge leaps of faith, exciting changes, new opportunities, and humbling lessons learned. Here's a look back at a few favorite highlights:
  • More Than a Buzzword - What Handmade Means to Me

    More Than a Buzzword - What Handmade Means to Me

    My thoughts and musings as a "hand-maker" on what this label truly means.
  • 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...
  • Dandelion Fields Forever

    Dandelion Fields Forever

      It’s the time of year in Southeast Alaska where the sun has finally warmed our cold, wet, wintery bones and the sun has baked into the soil enough to coax out all the fresh bright greens of springtime. Perhaps my favorite sight of spring are the pops of bright golden yellow that have begun to burst open and grow to the size of...
  • WATERBODY GOES ORGANIC

    WATERBODY GOES ORGANIC

    Our goal at Waterbody is to bring you the very best in body care. To bring you all natural goods that enhance your daily life, encourage routine self care, restore and support healthy, happy skin, and make accessible the healing powers of the plant world. We strive to do this while also fostering a connection to our wild natural landscapes and creating ways to live...
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