imagine leaving the country, your job, your family, to explore a new terrain. Imagine once you reached your destination you had eleven u.s. dollars to your name. You arrive on the pacific coast of Mexico, after 36 hours on busses. you lose your glasses, only to arrive in the most beautiful place you've even been able (sorta) to see. Welcome to Mazunte.
For us, creating these adaptogenic, nutrient dense
raw chocolates has become an art form that weaves
through the five senses, and nourishes us as well.
So, onto the good stuff.
.................herbal infused chocolates, mind you.
These aren't per-se, like anything you've ever experienced before. Up to fifty percent of these raw chocolates include adaptogenic herbs. These herbs have the amazing capability to give your body what it needs most. In order for an herb to be classified as adaptogen, it must restore balance and strengthen the functioning of the body without throwing another organ or body system out of balance.
Adaptogens facilitate these changes by a wide range of actions rather than just by one specific action. Of equal importance to the herb’s active properties is its safety—an adaptogen must be nontoxic and non-habit forming, even when taken over a long period of time.
Adaptogens in our chocolates include
ashwaghanda, eleuthero, rhodiola, maca & gynostemma
Our body is a symphony of cells interacting in miraculous ways to produce each and every one of us. The foods we consume provide the fuel that allows the cells to grow and function On the simplest level we truly are what we eat - which brings us to.....
The main ingredient for our line of zenned out offerings is raw cacao. A truly amazing tree, Theobromus cacao is the only food that contains anandamide, the neurotransmitter responsible for the feeling of BLISS. It also contains phenethylamine, the LOVE molecule, and a healthy dose of dopamine, that boosts motivation and pleasure.
We add a bit of locally produced raw honey and glow-encouraging raw coconut oil to make our base for the herbal chocolate confections.
<<<<<<><><>>>>>>>>CHILL - a remarkably relaxing and brightening blend
<<<<<<><relaxes your muscles and gives support for restful sleep and stress relief.
<<<<<<><><>>>>>>>>BLISS - gives you a boost of euphoria and motivation.
<<<<<<><><>>>>>>>>BUZZ for endurance athletes and weekend warriors alike
<<<<<<><><>>>>>>>>SAGE - for cranial expansion <> so you can bust out that epic poem you memorized in grad school twenty years later.
Now is the time to share them with the world.
There are so many other things going on at WildCraft Apothecary - our focus on this campaign is on bringing Adaptozen - Herbal Infused Raw Chocolates to local markets. If we receive more funding than our initial goal, our Herbal Lib(er)ations and Wild elixirs will be available that much sooner! Now that wouldn't that be fun? We've concocted Zoom superfood bumps, Electric, an Herbal Electrolyte Elixir, Ambrosia, a superfood infused honey, Rawtella, an addictive vegan nutella, Illumination, a skinfood Herbal Lib(er)ation, and much more! Maca Macaroons, Raw Almond Butter Cups...We hope to roll these out as well but let's stay focused on what we need to get these treats to the people!
What We Need & What You Get
We need a few things to become a sustainable business and still keep our philosophies in check. We're applying this money to logging hours at our community commercial kitchen...which happens to be right down the road from our farm. Quite a perk! There we will handcraft our delectable creations, all organic, all the time, of course.
We will also be using your contributions for applying for an LLC license & for crafting a wonderful website.
We need to procure quantities of sustainable packaging (glass and compostable vegetable plastics) All of the design work and labels have been created by Eva. Now we just need them printed.
We need to source quality sustainable ingredients in bulk for our first wholesale order.
We have some really neat swag to offer in exchange for some help with our campaign! Check it out!
Contributors wanting their Adaptozens sent as gifts for Christmas please donate by Thanksgiving so we can assure a timely delivery!
Any contribution gets a 25% off coupon to use for a future purchase. Anyone who contributes 10$ or more gets in on some raw herbal confections! These are tasty treats, and excellent gifts for the holidays - for an overworked best friend, your local eccentric scholar, or even your flamingo loving neighbor.
Other Ways You Can Help
Sometimes you can't part with your hard-earned cash. We understand! If you like our idea but can't help financially, pretty pretty please like our campaign on Facebook, and help get the word out! Thanks in advance!