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THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THINGS IN LIFE COME WHEN THEY ARE NEEDED IN THE WORLD.

LOVE MEDICINE NATION BEGAN ABOUT A MONTH BEFORE COVID TOOK OVER THE WORLD. AT THE TIME, ALEXANDRA, OUR FOUNDER, HAD A HOLISTIC HEALING PRACTICE ON NANTUCKET ISLAND THAT SHE WAS HEADING BACK TO AFTER A BREAK VISITING FAMILY IN CONNECTICUT. IT WAS COVID THAT KEPT HER PUT AND CLOSING DOWN HER HEALING PRACTICE. 

AS A TEENAGER, ALEXANDRA FELL IN LOVE WITH THE FILM PRACTICAL MAGIC. THE DREAM OF HAVING HER OWN MAGICAL PRODUCT LINE ONE DAY HAD FOLLOWED HER FOR ALMOST TWO DECADES. IT WAS TIME. IT WAS TIME TO CREATE, IT WAS TIME TO HANDCRAFT, IT WAS TIME TO BRING THE MEDICINE TO THE PEOPLE TO HELP THEM CONNECT TO THEIR HEART'S CONSCIOUSNESS. 

AS SHE BEGAN TO CRAFT HER MAGICAL BOTANICAL PRODUCTS, SHE FOUND THAT HER CALL TO BE AN ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARD MADE THE SOURCING OF INGREDIENTS MUCH MORE DIFFICULT THAN EXPECTED... NEARLY EVERYTHING THAT A LOT OF BOTANICAL LINES SOURCE COME FROM OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES, AT THE HIGH COST OF DAMAGING THE EARTH THROUGH EXCESS CARBON EMISSIONS. THERE WERE TIMES WHEN IT SEEMED ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND WHAT SHE WAS LOOKING FOR TO GO INTO HER HANDCRAFTED RECIPES, BECAUSE FRANKINCENSE DOES NOT GROW IN THIS COUNTRY. SHE THEN REALIZED THAT SHE NEEDED TO ONLY USE WHAT SHE COULD FIND THAT WAS CLOSE TO HER, SO HER NEWEST GOAL WAS TO CREATE A LINE OF PRODUCTS ONLY FROM INGREDIENTS GROWN AND CREATED WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OR CANADA. 

SO, AS SHE LOVINGLY BEGAN HER VENTURE INTO SOURCING, THE PRODUCTS BEGAN TO EVOLVE, SHE CONNECTED WITH BEAUTIFUL FARMERS, AND CRAFT ARTISANAL ESSENTIAL OIL DISTILLERS, SHE LEARNT ABOUT THE LAND AROUND HER AND WHAT GREW IN HER BACKYARD AND SURROUNDING AREAS, AND SHE BEGAN TO BECOME ONE WITH THE PLANTS.