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A Family Tradition Of Healing

Harvesting wild elderberry and making healing salves has been a part of Suzi's family heritage since 1865. The elderberry plant and other wild harvested ingredients were used in the family "cure-all salve," going back several generations.  
Growing up, Suzi's mother taught her how to harvest elderberry stems for making the salve. Like her great grandfather before her who taught his children, Suzi's mother showed her how to harvest and process the plant compounds to release the healing extracts. Other ingredients were added to complete the formula. The salve was used to heal everything from cuts, to wounds, to burns and infections, including a severe and life threatening infection that Suzi's great, great grandfather had when he was just a young boy.
Later, when Suzi was living in the dry, cold climate of Nebraska, her fingertips began to crack and bleed. One day she called home in hopes of getting some relief. Her mom recommended she make the family salve. Suzi wasted no time in gathering ingredients and within the next few days made her own version of a healing salve. Suzi excitedly shares, that when she used it the following day, she was amazed to find it more effective and healing than anything else she had tried. Within a few days, her fingertips were back to normal.
Suzi's Lavender creates organic, plant-based products with this effectiveness in mind, and the rewarding intention of helping others. 

Suzi's Today

Suzi's has grown to include three distinct families of products with a fourth line of products due out in the Spring of 2020.  The formulas provide support for all types of skin and skin conditions.  We believe in the power of plants to be used as a powerful natural remedy for much of what ails us.  We are thankful to be able to continue the family tradition of natural healing and to maintain a part of the original salve recipe even today, in all of our formulas.