Our Story

 Solstice Herb Farm  

Our Story

Solstice Herb Farm specializes in apothecary formulary and handcrafted, small batch organic skincare products created from hand-cultivated and wildcrafted botanicals. We are deeply committed to being environmentally conscious, sustainable and intentional - from what we create to what we consume, so we do our best to minimize our footprint in every aspect of our business. 

Solstice Herb Farm was born from an effort to provide clean, sustainable, plant-based self-care solutions to our community at realistic prices. Artisan luxury natural skincare for everyone! As ardent supporters of community herbalism, our mission is to cultivate an increased awareness of the healing powers of everyday plants in our direct environment and foster a rebirth of our herbal heritage to aid us in the pursuit of our self-purpose and well-being. By combining ancient knowledge and herbal folklore with cutting-edge modern scientific research, we seek to open new paths to deepening our collective understanding and respect for this plant-based world upon which we tread. It is our hope that this convergence of healing knowledge will unite us all in a mutual pursuit of preserving our planet’s precious plant allies for generations to come. Tread lightly, my friends.

Our Farm

We are a family-run micro-farm located in the Piedmont of Central NC, a working homestead growing heirloom and open-pollinated vegetables, fruits, and herbs utilizing sustainable, permaculture-based principles of responsible & ethical land stewardship. Our botanicals grow with the natural rhythms of nature, full of vitality and potency. Our farm-to-skincare philosophy — where comfrey, nettle, calendula, chamomile, lavender and countless pollinator-friendly plants grow in our healthy soil - is the essence of plant alchemy, transforming each individual plant into something more potent, powerful and transcendent. Praise be to the pollinators.

0ur Formulary

Solstice Herb Farm products are lovingly handmade in Pittsboro, North Carolina using plant-based ingredients either grown here on our farm or produced or wildcrafted locally, and/or purchased directly from artisan producers that share our ethical integrity and demand for quality. Our preservatives, emulsifiers, extracts and stabilizers are plant-derived and non-toxic.

All of our handcrafted products are GMO free, gluten free, cruelty-free, vegan friendly, formulated to organic and EcoCert standards, sustainably produced and packaged in Earth friendly, recyclable packaging. Each item is made to order in our lab with love and intention in small batches to ensure the purity and integrity of all our handcrafted products. Every formula is thoroughly researched, developed, and personally tested. Each ingredient is scrutinized for its therapeutic value and alignment with the overall goals and intention of the product before inclusion.

As plant life varies from season to season, you can expect slight natural variations in our products and some products will only be available seasonally. Further, our commitment to sustainable growing practices ensure that our potent formulations contain the highest quality, most vibrant plant medicine possible. All of our products are priced economically in order to ensure that everyone in our community has access to clean, natural skincare. Our products are intended to be full spectrum and holistic - providing healing support for your whole person, with an aim to bring about a state of harmony and well-being within body, mind, and soul. We hope you love using our products as much as we love making them!

Our Founder & Resident Plant Alchemist: Stephanie Fay

A passion for healthy living and a deep connection to Nature has guided Stephanie’s life as a mother, gardener/homesteader, naturalist, nutritionist, herbalist, and aromatherapist.  A fascination with the plants in her garden turned into formal studies that continue to this day.  Plants provide answers, clarity, healing, magick and inspiration through which she has intuited her life’s work.

Our Ingredients: Powerful Plant Medicine

 

At Solstice Herb Farm we believe that plant-based products can work just as well - in fact, even better! - than high-end, expensive brands with unrecognizable and unsafe synthetic ingredients. Further, we grow and wildcraft our own herbs that we then use in our formulations to insure the highest-potency, most vibrant plant potions possible. Some of the herbs we grow that make an appearance in various products:​

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Our herbs, oils, butters, beeswax, and essential oils are all as local, organic, potent, and safe for you and the environment as we can get them. Nearly all of our ingredients are certified organic, which means they have been grown/raised without the use of synthetic chemicals.