Makasutu Essences were born in the sacred forest of Makasutu in Gambia, West Africa and are produced from flowers and the enviroment in Gambia, Jamaica and Florida. They are preserved with non-alcohol based Red Shiso, a variety of Japanese mint, which allows me to work with everyone - adults, children, animals and even plants.
It has always been my desire to share how the essences promote emotional wellbeing - but I always wisahed to do more - I expanded my idea to include the setup of a small cooperative garden in Gambia to bottle and package the essences on site, which will give employment to local residents, as well as educate them on the value and use of essences on a daily basis.
The essences will also help people understand the value of plant biodiversity, as no plants are removed or harmed in the essence making process.
Additionally, I would like to set up a foundation - The Healing Garden Foundation Trust - which will provide scholarships to needy students in four (4) countries who commit to studying plants in some way.
For every bottle of essence sold, 10% of the proceeds will be donated towards the establishment of the cooperative, as well as provide seed money for the trust.
This is how people can turn their gold (i.e. money) into green - healing themselves and the Earth at the same time.