Selkie Botanica: 

Find Home in Your Skin.



Selkie Botanica is a portal of traditional healing artworks for womyn’s health + radical self care


Selkie /ˈselkē/:

mythical creature embodying her true state (seal) in water but may assume other forms (human) on land.


Botanica /bəˈtänikə/:

A small store of crafted herbal and other traditional remedies for magical or spiritual purpose.


The Story

As a child I longed to be somewhere else than where I was, yet I didn't know what I wanted to be. When I moved to the Mid Hudson Valley, It felt a coming home. I could slip into an environment where I felt nestled in support: by the natural world. Establishing a relationship with plants as my allies helped me on a journey that eventually brought me into a deep appreciation for my body: the true home I had been seeking all of my life.

The tale of a Selkie is a similar lore. Shape shifters of the English Isles, Selkie's can slip in and out of their skin. If another takes away their skin, they are of another world than is their true home. They can live within that home, yet they will always be longing for their skin. When they find it once more, they may return back to their true home.

Selkie Botanica is the product line of Dharmawake. All items are handcrafted and designed by Elizabeth Gross, in collaboration with talented artists and craftsmyn, to bring its user into support to rest in her own skin with a certainty that her practices are supportive, steeped in traditional secrets of self care. These products act as allies to your healing process and add to your wisdom of how to inhabit your skin with clarity, confidence and sovereignty. May you forever claim the skin you're in and rest in it fully. 


Learn how to incorporate traditional healing products into your daily life:

 Join Womyn's Health and Radical Self Care Program.