Arcana is an exploration into the mysteries of plants. The word was popularized by alchemists during the sixteenth century as they sought to unveil the greatest secrets of plants, minerals, and animals - the ‘arcana of nature’. At that time, the western world was transitioning from the middle ages to the renaissance and the desire for knowledge both spiritual and physical was exploding. Alchemists understood that all plants and minerals contained their own spirit, or ‘essence’ which could be extracted and utilized for healing.
With one foot in this time when nature was regarded as having unlimited potential, and the other amidst the modern desire for self-care and reconnection with earth, Arcana is a gesture of modern ritual with a historical perspective. We create for those who live on the threshold of the real world and the natural world, and who seek the transcendent power of plants. Our blends are intuitively guided by botanical realms, artistic representations, and mythological landscapes.
Our compositions are tapestries in which every ingredient has a purpose, whether physical or energetic, eliminating the need for ‘key ingredients’. We don’t think of ourselves as belonging to an industry, but rather as inheritors and narrators of rich botanical traditions, stories, and craft. we take our environmental responsibilities as humans on a fragile earth seriously. Our packaging is low-impact, with as minimal plastic as possible.