• 3 Spectacular New Zealand Native Plants And How To Use Them

    3 Spectacular New Zealand Native Plants And How To Use Them

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    New Zealand And Our Natives We have grown up in the ever-changing kiwi landscapes that we call home, and we are also very lucky to have a wealth of plants that we can use to help support our family and our personal health and wellness. New Zealand native plants have become trendy and more utilised recently and we can see why as they are...
  • Horopito 'The Pepper Tree' - What It Is And How To Use It

    Horopito 'The Pepper Tree' - What It Is And How To Use It

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    Horopito has an amazing peppery taste, as well as a number of medicinal benefits. This is why we use wild harvested horopito in some of our products!
  • 3 Of The Best Travel Essentials You Need In New Zealand This Summer

    3 Of The Best Travel Essentials You Need In New Zealand This Summer

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    While we might not be jetting overseas this Christmas, we may still be getting on a plane and enjoying our very own and very lovely country! Travel, be it only domestic can still present itself with some challenges. So, we always pack our favourite New Zealand travel essentials for the journey. Fight Off Infection Our Throat Spray is amazing for taking on planes, buses, taxis...
  • What You Need To Know If You Are New To Herbal Medicine

    What You Need To Know If You Are New To Herbal Medicine

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    If you are new to herbal medicine, we have you covered. Here are a few things you should know.
  • The 5 Things We Do To Ensure Sustainability

    The 5 Things We Do To Ensure Sustainability

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    You care about the environment, and so do we. These are the 5 things we do to ensure we're doing our bit for the planet.
  • The Best For Spring - Are You Using These Yet?

    The Best For Spring - Are You Using These Yet?

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    This combination of wild harvested, natural products is the perfect way to help you and your family combat the change in season!
  • The 3 Ingredients In Liver Bitters That Will Help You Feel Amazing

    The 3 Ingredients In Liver Bitters That Will Help You Feel Amazing

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    Sometimes we all need a little extra help when looking after our health. If you struggle with bloating or indigestion, if you’re prone to acne and hormonal imbalances or even need help regulating your appetite, we can help.
  • 5 Of The Best Health Tips For Spring

    5 Of The Best Health Tips For Spring

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    Our naturopath, Skye Macfarlane, gives you her top tips for staying healthy in the new season.
  • The Health Benefits Of Rosehip: Our New Daily Boost Tonic

    The Health Benefits Of Rosehip: Our New Daily Boost Tonic

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    Our reformulated Daily Boost Tonic is here! It contains a powerful combination of rosehip, nettle and kawakawa. Rosehip contains one of the highest plant-based forms of vitamin C, which in turn helps with inflammation, supports immunity helps with collagen and skin repair, and also adrenal health. You can try our Daily Boost Tonic to get all the benefits of rosehip for yourself!
  • Embrace winter with warming and supportive hot tonics.

    Embrace winter with warming and supportive hot tonics.

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    Embrace winter with warming and supportive hot tonics. The winter temperatures sure have hit down south. With some days starting out in the negative we’ve needed to up our game to stay warm and well. Nothing beats cosy-ing up on a winters day, with a hot brew in hand.  Other than the basics of hand washing, eating well (and with plenty of colour and...
  • Bitters - Our award winning formula (Part 4)

    Bitters - Our award winning formula (Part 4)

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    Bitters-Our award winning formula. Over this 4 part blog series we have shared with you the history of bitters and how bitter tastes can be beneficial to our overall health and particularly our digestion. Wild Dispensary is ALL about simplicity and sustainability. Things have to be easy to be able to be maintained and that goes for daily habits as well. We are all...
  • Bitters and how they work (Part 3)

    Bitters and how they work (Part 3)

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    Bitters and how do they work: So why would we have bitters? Bitter tastes are usually produced by plants to protect themselves against predators, plants produce chemical compounds, many of which are bitter tasting and even poisonous. That is why we have a negative reaction to bitters (to protect us from being poisoned). But bitter is one of the original four basic t
  • Central Otago Thyme

    Central Otago Thyme

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    Here at Wild Dispensary not only do we live in, but we celebrate the landscape and the amazing plants that grow in our region.  We also highlight and hero them - in particular Central Otago Thyme.  Central Otago Thyme has long been utilised for its powerful medicinal qualities.  There is a reason why this amazing plant is so powerful and it is in large...
  • Throat spray highlight

    Throat spray highlight

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    Throat spray highlight We are slightly biased but we LOVE our throat spray. It is an essential in our bags (especially for travel) and in our medicine cupboards.  We use it for a variety of reasons: If you have a tickly sore throat. It helps to numb and soothe the sore area (we use clove specifically for this). If you have been around people...
  • Not at the finishing line yet...a mental health check in.

    Not at the finishing line yet...a mental health check in.

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    Lockdown check in - how are you all going out there? The funny thing about life is we all react in different ways - just check your social media. How many of your friends are taking the time to ACTUALLY exercise daily, or eat breakfast when they are usually too busy, or making meals from scratch? Some of us are taking the time to...
  • What are Bitters and how do they help liver processes? (Part 2)

    What are Bitters and how do they help liver processes? (Part 2)

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    What are Bitters? The term bitters refers to alcohol-based extracts of the bark, leaves, roots, or flowers of bitter-tasting plants that have been used medicinally since ancient times for digestive ailments
  • How your Liver and your Immunity are linked (Part 1)

    How your Liver and your Immunity are linked (Part 1)

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    Liver and Immunity While the focus right now globally is immunity - understandably - we wanted to also highlight the amazing work your liver does and how it is also tied to keeping us well. Our liver works constantly; it processes everything we eat, drink, breathe and put on our skin, and when we are sick it also helps with supporting our immune response....
  • Autumn

    Autumn

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    Autumn  Where did Summer go?! Autumn is here and it brings cooler and darker mornings. While it is nice to see the changing colours and the cool air might be a welcome relief for some it does mark the move into the darker/colder months of the year. Autumn can also bring seasonal ills and chills and as we talked about last week - viruses....
  • How do viruses work?

    How do viruses work?

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    How do viruses work? This very cool (short) video shows you just how our body reacts to a virus- Cell vs. virus: A battle for health- Shannon Stiles. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqGuJhOeMek   Despite the big viral elephant in the world - Autumn is the start of the normal ‘ills and chills’ season so if you feel a little under the weather we have some tips: Usually...
  • Where can you get Wild Dispensary products now?

    Where can you get Wild Dispensary products now?

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    Hi all, Just a quick update on where you can still access our Wild Herbal Formulas with all of these rapid changes! We do have stock but have just taken it offline to respect the rules of level 4 in New Zealand at the moment. Stay tuned to our social for updates and a focus on the medicine and wild weeds growing in your...
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