How it all Started...As a small child Carin was always picking and giving flowers...everything from the neighbor’s roses to the weediest wild flower could be found in one of her bouquets. At the age of 9 she began a journey of discovery with the book, Peterson's Field Guide to Wildflowers of North America. She spent her summer days wandering fields and cattle paths, learning to identify plants and flowers. Carin’s 10th birthday brought her a new book, Edible and Medicinal Plants of North America thus fueling her appetite to learn about and discover more plants!
As a young adult, Carin became fascinated with how prescription medications were originally derived from plant medicines and began to research some of them in her free time. Believing she was being led towards a path in Pharmacy, she finally decided to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician. Upon graduation and passing the board testing, Carin obtained a temporary job behind a pharmacy counter where she learned that pharmaceutical medications were not helping but rather either overwhelming or poisoning to the body. Growing more and more disenchanted every day, she was finally given one of her greatest gifts, a reprieve by God...she was laid off.
Carin started “Foxglove Botanicals” in 2005 with the sole intention of creating natural skin care products from earthly sources. However, in the aftermath of the pharmacy world, she made the decision to go one step further and provide products and education both stemming from the natural bounty of the Earth beneath our feet, believing as she always has, that the Lord provides us with all we need.
thing that lives shall be food for you; even as the green herb have I
given you all things”