RECLAMATION represents to us a retrieval of something once known but lost
…maybe in method, memory, or dream.
The name embodies our spirit and interest in revitalizing wild wisdom while heeding the immense offerings that surround us already. We have always shared our handmade goods with our closest circles: gifts intended to bring joy, nourish, soothe injury, solve ailment.
RECLAMATION is the widening of that circle to community.
We aim for delight and thoughtful remedy. All of our products are made by hand, from scratch (or seed as it were), deliberately in small batches. As a testament, we also use them in our daily lives!
In 2020, we were able to access a more direct line of plant gifts through a land steward position in the Catskills. We began to grow our own food and medicine and deepen our relationship to the rhythms of nature.
We focus on using whole materials, many harvested from what we have grown or respectfully wild-crafted from the land. What is not gathered or produced by our own hands, we source from places we believe practice an honest, conservation-minded ethic.
STAYC ST. ONGE is the creator and illustrator of our products. She has worked in the craft of professional makeup artistry in film and television for over 18 years, a trade requiring discerning competency to the skin and its care.
Stayc came to work with the plants many years ago when she saw their impact shine over the narrow and limiting offerings of allopathy.
She is an abiding student of botany and the medicinal teachings of the plant world. She is also a grower and artist and holds a deep longing for everything that is out of doors.
Hobbies include: taking maddeningly slow walks through woods, botanical drawing, studying plant and people relationships, kissing chickens (or really any animal), solving puzzles, building stuff from found objects.