Collection: St. John's Wort

Hypericum perforatum

This sunny little flower has been used as both an internal and external herbal remedy since the time of ancient Greece. 

At Kuumba Made, we celebrate this plant primarily for the success it has topically in supporting a variety of skin conditions. Every year in July, we work with sustainable wildcrafters in Oregon to harvest and ship beautiful fresh tops of the plant branches while it is in flower. It is a very exciting couple of days at our headquarters; the entire team pauses what we’re doing and together we admire and lay the flowers out to gently wilt to just the right point before we process it into small pieces and infuse it into organic extra virgin olive oil. Almost immediately, this precious oil begins to turn red from the hypericin and pigmented flavonoids. We include this infusion into many of our topical formulas to offer soothing comfort to overworked muscles and joints.