An Essence for the Ages

With so much turmoil going on in the world, like natural disasters and wars, we'd like to put the spotlight on an important essence made from Reindeer Moss.

Reindeer Moss essence addresses deep archetypal grief when our connection to our homeland is severed by natural disasters like wildfires and hurricanes and the human-caused displacement of warfare. The essence of Reindeer Moss helps us acknowledge and heal our suffering and eases the grief of being uprooted.

Reindeer Moss is actually not a moss at all. It is a lichen, a short, spongy, thread-like ground cover that thrives throughout open rocky areas in Alaska. Slow-growing pillow-like mats grow only 3–5 mm a year yet live for over a century. These mats spread over countless miles, providing abundant nourishment for reindeer and caribou. This ancient plant has seen and measured our collective evolution through the ages. It expands our awareness of the continuum, the constant, eternal nature of life, to help us understand ourselves and our history—what has been, what is, and what will be.

In this video on YouTube, Steve Johnson, the founder of Alaskan Essences, talks about the Reindeer Moss essence. He explains how it helps humans and animals after disconnecting from ancestral homes and habitats or losing one's home or business due to circumstances beyond one's control. Reindeer Moss opens awareness of life's constant and eternal nature and reconnects us to the planet and our place in the world during and after significant and sudden changes.