It is no secret that Adriana Ayales has a special relationship with plants. Originally from Costa Rica, Adriana spent her adolescence and early adulthood devoted to learning about botany, shamanic energy healing, and the ancient remedies and traditions that have been alive for thousands of years around. From Western and European herbal medicine to tribe-style herbalism and eastern practices, Adriana’s experience and knowledge lead her to start her own “farm-to-pharmacy” business in Brooklyn before she re-located back to Costa Rica. Thus Anima Mundi Apothecary was born.
We were able to ask Adriana a couple of questions about Anima Mundi’s origins, plant relationship trends, and mezcal tinctures as we launch of our recent collaboration, the Anima Mundi x Madre Mezcal Lucid Dreaming Kit.
1. Using ideally a 1:3 ratio (1 part herbs 3 parts alcohol) combine the herbs with the mezcal. Here you can truly add your personal touch. If you’d like to make it like a strong tincture use a 1:3 ratio, or if you’d like to have the activating herbs, but have it be more of an herb-infused drinking mezcal, use 1:5 ratio. Take the pouch of Anima Mundi Lucid Dream Tea and add contents directly into a jar with Madre Mezcal.