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Nestled in a hollar near the International Biosphere reserve, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, MoonMaid Botanicals is a peaceful respite from the chaos of the world. This native plant sanctuary where wild yam, ginseng and black and blue Cohash are plentiful, is the inspiration for MoonMaid's line of natural herbal remedies. Using wisdom of the Cherokee Medicine Women and the Southern Appalachian Wise women, founder, Cynthia Johnston was inspired to create MoonMaid's wild yam products for women.  With the herbs and essential oils sustainably harvested from this beautiful sanctuary, Cynthia creates products designed to support the body in healing itself.  Inspired by the rich cultural history of the wise women of the Smoky Mountains, MoonMaid’s creams, oils and salves offer a gentle and natural alternative to prescription drugs. Our remedies are a unique synergy of infused herbal oils, essential oils and natural butters and waxes.  

 It remains our mission to provide handcrafted herbal remedies that are good for you and safe for our planet.

"Thank you Cynthia. I love your products and recommend them to all of my clients." - Dana, CA 

  • "I so enjoyed our conversation when I called to ask a question about the ProMeno Women’s Wild Yam Cream. I love using it and am seeing improvement already. The scent alone has healing properties." - Caren, SC
  • "Got the Vital V and the wonderful travel size as well as the fabulous smelling MoonMaid soap. Oh! It feels like my birthday! Thanks so much." -  K, TN

All of our herbal remedies are perfume, chemical and hormone free!!!  We use only organic olive oil for our infusions, premium essential oils, organic or wild-crafted herbs and all of our ingredients are the highest quality we can find. We support local businesses when available.  We package our products in recyclable glass, source in the USA whenever possible and are a Zero waste company.  Nothing we use is ever tested on animals.  

It is my commitment and passion to remind women that “our periods, birth and menopause are life transitions to be embraced, not sickness needing treated." 

Cynthia is honored to call the Great Smoky Mountains her home, where wild yam is abundant.