Values

Hildegaard presents the experience of haute botanical, which elevates the pursuit of beauty into an artform and a holistic, spiritual journey of restoration.

Nature, in her primeval state, offers us incomparably sophisticated insights into aesthetic and philosophical Beauty. Unadorned, Nature reveals the wisdom present in the universe by embodying beautiful forms brought down to us from the cosmos. By faithfully presenting Nature through our haute botanical creations, we facilitate transformational encounters with these inner realities.

Hildegaard strives for a heightened level of purity in materials and a passion for intention and cultivation.

Our creative process is centered on the preservation of the innate molecular integrity and unique energetic signatures of plants, so that you might experience for yourself the regenerative force present in Nature.

Made mindfully by hand with couture-level craftsmanship, Hildegaard haute botanical creations are composed purely from plants of conscious provenance at our atelier in Brookhaven Hamlet, New York.

The art of contemplation is central to haute botanical.

During cultivation, our plants are cared for with daily reverence, intent, and individually tailored attention. Each cell of the plant contains the wholeness of life itself, and so each plant is respected as a well of life in and of itself. Upon harvest, utmost care is taken to preserve ingredients as close to their natural state as possible using ancient techniques passed down through the herbalist tradition. Our process painstakingly avoids excessive heat in order to preserve the plants' dynamism, emotion, and specific energies.

We are proud to collaborate with the foremost artists and scientists in regenerative agriculture today to source the most exquisite botanical materials on Earth for our creations. Our meticulously curated artisans, suppliers and organic farmers practice cultivation, extraction and distillation of plants with the utmost consciousness and care for the earth to preserve the most delicate, precious, and beneficial aspects of whole plants. From seed to final composition, our haute botanical creations embody heightened awareness and the best of what plants offer us.

sustainability

We shall awaken from our dullness and rise vigorously toward justice. If we fall in love with creation deeper and deeper, we will respond to its endangerment with passion. — Hildegard von Bingen



we believe in the integrated cosmology.

Lia channels her passion for illumination into each Hildegaard creation with flawless artistry and vibrant, uncompromised materials. Since the visible world is a reflection of the world within, sustainable materials and practices lead to sustainable beauty issuing forth from deep within. Radiance is developed from the inside out, and she engages plants to beautify the body, elevate the consciousness of the mind, and effloresce the life of the soul. Plants want to show us how to lead a thriving life on earth; they possess the power and wisdom to help us find our way back home, to our own mythical center: our internal garden.

1% for the planet

Hildegaard is a member of 1% for the Planet. 1% for the Planet empowers individuals and businesses to support the work of environmental organizations through annual membership and collaboration. Through 1% for the Planet, we donate at least 1% of our annual revenue to support the vital conservation work of United Plant Savers.

The Deep Connection Between Plants and Humanity

We are committed to artistry, supply chain transparency and sustainable development.

Renowned leader in natural perfumery and sustainable practice LMR Naturals by IFF is our exclusive partner for sourcing superlative plant quintessences.

Hildegaard's plants are cultivated at Mama Farm in Bellport, New York, where we weave together principles of permaculture, heirloom cultivation and artistic experimentation. We use heirloom seeds which are cultivated using organic and regenerative agriculture techniques without the use of pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, or environmentally harmful fertilizers. Plants are harvested by hand as they reach their highest seasonal vitality to preserve the precious phytonutrients and essences within. Pure and whole plant sources, grown with passion and presence, we believe contain the wholeness of life itself.

united plant savers

We support the work of United Plant Savers and belong to their network of herbalists. We partner with United Plant Savers to ensure we continually refine our practice of regenerative agricultural techniques. The work of United Plant Savers involves research, education, and conservation of native medicinal plants and their habitats. The mission of United Plant Savers is to protect wild medicinal plants and their native habitat while ensuring an abundant renewable supply of these precious plants for generations to come.

Packaging

Art must embody intention. We bridge aesthetic and environmental integrity in the presentation of our creations. We choose materials we believe have a positive energetic impact both environmentally and socially, and aim for a full-circle, sustainable life cycle for all aspects of our creations and their packaging. We use sustainable, recycled, and biodegradable materials whenever possible, and continually aim to make the best available choices.

While our limited edition packaging is exquisitely beautiful and undeniably collectible, it is also fabricated from sustainable materials should you choose to recycle. We use glass for our bottles and aluminum for our accessories. We use 100% recycled fiberboard and FSC certified paper in all of our boxes. Our shipping boxes are made from 100% post-consumer cardboard.


at one with creation

Hildegaard haute botanical creations are 100% botanical and are never tested on animals.