Welcome to Raven’s Edge, LLC.
I am Kim Elovirta and Raven's Edge is my love child. I am an herbalist, healer, cook, soap maker, teacher, wife, mother and I am who I am at any given moment. I am blunt and honest and make no apologies for it. I love to cook!!!! I enjoy reading, learning, creating, traveling and sharing all of that with others. I teach, I make teas, spices, soaps, lotions and potions for beauty and health. I am far more than the sum of my parts or the hats that I wear. I am passionate and will fight for what I believe.
My love of learning led me to a soap making class and then to herbal classes. They meshed so well with my love of cooking that it grew into a deep passion. I never bought another bar of soap for my family again. Knowing that your skin is your biggest organ and absorbs all that you put on it I was worried about the toxins I might be using. I started making all of my skin care products. This grew into my soaps, lotions & potions for beautiful skin. I make everything in small batches filled with organic ingredients and healing love that nourish you and your skin. I offer a full line of skincare products that continues to expand. I use natural and organic ingredients in everything I make and only scent with organic essential oils as I wouldn't want anything artificial on my skin or yours.
As an herbalist and healer, I work with people trying to balance life's stressful transitions such as adolescents and menopause. I believe fully in Hippocrates quote “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” I am an outspoken defender of an individual's personal power when it comes to medicine and health, especially female reproductive rights. I strive to teach people how to use plants and herbs to maintain vibrant health, how to eat according to their particular requirements, and how to embrace an extraordinary holistic lifestyle.
I offer herbal workshops and private wellness consultations. An herb and spice shop is available to you for all those supplies a home cook or village herbalist needs.
I love nature, birds and hugging trees. The name Raven's Edge came from looking out my window. Our yard is filled with crows and ravens and we live on a mountain which I turned into the edge.
I love LOVE love to learn. I am always studying both formally and informally. I continue to read, take classes and workshops that support and nurture all the parts of me.
These are my formal credentials:
Studied Herbal Medicine at Walk in the Woods, LLC
Advanced Herbal Studies, Sage Mountain Retreat Center
Ayurveda Intensive, Kate Gilday of Woodland Essence
Anatomy & Physiology, Heartstone Herbal School
Mental Health First Aid, Certificate from National Council for Behavioral Health
Member, Connecticut Herb Association (CHA)
Member, United Plant Savers (UpS)
Member, Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild
Reiki II, Usui Shiki Ryoho tradition
Justice of the Peace
Central Connecticut State University, BA English Literature/Psychology
Western New England College, MBA Accounting
Hartford Seminary, MA Biblical Studies
Andover Newton Theological School, Certificate Field Education
So, if you have any questions about who I am, what I do and how I can help you to help yourself, please just let me know! You can click on the contact page and send me a message. Join me on Facebook to stay in touch, receive event/class notices and herbal information. Sign up for my monthly newsletter for the latest happenings and delicious and easy recipes.