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.
My wish for you is that you re-discover the natural healer within yourself, that you learn skills to nurture peace and wholeness within yourself, that you are able to make educated decisions and that you be your most beautiful self.
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
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.