About Us

American Wilderness Botanicals, LLC

American Wilderness Botanicals, LLC is the premiere company of its kind in the Jackson Hole, Wyoming area.  We wildcraft (wild harvest) virtually all of our botanicals from various places in the valley such as remote national forest areas and some private areas (through permission of landowners) that are protected land trust conservation easements.  All of our products are used for their aromatic value, for personal care and they are also used for their medicinal properties.

The History of American Wilderness Botanicals

American Wilderness Botanicals, LLC was established on October of 2010.  Our premiere product line is “IanBotanique.”  The name IanBotanique is the combining of two separate words from two different languages.  The word “Ian” means "wild" in the native Shoshone language and “Botanique” is of course the French word for "plants".  Hence the meaning of the name combination is wild plants.

The native Shoshone people traded their goods including herbs, seeds and other botanical knowledge they had with the French mountain men and fur traders who had begun to arrive in Shoshone territory (part of which included the valley of the Grand Teton mountains) during the early 19th century.  The French in turn shared their knowledge of European botany and European herbal remedies such as the art of herbal infusion (steeping herbs in alcohol, oil or water in order to create medicines) with the Shoshone people and other native tribes of the region.

IanBotanique reflects the sharing of the Shoshone and French traditions.  The French advanced and perfected the art of botanical distillation in the process of making perfume, personal care products and medicinal products.  They originally used the hydrosols (herbal hydrophilic distillates) and also used the essential oils obtained from the distillation process for everything from skincare, medicines to their world famous perfumes and colognes. Hydrosols or “Herbal distillates” are aqueous solutions or colloidal suspensions (hydrosol) of essential oils usually obtained by steam distillation from aromatic plants. These herbal distillates have uses as flavorings, medicine and skincare. Herbal distillates go by many other names including floral water, hydrosol, hydrolate, herbal water and essential water.” (Source: Wikipedia).

LEWIS & CLARK, SACAJAWEA, NC WYETH. Classic painting by N.C. Wyeth (1882-1945)

 


American Wilderness Botanicals, LLC

POB 1246
WILSON, WY 83014
(307) 690-8155
RockyMountainPlants@gmail.com