Jane Hawley Stevens of Four Elements Organic Herbals
Jane Hawley Stevens is the owner and founder of Four Elements Organic Herbals, a local business that offers organic herbal skincare, wellness, and teas. The ingredients are locally grown and produced on Jane Hawley Steven's and David Steven’s 130-acre farm in the pristine Baraboo Bluffs of Wisconsin and have been since the business started in 1987.
Jane has a bachelors degree in horticulture, and has loved and worked with herbs and plants and flowers for most of her life. She is passionate about the healing benefits of plants and through her continued studies and curiosity, she formulates the healing products of Four Elements Organic Herbals. Jane loves nature and spending her time in the outdoors.
What led you to decide to start your business?
I wanted to share my knowledge of the natures healing.
What’s your favorite part of running your business?
Teaching and writing about nature and the healing benefits of plants.
What’s the most challenging part of running your business?
Dealing with the limitations imposed by government agencies, and negotiating with large chain stores to bring my product to the general public.
Is there anything new or exciting happening with your business now or in the upcoming months?
We continue to produce our healing line, and offer classes and workshops to the general public!
You can check out the upcoming events here.
Name one of your favorite local Madison restaurants, bars, or coffee/tea shops.
What’s one of your favorite things to do in the Madison area?
See live music on the Memorial Union Terrace, go to the museums, shop the Willy Street Co-ops and Community Pharmacy.
Where is one of your favorite places to go to relax in the Madison area?
Concerts on the square, Devil's Lake in Baraboo.
What was one of your childhood dreams?
Believe it or not, to work with plants!
Tell us a little bit about one of your products that is sold on MadisonLocalShops.com.
Our LOOK, NO X MA! moisture cream, which I created to soothe my infant daughter's eczema, is our top selling product, and we get weekly calls and emails testifying to its effectiveness. And our Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellant just got a boost from the CDC when they made a public statement that lemon eucalyptus is effective against the zika virus!
Is there anything else you would like the community to know about you or your business?
We strive to do right by our customers, our community, and the environment - always!
What’s the best way the Madison community can help you and your business continue to grow and succeed?
Tell a friend! Shop local, through Madison Local Shops or any number of small, locally owned shops that carry Four Elements.
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