Breath of Life Wildcrafting


This is Yarrow and Nettle Hydrosols. Hydrosols are the aromatic water that remains after distillation of botanical materials.


This is Balm of Gilead which is made with Cottonwood buds. It’s reported to help with muscle and nerve pain. This is one example of Al’s seasonal, small batch products.

Anyone that knows me well, knows how much I love local, wild foods and medical plants.

A few weeks ago, I got a chance to get reacquainted with wildcrafter, Al Cadorette. He used to supply me with morels mushrooms a number of years ago. Recently, he’s started making hydrosols, oils, tinctures, tea blends and other wildcrafted products from our local bioregion. He makes small batches of products which are only available seasonally.

Presently, he’s advertising his products on Breath of Life Wildcrafting a Facebook page. You can place orders by private message on Facebook or by email:

He’s working on a website and he’s at the Kamloops Farmers Market on Saturdays. Here’s a link to his new Facebook page. If you are inclined, go over and like/follow his page to get updates about NEW seasonal products.


I’ve been looking for Chaga for years. Chaga grows on Birch trees and is used as an adaptogen and as a treatment for some cancers.


This is how I met Al, through my passion for Morel mushrooms.