Lunar Infusions was born because so many people asked to buy my quality home-brewed kombucha over what was available at the store (and where I lived in Arcata, California, there were a lot of brands to choose from!).
So, why would I change what started the business in the first place?
At Lunar Infusions, our number one goal is to provide the highest quality kombucha available in the Midwest. We brew with all organic ingredients and source them locally as much as possible. Our traditional kombucha is fermented with organic evaporated cane sugar, never GMO! We brew everything in small batches, which preserves the nutritional integrity and creates optimal flavor. We use mineralized reverse osmosis water instead of municipal tap water.
Every batch is made lovingly, with intention.
We have also expanded our product line to include pure ingredient craft soda, A line of raw fermented foods, and a variety of herbal remedies! We have two of our own retail locations and our kombucha is on tap at several local businesses.
The purpose of Lunar Infusions is to create beautiful, enjoyable, and beneficial products for our region and to influence food culture in a healthy direction.
MEET THE BREWER
I have always been interested in natural health and when I first tried the kombucha in 2010, I immediately fell in love. I was at the beginning of a road trip leading to my summer job in Alaska, so it got filed away into the bank of things I wanted to learn more about in the future. I was a free spirit for the next 4 years living and working in different national parks and traveling. Over that time, I became quite interested in fermented foods, and I knew that when I settled down, I was going to experiment with brewing my own kombucha.
In 2014, I finally decided live in one place for a while. I moved to a beautiful coastal town near the epic Redwood Forests, Arcata, California. Right away, I found a SCOBY (kombucha culture) and taught myself how to brew. I quickly found I had a knack for fermentation and brewing kombucha came quite naturally. I experimented with all sorts of herbs, flowers, and superfoods. I also loved to infuse my tea and herbs under the moonlight to capture some of the soft, creative energy of the night (or as an herbalist would call it, create a ‘lunar infusion’) I know, I am kind of a hippie… but that is where the name comes from! Anyway, as I shared my kombucha with practically anyone who would try, people started asking if they could buy it from me. It got to the point where there were jars of fermenting kombucha all over my tiny apartment and eventually I couldn’t keep up with the demand! I wanted to make it a legitimate business but life took a turn and I moved back home to Indiana. In January 2017 and I decided to keep creating my health tonics.