SIIKA Life is the Sweet Life
Created by Makuyo, the vision for SIIKA Herb + Honey Co. was given to her while in Ghana in December 2021. In her paternal Ga language, Siika translates to "wealth, luxury, extreme riches or beauty", and takes inspiration from the sensual and real-world healing properties of honey and herbs, as well as everyday rituals, like tea time or eating.
While wealth is initially thought of in financial terms, wealth is also found in love for self, family, and friendships.
Throughout cultures, divinity was always found in the balance of both masculine and feminine energies: From Kemetic Ausar and Auset (Osiris and Isis), Hindu Shiva and Shakti, or Taoist Yin and Yang, masculine energy always ruled with the feminine. Even the Sun does not rule the sky alone, the Moon, His feminine counterpart, is always present.
However, in today's society, dominated by the masculine and so focused on pursuing monetary wealth, we've lost a little connection with our true selves, each other, and are way off balance. One of the best ways to reconnect and recalibrate is to turn to nature, which is inherently feminine; another is through ritual.
Through their sweet, attractive, and healing qualities, the use of raw honey and organic herbs intrinsically honors the connection to both femininity and nature.
And rituals, well, rituals are rooted in intention. Ritual is a daily prayer or meditation. Ritual is enjoying a morning cup of tea. Ritual is enjoying a meal with family. Rituals heal.
As a communal people, rituals are what Africans and Indigenous Americans cherished before colonization. Across the globe, its what we all cherished before industrialization. Its what connected us to ourselves, our families, our ethnic groups, and our environment.
Uniting the two: the feminine nature with ritual, SIIKA is an invitation to experience the more sensual side of life. SIIKA creates an intensely delightful and healing experience, celebrating the sweetness of connection, communication, and cooperation within yourself and with those you love.
The SIIKA Difference
SIIKA only infuses with raw honey from small, family-owned and -operated bee farms. SIIKA honey is raw, uncooked and unprocessed.
SIIKA infuses with organic herbs, wherever possible, sourced from small farms, producers and harvesters, cultivated in the wild. For those ingredients sourced from other countries, like our nutmeg from Jamaica, Vanilla from Madagascar, or Cloves from Zanzibar, SIIKA partners with co-ops and local farmers to ensure the local communities benefit financially.
While most infused honeys are infused with extracts like vanilla or orange. SIIKA honeys are infused in the traditional way, using glass jars for a minimum of two weeks, never over heat, to maintain the greatest nutritional value possible.
Honey infused with real herbs and spices are so special because they combine the nutritional benefits of honey with that of the herb(s) of choice. So, you get the full immune boosting properties of ginger, the renown blood circulating benefits of cinnamon, the full antioxidant properties of vanilla found in its caviar, all without processed additives or refined oils. In addition, you receive added stress reducing and comforting aromatic properties of the herbs and spices.
All SIIKA packaging is reusable and recyclable. SIIKA tea containers are made of 100% virgin pulp paper. SIIKA honey jars are made of 100% glass with BPA-free tops.
SIIKA honors the earth, the environment and nature proudly. SIIKA honors culture, heritage, and rituals, boldly.
SIIKA creates herb and honey infusions that intersect taste and tradition, so you can savor, delight and indulge in the true sweetness of life: yourself, your health, and your loved ones. Just taste and see.