It all started with a little mason jar. In 2007, Michaela roped her husband into helping her with another one of her new herbal concoctions in the kitchen. They spent the evening scrubbing and chopping vegetables, loaded them into a little mason jar, and topped it off with some apple cider vinegar. Weeks later they opened it up, strained it out, and poured the liquid back into the jar. They took their first "shot" of Master Tonic and knew this was something special. Friends started coming by to fill up their own jars and pretty soon Michaela's pantry turned into a free Master Tonic dispensary. The sweet little mason jar no longer cut it and the batches started getting bigger. In 2017, Michaela took her decade of Master Tonic making to another level and started producing it out of a food-processing facility. Her Master Tonic is still made the same way as always—in small batches (just not a little mason jar!) with the best, 100% organic, non-GMO ingredients and a whole lot of love!
Michaela is a life-long natural-health crusaider. She lead a very happy, healthy, and active childhood and was a collegiate division one athlete. At the age of 20 she was diagnosed with Lymes disease and went from feeling great everyday to dealing with a list of chronic lymes symptoms. After seeking help from conventional medicine and not getting any relief, she dove back into her love of natural healing. She travelled extensively throughout South America studying medicinal herbs and traditional medicine, became a yoga instructor and taught for 20 years, was a student of Rosemary Gladstars Sage Mountain Herb Institute, and became a mother of two. Michaela knows how debilitating life can be when you are not feeling well. She also knows what it feels like and what it takes to be happy, healthy, and thriving. She hopes to share her love of natural medicine and make it much more approachable to everyone!
Michaela in 2011 ramping up her production to the next size mason jar