a little about Cait & this space

Beautiful picture by  Kai Makin Photography

Beautiful picture by Kai Makin Photography

Hi! I’m Cait, a southern California based apothecary with a passion for wellness, family and adventure. The Willow Field is a space to share my family’s journey towards a more simple(ish) and sustainable(ish) life.

in my journal

you’ll find essential oil tips, DIYs, life happenings and more.

In my shop

you’ll find handcrafted apothecary, plant based healing products using mother nature’s finest herbs.

Why “The Willow Field?”

Well, my middle name (also my mother's maiden name and the family name of my grandparents) is YANAGIHARA.  Y-a-n-a-g-i-h-a-r-a translated from Japanese is "willow field."  It was this deep sense of family, culture and tradition that inspired the name. My mother was the first one to start using essential oils with us as children, and her mother before her healed their family with a holistic approach.  And this love of family, sense of support, and natural approach to life is something my husband and I try to bring to our own family as well.

That family includes our two fur babies (who both benefit from essential oils!) and baby girl.  All the more reason to be slowing down, living with more intention and finding more time for LIFE.

When I’m not washing cloth diapers and playing with our baby girl, I find joy in a warm cup of tea, teaching others, playing with new product recipes, and going on weekend adventures. I love traveling and learning from places and people.  

My favorite oils are Frankincense and Peace & Calming (absolute magic in bottles) and I am currently trying (but baby steps) to #mariekondo my life.

Thanks for being here with me.  I truly hope that this space is able to inspire you, help you and guide you on your own mindful life journey!  

All the love + good vibes,