I was introduced to the plant world at the age of ten. My mother, Phyllis Hogan, would take my sister, DeeAnn, and I to the Gila River outside of Coolidge, Arizona, where we would search for medicinal plants. I remember that my favorite medicinal plant was Canaigre because it grew in deep, sandy soil and had giant tubers like a sweet potato.
During my childhood, I also spent a great deal of time visiting the Hopi and Navajo Reservations with my family. I especially liked going out with the Grandmothers to herd sheep and look for dye plants for their beautiful Navajo rugs. On the Hopi mesas, I attended Kachina dances and learned about plants used in basket making.
At the age of nineteen, I made a decision to apprentice in my mother’s herb store, the Winter Sun Trading Company, Inc., (an herb store and art gallery now in business for over 40 years) located in Flagstaff, Arizona. Working in the shop with her, I would hear the people come in and describe their problems. I listened carefully as she recommended herbs or the customers requested them. More and more, she trusted me to prepare mixtures for people.
After three years of increased knowledge, I felt I was ready to attend Michael Moore’s Southwest School of Botanical Medicine. In 1988, I graduated as a Clinical Herbologist. I was then promoted to manager at my mothers shop and took the position of Vice President. I worked there for nine years, practicing the art of clinical herbology.
In 1990, my late husband, Randy Fabres (a Grand Canyon river guide), asked me to formulate a salve that would prevent and heal foot fungus, which debilitated a large portion of the crew and passengers on extended Grand Canyon river trips.
The results were amazing and the acceptance was universal. I could not keep this incredible salve in stock. Hence, The Super Salve Company was born.
Over the years, I have received thousands of letters from fans, praising the properties and purity of my products. I only use responsible sources of organically farmed herbs, oils, essential oils, butters and waxes.
The Super Salve Company’s goal is to produce the highest quality products with the finest ingredients at a reasonable price, using only recyclable, earth-friendly packaging.
The Super Salve Company products are manufactured, packaged, and shipped directly from my factory (located near the ghost town of Mogollon, New Mexico) enabling the highest degree of quality control and quick response to orders from my customers. Word-of-mouth marketing remains our best avenue for sharing our products. We have found that this has created many long-term and devoted customers.
Thank you for considering The Super Salve Company product line for your skin care needs.