Mountainside Lifestyle

Queen of the Meadow


Hello. My name is Daniela Honegger and I am the owner of Queen of the MeadowI was born and raised in Switzerland and immigrated to the U.S. in the summer of 2004. Since I was a little girl I have loved being outside in nature, gathering plants, and herbs to create my own magic potions. It was later, while I was living in the rural Truchas Mountains of Northern New Mexico, that I started to realize processing herbs is my passion. An important part of my journey was working at Artemisia Herbs in Dixon, New Mexico.The amazing herbalist, Susan Feavearyear, taught me an incredible amount about medicinal plants, how to develop products with them, and how to bring a final product to the shelf. After moving to La Porte, Colorado, in the fall of 2006, I was ready to start my own business. My mission became to create an all natural, organic line of skin care products with 100% plant-based ingredients and eco-friendly packaging. While flipping through pages of herb books, I came up with a name "Queen of the Meadow". I loved the beautiful vision I had of this queen and her meadow. I was also drawn to the name, because "Queen of the Meadow" is a real herb. With this name and my mission I was ready to begin this adventure.