Many moons ago, the native tribes of the Cayuga and Oneida used to make their winter quarters along Fish Creek and its frozen river.
One evening by the light of a blazing fire, the warrior Running Bear and a maiden from the neighboring tribe, Garnet Eyes, fell deeply in love.
Alas, the night before their wedding, the maid with eyes of fire fell into the river and was swept away by the current. Running Bear’s tears turned into scintillating red crystals, the color of garnet stone, symbol of their eternal love.
With its robe of purple, garnet sheathes us in courage. It fills us with energy and fans the flames of passion.
Woody aromas of fir balsam intertwined with warm barks of spicy clove and vetiver.