Our mission is to help you incorporate the right herbal & aromatic medicines to improve your health in a way that is unique to you. At Faeve, we embrace the multi-layered complexities, components, and science-backed results of herbal & aromatic medicine in every product we create.
Faeve is a female-owned and operated business out of The Villages, FL that believes in using Functional Aromatherapy® to help you make educated, confident decisions in the plant-therapies you use, and believes in creating all-natural products that are better for you, safer for you, and have scientifically-proven results that create balance and healing support in your life.
The Journey of
For the last 12 years, Meredith Murdock, RA, CH has spent her life following a path that led her on an adventure to search out mindfulness, peace, and serenity in everyday busy lives.
With the support of her business partner, Dr. Chris Cheshire, a doctor of Oriental Medicine, she was able to educate herself in the art and science of plant therapy, and discovered that certain products made it possible to achieve a type of simple bliss that is needed in today's come and go world.
Faeve is a company built on these tools and our Functional Aromatherapy® services and products assist you in finding mindfulness in the everyday.
Rachel is the Lake Sumter Landing Store Manager and Meredith’s Assistant.
Enthralled with all things plant based and magical since she was a child, Rachel has always had an interest in the healing arts. Growing up in Indiana, she grew up wanting to be a doctor. She entered college in a premed program when Covid hit and had to pivot.
Rachel ended up in faeve in a non-typical way. After arriving in Florida, she came into the Faeve looking for a job. At the time they were not hiring. Rachel knew in her heart that this was the place for her and was determined to get a position in the company.
She left messages for Meredith, which Meredith did not return. She came into the store, always missing Meredith by 5 minutes. She sent emails, social media messages, almost anything she could do to get the attention of Meredith.
To hear Meredith tell the story, she will say “this girl was stalking me and making me crazy. I decided to meet with her just to get her off my back”.
Meredith eventually met up with her and surprisingly found a kindred spirit within each other during that first meeting. Meredith hired her on the spot, although she had no idea what she was going to do with her or even how she was going to pay her.
Rachel came on board and followed Meredith’s every move. She read all her textbooks, took all her classes and continued to consume every piece of information she could get her hands on. Her premed background gave her a great background in chemistry, anatomy and physiology, pharmacokinetics and the like.
Today, Rachel is a specialist in the Endocannabinoid system and an herbal and aromatic student continuing to be under Meredith’s mentorship. Every day she moves forward creating her own ideas for products.
Meredith and Rachel now work together as a team. Their first “team challenge” was the It’s Always Tea Time line. They worked the formulas together, did the research together and created the line together.
Rachel has proven herself to be an absolute asset to this company. Everyday she grows and becomes more and more valuable to us. She is determined, intelligent and brings her own wonderful skill set to the table.
Having an integrative medicine practice definitely has its perks! Our support team consists of a Nutritional Therapist, a Western Herbalist, two Chinese Herbalists, a Functional Medical Doctor, and one of only four registered Aromatherapists in Florida. Expert advice from experts, along with the feedback of our Faeve tribers, help us create better and more effective products!
The Story Behind Naming Faeve
In a Name?
During the Celtic Revival in the 19th and 20th centuries it was believed that fairies, or “fae” hid in gardens and were friends with all herbs and plants. It was also believed that these imaginary mythical creatures could cause good and debauchery all at the same time. The tale went on to state that fairies gave some humans their “fairy magic” and became people “of the fae”.
Meredith’s Mom Christine came from a long line of Irish women. Her great grandmother Margaret left Ireland and moved to Brooklyn, NY with her great Aunt Bess. As a child Meredith would spend her time there. Her favorite room was “the garden” which really was a patio on the outside of an apartment building filled with plants, flowers and herbs of all types. Some of the plants were so big, her 6 year old self would get lost in them for hours with her imagination.
Eventually, the elders, as Meredith calls them, passed. In high school, Meredith found herself drawn to etheric stories and worlds, and a love for the language of plants. Her mother was also an avid gardener and could be found outside most of the time tending to her flower flock.
Her mothers simple answer was “It’s your Fae blood”.
She pestered for more information and her mother would say nothing more. There was no internet at the time so she went off to the library. Nothing.
It wasn’t until almost 10 years later that Meredith was able to track down the history of the word Fae and how that fit into her life.
In 2016, when Meredith took a deep dive into the medicinal plant world and all it had to offer she wanted to bring that heritage with her.
Her other great grandma from Ireland? Her name was Mae. From there, her daughter Maeve was named.
So she took the Fae from the Celts, the “ve” from Maeve, the next generation of what the Irish would call “fairy folk” and put them together to come up with Faeve. The best part was that it is pronounced as Fave, short for favorite, which her marketing professor would have been very proud of.
This is what everything at Faeve is made from the purest most organic materials on the Earth. It is in Meredith’s blood and history to bring the plant world forward.
We know now that some of the “gifts” of the fairy folk are 6th senses and part of the Myers Briggs personality development but they didn’t know that back then. It’s still cool to bring that folk history forward.