Gray Mare Essentials

Graymare Essentials

My name is Melanie Critchett Gray, and I’m a lifelong resident of Candia. I grew up on Critchett Road and later moved 5 miles away to Currier Road where our family has resided for 30 plus years. Our farm name, Graymare came from the blending of my husband’s family and mine. Gray, (Jim and his children) + Melanie + Ashley +Rebecca + e.

Graymare Essentials was established five years ago when my longtime desire for a healthy, cleaner lifestyle crossed paths with essential oils and herbalism. The results are a healthier, happier family & momma.

I enjoy making our family, salves, soaps, serums, wellness syrups to support our health, using therapeutic grade essential oils and organic ingredients. Up till last year, I have been sharing with family, friends, and neighbors; and now you. (What we apply to our skin, breathe in, and ingest goes to every cell in our body in under a minute.) Because of this, our beauty, bath, and skin products should be of the best quality.

Last year was the first year for Candia Farmers Market and I’m thrilled to have joined at the beginning. It was a pleasure seeing old friends, meeting new ones. And of course, talking about oils, health and wellness. Last year I had samples for people to try before they buy, and we will do that again this year. Plus, I have added a DIY table. At the June Farmers Market friends can make a Perfume Spray or Roll-ons for $5. All supplies will be provided. Each month we will have a different DIY project available.

Farmer’s Market offerings:

  • Soothing Salve
  • Owie Salve
  • Ivy Itch salve
  • Magnesium lotion
  • Beauty Serum
  • Hair Serum
  • Beach Hair Spray
  • Bath salt, soaks & steamers
  • Charcoal soap
  • Oatmeal Soap
  • Wildflower soap
  • Bug repellent Rollon
  • Bug bite relief Rollon
  • Elderberry syrup
  • Sore throat spray
  • Lip balms
  • DIY perfume sprays/roll-ons

We also offer some Equine products:

  • Hoof conditioner
  • Mane, Tail & feathers detangler
  • Thrush spray
  • Barn butter
  • Equine after workout bath salts

I also enjoy sharing with others how to live a healthier, cleaner lifestyle around our kitchen table. Most mornings I’m making something, want to learn how to make salves, wellness recipes, or how to infuse oils with herbs? Give me a shout and we can share a lemonade while making a goodie that you can take home to use. Monday, Tuesday & Fridays after 11 am, I am usually brewing something up. But with some notice I can make other times and days available.


Candia, NH

Dates Participating

Saturday, June 18, 2022
Saturday, July 16, 2022
Saturday, August 20, 2022
Saturday, September 17, 2022
Saturday, October 15, 2022