Contests

Herbal Romance Giveaway!

Spring is on the way and love is in the air! This time of year we celebrate the return of light and renewal of life after a long cold winter. This change of seasons is the perfect time to honor the special sweetheart in your life with a little herbal pampering and we want to help spread the love. Are you crafting something fabulous for your Valentine this year? Herbal cordials, aphrodisiac truffles, or a special meal? Share your ideas with us for a chance to win these gorgeous gifts…   The Prizes! Prize #1 – Herbal Romance Package   Woodland Bath Salts Goddess Dreams Massage Oil Aphrodite Aroma Oil Evening Embrase Aroma Spray Mood Care Extract Escentual Love Candle This collection includes some of our favorite bliss inspiring products. Light a candle and soak in a warm therapeutic bath. Then give your sweetie a soothing massage with all natural botanical-infused […]

The Gratitude Giveaway!

The holiday season can be a hectic time with feasts and gatherings and traveling, but it also offers a special opportunity to reflect on all of the precious things that bring joy and comfort to our lives. A hot cup of tea, a spoonful of elderberry syrup, a bowl of delicious curried soup, or a dab of homemade perfume on the wrist are all small reminders of how herbs enhance our everyday experiences. In celebration of all that we’re thankful for, we decided to give away tokens of our gratitude. For the next 10 weekdays, we will be offering up our favorite herbal goodies to help support your health and wellbeing – because what we are most grateful for is you! We are so thankful for this passionate, creative, and conscientious community of people who truly care about protecting our natural treasures and sharing the tradition of herbal healing. You all inspire hope in the world. Thank you! Today is Day 1 and we’re giving away […]

Spring Tonic Vinegar Recipe & Giveaway!

In celebration of this year’s Spring Equinox, we are excited to partner with our customers Elie and Kristen of the Portland Apothecary for this very special recipe and giveaway! That’s right…they are offering up an entire Spring Share of handcrafted herbal goodies to one lucky reader, plus a gorgeous infused vinegar recipe for us all to enjoy. Let’s meet the herbalists! Elie grew up on a biodynamic farm in the hills of Pennsylvania, where the rhythms of the four seasons were her first teachers. She helped her mother brew elderflower syrup in the spring, harvested wild raspberries in the summers, pressed apples for cider in the fall and helped her father tap maple trees for sap in the late winter. Since then, her intrigue with the magic and medicine of plants has been a calling and a journey. Elie interned on farms all over the world, attended Aprovecho Center for Sustainability, and completed […]

An Herbal Joy History and Giveaway!

Ever since its arrival, we’ve been treating ourselves to big communal bottles of Joy Tonic by Urban Moonshine around the office. You’ll find a bunch of us crowded around the bottle at break time, adding it to afternoon tea or taking droppers straight for a little boost. Lovingly formulated with aromatic herbs and flowers, the refreshing lemon balm and rose flavors really stand out to inspire smiles, even when the Oregon sun is in hibernation. We thought you might enjoy some Joy Tonic in your life too, so we’re partnering with herbalist Guido Masé of Urban Moonshine for a “joyful” giveaway! He’s also sharing this wonderful article to help us understand the power of calming herbs throughout time and during our often stressful modern lives. Good timing for the upcoming season, ya know?   Aromatic Herbs: Uplift the Spirit and Gladden the Heart Guido Masé, RH (AHG) 2012 In today’s world of tight schedules, constant communication, and high-speed movement we often find ourselves […]

See You at Green Fest!

We’re on our way to the Green Festival in San Francisco! Woohoo! This is the 11th year of this incredible event that features renowned speakers on peace and sustainability, a marketplace filled with eco-friendly products, delicious organic food, live music, workshops, and more. We’ll be raffling off an exciting prize this weekend at our “Herbalist’s Garden” booth made entirely of reclaimed and recycled materials. Visit us at booth #547 for free samples from our herb cart, dose up at our organic tincture bar, plaster your water bottle with fun stickers, take notes with our recycled pencils, find inspiration in herbal recipes cards, and enter the raffle for a chance to win a collection of our organic teas, a mug, and our new canteen! The winner will be announced on Sunday, November 11th, so don’t miss your chance to win! Stop by our booth, say hello, get some goodies, and enter the big giveaway at the […]

Free Webinar with Aviva Romm Winterize Your Kids!

The good folks at LearningHerbs have done it again! This time they’re bringing you a FREE webinar on Thursday with doctor, author, herbalist, and midwife Aviva Romm to help you get the kiddos ready for winter colds, flu viruses, and infections. This free 90 minute class will cover the key guidelines for when to use natural or conventional therapies, basic safety considerations when using herbs, how to naturally boost immunity, and much more. This will be an incredible resource for anyone with children in their life! Plus, we have some organic goodies for you. . . To help you stock-up the home apothecary this winter, we’ll be giving away this selection of medicinal goodies to one lucky winner during the webinar! The prize includes Chamomile Tea, Quiet Child Tea, Winter Spice Tea, Elder Berry extract, Echinacea Purpurea extract, Chamomile extract, Lemon Balm extract, a lime green porcelain tea pot, Support Organic Agriculture Tote Bag, and a Celestial […]

Essential Herbal Giveaway!

Over the last few years, we’ve had the pleasure of working with Tina Sams, the ever-so inspiring editor of The Essential Herbal bi-monthly magazine! Each beautiful issue motivates you to embark on your own wildcrafting journey, plant a flourishing garden, create an herbal formula, or even make your very own plant press. Since 2002, The Essential Herbal has provided a collection of stories, recipes, tips, lore, and project ideas for the adventurous cooks, foragers, crafters, and family herbalists among us. We get pretty giddy with excitement when a new issue arrives in the mail – such a treat! You can check out a free sample issue of the magazine by visiting www.essentialherbal.com. So, fall is here yet again with the promise of glorious changing leaves and chilly breezes, but we know that running noses and scratchy throats are not far behind. Tina has kindly shared one of her favorite […]

Celebrate Summer Giveaway!

Just in time to celebrate summer, Kami McBride is sharing one of her favorite recipes with us and giving away copies of her amazing book, The Herbal Kitchen! Kami teaches experiential herbal programs to revive the art of homemade herbal medicine. Her work is centered in sustainable wellness practices, creating self reliance and revitalizing relationships with the plant world. You can find her website here: www.livingawareness.com Be sure to enter for a chance to win and enjoy the enchanting Summer Solstice Cordial recipe below!   Summer Solstice Cordial Recipe! Summer is here and it is time to celebrate. I love to create special drinks for special occasions! Learn how to make herbal cordials and you will always have the most interesting parties! People stop asking you to bring food to the potluck and request that you bring the drinks instead! Summer Solstice is the perfect occasion to capture the season in a delicious herbal cordial. […]

Free Webinar for Herb Day!

We are teaming up with LearningHerbs and Aviva Romm to celebrate Herb Day with a free webinar!   Outdoor Kids: Herbal First Aid for Summer Thursday, May 3rd 8:30pm Eastern, 7:30 Central, 6:30 Mountain, 5:30 Pacific   Click here to register for this free webinar with Aviva Romm!     Aviva Romm, M.D., is the author of Naturally Healthy Babies and Children, The Natural Pregnancy Book, and Botanical Medicine for Women’s Health. Before graduating Yale Medical School, she was a practicing herbalist and midwife for over 20 years. She is also a former president of the American Herbalists Guild, mom to four kids, and grandma to one.   During this 90 minute webinar with Aviva you will learn… ~ Six fun herbal activities you can share with your kids this summer ~ ~ What to pack in your simple summer herbal first aid kit ~ ~ When to use herbs and […]

The Dandelion Campaign & Bitter Giveaway!

Have you heard about the Dandelion Campaign by our friends over at Urban Moonshine? Just in time for spring, they are celebrating the many medicinal and nutritive benefits of common garden weeds. Yep…like the incredible edible dandelion featured in our wild foods video! Often viewed as pests, these helpful plants offer an easily accessible apothecary in our own backyards. As part of this fun campaign, Urban Moonshine is also offering a free herbal tele-lecture online and they’ve partnered with us for a giveaway featuring herbal tonics and bitters!!!   But first, why the dandelion? The Common Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)  ::  Backyard Apothecary by Jovial King of Urban Moonshine You may see them as weeds, but I invite you to take a second look at dandelions from an herbalist’s point of view. In fact, this common weed is a welcome sign of spring for localvores and herbalists alike.  First the green leaves poke through […]

Sweetheart Recipe Exchange Contest!

Our hearts are all aflutter after ogling the beautiful handmade creations over at Poppy Swap! As a big ol’ love letter to their awesomeness, we’ve decided to host a community recipe exchange and contest for Valentine’s Day!   Make our dreams of ambrosial bodycare potions, irresistibly spiced treats, and gorgeous plant inspired gifts come true! Maybe you’re looking for something special for that very special someone? Perhaps you have an herbal project book bursting with lovely ideas? Over the next two weeks, let’s meet here to share and explore! Tell us what recipe tugs at your heartstrings and on February 14th you might win a very sweet treat. Three of the recipes we admire most will be chosen to win some decadent prizes from Poppy Swap!  The Prizes! Diviana Chocolate from Diviana Alchemy This exquisite raw delight tastes like the most euphoric chocolate caramel sauce! Made with unfiltered honey, heirloom cacao, and […]

Green Spring Clean Winner!

What an incredible giveaway this has been! We LOVED reading all of your herbal resolutions for the new year. Many of your ideas have inspired us to try them out too, so thank you!  Now it’s time for the big announcement! Are you ready? The winner is . . . Congratulations to deannab! You are the winner of this amazing prize! We will be in touch with you soon with more details. Our biggest heartfelt thanks to you all for reading, writing, and sharing your excitement for cleaning naturally!