New in the Shop: Lemon Thyme Hydrosol

  We are excited to offer Lemon Thyme hydrosol as the newest addition to our line of certified organic, steam-distilled hydrosols! This is a bright hydrosol with an herbaceous citrusy scent and a dry thyme-like undertone. Lemon Thyme hydrosol makes an excellent single ingredient spray, and can also be incorporated into your favorite skin care recipes. It is often used as a base for botanical perfumes and will add a fresh scent to your homemade cleaning products. This hydrosol blends well with bay laurel, calendula, and Douglas fir hydrosols. Used as a general toner, lemon thyme hydrosol can help stimulate skin circulation and can be applied directly to occasional epidermal blemishes. In aroma sprays and perfume blends, lemon thyme provides a grounded, calming note. Visit our online shop to view […]

Traditions in Western Herbalism Conference: Sky-Island Gathering

  The path of herbalism is in many ways a journey, endless and winding, each turn on the way a chance for discovery for even the most experienced traveler. For many of us, it feels not like a hobby or business so much as a calling, beckoned forward by a sense of purpose, by the possibilities of healing, by the entreaties of plants whose voices and abilities we could give a lifetime to understanding.  This journey is often challenging, but also playful, as rhythmic as a dance, as sensual as a flower’s scent and lover’s touch. We choose which turns to take, deciding what form our herbal studies and practice will assume, saving the adventure of the healing journey as new vistas continuously […]

DIY Body Sprays with Essential Oils

  I love the feeling of cool mist on my skin, especially when scented with flowers and citrus and earth. As a teenager, I collected bottles of perfume and reveled in the transformative magic that aroma inspires. Soft honeyed amber, light fruity florals, and spicy evergreen woods set the mood each morning before I adventured out into the world. What I didn't know then was that these aromatic experiences I treasured so much…were actually synthetic. When I learned the truth about commercial perfumes and body sprays, I was heartbroken. For years, I had been spraying myself with potentially toxic petrochemicals, some of which are known allergens and hormone disruptors. Isn't it interesting that the ingredients aren't listed on all of those pretty […]

New in the Shop: Organic Horseradish Extract

  We are pleased to add organic horseradish extract to our line of handmade tinctures. Horseradish is a favorite ingredient in Fire Cider thanks to its hot, spicy, stimulating flavor. It provides diaphoretic action and can open up respiratory passages with just a whiff of the fresh-cut root! We love to have several preparations of this potent plant at our fingertips during the fall and winter seasons. Our certified organic horseradish extract is created in small batches using only the freshest roots and certified organic alcohol. The horseradish root, when left intact, has hardly any aroma at all. However, when cut or grated, enzymes from the broken plant cells help create the distinctive aroma of horseradish and become a pungent source of […]

Herb Stories: How We Protect Trillium

We are so excited to share this post from our upcoming Free Herbalism Project speaker Susan Leopold, PhD.! Susan is an ethnobotanist and passionate defender of biodiversity. Over the past 20 years, Susan has worked extensively with indigenous peoples in Peru and Costa Rica. She is the Executive Director of United Plant Savers and Director of the Sacred Seeds Project. Prior to working at United Plant Savers, she worked as a librarian at the Oak Spring Garden Library, specializing in digitizing rare herbals and botanical travel manuscripts. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Botanical Dimensions and the Center for Sustainable Economy. She is an advisory board member of American Botanical Council. She is a proud member of […]

Labor Day Sale – Get 30% Off Aromatherapy!

  We're celebrating summer's end with pure botanical bliss!  Don't miss your chance to save big on these aromatic favorites. Stock up now to create your own body mists, diffuser blends, massage oils, perfume blends, hair care formulas, natural cleaning solutions, and so much more with high-quality organic essential oils and flower waters. You can find recipes for them all on the blog! Take 30% OFF this incredible selection of aromatherapy products including organic essential oils, hydrosols, diffusers, and candles!    Labor Day  Aromatherapy Sale   Starts now through September 6!