As herbalists, we utilize various herbal preparations as our main healing modality, everything from herbal teas (tisanes), tinctures, powdered herbs, to topical preparations such as salves, infused oils, poultices, essential oils, and more.In the store, we stock a large variety of bulk medicinal herbs, pre-made tea blends, elixirs, and more to cover the majority of the most common issues we see on a regular basis. Additionally, we make all of our own herbal tinctures which can be purchased individually by the ounce or we can formulate a custom blend to suit your specific needs.
If you have a simple health problem or any questions about the medicinal use of herbs, then feel free to stop by and talk to our knowledgeable staff. There may be a pre-made product already on our shelves that can help, or we can mix you up a custom blend on the spot.
If you already know what herbs you would like blended together, then absolutely come on in and we can mix them up for you. For more complex health problems you may need to schedule a consultation with one of the herbalists so we can be sure you’re whole health picture is being taken in to account.
AS A SMALL STORE THAT CREATES ALL OF OUR PRODUCTS BY HAND, WE DELIGHT IN MAKING CUSTOM CREATIONS FOR OUR PATRONS.
In addition to the teas and tinctures, we also offer custom flower essence formulas, aromatherapy formulas, and can make custom body and skin care formulas ranging from herbal healing oils and salves to customized body creams (a note about custom body creams: we do hand make each batch just for you and as such there is a minimum amount of 8oz that we can do for a custom cream).
For more information about all the possibilities please visit the Custom Skincare page
If you have any questions please feel free to call or stop by the store.
Wondering what all of the different herbal products are that we offer?
- The dried and prepared leaves of a shrub, Camellia sinensis, from which a somewhat bitter, aromatic beverage is prepared by infusion in hot water.
- The shrub itself, extensively cultivated in China, Japan, India, etc., and having fragrant white flowers.
- The beverage so prepared served hot or iced
- Any kind of leaves, flowers, etc., so used, or any plant yielding them
- Any of various infusions prepared from the leaves, flowers, etc., of other plants, and used as beverages or medicine
- We prefer herbal teas as a method for using the plants.
- There are two types of teas:
- Infusion – when you pour hot or cold water over the herbs and allow them to steep for a period of time. Best suited for softer plant parts such as leaves and flowers.
- Decoction – when herbs are simmered in water on a stove top for 30 minutes or more to make a strong extraction. Best suited for hardier plant parts such as berries, roots, and stems.
- French. aromatic or herbal tea.
- In many countries, the word ‘tea’ can only be used for leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant and therefore the phrase ‘herbal tea’ cannot be used. These beverages are then called infusions or tisanes (though we still call them teas here in our store)
- A solution of alcohol or of alcohol and water combined with fresh or dried herbs to extract the medicinal qualities.
- Provides a convenient and concentrated remedy.
- We make our tinctures using fresh or dried herbs and an organic cane alcohol that is gluten-free.
- Tinctures are a great way to use herbs when teas are not possible. We tend to use them when someone can’t (or won’t) make a tea, or if the particular herb or situation is better suited to the use of a remedy that is quick and easy to take.
- A combination of an alcohol extract of the herbs and a water extract of the same herbs with some honey added to sweeten.
- This method provides a good extraction of all the medicinal properties present in the plant and typically results in a pleasant and sweet tasting remedy.
- A combination of a strong herbal tea (called a decoction) and honey to sweeten and preserve the remedy.
- This is a favorite way to get kids to take herbs.
- Similar to a tincture but using apple cider vinegar instead of alcohol, herbal vinegars are great for those who do not want to alcohol used in traditional tinctures.
- Herbal infused honeys are great for specific types of remedies such as cough calming herbs and as a vehicle for introducing herbal powders to the system.
- Oxymels are a combination of herbs, vinegar, and honey.
- A traditional remedy, this formulation tends to be best suited for a cough and chest related conditions.