Classes have been listed!

Classes I will be holding at the shop have been posted under THE SHOPPE section of the menu.  These will be fun, informative hands-on sessions!  I do have limited space, though, so contact me ASAP if you are interested in attending.

I am also planning to do some children’s classes based on the HERB FAIRIES books by Kimberly Gallagher.  The illustrations by Swapan Debnath are both beautiful and enticing.  These are fantastic books that encourage children to learn about herbs and what they can be used for, all in a fun manner that helps them to remember.  Stay tuned for more information on that, coming soon!

It is finally starting to warm up a bit, and I am itching to get out in the herb garden and really delve into that this year.  If it would ever stop raining, and the chickens would stay out of there, I might make some progress!

Wishing all the Moms out there a wonderful Mother’s Day, as well as everyone a fabulous weekend.

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Update to Payment Options

Just a quick post to let my online order folks know that we now accept PayPal.  I know there were several who asked me previously, so wanted to announce the change.  Glad to offer another option to make things more convenient for my customers.  I’ll eventually get up-to-date on all this technology.  (Who am I kidding?  No, I won’t, but I try!  Thanks for your patience!)

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Shop opens for season tomorrow, April 17th, from 12:00 to 6:00 PM!  Stop in and say hello!  It’s been a very long winter.  Be sure to check out our new hours.

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New Product!

Menthol-Camphor Rub

This is a natural topical ointment alternative to an old favorite.  Temporarily relieves aches and pains in joints or muscles.  Apply to chest for coughs and congestion.  Great aromatherapy for the sinuses too!  (Not for children under two.)

$10.00 for 2 ounce jar.

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Soapmaking Hack

Just came across this video on a trick to make lining soap molds a little easier.  I like it, and am going to try it next time.  Just thought I would share for the other soap makers out there.

(Click on link to watch video.)

Happy soap making!

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Happy New Year!

Wishing everyone the best for the coming year!  I hope you added using healthy, natural herbs, oils and products to your resolution list, if you aren’t using them already.  I’m still recovering from our holiday trip and playing catch-up at home, but I’ll try to be back in the swing of things soon.  Watch here, and on the Facebook page, for updates and new products.  Remember, just because the shop is closed for a few months, doesn’t mean you can’t order or make an appointment to come by.  Also, if the OPEN flag is out on the porch, feel free to stop in.  Looking forward to an exciting and productive 2019!

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Just a short time ago I hung out the OPEN flags to begin my final week of the season.  I can’t believe I’ve just about got my first six months in the books!  Thank you to all my friends, neighbors and customers who have taken the time to stop in, not only to shop, but to share their needs, opinions and recommendations.  I have learned so much during this time.  It still amazes me that, no matter how long or hard you’ve studied herbs and essential oils, there’s still so much more to know!  It has been so great having like-minded people sharing knowledge and ideas.  Being able to assist those who have never used herbs or essential oils is especially fulfilling.  I’ve learned of wonderful area artisans and businesses that line up nicely with what I do and can be local sources of ingredients I don’t or can’t produce myself.  Becoming part of a community of people, who create things from our natural world, having them support me and supporting them in return, has enhanced my life immensely.  So thank you everyone!  And to those of you who haven’t stopped by yet, but are interested in natural health and chem-free products, I hope I will meet you soon!

Friday, December 21st, will be my last regular-hour shop day.  I will be closed through January 2nd.  For the remainder of January and February, hours will be by appointment/chance only.  (If the OPEN flag is out on the porch, it means I’m in the shop – feel free to pop in!)  I will continue that way through March, with expectations to return to regular hours the end of March or beginning of April.  (Depending on weather.)  I will continue to post updates and new product on the website and Facebook and take orders online or over the phone.  Please don’t hesitate to call or message me if you are looking for something or want to visit the shop.  I’ll still be here working!

This week, remaining HANDCRAFTED items (excluding soap) will be 15% off.  This includes creams, salves, sprays, roll-ons and tinctures.  I’ll be working January and February to refill those shelves with fresh, new product!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  Thank you so much for the friendship and support during 2018!  It is greatly appreciated.  God bless!    ~~Karen

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