Positive Growth During a Crisis

These are trying times we are enduring. Did you ever think we could get to this point so quickly? However, that is exactly how a true crisis works: FAST. Panicking during an emergency situation never helps. The truth of the matter is, if you are prepared, you are able to remain calm, help yourself and help others.

One of the reasons we moved to NH, and purchased the home we did, was to enable us to be independent. We have a wood stove, a generator, we garden, can, freeze and dehydrate foods. Of course, we picked up some things we were afraid we’d run out of (ice cream!), but we felt calm and assured that we could hunker down, for the amount of time necessary, to see the madness through.

When situations like this arise, it is a good time for people to re-evaluate their lives and situation. It is a time when individuals can learn a great deal. A crisis can become an experience that brings out the best in others, creating a positive, bonding experience for many. There’s a good chance you are seeing that now. I know we saw it during 9/11.

If you are considering how to be better prepared for the future, I’d like to encourage you to consider the use of natural foods and products for the health and well-being of your family. Plants and herbs can leave your body in a better position to fight off bacteria and viruses. Elderberry is particularly effective at keeping viruses from invading your system. (More info here.) Certain herbs, such as echinacea and goldenseal are powerful healers and support the immune system. Turmeric and Ashwaganda are great inflammation fighters. Wild cherry eases a cough. Yarrow could break a fever. Plants are an amazing gift from God, and I would urge you to learn more about their healing properties.

I have a supply of many items that may help see you through this. I make elderberry syrup and “Fire Cider” (mineral-laden tonic), handcrafted soaps (“Wash your hands!”), oils and salves. I carry dried herbs that could help with a wide range of issues you may be experiencing, such as headache, stress, anxiety, depression, sleeplessness, sore throat, cough, inflammation, etc. For those of you needing a stronger, more medicinal way to take herbs, I also make herbal tinctures, which are alcohol extracts of herbs and a more potent form of ingesting them. I have tea blends specific to fighting viruses or cold and flu.

I have not yet opened my shop for the season. At this point, I am waiting out the current situation. However, I am still here, working, and just keeping close to home. I know many of you are doing the same. If you have a need for any of these items, please contact me. I am happy to work with you to figure out what may help get you through any discomfort you may be experiencing. You can shop by appointment, or let me know what you need, and I will have it available for pick-up. I also carry salts, spices, clays, soap nuts (laundry), essential oils and diffusers, salt lamps for purification of your home, as well as simple beauty and household products. As we are encouraged to avoid crowds, shopping small and local is the way to go. Perhaps, you’ll find a more natural style of living is better for the long haul. I would love to be your partner in this endeavor! Some of my products, including elderberry syrup, are also available at Treasure Trove, 185 Meadow Street in Sanbornville, NH. (Open Friday through Tuesday, 10-4.)

We are all in this together, and will get through it together. I am always amazed by the love and support that flow from people during a crisis. Wishing you all good health, safety and God’s blessings during this time and forward. Contact me if I can help you in any way.

With love, Karen

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New Product! Grapefruit Salt Scrub

Grapefruit Salt Scrub

Great for keeping those dry, winter hands exfoliated and soft. For more info, click here and scroll down. $15 / 12 oz. or $8.00 / 5 oz. (glass jar)

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Coming this spring!

My own vanilla extract!

I also plan to sell vanilla beans if you’d like to make your own.

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Winter’s Little Helpers

Elderberry Syrup & Fire Cider +

Fresh batches now available! This will be my final batches for this winter season. First come, first serve! Click here, and scroll down to product, for more information.

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Final Days of Season

Friday will be my final day of the season. (I will still be accepting orders and opening shop “by appointment”. If the flag is out, the shop is open.) Open today (Weds.) until 6 PM, tomorrow (Thurs.) and Friday 10-4. This week only, I am offering an end-of-season clearance discount of 15% off everything in the shop. There are still plenty of soaps, creams and gift items. Stop in and do a little Christmas shopping!

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Autumn Spice Soap

It’s all ready to go & smells awesome!

This would make a lovely hostess gift for Thanksgiving.

Water; Coconut, Palm, Extra-virgin Olive & Castor Oils; Lye; Sweet Orange, Cinnamon Leaf & Clove Bud Essential Oils; French Green & Rose Kaolin Clays

$6.00 / Large (4-4.5 oz.) Bar

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FYI: SHOP ~ Upcoming Special Hours & Events

  • Thursday, Nov. 28th ~ CLOSED (Thanksgiving)
  • Friday, Nov. 29th ~ BLACK FRIDAY!!! Open 10 AM-8 PM (10% off everything!)
  • Wednesday, Dec. 4th ~ CLOSED (Participating in a Private Craft Fair)
  • Saturday, Dec. 7th ~ End-of-Season Event! (More to come on that)
  • Wednesday, Dec. 11th through Friday, Dec. 13th ~ Final Week of Season (Clearance on handmade herbal products!)
  • Friday, Dec. 13th ~ Last Shop Day for Season (Regular Business Hours)
  • Normal business hours for days not mentioned until we close for the season.

I am available during the winter by appointment or chance. (If the flag’s out, stop in!) I also still accept special or mail orders. Just call or message.

Best wishes to everyone for a wonderful holiday season. May you enjoy peace, love and create wonderful memories with your family. God bless~!

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New product!

NEW! Soothing Beard Oil $15.00 / 1 oz. Pump Bottle Made for healthy beard growth and soothing for the skin. Jojoba, Kukui, Apricot, Hemp and Argan oils; Copaiba, Sandalwood, Frankincense & Myrrh pure essential oils

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Coming Soon!

Currently curing, all-natural soaps, with expected ready date:

Autumn Spice (11/19) ~ The wonderful scent of Autumn! Cinnamon, Orange & Clove. Swirled with french green and rose clay for fall colors and a smooth glide on your body. This soap smells so yummy! Base of Coconut, Olive, Palm & Castor Oils.

Coffee Kitchen (11/26) ~ Great for removing odors, like garlic and onion, from your hands in the kitchen. Or makes a great wake-up scrub in your shower! Made with brewed coffee and grounds. Base of Olive, Palm, Coconut, Babassu & Castor Oils

Peppermint-Rosemary (11/14) ~ Ready in time for Christmas! Rosemary is a wonderful herb for your skin, and the scent of peppermint is always refreshing! Base of Olive, Coconut & Castor Oils (No palm) Includes french green and rose clays.

Soaps are made with pure essential oils.

Curing Soaps

These are large bars, so expected price is $6/bar. However, smaller bars and end pieces will be sold at a reduced price.

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Essential Serum 1

… is now back in stock! I’ve whipped up a fresh batch, and you now have a variety of size and bottle choices. Stop in and try a sample. This stuff is chock full of organic, high quality oils. You only need a few drops, and your skin will thank you!

1 oz. Treatment Pump or Dropper Bottle (Amber) $24.00

.5 oz. Dropper Bottle (Cobalt Blue) $15.00

Essential Serum 2, contains oils specific to regenerating skin cells and fighting the aging process. It’s a bit heavier and excellent for your bedtime routine.

Check out my Products Page for more info!

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