Fall has arrived, winter is coming, and there’s no stopping it. This month, to help you stock up that cabinet with nature’s medicine, all tinctures will be 20% off. Tinctures are alcohol extracts of medicinal herbal properties. The alcohol makes them very shelf stable, and they will last for years. It also is a more potent form of taking herbs, as opposed to say, tea. (The amount of alcohol in each dose is comparable to that in a single banana – very minimal. For those avoiding alcohol, I will make glycerin or vinegar extracts upon request. However, keep in mind they are not as potent.) Check out what we have in stock here.
Shop will be opening tomorrow and Friday for regular business hours (10-3). However, Saturday I will be having special hours from 9 AM to Noon. Hopefully, this will be the last time for a while that I need to adjust my shop hours. I try as best as I can to keep them dependable, but as a sole proprietor, it just isn’t always possible. Your understanding is always appreciated. Remember, I am willing to accommodate your special needs as well by appointment. We’re not a normal retail herb shop, and we don’t want to be!
Pump lotions back in stock. Current scents Rose, Lavender, Lily-of-the-Valley. These are made with my “Subtle Rose” (rose infused) formula. For more information, go to the Bath & Body Page and scroll to the Hand and Body Lotion section.
I’m feeling much better, but will be closed again today. Hoping I’ll be all set to open back up for tomorrow (Saturday). I’ll be happy to leave stuff on the porch for pick-up if anyone needs anything. I do have some nice fresh eggs and kale out there! 🙂
Feedback I’ve gotten, regarding holding classes, shows me there is still concern over group events, so I have decided I am going to forego any group classes this season. Those of you who are interested, I will offer individual instruction opportunities where you can come in by appointment/schedule and work alongside me as I make products. I can be pretty flexible with that and even offer more variety that way as well. (For instance, if you are interested in making a face cream, I can let you know when I’m going to be making that product, and we could try and schedule a time to do it when you can be here with me and learn how to do it. I can do the same whether it is soap, salves, tinctures, whatever.) If this is something that would interest you, please let me know what you are interested in attending, and I will keep a running list. I’m thinking I will offer this for the standard class price of $25, even though you’ll receive a much more personalized experience. Day of class I always offer 10% off any purchases as well. In some instances, some freebies of what we make may be available to you. All depends on what I’m making, the cost and leftover product. 🙂
Also, there has been some interest in starting up the book club and/or Herb of the Month Club. If any of you would be interested in meeting on a monthly basis to either read an herb related book, study a specific herb or even support one another in living a more natural lifestyle, let me know. We can be flexible about that as well, including it all in one group and expanding as needed. First meeting we could discuss what type of group we’d like to form, how often to meet, etc. Even if it’s just to get together to chat, share ideas and drink tea is fine with me!
A reminder that my new hours are Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. I still offer by appointment Mon-Weds as well as porch pick-up. Eggs are available on the porch daily. (Until sold out anyway!) I will ship items. Simply contact me with your order. I always confirm the order and shipping costs before sending. My season generally runs May-December, but may vary depending on need and weather. Please note that I will be closed this Saturday, September 25th, to attend a family event.
I’m hoping to be able to get the shop re-stocked with old favorites and new product over the winter and be able to focus on starting up a full schedule of classes next season. We’ll have to see what next spring brings, of course, but that is my goal. Please do not hesitate to call, email or message me regarding the products, classes or social events you would be interested in attending! In addition to the website, I am also on Facebook. My products are also available at Treasure Trove on Meadow Street in Sanbornville.
I look forward to hearing from you and hopefully seeing you at the shop!
We have added mullein to our stock of alcohol tinctures. The tincture/extract contains both leaf and flower.
Mullein leaf is great for upper respiratory issues and for bringing up stubborn phlegm from the lungs. Perfect for those hard, unproductive coughs that rattle the body. Mullein flower stimulates a stagnant lymphatic system.
Tinctures/extracts are not to be confused with essential oils. Tinctures are a way of taking herbs medicinally. They are a more potent way of getting the herbal healing properties into your system and can be stored for years. All my tinctures are currently alcohol tinctures. For those avoiding alcohol, I will make glycerin or vinegar extracts upon request, however keep in mind those type of extracts tend to not be as potent. Tinctures take 4-6 weeks to produce.
Finally starting to get some of the favorites re-stocked. It has been a struggle with soap this summer as the humidity wreaked havoc on it. Not only did the moisture affect the soaps already on hand, but it kept the newly made soaps from drying. I stopped making it for that reason, but hope to start up again soon. Don’t worry, there’s still plenty of soaps to choose from!
I revised the standard recipe a bit (elderberries, ginger root, cinnamon & cloves) to include elder flowers as well, which can be helpful against fever, colds, flu and inflammation. This batch is made with raw, local honey and fresh ginger root. The only preservative in the syrup is the honey, so store in fridge for longer shelf life. You may also add a touch of high-quality brandy for additional health benefits and preservative qualities. I have elderberry syrup kits available if you’d like to keep it in your cupboard to make yourself as needed.