Herb of the Month: Marshmallow Root

As we begin to settle into autumn, and the veil begins to thin, one may find themselves going inward. Going deeper. Down to the root. We’ve spent our summer months in an outward expression. The body of our being all colorful flowers and broad leaves. The time has come to …

Make Your Own: Dream Elixir

Fly through the sky to our outer galaxies, swim in the depths of the ocean with ancient and unknown sea creatures, or go back in time to walk with the prehistoric dinosaurs. In our dreams, we can live many thoughts and perceptions. We can work through things that feel too …

Muscle Maximizer Pumpkin Pancakes Recipe

Muscle Maximizer Pancakes! Build muscle and enhance endurance! Looking to increase your stamina and endurance without jittery side effects? Working to build muscle? Try this Oatmeal Pumpkin Pancake recipe with The Herb Shoppe’s Muscle Maximizer Powder. This powder includes ashwagandha powder, maca powder, vanilla bean powder (sucrose, vanilla bean), & …

Tincture of the Month: Ursa Major Elixir

Invite your intuition to guide you to empowerment. Let Mama Bear soothe your throat and free your voice! A few tablespoons of Ursa Major, a tasty herbal syrup blend, will soothe a sore throat, loosen chest congestion, and boost your immune system. The blend stars Osha Root, a soothing, antibacterial, …

Exploring Dreams with Herbalist Amanda Furbee

There are many questions that revolve around dreams. Why do we dream? What do our dreams mean? Why are they so detailed, vivid or wild? What does Lucid Dreaming mean? The list can go on ’til the end of time. Maybe that’s why we find dreams so interesting. We know …

Tea Blend of the Month: Luminary

Let Moon Mama spark your intuitive side. This tea blend is for those who have a strong solar constitution. This means that you have a tendency toward burn out, and are overly active. As a constitutionally solar person you may have a million projects going on at once, a tendency …

Herb of the Month: Hawthorne

While the midday sun clings to summer’s warmth, the sweater I reach for in the early morning chill speaks to a change in the seasons, and we begin to wade into autumn’s waters. As the days shorten and the Earth turns, we, too, continue our rotation on our energetic axes, …

Make Your Own: Natural Deodorant

Let’s talk about body odor! It’s a stinky subject, but one that we all have our concerns with. Everyone’s body pH is different and can react with scents differently, but ultimately we are off-gassing what we eat. It can be beneficial to pay attention to what goes into the body …

Heart Softening Elderberry Syrup Recipe

In comes the early misty mornings that break in the afternoon heat. Our body receives these seasonal cues and begins to integrate the changes. We become softer, move a little slower. Our summers are coming to a head and we hope to squeeze out as much sunshine as we can, …

Tincture of the Month: Liver Love

Your liver is hard at work for you­–show it some love! Your liver is a hard working organ that’s easily bogged down by the stressors of everyday life. The Herb’s Shoppe’s Liver Love is a simple liver-protective formula that supports liver function and your body’s innate detox processes. This formula …

Boundaries with Herbalist Amanda Furbee

Boundaries! They are everywhere in our communities, in our work, in our culture. They are passed on to us from our parents and grandparents, friends and partners, to list a few. Boundaries can stop us in our tracks, or create growth in our lives. What about your own personal boundaries? …

Tea Blend of the Month: Citrus Shine

Let this liquid vitamin fortify you! Fortify your hair, nails, teeth and bones with a dash of citrus! Citrus Shine is brimming over with vitamins and minerals such as Iron, Magnesium, Calcium and Silica, a mineral that increases bone density and collagen production. Collagen is essential for healthy joints, ligaments …

Herb of the Month: Mimosa Flower

While walking or driving through the streets of Portland this time of year, you may spy what appears to be small, bright pink poofs growing atop trees, like truffula tufts straight out of a Dr. Seuss book. Mimosa trees, latin name Albizia julibrissin, spark joy just from their sheer appearance …

Make Your Own: Herbal Infused Honey

One of the signs of summer is the buzz-buzz of the bees!  Diligently, they make their sweet nectar that we know as honey. They work long hard days to collect pollen and bring it back to their queen. This gift to us from the bees is medicinal in many ways, …

Strawberry Chai Chai Again Smoothie Recipe

August is full of sunshine and play. Often we are headed to the coast or the mountains for a day or weekend of fun. When rushing out the door whip up this Chai Smoothie for a delectable morning treat. Prepare Chai Chai Again Concentrate: 1 oz of THS’s Chai Chai …

Glycerite of the Month: Children’s Wind Down

Winding down from a day full of play.  A day of play and excitement can create an endless supply of energy for kids. Our Children’s Wind Down Glycerite is formulated with kid-friendly herbs to help bring calm to that excess supply of fiery energy. Catnip, although activating for cats, is …

Saving the Bees with Herbalist Amanda Furbee

You ask what’s all the buzz about these bees?  Bees are one of the largest groups of pollinators that we have in this world. One of their major jobs is in helping many plants and trees to reproduce. From the collection of pollen, bees make delicious, nutritious and medicinal honeys …

Tea Blend of the Month: Hibiscus Delight

Summer in a Cup Relish in the cooling sweetness of this uplifting Hibiscus and Citrus blend. Delicious brewed hot or cold, enjoy Hibiscus Delight all summer long. Instructions: Brew by the cup: 1-3 teaspoons per cup. Enjoy hot or cold. Ingredients: Hibiscus, Elderberry, Orange Peel, Lemongrass, Cinnamon. THS recommends that you consult …

Herb of the Month: St. John’s Wort

This time of year, the yellow blooms of St. John’s Wort can be seen popping up along roadsides, and edges of pastures and meadows. It may also be seen in areas that have been recently disturbed by fire or logging, and the seeds of the plant can remain viable in …

Make Your Own: Pet Paw Balm

Our four-legged fur babies need lots of love all the time. They are often our best buddies. Just as we do, they have all kinds of health concerns, internal and external. When it comes to working with plants and pets together, it is always best to consult an expert. There …

Anti-Ant Cleaning Spray Recipe

Get rid of those pesky ants with the help of this cleaning spray! This spray includes essential oils of peppermint, cinnamon, lemon, and lavender. These oils will not only get your kitchen surfaces smelling amazing, but will deter ants from taking over. Neem tea is used as an extra powerful …

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