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 …

Tincture Blend of the Month: Soul Shine

Rise Above Exhaustion and Burnout Feeling run-down and burnt-out? This restorative blend is formulated to help recharge the nervous system and recalibrate the body’s stress response. Soul Shine Tincture stars the legendary adaptogens ashwagandha, eleuthero, and rhodiola. These herbs, like others in their class, are traditionally used for ailments associated …

Ethical Harvesting with Herbalist Amanda Furbee

Ethical Harvesting Everywhere we look all the plants and trees are budding and fruiting with the abundance of summer. It is still amazing to me that the Pacific Northwest has so much to offer as far as food and medicine goes. This makes many new and old herbalist and product …

Tea Blend of the Month: Lemon Balm Chillout

The Perfect Hot Weather Brew! We all know how refreshing Lemon can be, and when combined with Lemon Balm and Lemon Verbena, this tea is mood-shiftingly delightful. Delicious iced or hot, our Lemon Balm Chillout is a lovely blend of citrus and cooling mint, just right for any mood or …

Herb of the Month: Dandelion

The herb of the month is Dandelion! This yellow flower plant is one that is commonly yelled at and pulled out of lawns and fields. Dandelion is a valuable plant for the health of soil, as well for it’s medicinal qualities. Dandelion, or Taraxacum officianale, blooms at the first sign …

Make your Own: Beard and Hair Wax

Beards and facial hair are the hottest trends with folks these days. Here in the Pacific Northwest fancy beard clubs are being formed all over to see who has the wildest facial hair in the west. If you are looking for your next style check out the top 10 most …

Honey Rose Hydrating Face Wash Recipe

This creamy wash is sure to dig deep into the pores and hydrate the skin, leaving it feel soft and fresh. Ground rose petals are folded in for exfoliation, while honey acts as an anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial. Rose petals are revered for their sweet scent and astringent properties. This tightens the pores …

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