The Stages Of Womanhood with Herbalist Amanda Furbee


Maiden. Mother. Crone.


Cycles run in every aspect of life. In the earth, universe, seasons, days and in the physical sense of our bodies. In the female body these life cycles are often referred to as the Maidenhood, Motherhood and Crone stages of life. I love the comparison to these stages to the season’s of nature. Picture this, maidenhood is the beginning when life begins to become unique and our development of who we are starts to take shape.  Maidenhood is similar to Spring, it’s now that we see the budding of our favorite trees and plants putting on a beautiful display of color and creativity. Its magnificent! The colors, the shapes and the delectable smells. Motherhood is when we are able to stand tall in our essence and the true form of who we are. We bring all the years of Maidenhood to the present and we create. This phase is often depicted as a pregnant woman. Nourishing and feeding her passions and creations. Motherhood phase is like the blossoming and abundance of summer. Bountiful fruits and vegetables everywhere. Abundance in all our creations.  Cronehood represents wisdom and strength. Years of knowledge and able to rest our mind, bodies and soul. Cronehood is represented by Fall. During Fall we begin to turn inward and reflect on the year and our lives. Just as Fall begins to lose her leaves to restore for a new spring, our bodies cycle to our life’s journey beyond time and space through Cronehood with wisdom and delight.

With each cycle of life, change and growth are awoken. This month we have chosen to focus on the female body and what we can create in our Motherhood of growth at the Shoppe that would be delightful for each stage of womanhood. We hope you find grounding and comforting support in whichever phase you may be in.

Embrace whatever cycle of life you are harnessing. We gently crafted these delicious blends to help through each cycle of life:



-MoontIme Soother – Capsules, Tea, Tincture, and Bath Salts

-First Moon Rising – Tea and Glycerite

Feminine Divine Tea Blend

Even Flow Tincture

-Fertile Grounds Tea and Tincture

Balancing Chaste Berry Spice Blend

-Yin Yang Tea and Tincture Blend

Lymph Love Oil Blend


Motherhood & Pregnancy Blends

Mother-To-Be Flower Essence

-Zen Mama Tea and Glycerite

-Milkin’ It Tea and Tincture

-Morning Sickness Support Tea and Glycerite

-When You’re Expecting Tea and Glycerite

Nipple Butter

Perineum Healing Salve

Yoni Care

Stretch Mark Oil

Sacral Chakra Cordial



Cool the Crone Capsules

Yoni Care

Lymph Love Oil Blend

Sacral Chakra Cordial


Stop by and see us to view our complete line of Female bodied products. To set up an herbal consultation with me for allergies either in person or via facetime or skype:

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Learn About This Author

Amanda Furbee

Amanda’s interest in herbalism began at an early age but it wouldn’t be until 2010, when she moved to the Pacific Northwest, that her relationship with medicinal plants blossomed. The move from the east coast to the west coast would be more than a change of scenery, it brought her closer towards the wonderful world of herbalism. Ambitious to start learning she found a golden opportunity working at Portland’s first all organic herbal supplier, The Herb Shoppe. Her experience was even more fulfilling than she had hoped for, feeling invigorated Amanda knew this was a step in the right direction. 

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