Herb of the Month: Fennel Seed

November has come, and with it, ever darkening days, and more time spent within the home, either in the home of our bodies, as we nurture our inner worlds, or our physical homes, where we are likely to dedicate more time to craft, cooking, and general coziness. This time of …

DIY Herbal Jello

Botanica wigglus, family Gelatanaceae… HERBAL JELLO! Sometimes parents have trouble getting their kids to take well-intended herbal medicines. Welcome to 21st century herbalism, where the post-modern world meets old-world apothecary! Herbalist James Green accidentally discovered this herbal administration method in an Oregon Grape vegetable gelatin encapsulation project gone wrong. However, …

Make Your Own: Sipping Vinegar

Drinking Vinegars are not only delicious, but an excellent way of getting herbs into your diet. Like alcohol and water, vinegars are also a perfect way to extract herbs. Apple Cider Vinegar can be beneficial in many ways to the body, whether its used internally or externally, as an aid …

Going Inward Tea Blend Recipe

Fall is in full swing and winter is beginning to settle in to the PNW. It’s a time to dive into the inner workings of our consciousness. A time for creativity, crafting, homemaking, and settling. We move a little slower this time of year, which gives us more time to …

Tincture of the Month: Calm Bowels

A simple blend to soothe symptoms associated with indigestion. Distress in the bowels is never fun. Use our Calm Bowels tincture to help soothe some of the symptoms associated with indigestion. Astringent herbs are paired with calming herbs to help with spasms and leaky bowels. Simple support for uncomfortable situations. …

Connecting to Your Higher Self with Herbalist Amanda Furbee

Stuck with a hard question? Not sure what direction to go next? Pondering your future? Sometimes these answers can be hard to find in the immediate context to our day-to-day lives. Lucky for us, we always have our higher selves to help with resolving the difficult questions in life.  What …

Tea Blend of the Month: Stomach Soother

Ease and soothe your tummy troubles. Stomach Soother Tea Blend is formulated to bring you relief from nervous stomach, nausea, and general gastro intestinal unrest. Soothing marshmallow and slippery elm are combined with calming passionflower, and nourishing oatstraw and ginger to provide you some ease, tenderness, and assistance to combat …

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, …

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