Mothering Herbs Herbal Subscription Boxes

Introducing Mothering Herbs Herbal Subscription Boxes: This is a monthly (or quarterly) subscription service that ships a box filled with herbal goodness directly to the subscriber’s door (or you can gift it to someone!). Herbal boxes contain all kinds of different items, including herbal balms, syrups, teas, kits, and other items that anyone who enjoys pampering, plant medicine, and/or herbalism will enjoy.
This year, why not make it easier on yourself and buy yourself or gift a subscription to Mothering Herbs Herbal Subscription Boxes, a gift that keeps on giving all year long.

We have several categories:
Pampering Box: receive something fun each month like a handcrafted herbal infused bath, body butter, lotion, scrub, serum, etc. This can be gifted to someone or yourself for one box , 12 boxes (one each month), or any variation between.

Herbalist box: Learn a new skill each month. Each box will contain an herbal product kit, with full instructions and hard to find ingredients. Learn how to infuse oils, honey, vinegar, create balms, lotions, oxemels, ciders, tinctures, basic plant identification, poultices, first aid, syrups, spa and pampering recipes and more! Sign up each month or gift someone or yourself with 3, 6, or 12 months (or anything in between) of herbal learning.

Specific Box: Control Freaks unite! Plan ahead which boxes you would like to arrive and when, what items you want in each box, etc. You decide as many details as you like.

Herbal Medicine Cabinet: Perfect for the individual or family that would like to herbalize their medicine cabinet. 12 months of items to create a fully stocked herbal medicine cabinet. Boxes contain herbal Healing Balm, Soothing Balm, Activated Charcoal Balm, Fire Cider, Elderberry Syrup, Activated Charcoal Soap, Bug Off herbal bug spray, Sun Soother Spray, Athletic Balm, Aches and Pain Balm, Herbal Cold Care Tea, Elderberries, Tranquil-a-Tea, and other items.

Surprise Boxes:
Mini Box: 2 to 3 items 25.00 each (will have at least a 25-35.00 value).

Herbal Healing Box: 5 to 7 items 40.00 each box (will have at least a 40-50.00 value).

All boxes include high quality, artisan-produced, hand-crafted organic or sustainably wild-crafted from our own organic farm, Herbal infused products.

The monthly subscription box costs $35.00, and comes with items valued at more than $50.  Some of the things that have appeared in the box include full size bottles of elderberry syrup (20.00), Sweetwater Organics Lotion (29-30.00), Healing Balm (12.00), Herbal Teas (8.00), Fire Cider (20.00), Holy Basil Tincture (15.00).
There is real joy in opening up a box to discover what herbal goodness is inside. That joy is something that can be spread out all year round, making it a great gift for the upcoming holidays. And, if you buy a 6 or 12 month subscription, you’ll receive a discount as well.

For more information and to order contact Mothering Herbs on Facebook or email at

Shopping Small, Local, Holidays

The Holidays are coming! Thanksgiving, family, food, if you read my blog post about Turkey Brine you know how I feel about that holiday…

Then there is the shopping season. No matter what holiday you celebrate, from Christmas, Hanakkah, Solstice, or something else, there is usually some form of gift exchange, food enjoyment, gatherings, celebrations, family gatherings,  and more.

The choice is always there on how you spend your money. Small shops, big factory stores, Organic, conventional.

The cause: A better economy, longer-than-seasonal employment opportunities and tighter-knit communities – all of which are the bedrock of a vibrant society. And all it takes to accomplish these goals is for each of us to spend more of our money with the small businesses lining the Main Streets of our state.
Everyone is familiar with Black Friday, the post-Thanksgiving gift-shopping frenzy, when masses of people converge on shopping malls, raising their stress levels and blood pressure. But if you were to save some of your holiday shopping and energy for Small Business Saturday, you would be doing much more not only for your own health, but also for our state’s economy.
Begun in 2010, the campaign to shop small has yielded big dividends for America’s and Washington’s economy. Last year, shoppers spent $5.7 billion at locally-owned shops and restaurants on Small Business Saturday, according to a survey conducted by American Express and the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). And last year’s total marked a 3.6 percent increase over the previous year.
This same survey indicates that on average, shoppers estimate nearly one-third of their holiday shopping will be done at small businesses. Additional benefits to shopping Main Street speak to the importance of community:
• Nearly all (94 percent) of U.S. consumers say that shopping at small businesses make them “feel good”
• Two-thirds (66 percent) of consumers say the main reason they patronize small businesses is because they value the contributions the business makes to their community
• More than half (57 percent) say they know one or more of their local small-business owners personally
Small business is no small statistic when it comes to job creation. In fact, it’s primary to any economy.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, Washington’s small businesses employed over half — or 1.2 million — of the state’s private workforce in 2011. Almost all firms with employees are small. They make up 98 percent of all employers in the state.
Need even more good reasons to choose Main Street?
• Your money stays local. When you shop at a chain store, most of the money goes back to a corporate office, but when you shop on Main Street, most of that money stays on Main Street.
• Your shopping experience is friendlier and more customer-oriented. Instead of dealing with temporary workers who don’t know the merchandise, there’s a good chance you’ll be dealing directly with the owner — someone who cares very much about making you a return customer. In fact, according to the NFIB and American Express survey, 77 percent of consumers say Small Business Saturday makes them want to shop small all year long.
• You help small businesses plant lasting roots in your community. Some small-business owners cut their own salaries to keep their full complement of employees. Others have dipped into savings or taken out second mortgages to keep their doors open, or to avoid cutting back employee hours. Shopping local infuses these businesses with cash to keep their doors open.
Of course, big-box stores stock items that Main Street shops don’t, but you might be surprised at the variety of items that Main Street stores provide.
So how about starting a new shopping tradition this year? Don’t go all out on Black Friday. Spread the holiday cheer by shopping small on Main Street on Small Business Saturday. This new trend will benefit everyone.

Here are some great, small, local, shops to check out this year:

Mothering Herbs


Court Street Market