Summer time & the livin's . . . not always easy!
Join Us for Class! Our classroom needs some love! If you're interested in leading a conversation or teaching a class, you can find our application form here! Is there something you'd like to learn or see us offer? Hit reply to this email and let us know! Up next:
Saturday, Sept 4 from 2:00-4:00pm: Fireweed Leaf Tea Workshop with Krista Willmorth, aka The FunGal Forager
Wednesday, Sept 8 from 5:30pm-6:30pm (in-person with virtual option): The Doctor Is In: Food & Mood with Dr. Karen Benton
Thursday, Sept 9 from 5:00-7:00pm: Caring for the Wild Feminine with Tracey Parker Kindall
This is a 10-month series, 1 session per month on the second Thursday of each month.
The 3rd Saturday of each month 11:00am-4:00pm (in person with virtual option): Rosemary Gladstar's The Science & Art of Herbalism - ask about our 10-month series or drop-in classes!
It's Still Summer and it's HOT, HOT, HOT!
Many of us are gearing up for a new school year and still trying to get the most of those last moments of summer in the Idaho mountains, lakes, campgrounds, and rivers. Need some relief from these record-high temperatures and uncomfortable dryness in the air? We have a plethora of preventative, soothing, and restorative plant allies in the apothecary that can help optimize your fun and make you feel more at home in your body! Come on into the shop and check out our amazing selection of salves, bug sprays, sunscreen, local skincare products, herbal guidebooks, and more!
High performance, broad-spectrum, and mineral-based sunscreens for face and body.
Safe for You, Safe for Our Waters
Contains Green Tea, Tulsi, Wakame, and Olive Leaf
Non-greasy, hypoallergenic, safe for sensitive skin, and won’t burn your eyes
Tested and proven safe for baitfish, freshwater fish, saltwater fish, and coral larvae and does not affect their natural behavior.
NO Oxybenzone, Octinoxate, or Octocrylene
No Parabens, DEAs/ MEAs/ TEAs (diethanolamines/ methanolamines/ triethanolamines), SLS or SLES (sodium laurel or laureth sulfates), phthalates, dyes, cinnamates, or benzophenones (BP-2 or BP-3)
Packaging made from sugarcane!
Available in both regular and tinted, individual sizes or bulk refills!
Any river folks out there? Check out this awesome resource for plant first aid along the Salmon River and similar elevations all over the PNW! All of this and more can be found in the shop at 3308 W. Chinden in Garden City, and you can even place a pickup or delivery order in our online store!
Herb of the Month: Yarrow!
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium Asteraceae) is one of our oldest herbs. Named after the ancient Greek hero, Achilles, it was used to staunch the flow of blood from his troops' wounds in the Trojan War. Yarrow has been used on many battlefields, thus why its common names are allheal and bloodwort.
In need of a first aid herb? Turn to yarrow. It's used for a wide variety of acute conditions, including the common cold, flu, fevers, hypertension, painful menstruation, bleeding, and pain. Having blood-regulating properties, yarrow is commonly used to treat menstrual issues, such as heavy and painful bleeding, typically caused by poor pelvic circulation and weakness. It's also a great digestive remedy, helping alleviate colic and indigestion, improve appetite, and stimulate bile flow and liver function. Yarrow is commonly found in bitter blends for consumption prior to eating. Luckily, yarrow grows abundantly along roadsides, in fields and hills, canyon grounds, waste areas, and even some lawns. If you're out on a hike and get stung by a bee or get a cut, just pick some nearby yarrow, chew it up, and place it on the wounded area for a quick pain relief and to stop bleeding. To find yarrow out in the wild, look for flower heads that are arranged in tight, flat clusters at the top of the green fern-like foliage. Each cluster has one or more flower heads consisting of 20-25 flowers. There will most likely be bees enjoying their aroma.
For the first stages of colds, flu, or fever, combine equal parts yarrow, elderflowers, lemon balm, and mint. Steep one ounce of the herb blend in a pint of boiling water until cool enough to drink. Take 1-2 cups with you to bed, grab plenty of covers, and lay still until full sweating occurs. (Stay hydrated and do not sweat to exhaustion). End with a short cool-water sponge bath from head to toe, returning to bed to rest immediately. We also blend up a lovely Immune Support Tea here at The Vervain Collective. You can snag it up here.
The Vervain Collective apothecary is open Monday 9-7, Tues-Sat 11-7, and Sun 11-5! Our online store is open 24/7, and delivery, shipping, and curbside pickup are available! We can’t wait to see you!