Vervain's Favorites for Back To School!
We're looking forward to you, Fall!
Even if you're not starting school yourself or hustling kids out the door with their backpacks, September still tends to bring out that freshly- sharpened-pencil feeling of new beginnings.
Here are some of our favorite herbal blends to keep us focusing in all the right directions! Come on in so we can help guide you to your new herbal ally!
Anima Mundi Black Elderberry Syrup
Books: Herbs for Common Aliments, ADHD Alternatives
From Anima Mundi, a very high potency extract combining elderberry, along with a high ratio of herbal antivirals such as Skullcap baikalensis, Cordyceps, Reishi, Shiitake and Maiitake. These herbal antivirals are incredibly immune supportive while being renowned for being respiratory tonics. All mushrooms are 100% certified organic grown in Washington state, using both fruiting body and mycelium.
Looking for delicious and nourishing recipes to step up your dessert game? Elderberry Rose Tart recipe from Anima Mundi!
Herb of the Month - Meet Comfrey!
Comfrey (Symphytum Officinale) Comfrey's traditional use is in mending broken bones, and it was once described as able to "heal all inward wounds and ruptures." Not only does comfrey contain important minerals needed in the healing process, but it also contains allantoin, a substance that stimulates cell growth. Comfrey is primarily used externally in compresses, poultices, and salves. What Is a Poultice? Even though the word “poultice” sounds a little odd, a poultice is nothing more than a direct way to apply herbs to the skin. For making a poultice, herbs are usually crushed into a pulp or made into a paste that is spread directly onto the surface of the skin, up to an inch thick, and held in place with gauze, muslin, or cheesecloth wrapped around the area to keep the poultice from rubbing off. We have everything at Vervain to make a comfrey poultice, oil, or salve to suit your needs. Ready for more Comfrey?
Vervain carries Comfrey leaf as well as root in bulk, and it's an ingredient in several wonderful topical blends, such as: Healing Salve Pain Salve Tattoo Healing Salve Scar Minimizer
Meet our Team!
Our shop is staffed by knowledgeable and friendly herbalists who can help empower you to understand your body and how to build relationships with plant allies.
Practitioner Appointments Available!
Book an appointment with one of our Practitioners at The Vervain Collective!
If you're a practitioner who would like to be more involved with The Vervain Collective community, please get in touch! We have many entry points - including using our apothecary for custom blends, teaching classes, meeting with patients/clients, and more! Here is our "For Practitioners" resource page.
Join Us for Class!
Eat Like a Girl with Dani Forbess and Gail Kloosterman
Thurs. Oct 6 from 5-6:30 pm in Vervain Classroom
$20 general; $30 parent+kid
This class explores the monthly rhythm of the menstrual cycle and highlights which foods and habits can support these hormonal changes. This is an ideal class for menstruators across generations, as it provides ample space to reflect on each unique experience.
It will offer educational insights into how one can understand their hormones - and how hormones can actually help women of all ages to develop and grow into our best selves. Included also are some easy hacks to minimize the stress and chaos that hormones can sometimes wreak on our bodies. All of this in the context of food!
Class comes with a complimentary delicious adrenal cocktail.
Sign up the whole family of women today!
**Open to all people who identify as women or have menstruated or will menstruate!*
10 Strategies for Coping with the Holiday Season
Free Class - Oct 19, 530-630pm
With Jo-Ellen Watson of Gray Into Gold Coaching
Stress during the holidays does not have to be inevitable. Come to this free class on how to manage and even joyfully experience the upcoming holidays!
We are constantly adding more amazing classes, teachers, and events to our calendar! Click here to view the calendar and to register online. If you're interested in leading a conversation or teaching a class, you can find our application form on the same page!
Please note our hours! The Vervain Collective is open Tues-Sat 11-7 and Sun 11-5. Our online store is open 24/7 for shipping and pickup.
We can't wait to see you!