Growing an Idea
One, pink hued, September evening many years ago I returned to my garden after working my nine to five job. This garden arrival was a regular ritual born of the necessity to ground and nourish my mind and body after long and worthwhile days of creative work. In Northern California this was the time of year the buzz of life in the garden was beginning to slow, the evenings were beginning to chill, and the garden’s inhabitants began turning their energies toward seed production for the next year’s seedlings.
In one corner of the garden, the Lemon Balm and Sage still had an abundance of leafy aromatic medicine to offer and I was exhausting my list of recipes and teas to make with their magic. I began my search for the best ways to preserve this abundance of plant medicine. A few weeks later, after many books and beautiful sharing with knowledgeable practitioners, the first batch of Sage & Lemon Balm Lip Care was born.
It would still be a few years and a huge life move to New Orleans before Amber House Apothecary came to be, but in that little garden began a story of mutual reciprocity with the planet, responsibility of care for our community, and deep love for creating simple offerings to nourish the body.
Mission: We are dedicated to acknowledging, supporting and amplifying the diversity of individual and cultural medicines through practices intended to nourish the planet, our community, and all bodies. We are committed, as practitioners of care, to modeling sustainable and conscious engagement in all we do and provide.
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Creative Director, Co-Founder