Herbal CSA

I delightfully invite you to become a sustaining member of my community-supported apothecary which focuses on seasonally appropriate local plants and ingredients. This CSA provides a meaningful way to build and sustain your home apothecary for vitality and resilience. 

I started my Community Supported Apothecary in September of 2020 and it has quickly become a passion of mine. This program encourages self-care rituals and promises to connect you with the power of bioregional medicine.  I believe it is crucial to connect people back to the earth and the land around them.  That is why I include a materia medica card in each subscription. This card contains ID traits, energetics, actions, history, and tells you when and why you are using this plant. I want my subscribers to develop relationships with these abundant herbal allies and become familiar with the many different ways they can assist us in achieving health and longevity.  

Each small batch product is handmade with love, gratitude, and intention.   Shares may include herbal teas, infused vinegars, oxymels, tinctures, salves, lotions, elixirs, flower essences, syrups, herbal sprays, herbal salts, and various seasonal self care creations!  Each box will be lovingly curated, attuned to the season of its flourishing, and will include 3-4 full size herbal products, plant descriptions, usage/dosage instructions, plant ritual, recipes, and tips to stay healthy throughout the season.  $45 + shipping.  

If you are local to Bristol, Piney Flats, Bluff City, Johnson City, Jonesborough, Kingsport, Gray, Boones Creek, Erwin, Chucky, Limestone, and Greenville are eligible for door front delivery once a month through my partnership with River Creek Farms.  Sign up for your herbal CSA via http://www.rivercreekfarmcsa.com/groceries

Make sure to check out their amazing CSA shares for fresh fruit and veggies, handmade bread and pasta, eggs, and meat. All local organic goodness delivered straight to your door. 

If you are not local, no worries, I will ship to all 50 states.  You can sign up for the CSA by sending me an email at lesley@appalachianalchemy.com with CSA in the subject line. I will respond with all you need to make your decision to become a supporting member of this community. 

Each product was handmade in small batches with love and rooted with intention for the upcoming month.  I thank you for your support of my local small business and your interest in the medicines our mother earth provides. I wish you and yours health and abundance in all corners of your life.  Sending love to you and yours, 

Lesley 

The featured herb of June is YARROW!  

Tennessee Jed - Herbal Bug Spray - This herbal formula harnesses the power of yarrow tincture and other herbal oils that contain natural bug repellent properties instead of the toxic chemicals found in Deet and other sprays. Shake well before each use. Spray on every other hour for best results. Spray around the neck, head, and ankles before going on a hike to prevent ticks. 

Down to Earth- Herbal Infused Soap - A gentle bar with the earthy scents of frankincense, cedar wood, and lemon leaves you feeling grounded and uplifted.  The oils of castor, cocoa butter, and shea butter make this extra bar moisturizing for dry, irritated skin.  

Keep Truckin’n On - Repair Salve - This salve is valuable for distended veins and capillaries, tightening and firming blood vessels, and clearing blood congestion, which makes it helpful in treating hemorrhoids, varicose veins, and deep bruising. Apply liberally. Use several times a day for best results. 

Move Me Brightly - After Sun Care Lotion Bar - Enjoy the perfect balance of sweet Vanilla and pleasantly floral Ylang-Ylang. This uplifting lotion bar goes to work fast on sun-kissed skin and helps relieve the after sun redness and itchiness. Also great as a dry skin bar to use daily. To use, rub the bar on the skin, letting the heat of your skin melt the bar. Apply to irritated areas of the skin or as an all-over moisturizer. Rub excess deep into knuckles.  Store in a cool dark place for up to a year. 

Yarrow Boundary ritual - with ritual guide, candle, and dried yarrow herb. Pair with your favorite crystals for protection and boundary work. I like amethyst and I have included a small gem stone for you to add to anything else you'd like to bring into your ritual space.