Humble Origins Botanical Curiosities & Apothecary

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What were your initial thoughts when you first walked in Roots?

We've always been open by appointment only but now you can stop by four days a week to shop our health-conscious beauty selection.

We are proudly partnered with incredible companies like Eminence Organic Skin Care and Organic Colour Systems UK, we have two amazing small business self-care lines from Humble Origins Botanical Curiosities & Apothecary and Soul Ritual, and we even have a low-toxicity nail polish line that's free of the top ten harmful chemicals traditionally found in polish! #healthconsciousbeauty #rootsspasalon #rootsonindpendence #naturallyhealthy #peopleschoicetop3 #southeastmo #capegirardeau
Thank you for Supporting our Amazing Local Beauty Businesses❤️
boomboombrows
Aurora Medical Spa Cape
Eden Health Spa & Salon
Naked Eye
Humble Origins Botanical Curiosities & Apothecary
Roots Spa & Salon
Lauren Ashley Photography
Will you let us know before you go on maternity leave? I want to make sure and stock up 😬
It’s still Gemini season, and I’ve been feeling myself, friends! So, it’s been a time of creation around here!

A few of my dear friends and I have created a super cool box full of all-natural, locally made products that help support your optimal hair growth!
You can get my new tea infusion, Long Hair Don’t Care (made with Apple Mint from my own garden!), as well as dry shampoo (you pick your color), hair PUREfume (by PLUSH Salon) and a magnesium spray for volume and texture (by Humble Origins Botanical Curiosities & Apothecary)

For today only, you can also get a free, rad sticker made by Anna Reeves (who also provided the dry shampoo and her mad skills for the art on my tea line, ShakTEA). Follow the link below to grab yours!

Huge shoutout to Peyton Henson for capturing these fun photos!

https://www.humbleoriginsapothecary.com/product/natural-locks-box/230?cp=true&sa=true&sbp=false&q=false
Sometimes, our own kids have to make do with leftover cake or even ice cream cakes (my personal favorite!), but other times, we have the time and energy for something special and a little bit different!

First birthday smash cake session for Emily’s baby girl, Clara Rose 🌹, by the always amazing Five Maples Photography l Dani Brown 💕 Dried rose and hibiscus by Humble Origins Botanical Curiosities & Apothecary 🌺
We are so excited to get home to Lynchburg, TN with all of our goodies from our new friend Elyssa! The Shoppe is amazing and you are a breathe of fresh air! Chuck and I wish you success and happiness in your beautiful business ❤️
I have been LOVING this tea. ❤️ cannot wait to come back in!
Happy Tarot Thursday (instead of Tarot Tuesday). My spread isn’t super pretty. But today I did some readings ❤️. I love my mushroom cloth I got from EGs Bodycare Products at the Scott City Farmers Market a few Friday’s ago. She has several different prints available by this same artist. I gotta have them all!
📷: Elderberry Snap Cocktail

This cocktail is crafted with elderberry syrup by EGs Bodycare Products! The syrup is locally made with organic herbs and local raw honey. The perfect fall drink! Happy hour daily from 4-6 p.m.
Special thank you to the sponsors of the 2019 Cape Anime Con Scavenger Hunt!

EGs Bodycare Products
SLY Ducky Creations
EA Comix
Candice Dailey

Make sure to check out these amazing vendors, crafters, and artists! Each of these folks makes and sells a wide variety of goods, and are a wonderful part of the Cape Con family.

THANK YOU!!!!
2 weeks of using the face oil.. do you se the difference
Just to prove to everyone that these products are amazing. My mom has been battling the issue of dry skin for 30 years where her glasses rest on her nose.. well look at this.. it is a lot smaller and not as rough after 1 week of using the face oil. Will post again in another week of using the face oil so that you can see the difference

Offering:
Organic Skincare Products
Bulk Herbs, Butters, and Oils
Custom Herbal Blends
Books on all things Botanical
Vaginal Steaming
And More!

etsy shop:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/HumbleOriginsBody

Operating as usual

11/01/2022

What helped you choose your birthing partner? In the end do you feel you chose well?

All women have the right to feel safe and supported during their birth experience, whether they are planning a home birth or a hospital birth. Here are some thoughts to help you if you are trying to choose your crew.

BUILDING YOUR BIRTH TEAM
by guest writer Elyssa Glaus, of Humble Origins

Vulnerable. That's the word of birth. It requires a release of the present moment, the relinquishing of control, your whole focus and being. So, ask yourself, "Can I be vulnerable with this doctor, this nurse, this doula, my partner, my mom..." or whoever it is that will be supporting you in birth.

A test I like to perform when I'm meeting a potential client or interviewing potential members of my own birth team (I'm a doula, as well as a veteran birther) is to see how long they will hold eye contact with me--or if they can at all. If the answer is no, it's not a good fit for me. The eyes are the windows to the soul, you know.

This is just the first layer, however. There are many other things to consider.

1. The space you will give birth in will set the limits on the number of people you can have at your birth. If you are giving birth in a hospital you will likely be limited to 1 or 2 support people, and there may be limits on their capacity to assist you. Get to know the space, the rules, and the staff to help you make an informed decision.

2. The availability of your people may become a deciding factor for you. If they cannot drop everything at a moment's notice and come to your side, they may not be a good first choice, and may be best for a backup or a shift person.

3. The energy levels of your chosen people should also be taken into account. Birth can take days. Will this person be able to handle this marathon alongside you?

4. Are any of your top choices going to bring any of their own trauma with them? This is a BIG one, friends. Birth trauma, fear of hospitals, and other types of trauma can be triggered easily in both home and hospital settings. It will be in your best interest to choose support people who can keep a clear head through the thick and thin of all that your birth may be.

5. How do you wish to be supported? Some women need constant attention throughout birth and others really do best when given space. You may be surprised which one you end up being. Will the people you have chosen be flexible and responsive to your needs?

These questions should all be considered heavily. There are many ways to support a birthing woman, other than being in the hospital room. If you have concerns that someone will be a hindrance rather than a help, see if any of these other jobs may be more fitting.
--The Family Communicator: this person is responsible for handling the phone tree. They alone are in contact with the chosen birthing support system. They will relay messages from the birthing support person to family members and friends and generally keep everyone up to date on progress. This takes a lot of stress off of the birthing support team.
--The person who prepares the house for the couple's return: This one is optional, but a true blessing. The trip to the hospital sometimes comes by surprise, and there is nothing more stressful than coming home to a messy house with a newborn baby in tow. Have someone on standby who can get things back in order for you.
--The person who keeps your older children while you give birth. Those of you doing home birth may choose to keep your children with you.
--The person who fetches food: pretty self-explanatory. I know after my first was born, all i could think about was a sweet tea and a Jimmy John's sandwich. It might be good to keep someone on standby to do your running.

I am sure you know that choosing not to accept offers of help may bring some friction from certain members of your circle. This is par for the course.

Ultimately, this is YOUR birth, and you have a right to choose who supports you and how they do that. Own that right.

06/01/2022

Herbal Infusions for those bone chilling days ♥️
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I’ve got a story up about what’s in mine today, but feel free to customize with whatever you have on hand!
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The general rule of thumb for nutritive herbs (which is what I’ve chosen) is 1 oz herb per quart.
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Your stronger acting herbs will usually be no more than a Tablespoon per 8 oz.
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Some good herbs to play with here are
🍃nettle
🍃red raspberry
🍃alfalfa
🍃mullein
🍃holy Basil
🍃ashwagandha
🍃rose petals
🍃mint
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The list goes on! Start playing with some blends and when you find one you like, mix up a big batch of dried herb so it’s ready to go at a moments notice.
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#herbalism #plantmagick #plantmagic #mullein #herbalmedicine #plantmedicine

Herbal Infusions for those bone chilling days ♥️
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I’ve got a story up about what’s in mine today, but feel free to customize with whatever you have on hand!
.
The general rule of thumb for nutritive herbs (which is what I’ve chosen) is 1 oz herb per quart.
.
Your stronger acting herbs will usually be no more than a Tablespoon per 8 oz.
.
Some good herbs to play with here are
🍃nettle
🍃red raspberry
🍃alfalfa
🍃mullein
🍃holy Basil
🍃ashwagandha
🍃rose petals
🍃mint
.
The list goes on! Start playing with some blends and when you find one you like, mix up a big batch of dried herb so it’s ready to go at a moments notice.
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#herbalism #plantmagick #plantmagic #mullein #herbalmedicine #plantmedicine

05/01/2022

Food as medicine.
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These are lactation supporting cookies that I whipped up for my postpartum period. It’s literally a throw-together so I sadly can’t share exactly how I made them, but let’s talk about the ingredients!
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Oats! (Of course) Most people know that oats are a Galactagogue, meaning they support lactation. They are also grounding, richly nourishing, and help with emotional resilience—truly the perfect postpartum food! To improve digestibility I soaked the oats in water and ACV for 16 hours before using them.
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Sprouted Wheat Flour (not so much medicinal as stabilizing, but also richly nourishing since the grain has been sprouted)
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Full Fat Greek Yogurt lends protein, fat, and a bouncy texture.
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Maple Syrup is rich in minerals, making it a good sweetening choice.
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Nutmeg, Allspice, and Cinnamon not only add depth of flavor but also bring their warming, immune boosting, and circulation boosting properties to the cookie. I used Ceylon Cinnamon for its extra blood pressure regulating capabilities.
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Some Pink Himalayan Salt for its minerals and flavor balancing abilities.
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Eggs, which are not only stabilizing, but also bring a host of B Vitamins, Choline, Minerals, Fats, Cholesterol, and protein—all needed for making quality breast milk!
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Dates, which are full of fiber and minerals are a treasured postpartum food. They help to rebuild the blood and keep the digestive system moving.
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A bit of Chocolate for its mood boosting effects (and a healthy dose of magnesium).
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Pearl Powder (just a smidge) to replace lost minerals and support skin health and Glutathione production.
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Pine Pollen for the minerals and immune boosting properties
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We also added a powdered sugar glaze over the top for an extra sweetness ☺️
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#lactationsupport #lalecheleague #foodasmedicine

Food as medicine.
.
These are lactation supporting cookies that I whipped up for my postpartum period. It’s literally a throw-together so I sadly can’t share exactly how I made them, but let’s talk about the ingredients!
.
Oats! (Of course) Most people know that oats are a Galactagogue, meaning they support lactation. They are also grounding, richly nourishing, and help with emotional resilience—truly the perfect postpartum food! To improve digestibility I soaked the oats in water and ACV for 16 hours before using them.
.
Sprouted Wheat Flour (not so much medicinal as stabilizing, but also richly nourishing since the grain has been sprouted)
.
Full Fat Greek Yogurt lends protein, fat, and a bouncy texture.
.
Maple Syrup is rich in minerals, making it a good sweetening choice.
.
Nutmeg, Allspice, and Cinnamon not only add depth of flavor but also bring their warming, immune boosting, and circulation boosting properties to the cookie. I used Ceylon Cinnamon for its extra blood pressure regulating capabilities.
.
Some Pink Himalayan Salt for its minerals and flavor balancing abilities.
.
Eggs, which are not only stabilizing, but also bring a host of B Vitamins, Choline, Minerals, Fats, Cholesterol, and protein—all needed for making quality breast milk!
.
Dates, which are full of fiber and minerals are a treasured postpartum food. They help to rebuild the blood and keep the digestive system moving.
.
A bit of Chocolate for its mood boosting effects (and a healthy dose of magnesium).
.
Pearl Powder (just a smidge) to replace lost minerals and support skin health and Glutathione production.
.
Pine Pollen for the minerals and immune boosting properties
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We also added a powdered sugar glaze over the top for an extra sweetness ☺️
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#lactationsupport #lalecheleague #foodasmedicine

01/01/2022

The end of an era.
♥️
#ernietheelk

The end of an era.
♥️
#ernietheelk

31/12/2021

We have reached the final shop day, friends! It has been such a pleasure serving you here in Downtown Cape and I look forward to the opportunity to pick it all back up again!
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I’ll be open to the public from 12-5. That’s it ☺️
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I hope to see your smiling faces come through my door at @shopindiehouse one last time!
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Bring jars!! 😁

We have reached the final shop day, friends! It has been such a pleasure serving you here in Downtown Cape and I look forward to the opportunity to pick it all back up again!
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I’ll be open to the public from 12-5. That’s it ☺️
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I hope to see your smiling faces come through my door at @shopindiehouse one last time!
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Bring jars!! 😁

31/12/2021

Last chance for Online Orders until my Fourth Trimester ends ☺️
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Website comes down first thing in the morning, so get those orders in!
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Pickups are available until 5 pm tomorrow. If you can’t make it before then please choose shipping. I will be unable to meet up or make alternate arrangements. If you don’t pick up I will contact you to arrange shipping. If I am unable to contact you your order will be forfeited.
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But don’t let that scare ya 😁
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Limited quantities of whats still in stock, so if ya want it—reserve it!
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Help me end the year with a bang!

Last chance for Online Orders until my Fourth Trimester ends ☺️
.
Website comes down first thing in the morning, so get those orders in!
.
Pickups are available until 5 pm tomorrow. If you can’t make it before then please choose shipping. I will be unable to meet up or make alternate arrangements. If you don’t pick up I will contact you to arrange shipping. If I am unable to contact you your order will be forfeited.
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But don’t let that scare ya 😁
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Limited quantities of whats still in stock, so if ya want it—reserve it!
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Help me end the year with a bang!

Photos from Humble Origins Botanical Curiosities & Apothecary's post 30/12/2021

Only 2 more days in the shop!!
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These specials are available in store only! Please stop by and help me reduce my stock 🤗🤗🤗
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Story on books is still up—check out the selection. To guarantee your copy you can purchase most titles (and lots of other lovelies!) online at 20% off using code TTFN—valid through midnight tonight.
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All orders placed for shipping will go out tomorrow morning 😁
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#apothecary #ttfn #smallbusiness #womanowned #crueltyfree #maternityleave

29/12/2021

Last week!! Check the stories for an update on what’s left—lots of things are low stock or sold out already.
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And don’t forget about the web sale—save 20% on your purchase with code TTFN ☺️
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#apothecary #ernietheelk

Last week!! Check the stories for an update on what’s left—lots of things are low stock or sold out already.
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And don’t forget about the web sale—save 20% on your purchase with code TTFN ☺️
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#apothecary #ernietheelk

27/12/2021

Hey friends! It’s my final week before Maternity Leave, and while I was not planning on doing this, it just feels right.
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Use Cose TTFN (which for all you non-Winnie the Pooh fans means “Tata for now”) to save 20% on any order placed online! This is valid for both shipping and in-store pickup! This code is valid through Midnight Thursday, allowing me to get any final orders shipped Friday. Website listings will come down first thing Friday morning.
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Check the link in the bio to take advantage of the sale ♥️
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Oh, and Merry Christmas! 😘😘
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#organicskincare #crueltyfree #plantmagic #plantmagick #herbalmedicine #herbalism #apothecary

Hey friends! It’s my final week before Maternity Leave, and while I was not planning on doing this, it just feels right.
.
Use Cose TTFN (which for all you non-Winnie the Pooh fans means “Tata for now”) to save 20% on any order placed online! This is valid for both shipping and in-store pickup! This code is valid through Midnight Thursday, allowing me to get any final orders shipped Friday. Website listings will come down first thing Friday morning.
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Check the link in the bio to take advantage of the sale ♥️
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Oh, and Merry Christmas! 😘😘
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#organicskincare #crueltyfree #plantmagic #plantmagick #herbalmedicine #herbalism #apothecary

23/12/2021

It’s your last shopping day before Christmas! I still have MOST items in stock for in person shopping or available for in-store pickup before 5 pm.
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Pictured:
Fig Leaf Hemlock Bandana $14
The Mud Mask Collection $10
Beauty Sleep Facial Mist $13
Moon Glow Intense Moisture Night Cream $16
Triple Threat Collagen Boosting Roller $15
Full Body Natural Bristle Dry Brush $10
Aphrodite Beeswax Ritual Altar Candles $12
Handmade Foraged Shell Earrings $16
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There’s a lot more in store 💋 open until 5!

It’s your last shopping day before Christmas! I still have MOST items in stock for in person shopping or available for in-store pickup before 5 pm.
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Pictured:
Fig Leaf Hemlock Bandana $14
The Mud Mask Collection $10
Beauty Sleep Facial Mist $13
Moon Glow Intense Moisture Night Cream $16
Triple Threat Collagen Boosting Roller $15
Full Body Natural Bristle Dry Brush $10
Aphrodite Beeswax Ritual Altar Candles $12
Handmade Foraged Shell Earrings $16
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There’s a lot more in store 💋 open until 5!

22/12/2021

Steam does some really amazing things. It lifts, it opens, it cleanses, and it carries.
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These properties make it a wonderful carrier for the medicinal properties of herbs. The steam gently opens pores, allowing for easy passage of the herbs’ medicines directly into your facial tissue. You will find that no matter which blend you choose, your skin will have better tone and fewer blemishes after a steam.
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Limited quantities left! Still running 4 for $10 in store 😁

Steam does some really amazing things. It lifts, it opens, it cleanses, and it carries.
.
These properties make it a wonderful carrier for the medicinal properties of herbs. The steam gently opens pores, allowing for easy passage of the herbs’ medicines directly into your facial tissue. You will find that no matter which blend you choose, your skin will have better tone and fewer blemishes after a steam.
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Limited quantities left! Still running 4 for $10 in store 😁

18/12/2021

Just a heads up, friends!
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This will make bookkeeping much easier 😎
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Make sure to come in by then. Business will resume some time in March!

Just a heads up, friends!
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This will make bookkeeping much easier 😎
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Make sure to come in by then. Business will resume some time in March!

18/12/2021

It’s the little things, you know! And that’s what we have on sale for you today!! 😆
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🎄4 for $10 Facial Steams and Mud Mask Singles
🎄Hair Chopsticks now $10
🎄2 for $8 Konjac Facial Sponges
🎄Safety Razors now $20
🎄Handmade Soap and Sisal Soap Bag for $10
🎄Floral Honey and Dipper $14
🎄1/2 oz Calendula Rose Oils $5 ea
And a few others 😁
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Stop by and help me sell down my stash!!! 🤗🤗🤗
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Open 10-6 today!

It’s the little things, you know! And that’s what we have on sale for you today!! 😆
.
🎄4 for $10 Facial Steams and Mud Mask Singles
🎄Hair Chopsticks now $10
🎄2 for $8 Konjac Facial Sponges
🎄Safety Razors now $20
🎄Handmade Soap and Sisal Soap Bag for $10
🎄Floral Honey and Dipper $14
🎄1/2 oz Calendula Rose Oils $5 ea
And a few others 😁
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Stop by and help me sell down my stash!!! 🤗🤗🤗
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Open 10-6 today!

17/12/2021

This little baby packs a punch!
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Using Rose in 3 different forms, we maximize its Cellular Regeneration & Turnover capabilities bringing your youngest skin to the surface, while simultaneously stimulating your body to build collagen in your skin!
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What does that mean?
✨Plumper Skin
✨More Supple Skin
✨Tighter Skin
✨Fewer Fine Lines and Wrinkles
✨More Bounce and Resilience
✨The Glow of Youth
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Only $15–and 💯 organic 💋
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#organicskincare #selfcare #goodbyewrinkles #rose #rosepower #triplethreat #plantmagic #plantmagick #herbalism #herbalskincare

This little baby packs a punch!
.
Using Rose in 3 different forms, we maximize its Cellular Regeneration & Turnover capabilities bringing your youngest skin to the surface, while simultaneously stimulating your body to build collagen in your skin!
.
What does that mean?
✨Plumper Skin
✨More Supple Skin
✨Tighter Skin
✨Fewer Fine Lines and Wrinkles
✨More Bounce and Resilience
✨The Glow of Youth
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Only $15–and 💯 organic 💋
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#organicskincare #selfcare #goodbyewrinkles #rose #rosepower #triplethreat #plantmagic #plantmagick #herbalism #herbalskincare

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