aforagerscollective

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Announcement    Welcome to A Forager's Collective....
I have a love affair with nature, the land around me, and also consider myself somewhat of an artist. The products I make are my art! I love making them, and try to make the most potent, quality products possible. I hope that you can feel the connection and relationship I feel in nature when you use my products.
What I will not do is make you think you need anything I sell, or tell you that any of my products are the answer to all of your prayers. That is a predatory behavior that holds your health hostage. It can make people doubt themselves, their own intuition, and their own body. So my products are here if you are called to use them, if they are a vibrational match to you in some way. You are unique, and there is a story behind every physical sensation you experience. Trust yourself and your inner wisdom! If you have any questions or comments regarding my products (or otherwise), I would love to hear from you...

ON DECK: An updated Muscle Salve coming soon! Also, a lavender scented Massage Balm. There will be more Cottonwood Oil in January 2023. Unfortunately Oregano tincture is gone for the year. I plan to make as much as possible next summer though!

SEAGLASS & BEACH ART are now located in my other shop, found here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/acoastalcollective

DOSING OF TINCTURES:
Sensitive people start low (1-3 drops) for most tinctures...how do you feel? Take once a day, if you feel alright after 1st dose take another at your next meal, up to 3 doses/day. Also consider 'low & slow' if a tincture is new for you. If you have experience with tincture taking, are not sensitive, you could start at 5-15 drops, and increase in dose/frequency sooner. An example of this: I will take chaga tincture at 1/2 dropperful, 3X/day, for the entire winter. Message me if you don't know where to start. But it's ultimately going to be YOU who decides, while you listen to your body.

MY PHILOSOPHY (which is NOT medical advice):
If you are struggling with poor health, chronic pain and some kind of inflammatory condition (who isn't at this point??), please do not think any herbal is going to cure all illness. Herbals are great at assisting the body, and often can lessen symptoms...but rarely 'fix' all your issues completely. There are occasions where a plant will match a person so well that they seem to have miraculous healing, but that doesn't happen all the time. Herbals can certainly give you a boost, make you feel nurtured, and help raise your vibrational frequency in different ways (like lessening symptoms so you can function better which decreases stress, or maybe it just feels good to put something on a cut, or you feel cold & wet so a drying, warming herb can really help!).

I'm a firm believer that emotional trauma needs to be healed (yes, even if you had good parents that loved you, you can't live in this whacky society and not have experienced trauma!). Your emotional state is greatly influenced by lifestyle, past trauma (mostly from childhood), social conditioning and coping mechanisms (which often lead to destructive behaviors). Teal Swan has extensive videos on youtube that are free, ( some people think she's a money grubbing cult leader...whatever she is, her content has helped me more than anyone, so do what you want with that). Along with trauma work, fixing my digestion has been a huge key for my path to wellness. I eat an ancestral diet as much as possible: grass fed raw milk/liver/collagen/gelatin/bone broth/meat/eggs, root vegetables and fruit/honey/maple syrup...and make sure all my meals are BALANCED (50% carbs : 30% protein : 20% fat in every meal). After losing my health to fad/elimination diets, toxic relationships, codependent behavior, industrial medical interventions, I turned to herbals to fix it all and it helped but there was no way it was going to heal years of abuse to my mind and body. I still take herbals today, but as supplementation and if my intuition calls me to. In my opinion, stress is a giant elephant in the room when it comes to health. Figure out how to decrease stress levels if you haven't done so.

BIGGEST HELPERS FOR ME: parasite cleanses, removing mercury fillings, eating BALANCED MEALS consistently (50% carbs: 30% protein: 20% fat 3X a day WITH SNACKS that are also balanced), raw carrot salads (see Instagram for recipe), grass fed liver, adrenal cocktails, coffee enemas, ending toxic relationships, healing childhood trauma, listening to my body, feeling all emotions without judgement, and ending codependent behaviors, and not eating too many polyunsaturated fats or phytoestrogenic vegetables. These things helped me, but everyone is different so find what works for you.

LINKS:
Teal Swan- Emotional health & healing https://tealswan.com/
Kate Deering - Book: How to Heal Your Metabolism https://www.instagram.com/katedeeringfitness/
Dr. Ray Peat: http://raypeat.com/
Realfoodganstas: https://www.instagram.com/realfoodgangstas/

Follow me on Instagram, ( although I don't post too often): https://www.instagram.com/aforagerscollective/

LEGAL STUFF:
Regarding any balms, salves, tinctures: By bidding on this product, the buyer agrees that neither the seller nor Etsy will be held responsible in any way for any damages or injuries brought about by the use of this product. The buyer also affirms that he or she is at least 21 years of age, and has the knowledge, experience and tools to safely handle this material. The buyer agrees to conform to all federal, state, municipal, provincial, or territorial laws. Buyer also agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the seller to any and all claims, liabilities, or causes of legal action.
Also: NOTHING ON THIS SHOP IS MEDICAL ADVICE!

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 5, 2022

Welcome to A Forager's Collective....
I have a love affair with nature, the land around me, and also consider myself somewhat of an artist. The products I make are my art! I love making them, and try to make the most potent, quality products possible. I hope that you can feel the connection and relationship I feel in nature when you use my products.
What I will not do is make you think you need anything I sell, or tell you that any of my products are the answer to all of your prayers. That is a predatory behavior that holds your health hostage. It can make people doubt themselves, their own intuition, and their own body. So my products are here if you are called to use them, if they are a vibrational match to you in some way. You are unique, and there is a story behind every physical sensation you experience. Trust yourself and your inner wisdom! If you have any questions or comments regarding my products (or otherwise), I would love to hear from you...

ON DECK: An updated Muscle Salve coming soon! Also, a lavender scented Massage Balm. There will be more Cottonwood Oil in January 2023. Unfortunately Oregano tincture is gone for the year. I plan to make as much as possible next summer though!

SEAGLASS & BEACH ART are now located in my other shop, found here:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/acoastalcollective

DOSING OF TINCTURES:
Sensitive people start low (1-3 drops) for most tinctures...how do you feel? Take once a day, if you feel alright after 1st dose take another at your next meal, up to 3 doses/day. Also consider 'low & slow' if a tincture is new for you. If you have experience with tincture taking, are not sensitive, you could start at 5-15 drops, and increase in dose/frequency sooner. An example of this: I will take chaga tincture at 1/2 dropperful, 3X/day, for the entire winter. Message me if you don't know where to start. But it's ultimately going to be YOU who decides, while you listen to your body.

MY PHILOSOPHY (which is NOT medical advice):
If you are struggling with poor health, chronic pain and some kind of inflammatory condition (who isn't at this point??), please do not think any herbal is going to cure all illness. Herbals are great at assisting the body, and often can lessen symptoms...but rarely 'fix' all your issues completely. There are occasions where a plant will match a person so well that they seem to have miraculous healing, but that doesn't happen all the time. Herbals can certainly give you a boost, make you feel nurtured, and help raise your vibrational frequency in different ways (like lessening symptoms so you can function better which decreases stress, or maybe it just feels good to put something on a cut, or you feel cold & wet so a drying, warming herb can really help!).

I'm a firm believer that emotional trauma needs to be healed (yes, even if you had good parents that loved you, you can't live in this whacky society and not have experienced trauma!). Your emotional state is greatly influenced by lifestyle, past trauma (mostly from childhood), social conditioning and coping mechanisms (which often lead to destructive behaviors). Teal Swan has extensive videos on youtube that are free, ( some people think she's a money grubbing cult leader...whatever she is, her content has helped me more than anyone, so do what you want with that). Along with trauma work, fixing my digestion has been a huge key for my path to wellness. I eat an ancestral diet as much as possible: grass fed raw milk/liver/collagen/gelatin/bone broth/meat/eggs, root vegetables and fruit/honey/maple syrup...and make sure all my meals are BALANCED (50% carbs : 30% protein : 20% fat in every meal). After losing my health to fad/elimination diets, toxic relationships, codependent behavior, industrial medical interventions, I turned to herbals to fix it all and it helped but there was no way it was going to heal years of abuse to my mind and body. I still take herbals today, but as supplementation and if my intuition calls me to. In my opinion, stress is a giant elephant in the room when it comes to health. Figure out how to decrease stress levels if you haven't done so.

BIGGEST HELPERS FOR ME: parasite cleanses, removing mercury fillings, eating BALANCED MEALS consistently (50% carbs: 30% protein: 20% fat 3X a day WITH SNACKS that are also balanced), raw carrot salads (see Instagram for recipe), grass fed liver, adrenal cocktails, coffee enemas, ending toxic relationships, healing childhood trauma, listening to my body, feeling all emotions without judgement, and ending codependent behaviors, and not eating too many polyunsaturated fats or phytoestrogenic vegetables. These things helped me, but everyone is different so find what works for you.

LINKS:
Teal Swan- Emotional health & healing https://tealswan.com/
Kate Deering - Book: How to Heal Your Metabolism https://www.instagram.com/katedeeringfitness/
Dr. Ray Peat: http://raypeat.com/
Realfoodganstas: https://www.instagram.com/realfoodgangstas/

Follow me on Instagram, ( although I don't post too often): https://www.instagram.com/aforagerscollective/

LEGAL STUFF:
Regarding any balms, salves, tinctures: By bidding on this product, the buyer agrees that neither the seller nor Etsy will be held responsible in any way for any damages or injuries brought about by the use of this product. The buyer also affirms that he or she is at least 21 years of age, and has the knowledge, experience and tools to safely handle this material. The buyer agrees to conform to all federal, state, municipal, provincial, or territorial laws. Buyer also agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the seller to any and all claims, liabilities, or causes of legal action.
Also: NOTHING ON THIS SHOP IS MEDICAL ADVICE!

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About aforagerscollective

Sales 1,055
On Etsy since 2011

Forager & Creator

Before industrialization, humans were relatively happier and healthier than they are today. I do feel that the 'great disconnect' from nature is at the root of many of our problems, if not all of them. There was little incidence of depression, chronic illness, and there certainly wasn't a planet full of pollution. So my goal is to move away from an industrialized lifestyle and I'm turning to nature in as many aspects of my life as possible. By doing so, I no longer have symptoms of Lyme, massive fatigue, days of insomnia, and lack of motivation.

I forage plants for food and as natural medicine, as wild plants contain higher nutrition and phytochemicals (chemical properties that can influence our body systems) not found in the industrialized diet. Industrialized food has limited us from this health, and industrialized medicine has done a good job of poisoning us and masking symptoms. People often expect plants to work exactly as drugs, but they do not. They assist in bringing the body back into balance, rather than drugging us into a state of numbness, where symptoms are gone but the root cause still exists. Industrialized medicine is good for acute injuries and emergencies, but has no place at all when it comes to real health. So people looking for 'quick fixes' don't often have fond feelings for herbal products. I also cannot stress enough that a healthy diet is probably the only medicine you would ever need, and herbal products can be 'crutches' just as easy as industrialized drugs. But while you repair, detox, and aim for health, herbals can certainly assist you on that path.

So I'll be selling all things nature, and hope to someday find a way to eliminate all plastic or fossil fuels from my offerings (oh boy is it hard! just have to keep trying though). I also hope that everyone can find a better connection to nature, and hope that my shop can inspire people to do so, in some small way.

~Tricia

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Shop policies

Last updated on April 29, 2022
Welcome to aforagerscollective! Here you will find herbal products and occasional artwork or supplies made from foraged materials. Most tinctures come in 4oz sizes as I don't understand the point of a 1oz anything:} Feel free to ask for a specific tincture, I have many that I don't list here and might be able to help you. I ship within 1-2 days.

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Returns & exchanges

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Cancellations

Cancellations: not accepted

Please contact the seller if you have any problems with your order.

Payment

If payment is not received within 24 hours of placing order it will be cancelled. If you wish to cancel your order, please do it as soon as possible. If I've already shipped your order before it was cancelled, the buyer is responsible for return shipment on order to complete cancellation. I often ship same day so please make sure you want the order....I'm quick:}

Shipping

I will refund shipping overages if you order more than 1 item, and the overages are more than $2. I will refund your acct after shipping charges are figured.

I use first class USPS for all orders, unless you've ordered multiple items and the larger package is cheaper to ship "Ground", then I will use "Ground". If you need your order sooner, please send me a message and I will try to accommodate you. Do not disappear! If you request a shipping upgrade and do not stay in touch with me I will ship your order without priority shipping. Payment for shipping upgrades can be made through PayPal. I ship my mobiles very securely and have not had any incidents of damage. I re-use boxes and bubble wrap for all orders.

I may purchase delivery signature/insurance on orders over $75, I will let you know if so.

If the buyer gives me an incorrect address, it is the buyer's loss if the package is lost/delivered to the incorrect address and not returned. If the package is returned to me I will reship once the buyer has sent me more for shipping and a correct address via PayPal.

I ship to USA only.

Additional policies and FAQs

If you are looking for a particular tincture, ask me...I may have it in stock but not listed in my shop.

Please remember to look at pictures closely. Many of my items will have imperfections, as they are either old, made out of old materials, or handmade. I personally like this kind of thing, but you may not!

If you have any questions on anything, please message me BEFORE placing your order. Often times people make a request, ask a question, and order before we are done communicating, then disappear. If I cannot contact you and am still unclear of instructions etc. I will cancel the order.

I do not do wholesale orders.

Regarding herbal products:
Under FDA law in the United States it is illegal for a manufacturer to make any medical claims for health supplements. None of the products offered for sale on my Etsy shop website are intended to be used in the treatment or mitigation of any disease state. All statements made by aforagerscollective are intended for informational purposes only. The statements made here have not been evaluated by the FDA. My products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. As with any dietary or herbal supplement, you should advise your health care practitioner of the use of this product. If you are nursing, pregnant, or considering pregnancy, you should consult your health care practitioner prior to using any health supplement product.