aforagerscollective

aforagerscollective

Geneva, New York

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Announcement    ON DECK:
Eastern White Pine & Garlic tincture

SEAGLASS: I have a dozen or so seaglass & beach rock pieces designed, I'll post as I get them finished. There will be heart & non heart pieces, small (ornament) and medium sized.

BIRD NESTS are starting to trickle in! I usually find about 50 of them per year, so expect new listings often throughout winter.

HOW OLD IS THAT HERBAL PRODUCT YOU ARE BUYING?
I now post all 'made on' dates for each listing so that you know when your product was made. We all have the right to know without having to ask uncomfortably! See listings for specific dates. I believe I am the only person on Etsy selling herbal products that does this, but I'd like to start a new trend because I find the whole thing to be lacking in transparency, which doesn't quite feel right. I remove tinctures after 2 years of age. I remove balms after 1.5 years after they are made (which I then include as free gifts with orders:} this is a random event, you never know when you'll get lucky:}).

DOSING OF TINCTURES:
My personal standard dosing is 5-15 drops, up to 3X per day of whatever tincture I'm taking. I can't really tell you what your standard dosing would be, I could only guess. Start low and listen to your body, listen to the plants....are you craving something hot? cold? spicy? astringent? Take what your body is asking. Do you feel uplifted by a tincture? Do you feel an energetic shift after taking it? If you don't feel anything at all physically, how about emotionally? Also, consider cost! Do I want to blow through this bottle in one week? Can I afford to? Would that make me feel stressed? (I would avoid that mindset!) Only you can really determine your dosage, only you know how sensitive your body is...I promise your own intuition knows more about your body than I do, or anyone for that matter. I enjoy making herbal products and consider myself a 'maker', not so much someone who wants to start analyzing and telling others what to do. If you are super confused, seek out professional assistance or an herbalist who wants to take on the responsibility of guiding others, it's not really my thing! Although I'm always happy to talk about what you are going through and be supportive, so feel free to message me with any thoughts or other questions.

MY PHILOSOPHY:
If you want true health, it's my opinion that the #1 factor is to process childhood trauma, change limiting beliefs, look at your social conditioning, and be your true self at all times, regardless of the consequences (losing relationships, jobs, not fitting in, etc). Your mind and emotions are your #1 health influence.
Diet is also important, but not as important as the above (again, this is all just my opinion, take it or leave it:}). For me, an ancestral diet has restored alot of what I lost after not eating enough animal protein, fat, collagen, and organ meats, and eating way too much polyunsaturated fat (PUFA's - nuts, seeds, seed oils). Also dropped the cruciferous veg's and leafy greens (that was a hard one for me, but there are logical explanations, I promise). I am no longer 'afraid' of food, and the fear it was causing me was more toxic than actually eating something 'bad'.
Herbals will not 'fix' you like deep nutrition and emotional wellness, but they do contain chemical compounds that can affect body function. They 'assist', but do not 'cure'. I use plants in the form of tinctures and balms every single day, because I love their vibrational energy and like to ingest the phytochemicals they provide (humans used to eat hundreds of different species of food, now we eat less than a dozen on average!). It's like ingesting the sun and the Earth.

I had Lyme and did the Buhner protocol for 2 years, it didn't get rid of my Lyme. The herbs helped with symptoms, but it was avoiding toxins, healing my digestive system, & HEALING TRAUMA that eliminated Lyme flareups. When deciding anything, ask yourself if you are doing something 'for' a cause, or 'against' a cause. Take chaga tincture because you love the phytochemicals in it, because those will help your body stay in balance....do not take chaga tincture because you are terrified of getting cancer and you heard it prevents it. A fear mindset only creates more fearful situations! (what you resist will persist!) I have wasted thousands of dollars buying all kinds of tinctures out of fear, I'd hate for others to go through the same. My favorite health resources include: Emotional Trauma- #1 hands down best is Teal Swan (free videos on youtube, she puts all modern day therapists to absolute shame IMO:}), Proper health/nutrition- coastalrebelwellness & wildlyonswellness on Instagram (learn how to eat!), TRS Spray for detoxing heavy metals safely (find their Facebook Group, the healing stories on there are AMAZING! also make sure to supplement with foods rich in copper as TRS may deplete copper), look up parasite cleanses, coffee enemas, castor oil packs on the liver, magnesium bicarbonate taken with proper salt & vitamin c levels, adrenal cocktails. also Dr Zach Bush has great free webinars on health topics. Most importantly, always choose from a place of 'feeling good' and not from 'fear'.

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, see my other shop if you like vintage items: https://www.etsy.com/shop/vintagewindowfinds

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

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 20, 2022

ON DECK:
Eastern White Pine & Garlic tincture

SEAGLASS: I have a dozen or so seaglass & beach rock pieces designed, I'll post as I get them finished. There will be heart & non heart pieces, small (ornament) and medium sized.

BIRD NESTS are starting to trickle in! I usually find about 50 of them per year, so expect new listings often throughout winter.

HOW OLD IS THAT HERBAL PRODUCT YOU ARE BUYING?
I now post all 'made on' dates for each listing so that you know when your product was made. We all have the right to know without having to ask uncomfortably! See listings for specific dates. I believe I am the only person on Etsy selling herbal products that does this, but I'd like to start a new trend because I find the whole thing to be lacking in transparency, which doesn't quite feel right. I remove tinctures after 2 years of age. I remove balms after 1.5 years after they are made (which I then include as free gifts with orders:} this is a random event, you never know when you'll get lucky:}).

DOSING OF TINCTURES:
My personal standard dosing is 5-15 drops, up to 3X per day of whatever tincture I'm taking. I can't really tell you what your standard dosing would be, I could only guess. Start low and listen to your body, listen to the plants....are you craving something hot? cold? spicy? astringent? Take what your body is asking. Do you feel uplifted by a tincture? Do you feel an energetic shift after taking it? If you don't feel anything at all physically, how about emotionally? Also, consider cost! Do I want to blow through this bottle in one week? Can I afford to? Would that make me feel stressed? (I would avoid that mindset!) Only you can really determine your dosage, only you know how sensitive your body is...I promise your own intuition knows more about your body than I do, or anyone for that matter. I enjoy making herbal products and consider myself a 'maker', not so much someone who wants to start analyzing and telling others what to do. If you are super confused, seek out professional assistance or an herbalist who wants to take on the responsibility of guiding others, it's not really my thing! Although I'm always happy to talk about what you are going through and be supportive, so feel free to message me with any thoughts or other questions.

MY PHILOSOPHY:
If you want true health, it's my opinion that the #1 factor is to process childhood trauma, change limiting beliefs, look at your social conditioning, and be your true self at all times, regardless of the consequences (losing relationships, jobs, not fitting in, etc). Your mind and emotions are your #1 health influence.
Diet is also important, but not as important as the above (again, this is all just my opinion, take it or leave it:}). For me, an ancestral diet has restored alot of what I lost after not eating enough animal protein, fat, collagen, and organ meats, and eating way too much polyunsaturated fat (PUFA's - nuts, seeds, seed oils). Also dropped the cruciferous veg's and leafy greens (that was a hard one for me, but there are logical explanations, I promise). I am no longer 'afraid' of food, and the fear it was causing me was more toxic than actually eating something 'bad'.
Herbals will not 'fix' you like deep nutrition and emotional wellness, but they do contain chemical compounds that can affect body function. They 'assist', but do not 'cure'. I use plants in the form of tinctures and balms every single day, because I love their vibrational energy and like to ingest the phytochemicals they provide (humans used to eat hundreds of different species of food, now we eat less than a dozen on average!). It's like ingesting the sun and the Earth.

I had Lyme and did the Buhner protocol for 2 years, it didn't get rid of my Lyme. The herbs helped with symptoms, but it was avoiding toxins, healing my digestive system, & HEALING TRAUMA that eliminated Lyme flareups. When deciding anything, ask yourself if you are doing something 'for' a cause, or 'against' a cause. Take chaga tincture because you love the phytochemicals in it, because those will help your body stay in balance....do not take chaga tincture because you are terrified of getting cancer and you heard it prevents it. A fear mindset only creates more fearful situations! (what you resist will persist!) I have wasted thousands of dollars buying all kinds of tinctures out of fear, I'd hate for others to go through the same. My favorite health resources include: Emotional Trauma- #1 hands down best is Teal Swan (free videos on youtube, she puts all modern day therapists to absolute shame IMO:}), Proper health/nutrition- coastalrebelwellness & wildlyonswellness on Instagram (learn how to eat!), TRS Spray for detoxing heavy metals safely (find their Facebook Group, the healing stories on there are AMAZING! also make sure to supplement with foods rich in copper as TRS may deplete copper), look up parasite cleanses, coffee enemas, castor oil packs on the liver, magnesium bicarbonate taken with proper salt & vitamin c levels, adrenal cocktails. also Dr Zach Bush has great free webinars on health topics. Most importantly, always choose from a place of 'feeling good' and not from 'fear'.

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, see my other shop if you like vintage items: https://www.etsy.com/shop/vintagewindowfinds

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

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About aforagerscollective

Sales 747
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 March 19, 2021
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.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
RETURNS ON BEACH ITEMS:
Please contact me within 24 hours of package delivered. Please ship order back to me with a ship date within 3 business days of receiving order, in the same condition it was shipped. Buyer is responsible for return postage.

RETURNS ON SUPPLIES & HERBALS:
No returns on herbal products. Nests or plant material may be returned, but please contact me within 24 hours of delivered status. If I agree to accept a return, please ship within 3 days of agreement.

For damaged orders, please convo me with clear pictures of damage to item AND box the item shipped in. Hold on to these items until the issue is resolved. I will file a claim with USPS, but need pictures to do so, and they may need to inspect items for a claim to be rewarded. I cannot refund items without any proof of damage.
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.