Natural and handcrafted herbal wares for wellness.

Portland, Oregon · 658 Sales


Natural and handcrafted herbal wares for wellness.

Portland, Oregon 658 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars

ChickadeeApothecary is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Hello! Thank you for visiting Chickadee Apothecary. The shop will be closed from July 21 until August 5th. If you'd like to get a hold of us in the meantime, please email chickadeeapothecary [!at] Thanks for your patience, and be well!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jul 21, 2017

Hello! Thank you for visiting Chickadee Apothecary. The shop will be closed from July 21 until August 5th. If you'd like to get a hold of us in the meantime, please email chickadeeapothecary [!at] Thanks for your patience, and be well!

Tessa Klaren

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Tessa Klaren


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5 out of 5 stars

Jalibass on Jun 9, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Only beautiful handmade natural beeswax candles would do! Thank you for carrying on a tradition and making such wonderful candles available to all who want to surround themselves with items that have souls.

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Healing Through Earth's Ancient Wisdom

Hello Etsy world!

My name is Tessa and I am the proud owner of Chickadee Apothecary, a small business based out of Portland, Oregon specializing in natural and organic herbal products such as teas, extracts, salves, and lovely bath soaks and scrubs.

Since my early teens I've been passionate about natural remedies, fitness, and nutrition, and due to familial influence there has always been a calling toward the field of healthcare. But rather than go the path of Western medicine like my mother, paternal grandfather or his mother, I drew inspiration from my maternal great great grandmother who held the wisdom of indigenous plant medicines of central Brazil. Though for environmental reasons, I choose to work with plants native, naturalized to, or easily cultivated in North America, my ethics and means of preparation are rooted in indigenous ways.

The primary goal of my work is to help people achieve wellness of body, mind, and spirit through the assistance of our botanical allies. On a larger scale, I also believe that herbalism can play a role in environmental preservation and rehabilitation. Those who have been touched by plant medicine recognize it's importance, and are inclined to help protect the plants and ecosystems they live in.

Thank you for your support, and be well!

Shop members

  • Ms. Tessa Klaren

    Owner, Herbalist

    Folk herbalist and bird enthusiast thriving in the lush and lovely Pacific Northwest.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 12, 2016
Hello, and welcome to my shop!

At Chickadee Apothecary, health and wellness are top priority. This includes the health of humans, non-humans, and the environment in witch we all live.

For your health:

Organic & Natural Ingredients- Most of the herbs and essential oils are certified organic, and the other ingredients are 100% natural.

Minimal Plastic- It's potentially hazardous to humans due to toxic chemical leeching. These chemicals have been shown to alter hormones, and it has been reported by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that 93% of people tested had BPA, a chemical in plastic, in their urine. Scary stuff.

Everything Hand Made- A factory doesn't make these products, I do. They are made mindfully, with love, and the best intentions put in.

No Harmful Chemicals- These products do NOT contain: Parabens, Artificial fragrance, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), DEA, MEA, TEA, Propelyne Glycol, Formeldehyde, Artificial Colors, or many other harmful chemicals seen in products today (beauty or otherwise).

Animal health:

No Animal Testing- Unlike many large companies, I don't test on animals. All products are tested on myself, and my friends (willingly!). I also do my best to purchase from companies who share these same values.

All products are 100% vegetarian. The products without beeswax are vegan.

Minimal Plastic- Again, using minimal plastic, (which hopefully you will reuse or recycle) affects animal life. Birds and fish get caught in soda packaging, but more often the plastic is actually ingested by animals. They can't break it down, so it clogs their intestines, while simultaneously releasing toxic chemicals into their bodies. BPA in plastic has been shown to cause sterility and other reproductive problems for animals, and impair development in crustaceans and amphibians.

The environment:
The land is our life. Without it, we all die. If her health suffers, ours does as well.

Certified Organic & All Natural - What we ingest or apply to our skin goes back into the environment, so it's not just our own health we are affecting by using toxic products. Harmful chemicals can taint water supplies, making people sick, possibly even killing or mutating other species such as fish.

By now, many of us are aware of the problem with plastic. Most of it ends up in the dump, and doesn't degrade for decades. Meanwhile it is leeching toxic chemicals which can spread into groundwater. It is also often ingested by marine life, and pollutes beaches. Many majestic natural areas are now littered with trash like plastic soda bottles.

By supporting this business you are supporting the independent spirit, encouraging the spread of health and wellness to others, and helping keep the ancient wisdom of herbal healing alive. With the use and appreciation of these wonderful healing plants comes more assurance of their survival, and ours in turn.

Viva la handmade revolution!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
  • Other Method
Acceptable forms of payment are:
Cash in person at time of pick up (Portland, OR residents)
Check or money order by mail
Major credit and debit cards through Etsy Direct Checkout
PayPal payment is available through Etsy Direct Checkout

Payments are expected within 7 days of purchasing.
Shipping is typically via USPS, and I will typically ship within 3 days of receiving payment (unless otherwise noted). International shipping is available for a select few items.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please contact me if there is a problem with your item before shipping it back. Some cases may be eligible for refund or exchange, some may not. My goal is a happy relationship with my customers, so I will strive to resolve any issues to your satisfaction.
Additional policies and FAQs
Legal Disclaimer:

All information provided about herbs is for educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases or illnesses.

Please check for allergies to ingredients in the products, and follow instructions. Chickadee Apothecary, LLC is not responsible for the improper use, reactions, or results of how you use this product. Please do appropriate research and understand the effects, contraindications, dosage, etc. about the listed product before you purchase or use it. This is especially important if you are ill, pregnant, or nursing, administering it to children, or the elderly. If you are taking medications or other herbal supplements/remedies, please consult your physician about adding herbals to your health regimen.

Please do not hesitate to message me with questions or comments, and thank you for understanding!