SpruceTipsApothecary

Herbal bits and bobs for sprucing up.

Santa Fe, New Mexico · 94 Sales

SpruceTipsApothecary

Herbal bits and bobs for sprucing up.

Santa Fe, New Mexico 94 Sales On Etsy since 2017

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Announcement   Hi, friends! I'm currently on a wee bit of maternity leave, so shipping and response times will be slower than usual. If you want to place an order, let's make it happen! If you have any question about the timing of fulfilling or shipping the order, send me a message and I can get you an updated time frame. In the meantime, I'll be tweaking diaper cream, baby balm, and nursing salve recipes in real time!

xoxo.

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Last updated on Jul 29, 2018

Hi, friends! I'm currently on a wee bit of maternity leave, so shipping and response times will be slower than usual. If you want to place an order, let's make it happen! If you have any question about the timing of fulfilling or shipping the order, send me a message and I can get you an updated time frame. In the meantime, I'll be tweaking diaper cream, baby balm, and nursing salve recipes in real time!

xoxo.

Sascha Anderson

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Sascha Anderson

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About

I like plants.

I'm always looking at the ground. The ground is where plants grow, and plants provide medicine, food, joy, and more. Whether mallow and lambs quarters from the backyard, shepherd's purse from the playground, or mullein and alpine strawberries from up in the mountain, plants are all around to help. When my Choctaw forebears were moved from Mississippi to Oklahoma, the familiar sight of wild onions helped them to know their new land could be a home, regardless of circumstances.

I named the shop Spruce Tips because, well, it was the last thing I foraged! It's one of my favorites to gather in late spring, when new growth is gaining hold. We carefully gather a few of the tender, green needles as we hike, being sure to only take a few from each tree. At home, we use them for their citrusy flavor and high vitamin C content in syrups, teas, oxymels, and preserves.

I've been whipping up remedies and the like at home for my family for a long time: salves for irritated skin, spritzes to help make hairbrushing easier, deodorant so we all still like each other, plus teas and infusions and all manner of poultices. I'm excited to share my finds with you and your family, too!

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