Wise Mountain Botanicals

Mount Shasta, California · 240 Sales


Wise Mountain Botanicals

Mount Shasta, California 240 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   Welcome to Wise Mountain Botanicals, an herbal and aromatic apothecary.


Last updated on Dec 14, 2016

Welcome to Wise Mountain Botanicals, an herbal and aromatic apothecary.

Amy Rachkowski

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Amy Rachkowski


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Brenda Rooney

Brenda Rooney on May 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

My allergies are visibly better, thank you for this tincture!

Brenda Rooney

Brenda Rooney on May 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Great product, fast shipping! Thank you for this tincture :)


love2binblues on May 7, 2017

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Herbal and Aromatic Apothecary

Welcome to the herbal and aromatic apothecary of Wise Mountain Botanicals.

Wise Mountain Botanicals began in 2010 with the intention of making effective and affordable herbal medicine. At it's roots, Wise Mountain is an herbal apothecary, specializing in fresh herbal extracts and herbal skin care products. Since it's inception, the apothecary has expanded into the realm of aromatics, now offering botanical perfumes, essential oil distillations and aromatherapeutic oils.

All my products are hand crafted in small batches from high potency botanicals. Locally abundant fresh herbs are the heart of all my herbal products. These herbs are wild harvested or grown in my gardens in Mount Shasta, CA. Perfumes are created from 100% pure botanical absolutes, essential oils, CO2 extracts and concretes. Sustainably wildharvested and organically grown/ no spray botanicals are used whenever possible. Botanical extracts and infused oils from our herbal apothecary are also incorporated into many perfumes. Absolutely no synthetic or animal ingredients are ever used.

I have been studying plants for over a decade and am especially interested in wild medicinal herbs and aromatics. As an herbalist, aromatherapist, botanist and gardener, I am blessed to be immersed in the botanical realm everyday where I find great joy, beauty and deep reserves of wisdom.

My home is in northern California nestled at the base of Mount Shasta. This is an incredibly diverse ecoregion where I wander the mountains, forests and fields collecting wild medicinal herbs. I also cultivate many species of herbs from western, chinese and ayurvedic tradition. I am delighted to share the beauty, abundance and healing virtues of plants with you.


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    I am an herbalist, botanist and avid admirer of the botanical realm

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Frequently asked questions

How long do botanical perfumes last on the skin?

Wearing a pure botanical perfume is a personal, intimate experience between the wearer and the scent. Unlike synthetic perfumes which can overpower those around the wearer and are engineered to remain a static cloying scent. Natural perfumes wear close to skin, are ephemeral, dynamic and unfold over the course of wearing them. Most perfumes evolve for 2-4 hours on the skin. We suggest reapplying throughout the day.

How do I effectively use an herbal tincture?

Each specific tincture has suggested doses on the bottle. We recommend always taking a tincture in a small amount of water, juice or tea. The smallest effective dose will vary between individuals and their unique situation. We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Just contact us with your question.

What is the shelf life of your products?

We recommend storing all our products in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight for longevity and potency. Tinctures which are formulated with organic alcohol can remain potent and effective for several years. Salves, which are formulated with herbal infused oils, beeswax, butters and essential oils can remain effective for up to two years if not exposed to water. Vitamin E and essential oils help reduce rancidity. Botanical perfumes will evolve over time and the scent may change, but they will not go bad or rancid.

Is there an advantage to using tinctures over other herbal remedies?

Tinctures are a convenient and concentrated form of herbal medicine. They are also more easily assimilated by the body than dried herbal capsules and tablets.

Why are tinctures produced with alcohol?

Organic alcohol is a superior agent for extracting the widest array of active plant constituents into solution. Alcohol acts as a preservative, maintaining the integrity of the original fresh plant’s medicinal virtues and giving the extract a shelf life of five years or more.