Alywillow

Botanical Delights for Body, Mind, & Spirit

Raleigh, North Carolina On Etsy since 2013

2,324 Sales

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Alywillow

Botanical Delights for Body, Mind, & Spirit

Raleigh, North Carolina | 2,324 Sales

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Note from shop owner Our NEW STORE is at alywillow.com. You also can call us at our headquarters in Raleigh NC - (919)446-4826... Mon-Sat (10-6pm EST).

Thanks for choosing ALYWILLOW!

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Last updated on Mar 30, 2019

Our NEW STORE is at alywillow.com. You also can call us at our headquarters in Raleigh NC - (919)446-4826... Mon-Sat (10-6pm EST).

Thanks for choosing ALYWILLOW!

Aliya Trinity

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About Alywillow

Sales 2,324
On Etsy since 2013

Creating skin care products from therapeutic plants to help protect and restore the body.

We do things very differently at Alywillow. We are more than just 'natural' or 'plant based'. We only use plants, minerals, beeswax, honey, resins, roots, and flowers. We do not use ANY synthetic chemicals or artificial ingredients. Even our scents, preservatives, and colors come from plants and minerals.

I think it all started in the mid 1970's when I insisted my father stop using the poison powders on our garden plants. I think he still did it when I wasn't looking, but, there's not much I could do at that age. In the mid-1990's I became aware of the incredibly dagerous ingredients used in the skin and body care industries and I wondered what our ancestors used? Surely if they lived without synthetic chemicals, we could too! That is when the serach began.

Over time, I formed an intimate relationship with the plants. I learned to listen to the body and listen to the plants. In 2007, I opened a yoga center on Topsail Island and shortly after that, an accident with a ladder led to a bone in my back breaking into three pieces. This is when I found the plants that completely relieved my back pain and I dedicated my life to the use of medicinal plants by traveling across the country sharing a message of hope, inner peace, and healing plants.

Eventually, I moved to the mountains of Virginia to live closer to nature, the river, and the woods. My mailman who found out I was an medicine woman (with Native American ancestory) and told the chief of the local Cherokee tribe and very quickly, I was adopted into their tribe.

At this time, my son and I were living about 90% from the land and using the plants to help the neighbors and tribal members with their ailments. As word spread through the community about the new woman with medicine plants, more and more people started coming to my home for help. And, as I became more connected to the land, I learned many secrets about nature, things you would probably never imagined.

Through all these years, I had been working on perfecting my soap making, lip balms, and moisturizers recipes, but, most importantly, I had seen 1 eczema, acne, shingles, MRSA, and much more clear from using my products. Then, I spent a few years traveling to weekend shows to talk with people about my products and how to restore health to their bodies, the natural way.

At first, people were sceptical. They would ask about effectiveness and I would share how the plants talk to me. In the native world this is much more acceptable, but, not so much by others. It still surprises me how many people don't understand nature is alive. Every plant and animal has unique personalities endowed by the Divine. You only need to learn to listen in order to hear their message.

They told me to tell you, "I am a Messenger of Earth and of the Ancestors". This message was followed by a dream of some men blocking the path in front of me. In the dream, I was on a small path in a very dense forest. The men at the gate refused to let me pass, so, I told them, as I had been told to do, "I am a messenger of Earth and of the Ancestors." I wasn't sure what kind of effect to expect, but the men started yelling about a buffalo. I turned around to see a huge buffalo standing just inches behind me (completely filling the space of the path). If you've ever stood close to a buffalo that manifested from thin air, you would understand the power of such an experience. I was amazed and humbled (and trembling), additionally, the path was opened to me. That's when I was given a promise that my authenticity would open all the closed doors. (Let's go back to reality as you know it...)

It was 2014 when I was led to give up my peaceful life in the mountains and journey back to my hometown of Raleigh, NC to began sharing Alywillow with the world. I was living on the land, with no real income, so a tribal member donated $600 which I invested into my products. Then packed up my car with Alywillow (and everything else of value) and headed down the mountains to the Raleigh Flea Market.

That was an incredible experience. The Raleigh Flea Market is the top flea market in NC and one of the top 10 in our country. Even now, you can still find Alywillow at that flea market. Our little store there has flourished and grown over the years and our customers love their Alywillow products.

Our headquarters are only about 1/4 mile down the road and from there, we offer several wholesale programs so businesses and individuals can share Alywillow with their customers, friends, and family.

It was never my intention to build a business from this gift. It was more of a calling to share the beauty and healing power of the plants with the world.

Are you looking for chemical-free body care products? CONGRATS! You have found ALYWILLOW! This is a place where integrity, kindness, and respect are valued above all else. Let me personally welcome you to the Alywillow family. May you enjoy long, joy-filled, & healthy lives.

Aliya Trinity,
White Raven

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Shop members

  • Aliya Trinity

    Founder, Formulator

    I spent years teaching others to calm their minds and heal their hearts and in this process opened more to the voices of the plants and their ability to heal the body. Alywillow was created to get the plants into something you can use every day.

  • Hannah Walker

    Director Of Growth And Operations

    Hannah has a degree in Environmental Studies and is also my beloved daughter. She's been helping me for years. I still remember her as a little girl standing on a stool in the kitchen helping make soaps. Now she oversees our production lab.

  • Oliver

    Play Coordinator

    Oliver keeps everyone young and on the move. An herbalist in training, his young energetic energy usually follows me on my herbal gathering trips and is helpful in a myriad of ways.

  • Gnomes, Fairies and other Mischief Makers

    Garden Protector

    Nature holds many secrets that help make Alywillow products so amazing.

  • Maria

    Assistant

    This gentle soul has been known to give free hugs to everyone. She is beautiful spirit and an awesome member of the production team.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 20, 2018
Alywillow is focused on integrity, kindness, and respect. Our skin, body, and home products offer the health-boosting power of essential oils, flowers, roots, resins, and more. When using Alywillow soaps, moisturizers, and spritzers you can enjoy the extra benefits of our unique therapeutic plant formulas. Our new store is located on our website... www.alywillow.com

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
If there is a problem with your order, please let us know right away! It is our primary goal that you are happy and enjoying your Alywillow products.

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Below are the basic policies regarding returns:
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- If you need to cancel an order, please send a "Request to Cancel" and include your order number to INFO [!at] ALYWILLOW.COM. If your order hasn't shipped out, we will try to stop its progression and refund your money.

- Once an order has shipped out, we are unable to stop the process.

- If you still wish to return the products, do so within 30 days. You will need to pay the shipping charges and send us the "unopened items in new condition". Once the items are received and inspected, you should receive a refund.

- Once an item has been opened, it can not be returned or refunded.

- If you have any allergy concerns, please tell us every plant that causes an allergic reaction in your body. This enables us to generate a custom list of the products we create that are considered safe for you to use.

- When used as directed, our products should improve the health of your skin, hair, and body. If you have an adverse reaction to a product, it normally means you are sensitive to a specific plant. Contact us as soon as possible so we can help adjust your products to another option with different plants.

- We also offer FREE consultations. Just contact us to schedule an appointment to speak with a specialist.

Email: info [!at] alywillow.com
Phone: 919-446-4826
Our new store is located on our website: www.alywillow.com
Payment
North Carolina requires sales tax on all sales shipping inside North Carolina. If you live in another state or outside the United States, you are responsible for paying any applicable taxes and fees on your order. Our new store is located on our website... www.alywillow.com
Shipping
Your order will be shipped as soon as we are able to get it ready, usually within 1-3 days. If there are any delays, we will contact you. Please check your conversations folder. If your shipping status hasn't changed and you aren't sure why, please contact us! Our new store is located on our website... www.alywillow.com
Additional policies and FAQs
We do offer wholesale accounts. Contact us at info [!at] alywillow.com for more info. Our new store is located on our website... www.alywillow.com