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Announcement    Greenest - Living Thoughtfully is a brick and mortar shop located in Salem, OH. I carry a wide range of items including wet specimens, mummies, house plants, stones, rocks and crystals, salt lamps, natural stone jewelry, fair trade products, green cleaning products, minimal ingredient snacks, teas, spices, self-care and beauty products, natural deodorant, soaps, lotions, and more.

Wet specimens and mummies made by me are ethically sourced. No animals were killed for the purpose of the art. They are acquired through multiple sources where they had been treated with the best of care but unfortunately passed away. Preserving them with formalin and alcohol allows us to respectfully enjoy and study them for many years with proper care and handling. Each listing is for the exact specimen being offered. Specimens are shipped without jar or case unless specified on listing. You must provide your own appropriate container and 70% isopropyl alcohol upon arrival to display and keep your wet specimen.

Wet specimens, mummies, and crystals are shipped USPS First Class unless requested otherwise by buyer upon checkout. Please note, First Class shipping is the most inexpensive but it does not carry insurance. If you’d like your item insured, please select USPS Priority at checkout.

For plants, I ship USPS Priority with tracking and insurance. I guarantee LIVE ARRIVAL as long as you contact me as soon as it is delivered, but there is no further guarantee once you receive your plant due to the nature of living plants needing proper care to thrive. Please research the species before you order to make sure you can care for its individual needs.

Plants shown in listings are not the actual plant you will receive. They are an example of a random plant from that batch. Color, amount/placement of leaves and vines, root ball, and overall height/width will vary as they are all unique. If you wish to receive a photo of the exact plant I am sending, you must request this ahead of time and be aware that it could delay shipping times if you do not contact me immediately with your approval of exact plant. In each listing I give an example of what size pot the plant is currently growing in. You may choose to go up or down a pot size to best accommodate it. Please have correct pots and growing mediums on hand before your plant arrives since it’s your responsibility to research and give it correct care.

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Last updated on Sep 3, 2021

Greenest - Living Thoughtfully is a brick and mortar shop located in Salem, OH. I carry a wide range of items including wet specimens, mummies, house plants, stones, rocks and crystals, salt lamps, natural stone jewelry, fair trade products, green cleaning products, minimal ingredient snacks, teas, spices, self-care and beauty products, natural deodorant, soaps, lotions, and more.

Wet specimens and mummies made by me are ethically sourced. No animals were killed for the purpose of the art. They are acquired through multiple sources where they had been treated with the best of care but unfortunately passed away. Preserving them with formalin and alcohol allows us to respectfully enjoy and study them for many years with proper care and handling. Each listing is for the exact specimen being offered. Specimens are shipped without jar or case unless specified on listing. You must provide your own appropriate container and 70% isopropyl alcohol upon arrival to display and keep your wet specimen.

Wet specimens, mummies, and crystals are shipped USPS First Class unless requested otherwise by buyer upon checkout. Please note, First Class shipping is the most inexpensive but it does not carry insurance. If you’d like your item insured, please select USPS Priority at checkout.

For plants, I ship USPS Priority with tracking and insurance. I guarantee LIVE ARRIVAL as long as you contact me as soon as it is delivered, but there is no further guarantee once you receive your plant due to the nature of living plants needing proper care to thrive. Please research the species before you order to make sure you can care for its individual needs.

Plants shown in listings are not the actual plant you will receive. They are an example of a random plant from that batch. Color, amount/placement of leaves and vines, root ball, and overall height/width will vary as they are all unique. If you wish to receive a photo of the exact plant I am sending, you must request this ahead of time and be aware that it could delay shipping times if you do not contact me immediately with your approval of exact plant. In each listing I give an example of what size pot the plant is currently growing in. You may choose to go up or down a pot size to best accommodate it. Please have correct pots and growing mediums on hand before your plant arrives since it’s your responsibility to research and give it correct care.

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Greenest - Live Thoughtfully

Greenest - Living Thoughtfully is owned and operated by Emily, a mom of 3. I opened the shop in 2017, as an extension of my love for nature and science. Come visit if you are in northeast Ohio!

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Last updated on March 18, 2011

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Last updated on Jul 29, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

Please research live plants before purchasing to ensure you can properly care for the species. I will give some basic care requirements in my description, but do your own research as well to ensure the best possibility of success.

Sizing details

I will include an example photo with a common item, 12” floor tile, or my own hand to help show approximate size. Actual size may sometimes vary slightly, especially with individual plants.

Gift wrapping and packaging

I ship most plants bare root, which means soil removed and roots lightly wrapped in damp paper towels. Plants will be wrapped in plastic, paper, bubble wrap, or foam. I do my best to prevent damage to leaves or roots, but there is always the possibility some may be damaged during shipping. Remember with good care, these will grow back and damaged roots or leaves are not considered dead on arrival.

Wet specimens will be shipped without liquid, wrapped in paper and plastic. You will need to have 70% isopropyl alcohol on hand to pour into their container and fully cover them. Use chopsticks or tongs to position. Some discoloration of liquid may occur over time and this is expected with wet specimens. You can change out the liquid.

Guarantees for plants

I guarantee live arrival, but no further guarantee once you receive your item due to the nature of living plants needing proper care to thrive, and outside conditions causing damage if a plant is left in the packaging too long. You must message me as soon as the plant is received and opened in order to make any DOA claim! If you wait hours or days to contact me, I cannot proceed further with any kind of refund or replacement.

Clear photos showing all angles will be requested. Broken or missing leaves do not constitute DOA. It is expected that even with careful packing, some leaves may be damaged during shipping and with proper care, they will regrow.

Refunds for DOA plant only at my discretion, shipping will not be refunded.

Wet Specimen Sourcing

All of the wet specimens are sourced ethically, meaning none of the animals were killed for the purpose of displaying them. They have all passed away naturally due to old age, illness, injury, road accident, etc. I may be able to give the story of an individual animal upon request, but not every one is known. They have been sourced from multiple places over time and inventory is always changing.