homesteadherbal

herbal soaps & healing remedies for the whole family

Kitchener, Canada | 605 Sales

homesteadherbal

herbal soaps & healing remedies for the whole family

Kitchener, Canada 605 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(136)

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Announcement   END OF SUMMER SALE - ENTIRE SHOP 15% OFF UNTIL AUGUST 31!
* MORE FIRE CIDER READY ON SEPT 16 - JUST IN TIME FOR FALL & WINTER!
* FREE LOCAL PICK UP AVAILABLE - at time of check-out use coupon code: LOCAL
* SOAP MAKING CLASSES AVAILABLE MONTHLY AT OUR HOME LOCATION - for details see www.littlecityfarm.ca

Welcome! Our products are made with homegrown and wild-harvested botanicals, and organically sourced ingredients. In our shop you will find simple earth-friendly soaps & healing herbal remedies for the whole family!
Read more about our soap making classes at: www.littlecityfarm.ca
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WE NOW USE 100% ORGANIC OILS, BEESWAX & BOTANICALS!
We are very excited to announce that we are now using 100% certified organic oils in our soaps and herbal products! We are still working on re-labeling our products as we make this transition.

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FREE LOCAL PICK UP AVAILABLE:
Free shipping for local pick ups! If you live in the Kitchener-Waterloo area and want to pick up your order in person just use the coupon code "LOCAL" at time of check-out. Then I will contact you when your order is ready to be picked up!

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SHIPPING INFO - WE ONLY SHIP WITHIN CANADA AT THIS TIME
~ We estimate the shipping costs when we list our items, and since these may be higher than the actual costs we will refund any shipping fees that are more than $5 different from actual costs.

~ In Canada we generally ship by Expedited Parcel mail which usually takes from 2-7 business days to arrive (depending on how remote your location is).

~We are currently NOT able to ship to the US or internationally - our apologies for this.

We do our best to ship everything quickly and affordably! Our orders are usually ready to ship in 3-5 business days (except for custom soap orders), and our full shipping policies can be read on our SHOP POLICIES page.
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MORE ABOUT US:
Read more about our products & bits of daily life at:
www.littlecityfarm.ca
www.littlecityfarm.blogspot.com

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 24, 2018

END OF SUMMER SALE - ENTIRE SHOP 15% OFF UNTIL AUGUST 31!
* MORE FIRE CIDER READY ON SEPT 16 - JUST IN TIME FOR FALL & WINTER!
* FREE LOCAL PICK UP AVAILABLE - at time of check-out use coupon code: LOCAL
* SOAP MAKING CLASSES AVAILABLE MONTHLY AT OUR HOME LOCATION - for details see www.littlecityfarm.ca

Welcome! Our products are made with homegrown and wild-harvested botanicals, and organically sourced ingredients. In our shop you will find simple earth-friendly soaps & healing herbal remedies for the whole family!
Read more about our soap making classes at: www.littlecityfarm.ca
__________________________________________________________________
WE NOW USE 100% ORGANIC OILS, BEESWAX & BOTANICALS!
We are very excited to announce that we are now using 100% certified organic oils in our soaps and herbal products! We are still working on re-labeling our products as we make this transition.

__________________________________________________________________
FREE LOCAL PICK UP AVAILABLE:
Free shipping for local pick ups! If you live in the Kitchener-Waterloo area and want to pick up your order in person just use the coupon code "LOCAL" at time of check-out. Then I will contact you when your order is ready to be picked up!

__________________________________________________________________
SHIPPING INFO - WE ONLY SHIP WITHIN CANADA AT THIS TIME
~ We estimate the shipping costs when we list our items, and since these may be higher than the actual costs we will refund any shipping fees that are more than $5 different from actual costs.

~ In Canada we generally ship by Expedited Parcel mail which usually takes from 2-7 business days to arrive (depending on how remote your location is).

~We are currently NOT able to ship to the US or internationally - our apologies for this.

We do our best to ship everything quickly and affordably! Our orders are usually ready to ship in 3-5 business days (except for custom soap orders), and our full shipping policies can be read on our SHOP POLICIES page.
__________________________________________________________________
MORE ABOUT US:
Read more about our products & bits of daily life at:
www.littlecityfarm.ca
www.littlecityfarm.blogspot.com

Karin

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About

Homegrown herbals: An eco micro-herbal farm in the city

Nearly 20 years ago I started to learn about herbalism when I came across a wonderful book on herbal healing for women by Rosemary Gladstar. Her simple, respectful approach introduced me to the effective beauty of herbal healing. I still prefer to use her folk methods for preparing remedies, using minimal but carefully selected herbs grown organically and locally to promote the body's own efforts toward healing.

I am a traditional herbalist and completed certification as a master herbalist. For many years I provided herbal products to various local midwifery clinics, and have a special interest in creating beautiful products for mama & baby during pregnancy and post-partum. I use local organically grown and ethically wild-harvested herbs whenever I can, and organic ingredients to round out the products. We focus on creating simple healing soaps & herbals for the whole family.

My husband & I started a micro-farm on 1/3 acre in the city, including large organic vegetable gardens and herbal plots where I could grow what I needed for the small herbal business I wanted to found. On our urban farm we use the principles of permaculture as our guide, and aim to leave this small parcel of land healthier and more vibrant than when we arrived. Part of our goal in the city is to connect with the broader community by providing educational opportunities and tours of our homestead. Since 2007 we have offered a slate of ongoing workshops year-round related to herbal healing, soap making, permaculture, organic growing, and hands-on homesteading activities like bread baking and cheese making - we hope that by offering these opportunities for reskilling, inspiration, relationship-building and transformation we can do our little part to help build resilience as we approach a post-carbon world.

On our property we built a passive solar greenhouse where we grow many of the seedlings used in our gardens. We live in a small eco addition to our house made of strawbale construction and natural earthen plasters. We power our home with 100% renewable energy through a green energy provider. Here is where Homestead Herbals is based! A small homegrown herbal business using herbs grown organically and/or sourced from local organic farms wherever possible.

Every item in our shop is made by hand in small batches with much love and care. I package everything with attention for detail, beauty, and an eco conscience. Products come in recycleable or refillable containers or bags, soaps are wrapped in post-consumer recycled papers. I absolutely love working with herbs, providing effective healing and education for my community. I am happy to share this love through my products on Etsy.

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  • Karin Kliewer

    Owner, Creator, Herbalist

    I am a traditional herbalist and have been drawn to working with healing plants for nearly 20 years. Apprenticeships on organic farms & formal herbal studies led me to start a small home-based business focused on natural soaps & healing remedies.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 11, 2018
Welcome to the Homestead Herbals shop! If you wandered through our garden you'd find lush patches of herbs growing - sage, calendula, yarrow, echinacea, fennel, rosehip, sweetgrass, raspberry leaf, comfrey, arnica, lemon balm to name a few. If you joined us here in our farm kitchen you'd see herbs infusing in olive oil, large jugs of locally produced hemp oil, batches of soaps curing in neat rows, and smell gentle wafts of sweet orange, lavender, peppermint and lemongrass essential oils...

At Homestead Herbals we create quality handcrafted herbal products & soaps using organic, natural ingredients that provide nourishing, healing effects for you & the planet. We use local ingredients wherever possible, including herbs grown in our own gardens and Ontario hemp oil! Most of our products are vegan, but occasionally we do use local honey, beeswax or goatmilk and these will be clearly labelled.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
RETURNS: Due to the nature of our personal care and perishable products we cannot accept returns or exchanges on soaps, herbal goods, or food items. We can accept returns on items that are not perishable/personal, but to do so please contact us within 14 days of delivery. If you are truly unsatisfied with your purchase please contact us prior to leaving feedback and we will do our best to resolve any issues! We aim for top quality service, communication and customer satisfaction.

LOSSES: Unfortunately, we cannot be held responsible for items lost in the mail. Please ensure you send us your correct mailing address! We use the mailing address that comes with your paypal/etsy information at time of your order.
Payment
PAYMENTS: Please pay within 48 hours of placing order or your transaction will be cancelled. If you need special consideration or arrangements please contact us in advance.

PRICING & TAXES: All prices as listed in US Dollars. All taxes are included in list price.

FREE LOCAL PICK UP: If you live locally and would like to pick up your order at our location, please use the coupon code "LOCAL" at time of placing order. Then I'll contact you to set up a convenient time for you to pick up your order.

CANCELLATIONS: If you need to cancel an order, please contact us to do so within 24 hours so that we don't ship your item out to you.
Shipping
SHIPPING: We ship as quickly and affordably as possible. Generally orders are ready to ship in 3-5 business days. Please note that custom orders of soap can take 4-6 weeks, as the soap needs production and curing time. Custom wedding soap orders should be allowed at least 8 weeks to prepare.

CANADA:
We ship items by Canada Post Expedited Parcel using the most cost effective method possible. This comes with a tracking number, and can take from 1-7 business days to arrive.

UNITED STATES & INTERNATIONAL ORDERS:
Please note that we are unfortunately not able to ship to the US or internationally at this time.

SHIPPING UPGRADES:
If you do need a rush order, please send me a note and I will get back to you with a quote.

COMBINED SHIPPING:
Shipping costs are greatly reduced if you combine purchases of multiple items (this makes a huge difference in shipping costs for the Small Packet items).

ORDER CONFIRMATION:
You will receive a confirmation email once your item has been shipped. Local customers who have chosen local in-person pick up will receive an email to set up a convenient pick up time.
Additional policies and FAQs
CUSTOM ORDERS:
We are happy to take custom orders for soaps. Please send a note with your requests and we'll be happy to set up a custom listing for you.

HEALTH & SAFETY:
Homestead Herbals lists all ingredients in the product description for all items that we sell. Persons with allergies should read the ingredient list carefully. Nut butters and nut oils are commonly used (our work space is not a nut-free facility). Herbs and herbal products should be used with knowledge and caution. Always check with a qualified health practitioner before taking any herbs. We will not be held responsible for allergic reactions, rashes, etc. If you are pregnant or lactating please consult your herbalist/doctor before using our products.