Organic + Wild Harvested Herbal Soaps and Body Care

Kitchener, Canada

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Note from shop owner Thank you for your interest in Homestead Herbals, and supporting local organic handmade herbal goodness. We are currently taking a break from our shop while we focus on health and wellness as a family.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 2, 2020

Thank you for your interest in Homestead Herbals, and supporting local organic handmade herbal goodness. We are currently taking a break from our shop while we focus on health and wellness as a family.


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About homesteadherbal

Sales 654
On Etsy since 2009

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 women and children. 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.

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 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.

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.

Shop members

  • 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 March 1, 2021
At Homestead Herbals we create nourishing herbal products & soaps using organic and wild-harvested ingredients that provide 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 goat milk and these will be clearly labelled.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts 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. Customers will be responsible for shipping charges on any returns.

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.
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: We ship as quickly and affordably as possible. Generally orders are ready to ship in 3-5 business days.

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. Currently, there are postal delays to be expected due to COVID-19.

Please note that we are unfortunately not able to ship to the US or internationally at this time.

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

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).

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
Homestead Herbals lists all ingredients in the product description for all items that we sell. Persons with allergies should read the ingredient list carefully. Our studio is not a nut-free facility, and we do use goat milk in some of our soaps.

Herbs and herbal products should be used with knowledge and caution. If you are unsure, 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. All information regarding herbal products on our site is for educational purposes only and should not be taken as medical advice.