Wild Foraged Apothecary // Bath & Body // Art // Gifts

Colfax, Wisconsin On Etsy since 2017

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Colfax, Wisconsin | 87 Sales

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Last updated on Mar 16, 2020

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S. Marie Carlson

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S. Marie Carlson


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About NorthwoodsWild

Sales 87
On Etsy since 2017

✨🍃Just like people, every herb has a story. It is up to us to find out the healing magic they hold, and share it with the world. 🍃✨

I found my love for herbs when I was preparing for the birth of my first son in 2006. Since then I have felt the call to learn as much as possible about the medicinal uses of herbs and to make remedies from them.

It has been a dream of mine for quite some time now to open an apothecary in town. Right now this Etsy shop is as close as I can get.

I love making medicinal magic with herbs I grow or harvest myself. As of this year (2018) I have started cutting back on purchasing herbs from other countries and am expanding my herb garden to grow many herbs here at the farm. This means many of my preparations are seasonal and won't be back in stock until the following season.

When I am wild harvesting, I try to seek out the best locations (free of pesticides/herbicides, and pollution), and I also make sure that a sufficient amount of the plant is growing to not deplete it.

The process I use to dry my homegrown/harvested plant material isn't actually drying at all. It is called curing, and no heat is used to remove the moisture. This leaves a dry product that has a more vibrant color as well as a richer medicinal value.

I hope you enjoy shopping with me, and if you have any questions feel free to ask. My main goal is to teach you to not need me (as should every herbalist's goal be.) The more we teach the knowledge of plants the more self sufficient we can be in providing our own health.

Brightest Blessings,

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Shop members

  • Sara Carlson

    Owner, Artist, Plant Keeper | Herbalist


Production partners

  • Sceamin' Katz Creations

    Eau Claire, WI

    My cousin, Tena makes some of the jewelry offered in my shop.

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Last updated on Jan 14, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Where do you get your herbs?

We live on a 5 acre farm in Wisconsin that is nestled by the Red Cedar River and surrounded by about 80 acres of wild land. Many of the herbs are harvested directly from our land, or ethically harvested from clean land in the area.

Are they Organic?

The herbs that we grow or wild-craft are never sprayed with any type of chemical or pesticide, our water is pure and polished by the gravel we live on. The last time it was tested the lab said they hadn't seen water that pure.

I strive to find the highest quality herbs when sourcing away from home.

Many of the herbs I purchase are Certified Organic, but because I am not, I cannot claim that they are, so they are labeled as "Organically Grown".

What type of training have you had as an herbalist?

I have been studying herbs and natural living since 2006. I consider my self a life long learner. Meaning I will never be finished learning about herbs, there are just far too many and so much knowledge, and more and more things are being discovered.

I consider myself self taught, but I gather my information from personal experiences, and many herbalists around the world.

What type of alcohol do you use to make your tinctures?

I only use Vodka, either 80 or 100 proof, which ever I can get. The only time I use a higher proof is when making perfume tinctures, and that is diluted way down before it ever goes on your skin.