SpruceTipsApothecary

Herbal bits and bobs for sprucing up.

Santa Fe, New Mexico On Etsy since 2017

SpruceTipsApothecary

Herbal bits and bobs for sprucing up.

Santa Fe, New Mexico | 99 Sales

SpruceTipsApothecary is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner Hi friends! I'm taking a minute to get things in order behind the scenes at Spruce Tips before we launch some big new things!

Send me a message if you have any questions or need anything, and I look forward to seeing you in a few weeks!

xo,
Sascha

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jan 13, 2020

Hi friends! I'm taking a minute to get things in order behind the scenes at Spruce Tips before we launch some big new things!

Send me a message if you have any questions or need anything, and I look forward to seeing you in a few weeks!

xo,
Sascha

Sascha Anderson

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Sascha Anderson

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About SpruceTipsApothecary

Sales 99
On Etsy since 2017

I like plants.

I'm always looking at the ground. The ground is where plants grow, and plants provide medicine, food, joy, and more. Whether mallow and lambs quarters from the backyard, shepherd's purse from the playground, or mullein and alpine strawberries from up in the mountain, plants are all around to help. When my Choctaw forebears were moved from Mississippi to Oklahoma, the familiar sight of wild onions helped them to know their new land could be a home, regardless of circumstances.

I named the shop Spruce Tips because, well, it was the last thing I foraged! It's one of my favorites to gather in late spring, when new growth is gaining hold. We carefully gather a few of the tender, green needles as we hike, being sure to only take a few from each tree. At home, we use them for their citrusy flavor and high vitamin C content in syrups, teas, oxymels, and preserves.

I've been whipping up remedies and the like at home for my family for a long time: salves for irritated skin, spritzes to help make hairbrushing easier, deodorant so we all still like each other, plus teas and infusions and all manner of poultices. I'm excited to share my finds with you and your family, too!

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