Over the summer I have been studying anatomy and herbalism extensively. If ever I felt I found my true path.... it would be now. I started with a class at HANE, attended the symposium in April, joined a 7 month long apprenticeship which is finishing up next month..... and most recently landed a sweet little internship gig and signed up for clinicals this winter. My windows are filled with jars of wildcrafted oils and tinctures - my herb collection has grown to fill an entire cabinet! It's been busy and crazy. But the kind of crazy that is mostly good when you know it's for the right reason.
In the midst of all that..... I've been working on a few products. And while I do plan to share with you a little of each of the four products that just landed on my internet shelves..... today I thought it would be fun to share a little story about the name.
Last winter I was discussing herbal names for myself, almost in joking as my journey had just begun, with Joe. "What about Sweetbrier Herbs?" he said to me. It was perfect.
18 years ago in a tiny little fishing town in Alaska there was a Coast Guard ship named Sweetbrier. On that ship was my someday husband and in that town was a much younger me. That old ship, now decommissioned, was the beginning of our story. Months after choosing the name, I discovered that herbal-y speaking, Sweetbrier Roses are wild roses that love to grow along waterways...... and all roses are nervines (support nervous system) that bring "joy to the heart". (insert part where I get even more sappy about this perfect name)
So there you have it..... a little show & tell of some of my herbal wanderings these past few months and how Sweetbrier Herbs came to be.
There is a chance to win a few of the goodies pictured above over at Amanda's place - go take a peek!