Give the gift of wellness this holiday season with a locally based apothecary that offers herbal and homeopathic products.
What is now Green Feather Homestead + Apothecary is a story that goes back to 2012 and what was known as Phoenix BodyWork & Apothecary, launched by Lindsay Hastings.
She started her business in 2012 after becoming a licensed massage therapist. Then, in 2018, she received her practitioner certification in BowenWork, a bodywork modality she uses for rehabilitation, pain management for Ehlers Danos and connective tissue disorders, and sports injuries.
“Since then, I’ve branched out into herbalism and started my formal education with the Science and Art of Herbalism with Rosemary Gladstar,” she explains.
Now, she’s branching out the brand that was Phoenix BodyWork & Apothecary into Green Feather Homestead + Apothecary.
“Green Feather Homestead + Apothecary will be launching in 2020, now that we have acquired our property to grow our herbalism and heirloom produce business,” Hastings explains.
The inspiration for Green Feather Homestead + Apothecary date back to way before 2012. Hasting’s mother is a holistic practitioner now, but as a child Hastings learned, along with her siblings after her sister became seriously ill, how to care for their bodies in a complementary way.
“We focused on diet, homeopathics, herbs, emotional wellness, and bodywork,” she says. “We found this to be highly beneficial and as people who love education and teaching others it was a natural fit to become a practitioner myself and then an herbalist.”
Hastings gets help running Green Feather Homestead + Apothecary from her family, as they all play a part in creating products, growing the homestead, and offering general support.
All of the products offered from Green Feather Homestead + Apothecary are made by Hastings and her family.
“We create personal care products such as tinctures, balms, salves, and flower essence blends; personal adornment in the form of gemstone therapy jewelry and hand-crocheted items; heirloom produce grown without toxic chemicals and using sustainable practices coming in 2020; and cottage foods such as elderberry syrup and fire cider,” Hastings says.
In addition to the new launch coming up for Green Feather Homestead, there is an Herbal Community Supported Agriculture coming in 2020. While there was a soft launch in 2019, Hastings says she plans to grow the CSA in the coming year.
“An Herbal CSA works similarly to a farm CSA, but instead of a weekly produce share you receive a seasonal herbal share,” explains Hastings. “Green Feather Homestead + Apothecary offers a box every season to support, nourish, and help you transition from one season to the next with good health as the goal.”
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