"There is a power that has been here since all eternity, and that force and potentiality is green!" -Hildegard von Bingen
All of Plantfolk's botanical creations are crafted in mindfulness and gratitude from the purest ingredients available, using a variety of sustainably, ethically, organically, and locally-sourced herbs oils, waxes, essential oils, clays, botanical extracts, and hydrosols. We grow many of our own organic herbs in our gardens in northern New Mexico, and distill our own plant and floral waters using an artisanal copper still. All botanical remedies are handcrafted in small batches to ensure the utmost quality and care goes into each and every product.
Plantfolk Apothecary is the manifestation of our verdant green love for the plants and our reverence for the tradition of folk herbalism. The products we create are not only crafted in hopes of providing humans with a pure, vibrant source of self-care, but just as importantly our botanical creations are dreamt into being as a way of honoring the plants. When we gift our bodies with beautiful, plant-based creations, we make the whole earth glow brighter. And we glow brighter, too!
ABOUT KATE CLEARLIGHT:
Kate is a plant lover, folk herbalist, medicine maker, herb gardener, botanical perfumer, flower essence practitioner, and devoted believer in the cosmic healing power of our wild allies. With an approach to herbal medicine deeply interwoven with honoring the plant spirits, she crafts plant medicine as a bridge to help connect people with the healing magic of the green world.
Kate has been joyfully studying and practicing herbal medicine for the past twelve years. Some of her background includes graduating from the life-changing roots of herbalism program at the California School of Herbal Studies as well as completing an advanced apprenticeship with the most magical herbalist, Rosemary Gladstar at Sage Mountain. A native Vermonter, Kate currently resides in the high desert lands of Taos, New Mexico.
Plantfolk Apothecary was founded in 2010 and has since become a key part of Kate’s own personal journey with the plants. On most days she can be found working in her herb and flower gardens, formulating in the apothecary, sitting with the plants, hiking with her dogs Gaia and Lilikoi, or otherwise engaging in the magic of the green world.