I am a herbal wellness advocate and activist, practicing community herbalism with a focus on nervous system care and one-on-one lessons. Since 2014 I've been working with community members and their families to support them in their wellness goals.
Born and raised in the Appalachian hills of West Virginia, I grew up gardening and exploring nature, learning about the symbiotic plant-person relationship through experience. I now live in Columbus, Ohio where I have studied and worked with herbs for over a decade.
I have a BA in Visual Arts from Bethany College and a continuing professional herbalism education which includes coursework with Rosemary Gladstar, Jim McDonald, Tammi Sweet, Guido Mase, Leslie Alexander and Leslie Williams. I often travel to numerous workshops, conferences, and the International Herb Symposium to learn from deeply respected herbalists, researchers, activists, doctors, foraging experts, growers, Indigenous healers, and mycologists.
In 2015 I founded Jeanne Wildherb Botanicals, because I love to craft herbal products, using them as a means to educate the public. I have been an educator for over 15 years (really, though, informally since I was 10) and am the steward of a back yard medicinal herb garden.
With a focus on local herbs and backyard remedies, I encourage people to engage with the medicinal plants growing in their own region. I lead hands-on medicine making workshops, plant walks, hold one-on-one private classes, and am a public speaker and teacher around Central Ohio and at herb fairs. I advocate for plant conservation and sustainable wildcrafting. To learn more about sustainability and conservation, visit the plant conservationist organization United Plant Savers.
Inspiration: Patterns, late night work, philosophical conversations, springtime Favorite Things: Reading about cultures and history, creating with clay, dancing, yoga, building gardens, laughing, riding roller coasters Nourishment: Walking in the woods, sitting with moving water, time alone to reflect and create, snuggling, herbal tea Astrology Sign: Aries Hometown:Bethany, West Virginia
What I Make
Jeanne Wildherb Botanicals began with loose leaf teas created for flavor and efficacy, with the aim to create something for everyone.
These days I am still making herbal teas and skin care items like lip balms, salves, infused oils, facial scrubs, and salt soaks. But because these are small-batch items, they may not be in stock often. Feel free to use my contact page to request something.
I now offer educational Potions making kits that include herbs and instructions to make herbal syrups and cocktail bitters. DIY kits come compete with a jar and label.
Committed to sustainable business practices, only certified organic, and responsibly grown herbs from local producers, including my own homegrown and wildcrafted herbs are used. Packaging is minimal, using refillable, reusable, plant-based containers and recycled shipping materials. Jeanne Wildherb Botanicals products are not meant to act as a band-aid to your symptoms and cannot cure any diseases or illnesses, but they are available as a means to support your well-being and offer a little love to your body and spirit.
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Wild, derived from Middle Welsh gwyllt, meaning "in the natural state, uncultivated, untamed, uncontrolled."
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