Spring Sale at Blue Vervain Botanicals


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Dear readers,

Buy your sweet mother something for Mother’s Day or buy yourself a fragrant little something.  Soap is a gift that everyone can appreciate.  It smells good, it looks good, it feels good and it gets stuff clean!

I have a variety of handmade items to offer you this season and a few different ways to buy them.

You can visit me at my Spring Boutique Sale.  You can explore all the scents and textures in person, ask any questions and get beautiful gift packaging.

Saturday, April 23rd

10 am- 1pm.

851 Dayton Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 551041.

Coffee, tea, mimosas and some morning goodies to nibble on will be available and complimentary samples while supplies last.

Can’t make it to the sale and want your items shipped to you?

Order from etsy and I will ship it to you. (Only a few items are listed on etsy at the moment. I will be adding listings for all the items described below over the next few days).

Can’t make it to the sale and you want to pick up your items  in Saint Paul?

Email me at herbalisterin@outlook.com.  Let me know what you would like and when you would like to pick it up and we can arrange for pick up and payment by cash, check or credit card.

Luxurious, Natural Soap–All Varieties, $4/bar

Spearmint French Green Clay–This is one of the first soaps I ever made and I still make it every year.  This soap features the simple, nostalgic scent of pure Spearmint essential oil in a pretty bar with a pink clay meringue like top, a cocoa powder line and a bottom layer of French green clay. Classic, simple, lovely.

Ice, Ice, Baby— This soap is another one of my classic soaps that I return to again and again. It featuresa  refreshing and icy blend of essential oils of Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Tea Tree layered with Australian blue clay and studded with poppy seeds. This is a strongly anti-microbial and exfoliating soap and a nice unisex scent.

Middle Earth– This soap is the first soap to sell out at last year’s Sogn Valley Craft Fair and the Holiday Boutique.  This soap will take you to the magic forest, where the air smells earthy and rich and the moss beneath your feet is soft and spongy.  Be careful you don’t  fall asleep beneath the tree—the fae folk might whisk you away into the underworld. This bar is  colored shades of  green, brown and plum with cocoa powder, green clay and mica in an elaborate, dreamy drop swirl. There’s a pinch of coffee. In the mix. The top is adorned with a bit of real moss and Juniper berries wildcrafted by me. It’s scented with 100% pure essential oils of Juniper, Fir Needle, Patchouli, Cedarwood, Sweet Orange and Clove.

Rosemary Mint — I resisted making Rosemary Mint soap for a long time. EVERYBODY makes Rosemary Mint Soap. EVERYBODY wants to smell like Aveda. Then one days I was playing with a new recipe and needed something  simple to scent it with and I used Rosemary and Peppermint essential oils. Well, sometimes there is a reason that something is so popular and the reason is that it is awesome. It’s like these two oils were born to be together.  I kept the design simple, creamy, natural white with meringue like peaks and two steel blue mica lines.  Love this soap!  Traditional with mango butter.

Sazerac—This stunning bar will make a real impression in your soap dish!  It takes some olfactory chops to appreciate the intense scent of Anise. I have made this soap just for you, Anise lovers of the world. Organic Star Anise essential oil is blended with Lavender essential oil, which adds a clean, herbaceous floral note.  White and black handmade soap is strikingly swirled together  using the hanger swirl technique and the top is dusted with organic Rose petals.

Rainbow Heart—   Soap doesn’t get any sweeter.  Rainbow layers of natural creamy white, green, blue, violet and yellow with an embedded heart colored with French rose clay. This soap is scented with 100% pure essential oils of Lavender and Lemon. This scent combination is so fresh and feminine and light.

The Rainbow Collection

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Luxurious handmade traditional soap with Shea Butter and enhanced and colored the beautiful soft colors of nature from tea, herbs, clay, fruit juice and puree and other truly natural ingredients. Scented with 100% pure essential oils.  The Rainbow Collection is sold as a collection.  Bars are not available individually.  Packaged for gift giving. $20

Snow White—with added creamy coconut milk and scented with the sweet, innocent and lovely blend of essential oils of Lavender, Palmarosa and Cedarwood.

Spins Straw into Gold—with added skin-loving organic carrot juice and scented with everything citrus:  litsea lemon, orange, lime, lemongrass, tangerine and pink grapefruit essential oils.

 A Pumpkin Coach to Take to the Ball—A rich orange from paprika infused oils and a water infusion of paprika and just a pinch of powdered paprika. Scented with Lavender, Clove, Peppermint, Sweet Orange and Cedarwood

Baba Yaga—colored with antioxidant rich organic coffee and cocoa powder and a rich, earthy blend of essential oils of Fir Neeedle, Patchouli, Sweet Orange, Clove, Cedarwood and Juniper Berry.

 Rose Red—colored a deep maroon with an oil infusion of alkanet root, and a water infusion of organic rose petals, organic hibiscus and organic rosehips and purifying pink kaolin clay and scented with a sexy, warm, feminine scent of Sandalwood, Benzoin and Sweet Orange.  This is a rare sandalwood soap, made with real sandalwood essential oil for those of you that love sandalwood.

Bath, Beauty and Skin Care

Whipped Mango White Chocolate Body Butter— This body butter is absolutely divine.  It is so creamy and moisturizing.  Mango Butter and Organic cocoa butter are whipped with glycerin, and expeller pressed organic Rosehip Seed Oil. The natural chocolate scent of unrefined Cocoa Butter smells so yummy.   My body butter is an a water-free formulation. That means no preservatives, no spoilage, no separation. This is an all natural product with a shelf life that rivals that of any mass produced body care product.   2 ounce frosted glass container

Three scents available: Lavender White Chocolate ($9), Bitter Almond White Chocolate($9), Rose Cardamom Clementine ($10)

Bath Bombs— $4  I made these  extra large bath bombs for the Sogn Valley Craft Fair this October and they were a hit. My bath bombs are fizzy and fragrant but also more moisturizing and conditioning than your typical bath bomb. They include organic mango butter, organic cocoa butter and grapeseed oil, in addition to the natural fizzy alchemy created by baking soda, citric acid, corn starch and borax.  They are lightly colored and cute, topped  with herbs, petals or cupcake sprinkles. A variety of scents and colors will be available.

Massage Bar/ Solid Lotion Bar —$8.50 This chunky massage bars fits perfectly in the palm of your hand. It is loaded with skin-loving locally sourced beeswax, organic cocoa butter, shea butter and sweet almond oil. It has an appealing 100% pure essential oil scent of Patchouli, Eucalyptus and Sweet Orange. The handy tin will keep your bar clean and free of lint and debris.  You can use a massage bar to give your loved one a massage; they give your hands a nice comfortable slide across the skin without being as greasy as most massage oils. Or use it on yourself in lieu of lotion. They are great for dry skin.

Whipped Shea Butter Sugar Scrub—$7.50  This wonderful scrub is my favorite scrub to date.  It’s exfoliating but moisturizing and has a wonderful fluffy texture!  Several scents  are available: Bitter Almond or Lavender/Lemon and Rosemary Mint. (4 ounce clear plastic tub with black lid)

Rose Lipped Maiden—$6 This is not one of those hard as rocks, utilitarian lip balms here.  This tin of lip balm combines the healing of a lip balm with a little bit of that lip gloss spirit.  It contains  natural, locally sourced beeswax and alkanet infused organic sunflower oil, a little shimmery mica, super moisturizing castor oil, anti-aging expeller pressed virgin rosehip seed oil, vitamin E  and a lovely blend peppermint and tangerine essential oils.   (1 oz)

First Aid and Medicinal

Aromatherapy Chest Rub— $5.00 This 100% natural chest rub is wonderful, fragrant, petroleum free alternative to commercially available vapor rubs. It is made with pure essential oils of Thyme, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Cedarwood  and Nutmeg in a base of high quality vegetable oils and beeswax.  Aromatherapy Chest Rub comes in a pretty 1 ounce  cobalt blue container. Repeat customers: note that this is one ounce rather than the 2 ounce size I normally sell with the price adjusted accordingly.  I ordered the wrong size jars—whoops!

Uses: Chest rubs are a traditional remedy for respiratory conditions. The powerful oils bring circulation to the area promoting healing and expectoration. The oils are anti-microbial. They are both absorbed by the skin and inhaled; the aroma promotes decongestion.

Herbal Green Salve—.$6.50  This is the salve for all your first-aid needs! Contains wildcrafted or organically grown infused herbal oils, including  Chickweed, Plantain, Lemon Balm, Saint John’s Wort, Yellow Dock and Thuja.  It is appropriate for general wound healing, anti-microbial infection fighting power, cooling burns and inflammations, insect and spider bites, herpes, shingles and cold sores.  Some clients use it on eczema, psoriasis and fungal infections. Green Salve come in a 1 oz. tin container with a hand-stamped botanical label.
Also contains beeswax and Tea Tree  and Rosemary Essential Oils.

Blossom Baby Balm–$8

It’s back and reformulated. This is a totally all-natural diaper cream It’s creamy and shimmers and smells divine. It’s designed as a diaper rash cream but it is nicely absorbed by the skin and can be used on any parts of the body or on people of any ages.Makes a great shower gift for the mom-to-be in your life. Blossom Baby Balm starts with a cold infusion of organic Rose Blossoms, Lavender and Calendula Blossoms in Organic Sunflower Oil. It is rich and nourishing.  Blossom Baby Balm includes zinc oxide for added skin-protective properties and pink kaolin clay, natural, local beeswax and a light and lovely scent from 100% pure essential oils.**No preservatives, no petroleum jelly or petro by products, no parabens or propylene glycol, no synthetic fragrance

2 oz glass jar with silver lid and hand-stamped label.

More for Mom and Baby

Geneabirth Pregnancy Tea, Midwives Postpartum Healing Sitz Bath, Mother’s Milk Tea will be available as well as gift packages for new moms.




















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