We view our work here at Land of Milk and Honey Herbs as an honor. We appreciate being invited into your life to assist you where we can. We pride ourselves in being there FOR YOU! It may be after hours when a client reaches out but it is my goal to be there for you whenever possible. As I strive to maintain work/life balance and juggle the needs of being a homeschool teacher, wife, mother, and friend, one of the roles that fulfills me most in my life is being there for others as an herbalist. I have been blessed to find this calling in life and to be able to show other women that we can build a life we love without always letting society dictate what our home and work life should look like. Serving and helping you in big and small ways brings me joy and I am grateful for you!
Your support means the world to us!
💕-Kate Bodmann, Clinical Herbalist
How can we build a strong herbal community together? Sharing the world of herbs with friends supports local herbalists in providing care in your community!
Here are 3 quick tips!
💕 Share your knowledge or newsletters with a friend
People do better when they know better. Caring for our friends and taking time to listen and support them is one of the biggest gifts we can give a friend. I was not introduced to herbs until after my kids were born and already toddlers. I SO wish someone had introduced me to the world of herbs sooner. If you would like to learn more I now have most of the newsletters I have written archived in my blog on my website. Check them out and share with friends when you find helpful tips! If you and a friend are interested in deeper herbal knowledge reach out so I can add you to my list of potential new students for my 2021 Herbal Intensive Program.
💕 Support local herbalists
It can be easy to grab a bottle of elderberry syrup or garlic ear oil at the store on your way out the door. And we are SO lucky to have herbal products on many shelves in Omaha. But consider that those stores are likely not able to provide you support when your child gets an ear infection or you feel ill in the evening and you need advice. What about when you have a tougher situation where you need to see someone for support? Local herbalists such as myself pride ourselves on being there for our clients. Personally, I provide my cell phone number and email to all my clients because I consider them like family. I try to balance work/life boundaries, but in an emergency, if I am available, I commonly make a quick trip over to my shop to make a blend for someone who is in need. It is old-fashioned health care that I value and encourage others to prioritize.
💕 Seek out local product makers
As most of you know I make elderberry syrup, salves, a variety of teas, and most of the herbal tinctures that ultimately go into my clients' custom formulas. But there are several other businesses that make my work possible. While I try to harvest my own herbs when possible, being a grower and a Clinical Herbalist and running my Rooted Wisdom herbal program doesn't allow time for me to do it all. We are lucky to have growers such as Shea at Curious Roots who grows herbs with such care that there is a bit of magic in them. Shea is a longtime student of herbs and a masterful grower. While she can't grow it all, we can only hope that at some point by supporting growers like her we will have even more locally grown herbs available to us. I appreciate the superior herbs that she grows.
I am also incredibly grateful for the work of Lisa at Prairie Star Botanicals. I truly love the art and science of turning fresh and dried herbs into tinctures, oils, and syrups where I have been a part of every step. But sometimes I need tinctures in a pinch or I am in need of tinctures of local herbs like Goldenseal and American Ginseng that are at-risk. I feel it is imperative to know herbs are sustainably harvested and tinctured. In those times I know I can rely of them to help me meet my clients' needs. I have known Lisa for years as we both studied with Nicholas of Four Winds a decade ago as a part of his first herbal program class. Lisa brings wisdom and reverence to her herbal endeavors. I appreciate how she helps local herbalists like myself be more sustainable through her efforts to source many of their herbs locally. Beyond their tinctures that I use in formulas, Prairie Star Botanicals has also created many stock formulas for a variety of needs that I carry at my office and I will be highlighting in my monthly specials section of the newsletter and website.
💕 Buy One, Get One Elderberry Syrup Special!
In the spirit of supporting local and supporting your friends in learning more about and using herbs, I am offering a special elderberry syrup offer in February. When you buy a large ($27) or medium ($15) bottle of elderberry syrup for yourself you will receive a free small bottle (value $8) to give to a friend!