Full Circle Apothecary is a small-batch local apothecary that stocks handcrafted herbal medicines. I am a folk-herbalist, gardener and forager and create my formulations with women's health and wellness in mind. Combining sacred wisdom, emerging science and a little bit of magic..... see what we have in store for you!
A few of our products :
V- Steam Blends
small (2 steams)/$5 large (4-5 steams)/$10
V-steaming has been a part of indigenous medicine in many parts of the world for centuries: Africa, Asia and Central and South America all share rich traditions of steaming that continue today. The tissues of the Vulva (what you see on the outside) and the Vagina (what can be felt on the inside) are composed of skin and mucous membranes. These delicate tissues are very permeable due to a rich concentration of blood vessels, allowing the benefits of the herbs to diffuse deeply.
V-steaming is a simple, relaxing and enjoyable way to support the health of our female reproductive organs. Steaming gently cleanses the tissues and helps our bodies clear congestion or stagnation held in the pelvis.
V-steaming is also a wonderful way to turn our attention towards the subtle workings of our root and listen to what our body is communicating to us. Many women use steaming to address imbalances in their reproductive health and to support healing from any kind of trauma or abuse. Some women enjoy the benefits of V-Steaming at the end of a relationship to both physically and symbolically cleanse and start anew.
Our custom steam formulas include:
Endometriosis, Fibroid, Hydrating (good for nursing mamas or Menopause), Postpartum and Traditional
All contain ORGANIC herbs, many locally sourced.
Instructions are included with all steam blends.
$25/ 2 oz bottle
Rainforest Remedies are formulations by Dr. Rosita Arvigo based upon her studies with the highly respected shaman and healer Don Elijio Panti of Belize. These medicinal herbs grow wild in the virgin, mineral-rich soils of the Belizean rainforest.
Fifty percent of the profits from the sale of these herbs go to the Ix Chel Tropical Research Foundation of Belize to fund ethno-botanical research, education, and advocacy for the Belize Association of Traditional Healers. Rainforest Remedies was created as a sustainable, non-timber forest product, demonstrating that there is economic value in the forests as they stand.
Formulations include: Belly Be Good, Blood Tonic, Detox Formula, Female Tonic, Kidney Tonic, Male Tonic, Nerve Formula, Sweet Blood, Strong Back, Traveler's Tonic
Handcrafted Herbal Oils
$20/ 2 oz $35/ 4 oz
Often people ask how I manage my 9 children and healthcare practice.
Aren’t I stressed?!? Absolutely! But I have developed a few stress hacks along the way.... and this is one of my favorites- body oiling.
Whole plant herbal oils are my herbal allies year round - pour them in your bath or anoint yourself after a shower. The scent lingers as the oil moistens our thirsty skin.
The act of oiling our bodies with handmade herbal healing oils is an act of deep self care and self protection. The gentle motion of rubbing the lotion in soothes frayed nerves and slows down runaway thoughts.
Cramp Ease (for menstrual cramps), Lavender, Muscle Mend (for achy muscles), St. John's Wort, Red Clover, Rosemary
Small batch- Limited quantities available