Episode 17: Lauren Haynes

Lauren Haynes of Wooden Spoon Herbs

Lauren Haynes of Wooden Spoon Herbs is an herbalist with a beautiful product line out of the mountains of Georgia. She came to plant medicine through the DIY and punk scenes, and now offers over 50 remedies and has been featured in Vogue Magazine.

This episode dives right into the meat of running a soul-centered small business! Lauren shares about manifestation magic, southern folk medicine, conversing with plants, and the pressure to produce. We talk about plants for cute-as-a-button dreams, Stranger things, and the importance of good internet access.

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Show Notes

Connect with Lauren:
Website
Instagram

Lauren studies with Appalachian herbalist Phyllis Light.

For amazing online writing on herbalism Lauren recommends Sophia Rose of La Abeja Herbs, Snakeroot Apothecary, Stina Swesey of Mother Mountain Herbals, and past podcast guests Milla Prince, Amber Hill, and Asia Suler.

For more about the intersection of energy and bodywork, Lauren suggests books by Candace Pert and Anne Kent Rush.

Learn more about your host Sarah M. Chappell and book an intuitive tarot counseling session here.

Episode 16: Barrie Cohen

 

Textile designer Barrie Cohen on So You Wanna Be A WitchHedge witch Barrie Cohen of Beezie Textiles is a fiber artist working to integrate plant magic and fabric for beauty and healing. Barrie’s experiences working on farms introduced her to herbal medicine and the deep lore of flowers. Now, she is using her art to craft custom garments and home goods full of plant power!

In this episode, we jump into the disconnect of growing up separated from the food system, the importance of washing your face, magical meanings of plants, and the synchronistic gifts of New York City. Barrie explores her journey to owning her own business, and shares a bit about how it is shifting in the next few months.  She also shares about natural dyes and offers some tips to get you started.

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Show Notes

Connect with Barrie:
Website
Instagram

Barrie uses Scott Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs to learn about their lore. She also recommends the work of Catherine Yronwode at Lucky Mojo.

Learn more about your host Sarah M. Chappell and book an intuitive tarot counseling session here.