Our curator aims to fill our store with lovingly handmade tools and empowerment pieces from Asheville and the surrounding areas. There is so much soul and spirit here in the Appalachian Mountains - you can feel this in each and every item made here! Take a look below at all the artisans who come together as the Earth Magick collection. When you shop with us you are supporting our small business and the local community!
Angie Fornoff creates beautiful handcrafted ceramic mugs and ceramic twig spoons. For the mugs, she throws 2 different colors of clay onto the wheel and tops them off with a light glaze. She forms ceramic onto natural twigs to create matching spoons for a true Appalachian feel.
Asheville, North Carolina
Aubrey Adams Apothecary
Aubrey Adams creates custom perfume essential oil roll-on blends that embody the healing properties and aromatherapy of botanicals. They are long-lasting and can be worn as perfume. Simply roll-on onto your wrists, neck, pressure points, or temples. Her blends are made from 100% essential oils, jojoba oil, and sweet almond oil.
Bee the Light Candles
Annah Hiers battles with allergies, asthma, and migraines. She knew petroleum based paraffin wax and synthetic fragrances wreaked havoc on her so she and her husband switched to 100% pure beeswax in their home and work spaces. After experiencing improved wellness and seeing a demand for high quality candles, they decided to create Bee the Light. Their selection of colored beeswax chime candles are perfect for any ritual or spell.
Blue Lotus Design Studios
Blue Lotus Design Studios is a one-woman business, owned and operated by local Asheville artist, Jennifer Suess. She works from her cozy home studio, where she pours her heart and soul into creating stunning, nature and yoga inspired gemstone jewelry and handmade malas.
Grace Anderson of Blushing Lakes has been using the fruits of the Earth to create natural trinkets and tools for as long as she can remember. She also uses animal parts she "rescues" from a place where they are seen as scraps destined for the landfill for items she creates. With care and intention, she crafts medicine pouches, jewelry, and herb bundles for our shop along with other handmade items. Shop her handcrafted item here.
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Marion Hearth founded Goddess Ghee in 2015 as an answer to a call to create and share her gifts with community. Ghee is an Ayurvedic medicine, made by slowly simmering butter creating pure butter oil, loaded with vitamins A, D, E and K. We carry many different flavors of Goddess Ghee as well as their delicious Elderberry Elixir.
Kathryn Grover started Hanami Tea after 3 years of training at a local tea house. She creates blends based on herbal knowledge and creative intuition, to inspire people to connect to the Goddess. Checkout her Goddess Herbal Tea Blends, inspired by goddesses from around the world.
River Dawn sees the magic in ceremonial body art. A local tattoo artist as well, River creates ceremonial henna designs as a powerful manifestation tool, and believes that each design can incorporate intentions, symbols, and beauty on the body. She creates Henna Kits that others can purchase and embark on their own journey of sacred, ceremonial body art.
Journey There Wands
Autumn Austin of Journey There Wands is a therapist and Reiki Master, who studied Shamanism and Evolutionary Spirituality for many years. One day, as she was picking up sticks in her yard, Autumn felt the call from Spirit to begin intuitively crafting wands. Autumn said her style has "changed some overtime, but I am always amazed at what gets created when I'm in the flow of Spirit." She creates channeled rattles, wands and necklaces out of rare woods, crystals, and cruelty-free feathers and bones. Find her handcrafted empowerment pieces here.
In 1986, Yolanda Martinez received a message from Great Spirit: "Make drums." She listened by crafting her first drum in 1987. Yet, Yolanda's mission was not complete. Spirit called out to her again, urging her to continue. Thus, her company Legends Alive was born. Yolanda aims to make Elk Skin Drums that "wake up the soul, balance and connect you with Earth Mother's rhythms in nature: her heartbeat and song."
Mountains to Sea
The team at Mountains to Sea believes in caring for the skin, the body’s largest organ, and creates natural products to heal and protect the skin. Their bath bombs, hand lotions and lip balms are created without harsh preservatives, parabens, chemicals, and artificial fragrances. They use locally sourced essential oils and herbs such as Calendula, Lemon Balm, and Rose and their packaging is BPA-free and recyclable and/or compostable.
Of Sage and Stone
Melanie Saint-Jean, our store manager, of Of Sage and Stone. supplies us with beautiful, handcrafted pendulums, Reiki infused gemstone bracelets, and loose herb blends. Her bracelets are created with unpolished crystals, to reduce the manufacturing process and the amount of people interacting with the stones, so there is more natural energy that the stone can carry. The pendulums are created with Sterling Silver or 24k gold overlay chain, crystals, and a pendant.
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Ra Ma Apothecary
In addition to doing astrology readings in the shop, Ra Ma creates essences and mists that are here to support your conscious evolution and radiance. The products are the result of many years of plant and stone medicine study, in addition to a devoted understanding of Kundalini technology. The plant allies used in these products are sourced from her home garden or ethically wild-harvested. Elixirs and essences come into being steeped in a meditative, mantra-rich craft process. The items available in Ra Ma’s Apothecary are imbued with ritual.
River Island Apothecary
Katie Vie creates Archetype Anointing Oils that are uniquely crafted to match a variety of archetypes to aid in growth and healing. Her experience as a massage therapist and passion of aromatherapy drove her to create the anointing oils, and each corresponds with a specific season as well as a holiday such as Beltane or Lammas. You can read more about the Archetype Anointing Oils in our journal.
Shanti Volpe of Shanit Elixirs is "dedicated to helping people find peace, balance, and acceptance while honoring environmental stewardship." On her own journey, Shanti began to learn the arts of beekeeping and brewing Jun, which led her to launch Shanti Elixirs with her partner in early 2017. Their mission in creating Jun Tea is to marry the wisdom of ancient brewing traditions with as many locally sourced foods as possible. You can grab a delicious cup of Jun Tea, or a whole growler, in the shop. Our favorite is the Elderberry Lemon!
Sister of Mother Earth
Lori Collins Jenkins is a local herbalist who has taken a plethora of herbalism courses over the years, with teachers including Rosemary Gladstar and those at the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine. Lori works to translate the wisdom of Appalachia into her medicine and food. She creates Elderberry syrup and a variety of specialty fire ciders.
The Gift of Lakshmi
Jessica Lakshmi creates botanical perfume blends handcrafted with flower essences, essential oils, quartz crystals, and flowers. Each blend is created with intention and has a corresponding vibrational message and mystical association. All of the blends are created with an organic fractionated coconut oil (MCT).
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The Wander School
Abby Artemisia of The Wander School is an herbalist, botanist and forager, who set out to turn her passion into a career. She offers plant walks, property surveys, herbalism classes, workshops, as well as an herbal product line. Recently, Abby published her first book, The Herbal Handbook for Homesteaders: Farmed and Foraged Herbal Remedies and Recipes that we proudly carry in the store.
Trollbinde means “to spellbind” in Norwegian and Swedish. Owner and artist, Hannah Kali Black, sees the world through an ethereal and multi-cultural lens that inspires her rite-of-passage creations for daily wear and special occasions. Her works are intended to be the transformative piece of any ensemble. Trollbinde jewelry focuses on what it means to be feminine with a purity of intention and design created to transform abandoned materials from shuttered manufacturing mills.
Wild Appalachian Brooms
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One day, Nick Friedman of Woodcense and Duckpond Pottery noticed an aroma coming from the wood that he had leaned up against a hot surface created by fire. From this experience, Woodcense was born. Combining his love for nature and this discovery, Nick has handcrafted a wood diffuser kit that unlocks the aroma of each wood without the smoke. The pottery for the Woodcense Kits is made from clay gathered from the floor of the French Broad River Valley, where Nick's studio, Duckpond Pottery, is located. They also source a collection of native woods to diffuse in the kits.