We believe that plants and people share a communal bond. Your body has an innate desire to be connected with the Earth, and the plants can be the conduit. We create vibrant, earth-attuned, scientifically-backed, and herbalist-formulated plant medicine. Our teas, tinctures, and tonics are meant to bring you back into alignment with the energy of the Earth and your own body.
Lauren Haynes, our founder and clinical herbalist, came to plant medicine via an interest in the counterculture, the counter-cuisine of wild foods, fermentation and eating food fresh from the ground. She stumbled into medicinal plants by way of deeply nourishing wild foods, and was immediately under their spell. She began her plant journey in 2013 by reading every herbalism book from the 70’s she could find.
After this core curriculum, she dove into a rigorous three-year formal study of herbalism at the Appalachian Center for Natural Health. Lauren began crafting herbal medicines by hand in a converted greenhouse within the lush backdrop of the Appalachian foothills, and all the medicinal plants tucked in woods. Lauren’s studies are centered in folk healing, which inspires her deep trust in nature and her medicine making approach: accessible, easy-to-use, and effective.
Back to the Land
Our botanical ingredients go above and beyond. They are Certified Organic, meaning they go through intense multi-point quality checks. The best products demand the best plants. Many of our herbs are grown on small family farms, on pristine land in Tennessee, Oregon, and Vermont. These farmers grow regeneratively, with reverence for the Earth, and a focus on nourishing and rebuilding soil — the very ground from which the medicine springs.
Wooden Spoon Herbs is a proud member of 1% for the Planet, pledging 1% of all sales to environmental organizations fighting for the climate, against food deserts and for medicinal plant conservation.
Into Your Body
We’re herbalist formulated and founded. Which basically means, our products work. We create synergistic and effective formulas using whole plant medicines, as Mother Earth intended. No fluff, no fillers, and no isolated plant compounds.
Each drop is third-party tested for safety, and every dropper full contains just the right dose of herbal medicine. These are just some (of the many ways) we ensure our products are both effective and delicious.
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