Handmade on the U.S. West Coast
Started in her Vashon Island backyard in 1999, Sword+Fern designer Emily Baker honed her skills as an herbalist by telepathically communicating with the native plant communities of the Pacific Northwest wilds. She had her first company, Islandula Herbals, in Seattle, Washington as a crafter in The famous Pike Place Market. She sold botanical and herbal medicines from 1999-2002, rain or shine, before going on to develop a horticulture career as a landscape designer and Northwest native plant specialist.
Emily has continued to create new products for her small batch line and re-named it Sword+fern Apothecary after her shop/studio space (2008-2014). Focusing on ethical wildcrafting practices and growing herbs and flowers with organic gardening practices in her Portland garden to use in her medicines and skincare remedies, they are available in Sword+Fern's New World Apothecary.
Made with ethically wildcrafted herbs, fruit, resins, and flowers hand harvested all over the west coast,the in-house line of botanical incenses, lip balms, medicinal salves, aromatherapy mists, tinctures, and more are one hundred percent organic and plant based- lovingly handcrafted by S+F's passionate plant nerd Emily Baker. Follow her adventures in wildcrafting, flower healing, and exploring food, ferments and edible plants as medicine over at @landtomouth.