Since 1996 Herbal Allies has been making high quality plant extracts and body care products. The company was created by artist and herbalist Julia Goerlitz (to see her PAINTINGS, please click here!), who continues to be the sole owner and formulator of the Herbal Allies line. Herbal Allies products contain only the finest sustainably wildcrafted and certified organic herbs and are lovingly made with your wellbeing in mind.
Herbal Allies has a strong commitment to the conservation and preservation of our environment and the majority of herbs that we use are native to California. We obtain our herbs through growers and wildcrafting. Herbs that grow in abundance in this area are gathered from pristine lands, following United Plant Savers guidelines by taking only minimal amounts of top cuttings from established plants, and rotating to different harvesting areas. Endangered or other herbs are procured from local farms. As much as possible we are trying to obtain our herbs from growers who "farm with the wild," i.e., mimicking the conditions in which each particular herb would naturally grow, with the end result being more potent herbs than what regular farming practices might produce.
For thousands of years we lived in communion with the land. The indigenous vegetation provided us with the food and medicine that was vital to our survival. With the introduction of the industrial and technological ages we have gotten further and further away from this symbiotic relationship. However, there is a growing movement to reclaim the innate connection between plants and people that once was recognized as a necessary part of, not only our physical health, but our emotional and spiritual health as well. As part of this movement, Herbal Allies' is helping people to re-connect with their environment by providing medicines made from plants that grow close to home. The more we get to know the plants that we live with, through visual identification, name, smell, taste and their healing powers, the more connected we are. A commitment to living in this way naturally fosters a broader worldview and creates deeper respect for our environment.