LOAM IS A CLINICAL HERBALISM PRACTICE AND PLANT MEDICINE STORE
Loam is a clinical herbalism practice and plant medicine store founded in 2019 by Halley Strongwater. We provide herbalist-formulated bio-regional products that cultivate wellness, health, and joy. Our goal is to provide simple and effective medicinals and skincare products that illuminate the power of plants and the human connection to the Earth.
My childhood informed my view of holistic health and as a mother, those principles blossomed into a lifestyle and business. In 2019, I became certified in the foundations of Western Herbalism at Milagro School of Herbal Medicine. Milagro’s program was founded by Tomas Renos, a former student of the renowned herbalist and botanist Michael Moore. I’m currently expanding my knowledge of pediatric herbalism with Katia Lemone at The Human Path in order to grow Loam to include more products that are safe for all ages.
We take a bioregional approach to herbalism by growing as much as we can in our garden, and sourcing the rest as locally as possible. We work with other New Mexico-based herbalists and farmers as well as domestic specialty herb growers. All of our oils, except our olive oil, are sourced from the United States. We use the sun for all of our plant infusions in our salves and Loam Oil—extracting the phytochemistry with multi-week solar extractions. Every product is fragrance-free, preservative-free and made by hand in our studio in Santa Fe.
Always mindful of the planet, we don’t use plastic bottles or jars, and our packaging is either fully compostable or recyclable, free from PFAs, BPA and other harmful chemicals. We aim to eliminate plastic from our waste stream. We provide free shipping labels to customers who would like to return tincture bottles and tins. Our shipping materials are fully recyclable or compostable once the shipping label is removed.
For more information on our process, sustainability and ethics please visit our FAQ
photo by Christian Sorensen Hansen