ABOUT PLANT MEDICINE
Herbal medicine is the oldest form of American medicine. Here in New Mexico, we are lucky to live in one of the most diverse and abundant ecotones for wild plants and many medicinal plants thrive in our diverse state. Many folks turn to herbal medicine from allopathic medicine in order to receive a holistic approach to their health care.
THE LAW OF CORRESPONDENCE
We practice a unique form of medicine making called "the law of correspondence", this means that when we make medicine we use plants that naturally grow together. Each plant chooses it's location, germinates, photosynthesizes because the conditions are ideal. Everything matters; the soil, the sun and the neighbors. This applies mostly to wild harvesting but also to how we farm.
Every product is handmade by Halley in New Mexico. We grow every plant we use or wild harvest plants that we are unable to grow or do not have available. We use organic oils and beeswax from local, trusted sources. All of our oils are from the southern or western United States. As we do not use any chemicals or artificial ingredients the shelf-life of tonics and oil creams is shorter than most commercially available products. You are welcome to refrigerate any product from us, it will not lose it's effectiveness or potency.
For wholesale inquiries please email email@example.com. You can currently find loam products at S and S Corner Shop in Springs NY, and Rudy Jude in Venice Beach CA.
Products will be shipped as soon as possible (we hate waiting for things too) twice a week every week except during holidays.
For international shipping outside of the US and Canada, please email us firstname.lastname@example.org for a shipping quote.
All Loam products are made in fully compostable, or 100% recyclable packaging. All tins are recyclable (aluminum) and any cardboard tubes are compostable. Tincture and tonic bottles may be shipped back to us for free, we will provide you with a shipping label. Our goal is to produce as little waste as possible and if that means taking on more cost, we are happy to do so.
If you are unhappy with any product you receive from us, please email email@example.com. Due to the incredibly small (one woman) nature of this practice, all sales are final, however, if a product is damaged, leaking or ineffective please contact us. Everything we make has been tested, ingested and used by us extensively before it is sold. We stand behind everything we make and would never put something into the world for sale that we didn't believe in whole heartedly.
WILD HARVESTING PRACTICES
Every plant we use is honored and revered as an essential piece of the ecosystem of New Mexico. We never harvest large quantities and do not publicly disclose the locations where we harvest, nor do we harvest from one single location multiple times. Wild harvesting is growing in popularity and becoming more controversial over time, and because of this we are attempting to cultivate every plant we use. At loam, we believe it is our duty to educate and responsibly demonstrate conscious wild harvesting practices. All classes will be taught under very strict supervision and all students will have the tools and techniques to wild harvest correctly.
We use organic compost, soil and amendments. All seeds are from Strictly Uprising Seed Company or Plants of the Southwest located in Santa Fe, NM.
WHO MAKES THE PRODUCTS?
All products are made by Halley Roberts Strongwater, a certified herbalist and farmer.
The Federal Government does not recognize herbal medicine and therefore does not regulate it. None of our products are intended to diagnose, treat or cure or prevent disease.