Event: Spring Herbal Craft Fair Featuring Local Herbalists


Meet Fox Valley’s herbalists as they share their hand crafted products like salves, creams, lotions, tinctures, syrups and herb infused oils for purchase on Saturday March 3rd at Peaceful Parlour in Geneva. Herbalists generally forage the plants that are in and around our community or those that are grown easily in a garden and magically turn them into safe and effective medicine. Learn some of our favorites for cold and flu season, dry skin and kiddo boo boos.  Please note that vendors will most likely only accept cash or check. Peaceful Parlour will accept all forms of payment to make the herbal remedies offered during this event.

Shari with Peaceful Parlour will offer a demonstration at 12pm discussing the benefits of Nourishing Herbal Infusions. Learn how they differ from tea and why you should be drinking them daily. If you suffer from inflammation, weak bones, low energy and want to be resilient and adaptable, this is for you.

2/18/18 Vendor Updates

Kryssage Wellness provides therapies for both men and women focusing on fertility, reproductive and digestive health. Their center specializes in nourishing the body, preparing for and gracefully working though pregnancy and menopause including the release of scar tissue for optimal organ function.

Their short talk is at 12.30 and they will demonstrate what a castor oil pack is as well as a vaginal steam bath. Castor oil is known to help dissolve and reduce lumps and growths in the body. Visit them at https://www.kryssage.com/ I LOVE the maya abdominal massage, Shari.

Holistic Family Doulas is comprised of two amazing women: Cote Garceau and Lara Lasky. They will provide your family with the resources and support you need from conception through birth and into the postpartum period. We support ALL families and birth choices. Whether you choose to birth in a hospital, home or birth center, we offer a one of kind support system with doula packages that can include: labor and postpartum support, childbirth education, belly binding, Reiki, breastfeeding counseling, ceremonies and more. They offer products for pregnant moms and babies, teas and other body products for the family.

As mothers and certified doulas, we will help ensure you come out of your transition to motherhood feeling overjoyed and empowered. Local herbalist Cote Garceau will discuss best herbs to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding at 1.00pm

Luminescence Apothecary -Isabel Santiso is a local herbalist who makes herbal salves, creams, teas, medicinal oils (herbal infused olive oil, not essential oil aromatherapy) and handmade incense (cool!!).

Isabel will be sharing her favorite herbs that support your immune system during her talk at 1:30pm. She teaches classes on this subject and more. Perhaps she’ll share her favorite cold and flu elderberry syrup recipe.
Rachel McKillip with http://www.FullCircleHealing.us/ on 3rd Street in Geneva, IL, has been a massage therapist for over ten years with a focus in Zen Shiatsu. She incorporates herbs into her practice by making her own herbal infused oils and salves by using plant medicine that is grown in her backyard when possible.

Her featured talk will begin at 2.30pm which will involve easy and beneficial herbs to grow in your garden.  She’ll also touch on how to make an herbal infused oil with calendula flowers. Peaceful Parlour will have product available to make a jar of infused oil for $10.

We are thrilled to welcome members from Amma‘s ashram, the MA Center Chicago. Amrita Naturals features herbs and produce organically grown and infused into body products. They will feature their handmade soaps and Krishna holy basil, or tulasi, tea. Visit http://www.amritanaturals.com/ for more information about their efforts to support Amma’s worldwide charitable programs.

The Republic of Letters ~ The Republic of Letters is a literary center, bookstore, and publisher. We are a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit. We hope to provide an enchanting space dedicated to the literary arts because we are nostalgic for the times when the bookstore and the printed word were at the center of intellectual enlightenment. We are here to practice and defend open discourse. We believe in writing, reading, and critical dialogue. We offer writing classes, discussion groups, and literary events. To learn more go to http://www.rolnfp.org/

Shari was kind enough to invite us to showcase some of our numerous herbal and gardening books that we can’t normally keep in the store due to space. Many of them came to us via donation from art studios and some local farms. It’s certainly an interesting haul and we’re happy to share these titles exclusively with Peaceful Parlor’s Spring Herbal Craft Fair…. Cathy.