It's all about Love.....getting to the purity of loving yourself & others. Bar None. The Wildflowers, Herbs & Plants, help you get there - it's that simple. When you integrate them into your life, via our products, their beautiful symphony creates magic, on a cellular level. Bit by bit, they create change, transformation towards truth - your truth. Which, in essence, is everything that brings you joy, happiness, and more love into your life.
"the Earth laughs in flowers." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
I am a female entrepreneur and the owner of the Wildflower Apothecary located in Mill Valley, California. My 30 year background consists of being a long-time wellness practitioner, “Wildflower Spa & Apothecary” owner ("Best Spa" award consistently for 5 years since the day we opened, which I sold in 2017, and is still located in Sandpoint, Idaho) LMT, somatic body and reiki practitioner, esthetician, avid gardener, life-coach, alchemist, cosmetic chemist, herbalist, wildflower and plant lover.
We are now an on-line and on-site business catering to clients who desire custom, organic and seasonally made skin care and wellness products. Including our new "Wildflower in the Pink" line, dedicated to the amazing and absolutely courageous women going through Breast Cancer, their recovery and post-care. This newer division was recently added in 2019, as I was diagnosed with breast cancer myself in June 2017. I personally experienced the stress of having cancer, along with traumatizing effects on the skin and the body from the standard medical treatments . Which believe me, as I am fair skinned, took an enormous toll on my skin and overall well-being. That said, I am now cancer free and have never felt better in my life.....more on that to come in our WFA journal section.
Wildflower Apothecary products are organic, wild-crafted and made with natural plant ingredient that are selected for their regenerating, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, purifying and moisture balancing benefits. Solar infused oils, plants, fruits, herbs, flowers, botanical extracts, butters and sea salts are chosen for their purity, sustainability, biodynamic growing and harvesting methods which support local, organic farmers and indigenous cultures in fair trade. Many of which we grow, make ourselves, and specifically, our biodynamic wine grapes, which are gathered from Rexhill Winery and Vineyard Estates located in Newberg, Oregon where my fabulous brother, Sam Tannahill and his brilliant wife Cheryl Francis, are two of the Founders.
My love for nature started with this woman. She lived in Highlands, NC, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. My summers were spent visiting her, along with my fabulous Aunts and cousins. Our adventures together consisted of hiking the falls, collecting sparkling mica, drying and pressing all the many wildflowers, collecting pinecones, garnet crystal gem hunting, and picnicing on the boulders, along the many steams and flowing creeks. When I returned home, to my city life in San Francisco, she would send me the pressed wildflowers and always, a milkweed seed pod, that would explode, filling my room with tiny little fairy seedlings!
She was a proper Southern lady, through and through, strong, opinionated, a spirited red head, feisty, independent, huge heart, fierce, way ahead of her time, and I absolutely adored her. She was a huge nature lover, the simplicity and joy that it taught you and brought into your life. She believed in apple-cider vinegar and raw honey, as the cure all for everything. She taught me to recycle, before it was cool. She believed in the power of prayer, positive thinking, and good manners. "Dauray", she'd tell me, "Manners will get you where money won't." and John Milton's quote, "The mind is it's own place, and in itself, can make a heaven of hell, or a hell of heaven." She lived in the woods by herself, along side her huge garden and her wonderful yellow lab, Daisy. It is because of her, that I had the courage to move my family to the beautiful small town of Sandpoint, Idaho, at the base of the Bitterroot, Cabinet, and Selkirk Mountains. And it was there that I truly learned how to embody, the breathtaking powerful grace and beauty, of nature.