When clients come to me for private consultations, in addition to creating customized flower, gem, and environmental essence blends, I often also recommend complementary homeopathic remedies, herbal formulas, or teas to support their ongoing healing and growth. What many people don’t know is that at Pacific Northwest Essences, we stock many of these herbs from a few select, highly trusted partners, and can sell them directly to our consultation clients as needed. I am proud to be an authorized reseller, for example, of Gaia Herbs’ Professional Solutions Products, which are only available through approved holistic practitioners.
We chose to partner with Gaia Herbs because they have been a leading grower and producer of top-quality, fresh, Certified Organic (COG) herbs and herbal products since 1987. Their products all adhere to rigorous quality standards, and they control every stage of production for their herbs, from organic soil enrichment programs, seed selection, cultivation, and harvesting to research and analysis for correct harvest time. Gaia Herbs’ products are always validated to Full Spectrum Potency, which means you can be sure the entirety of the plant’s unique phytochemical makeup is intact in their supplements. A Gaia Herbs supplement is not a purified or isolated version of the herb; instead, it truly mirrors nature with an identical chemical composition to that of the original plant.
We proudly offer Gaia Herbs capsules and syrups including black elderberry, ashwagandha, maca root, olive leaf, and echinacea goldenseal; herbal blends for immune support, sleep support, and memory; and many others. My most frequently recommended formula from this line, and a favorite of many clients, is the HPA Axis Daytime Maintenance formula. These capsules are a daytime formula for replenishing depleted adrenals, which means they can help those who are suffering from the effects of long-term stress or mental overwork to achieve a more even more, greater stress resistance, and a decrease in irritability.
Another excellent formula is the Female Hormone Support, which is designed to keep the body and mind balanced throughout the normal hormonal fluctuations that can accompany PMS and menopause. I often recommend that women take this supplement a few times a month, or regularly during menopause.
Some of my other favorites from Gaia Herbs include eleuthero root, an adaptogen that can provide more energy for those who are overtired or who work physically most of the time, such as dancers, athletes, massage therapists, or landscapers; and holy basil, a powerfully effective herb for improving sleep quality.
These formulas are only available to our private herbal consultation clients, and cannot be purchased directly through our website. This is because as a healer, I need to get to know a client and make sure I have a good grasp of their needs and concerns before I can make a good recommendation for treatment. To schedule a consultation and learn more about the herbal formulas we offer, visit the Consultations page on our website and choose either the Comprehensive Consultation or the Comprehensive Consultation: Series of Three. And check back later this month to learn more about some of the other herbal lines we carry.