If Earth could write a love letter...
It would be written in cursive. The kind of messy scrawl that might very well be illegible, at least to the uninitiated. Stare at it long enough, though, and its words and punctuation start sprouting stems and tendrils—meaning begins to sing with each letter’s curve.
For us, it took some time to remember that Earth is writing a love letter every moment of every day, with a message echoing through all living things, heard by anyone willing to listen.
We hear it most clearly whenever we cross the threshold from parking lot, to field, to forest—where miles of mycelium weave their way through the soil below, where our wandering feet follow the contours of the ground that supports us, where our own breath joins in the endless circle of breath we share with the plants around us.
We are all here to celebrate the shape that life takes, in whatever way possible. At First Curve Apothecary, our way is to offer herbal preparations to our community, to bring us into deeper relationship with our bodies and the curvy earth in which we live.
In following the curve of our intuition into the woods, we saw how our fungal friends quietly and subtly offer their healing properties to the forest around them, and to us if we simply ask. Taking cue, we were inspired to share our herbal formulas with our own community. Here, we hope to offer place-based herbal preparations that integrate and reflect the overlapping ecologies of body and place. We believe that the process of healing extends beyond ingesting herbs and mushrooms. That the collection, processing, and sharing of our products are not divided from the end result.
At First Curve Apothecary, we want you to be able to taste the place in which you live, so we use processes specific to the herbs we are working with to extract the full spectrum of active plant and mushroom constituents for the most potent potions possible. When we ingest herbs, we are taking their being into ours. So, we prepare each tincture to ensure the herbs are able to share themselves entirely. Hopefully, we’ll make a new friend in the process.
With this intentional practice in mind, we hand-craft each product in small batches using the highest quality herbs. We source from a combination of local certified organic growers, suppliers, and ethically-minded wildcrafters. All products are 100% natural and safe, produced without chemicals, parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrances or artificial ingredients, preservatives, fragrances, oils, or colors.