Herbal Personal Care

HAALo is here to give you herbal care from your head to your toes and from the inside out! Primal Pit Paste This pit paste deodorant is designed to support the body’s detoxification process. So while it allows your pits to sweat it neutralizes the bacteria that caused odor and helps to absorb wetness. Primal… [Read More]

What herb turned you on to herbalism?

Several of HAALo’s herbalists share those key moments when they connected with the plant world in a special way. Do you remember when herbs, herbalism and alternative healing entered into your consciousness? Juju Urcis Chamomile My father always made me chamomile tea before bed to help me sleep or calm me down.   Catie Pazandak… [Read More]

5 Immune Boosting Tips for Back To School

by Jahwei Chen-Graf, Naturopath and Herbalist at HAALo The end of summer and shift into the back to school routine is bittersweet… the days get shorter and crispness creeps into the night air. Both kids and adults need to be well rested and well nourished to ensure a strong immune system in order to stay… [Read More]

The Power of a Well-Balanced Formula

by JuJu Bearwoman Simply Being Botanicals is a fine line of tinctures that HAALo offers to the community in our showcase of locally-made herbal remedies. They consist of both single herb (aka “simples”) and formulated extractions. Raya Cole, an herbalist and mother here in Nevada City, is the owner and formulator of Simply Being. She… [Read More]

Hormonal Imbalances: Understanding Environmental Factors in Estrogen Ecology

by Juliet Blankespoor Women today live in a very different world than our foremothers. Our female predecessors began menstruating later in life, had more children, breastfed longer, underwent menopause earlier, ate whole foods, and lived in a cleaner environment. Women today have approximately ten times as many menstrual cycles as their great-great-grandmothers. Our bodies did… [Read More]

Harvesting Sustainable Health Care

by Rachel Berry Four years ago, a small group of determined women began meeting to discuss what sustainable health care could look like in Nevada City. We all had been personally transformed and empowered by herbal medicine, and were passionate about making this sustainable, earth-based medicine more accessible in Nevada County. Quickly, we learned that… [Read More]