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Read up on some of our favorite herbs, crystals, and more on the 1881 blog!

Apothecary Featured Herb: Elderberry

Our featured herb really stole the spotlight back in 2020. Renowned for its immune boosting abilities, particularly for its reputation as an antiviral herb, elderberry took the world by storm while people sought protection during and solutions for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Best Crystals for September: Stone Wisdom

It’s already September, which means it’s time for another round of our favorite crystals. This month, we’re looking at the best stones for Virgos and Libras in your life, or just the ones that will help to harness all that early Fall energy you may be feeling yourself.

Apothecary Featured Herb: Yarrow

If you’ve driven past the Sanctuary this summer, there’s a good chance you saw our happy crop of California poppies, or Eschscholzia californica, smiling out onto Loucks Road. These pretty petals open up every morning and close as the sun sets. And just like their tall cousins, Papaver somniferum, these flowers have a wide variety of medicinal uses. Read on to learn how to incorporate them into your herbal toolkit.

Best Crystals for August: Stone Wisdom

We’re so excited to bring you our top picks for rocks to add to your collection this month. The best crystals for August are ones that reflect the radiance of the Sun, just like the Leos born at the end of summer. We’ve also got a grounding stone to help match the moods of down-to-earth Virgos who were born closer to the end of the month.


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