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Meet Margot!

Meet our health and beauty buyer, Margot! Margot is our amazingly talented health and beauty buyer and has been with the store for the last year and a half! They studied at an Ayurvedic esthetician's school and have a certificate from Bastyr University on the foundations of essential oils. Margot also has experience working with [...]

November 7th, 2019|

Friends of the Forest: Immunity Allies

As cooler weather approaches and we transition our gaze from bustling summer days into the sweet mystery of autumn, use this time to look into what the forest has to offer us. Many plants that reside right here all around us have more healing powers than what initially meets the eye. Local plants have an [...]

October 2nd, 2019|

Meet Dylan!

Meet Dylan! Dylan has worked at Rainbow for over 4 years! They are also an acupuncturist in addition to the western and Chinese herb knowledge they bring to Rainbow. When Dylan is not at Rainbow they make lots of different tinctures, elixirs, and oxymels. If you want to check out some of their potions you [...]

October 1st, 2019|

Meet Rebecca, our bulk herbalist!

Rebecca is a passionate individualist who loves all things creative! Her expertise includes: herbalism, medicine making, visual arts, movement, blogging, photography, cooking, and wellness. She has degrees in both botany and herbal medicine and has studied plant medicine for the last five years. What’s your basic astrology like? My main signs fall into the elements [...]

September 1st, 2019|

Introducing my friend Avena sativa.

Hello friends, A quick introduction to me;  Some call me Natalie, and I go by Willow. I've been the bulk herbs buyer at Rainbow Remedies a little over half a year and delight in the position. I have been enthusiastic and bewildered with earth medicine since I was crawling around in the dirt, eating chive [...]

February 2nd, 2018|

Berry Spicy Immune Boosters

This time of year in Seattle feels dark and wet and a bit dreary. Thankfully, I have several herbs I go to to support my body staying healthy and vibrant through this time. Here are two of my favorites: Ginger […]

February 9th, 2017|

Lessons from the Garden: Wellbeing in Winter

In December, the days grow short and dark before they begin to grow longer and brighter. This is a month where the gardener knows not to expect much plant growth. If anything, the gardener will add mulch (a restorative layer of organic material) and compost (more nutrients) to the garden beds and let them rest [...]

December 6th, 2016|

Autumn and the Lungs

Autumn is a season marked by transformation and change. As we transition out of summer into shorter days the transformation can be felt in the crisp and cooling air and seen in the changing color of the leaves. The autumn season correlates to the Lung organ system in Chinese medicine. Our lungs are certainly affected [...]

October 29th, 2016|

Bittersweet Medicine

Bitter herbs and foods were a regular part of our ancestors diets. One of my favorite herbalists, Jim Mcdonald refers to our cultures avoidance of bitter tastes as “bitter deficiency”. This flavor could be looked at as an essential part of the diet, rather than “medicine”. When incorporated into a regular diet, bitters offer the [...]

September 1st, 2016|

Spring Cleaning with Herbs

  Bitters to Stimulate the Liver and Gallbladder: Whether it’s because you ate duck confit last night, or you want to optimizeyour liver health, bitter herbs are incredibly useful to kick your liver into action. My favorites are dandelion root and Oregon grape root, which both can help fat and protein absorption by stimulating secretions [...]

March 14th, 2016|