I sent this email out this morning. Since then there has been a "safer at home" declared on my state of TN. I will continually update the email list and this page. Please sign up for email on the website or follow here. I have spoken with other Herbalists and for the time being we are all in agreement to continue phone consults and mailing herbs. Hello everyone,
I think I am the last business on the planet not issue an official statement of operation during the Covid 19 pandemic. Well, wait no longer. As you should know, I was planning on being off for Spring break last week with the kids but that changed and I came back to work part time, mainly to brew and ship out herbs for immunity and post a few things. It was not a normal week. I don’t think normal is really a state of being right now and that’s ok.
My plans for the upcoming weeks are to work from The Apothecary moving all consults over to the phone for the conceivable future. I see several immune compromised of all ages and I feel this is the best way to practice safety. During Spring Break, I was mailing almost everyday but I will resume mailing orders on Mondays and Fridays unless we as a state go on quarantine. All orders need to go through the website theempiricalherbalist.com including the payment for both check in and acute consultations. I will not be taking on any new clients who are not already on the books at this time but am open for check in consults for any current or past clients. You just need to order from the website and I will contact you shortly to schedule the check in. There are no pick up options on orders as I’d like everyone to stay put practicing spatial distancing. I plan to stick with regular business hours of 9-4:00 answering emails and brewing if I can in order to make sure that I don’t bury myself in work. It’s a welcome distraction from reality but I feel that part of this process is about connection. I am trying to stay grounded and practice the best self care during this time and not overextending myself. I’d advise everyone to continue to practice grace with yourselves. Wishing everyone to stay safe and healthy. Praying we all get through this with lots or love and learning.