Welcome to the Luminescence Herb Shop! We are a small batch organic apothecary that produces handmade herbal products with lots of love and patience using whole fresh plants grown in my organic gardens, wild harvested in forests or hand harvested from local organic farmers that are good caretakers of the land and the plants. All of my herbal infused oils, tinctures, infused apple cider vinegars, honey, syrups and elixirs are made from fresh plant material and slowly infused for a minimum of 6-10 weeks in my cool dark apothecary to allow the plants water, oil and alcohol soluble phytochemicals and nourishing vitamins and minerals to be extracted. You will notice that only a small number of my products contain essential oils. As a clinically educated essential oil practitioner, I believe that essential oils are valuable and effective in treating certain resistant bacterial and viral conditions, however, I try to minimize the use of essential oils as their commercial production is creating a negative environmental impact and is cost prohibitive. Bottom line, just as my ancestors, I prefer to use the whole fresh plant material and hydrosols as they are gentler, safer and just as effective as an essential oil over time. If you have any questions regarding my products or would like a custom order product, please send me an instant message or email and I will be happy to create a formulation to meet your needs. Thank you for supporting my herb shop and holistic practice. I hope you enjoy experiencing the magic of the plants!