My name is Lesley. My backyard botanical pharmacy is located in Boulder Colorado. I began studying herbal medicinewhen I was 12 years old. In college I studied subjects like anthropology, microbiology, anatomy and physiology, After graduation I decided to go to midwifery school. I attended births and had a small practice until I retired early in order to be a mother full time. I have always had an herb garden, gathered plants and made my own healing formulas with plants. Over the last 30 years there have been many teachers and I have attended dozens of workshops. I am one of those people who is always reading, studying and learning. In 2019 I was called to practice as an herbalist professionally, using “plant spirit medicine” and bio-energetic ( 5 element)healing techniques. I feel that there is a big need in the community for my skills and talents. I hope to inspire others to start their own backyard pharmacies as a solution to species extinction and the healthcare crisis in America. Healing has also become a spiritual practice and way for me to feel balanced and connected with nature. I consult with clients in person, teach classes (adults and kids), give tours of my garden and offer apprenticeships. Health, joy, meaning, and support are everyone’s birthright.
Small batch products made from the plants in my garden for pickup or delivery in Boulder county. If interested contact me at email@example.com.
Custom Constitutional Massage Oils
Therapeutic Clays for drawing, purifying, and moving stagnation/heat
Sacred and Medicinal Powders
Whole plant incense blends
Lotions bars, salves, and facial creams
Liniments, vapor discs, and muscle rubs
Bath mixtures that soothe and heal, body, mind, soul
What People and Clients Say
“Three times now I have had the occasion to use you burn salve. It is magic”-Susan Marie
“We enjoyed learning how to identify plants using leaf shape. It was really neat to learn the uses for the different plants. We enjoyed drawing ….The location was great!”-Morgan and Gavin (siblings)
“I keep meaning to tell you your cold cream is amazing for taking off face paint! We’ve use it a number of times over the last couple weeks and it comes off like a charm. Very impressive!”-Adrienne
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