I just realized that I should probably introduce myself. My name is Gwendolyn, and I opened my PoppySwap site just a few months ago, Wild Rose Herbals, named in honor of my mother.
I have a shop with etsy, but opening my Poppy Swap shop was a big step forward for me, because I knew that, at least for the present moment, my work would be mostly scrutinized by the high, exacting standards of other herbalists. Dare I say that I felt a little bit intimidated? Well, I did, but here I am .
I cherish the slow, simple life, living as close to the Earth as I know how, and always striving for more. Working with plants was always just second nature for me, something I never even really thought about or realized I was doing as my head was always stuck in a cloud daydreaming or thinking about something else entirely. But plants always kept me company and offered me comfort and joy when I could find it no place else. Making herbal skincare has become intimately intertwined with my journey of self-discovery. I love that the closer to my truth I am, the more beautiful I feel my work becomes, and I think that is probably true for most. I have come across some very inspired herbalists while on this journey, for which I am most humbly and joyfully grateful.
So hello from my bend of the California hillls, hello!