Sweet Willow Wellness Offers

We offer a variety of services, educational opportunities, and classes. Email us for details!

We also carry our own line of herbal teas and other herbal beverages, salves, liniments and tinctures, a line of organic herbs/spices by the ounce, local all-natural bath and body products, and DIY products…and we custom blend, as well!….all delivered right to your door!

The Sweet Willow Wellness line is available wholesale, so talk with us about carrying products in your store!

Bulk Organic Herbs & Spices

Bulk Organic Herbs & Spices

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Liniments & Salves

Liniments & Salves

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Herbal Extracts

Herbal Extracts

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Natural Bath & Body Products

Natural Bath & Body Products

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Wholesale DIY Products

Wholesale DIY Products

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About Sweet Willow Wellness

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Sweet Willow Wellness is a woman-owned and operated venue that focuses on providing education, consultation, and custom designing herbal products to support a healthy lifestyle. I want to work with you to support you in your quest for health and well-being, remembering that holistic health requires knowledge, commitment, and a comprehensive approach that is far more than asking “what herb/essential oil do you have for this issue”?

I have a background in clinical herbalism, clinical aromatherapy, and nursing– and I try to provide good resources and evidence-based information, not just the latest internet fad!

Sweet Willow Wellness provides bulk, organic and wildcrafted herbs and spices, our own brand of loose leaf teas, herbal tinctures and herbal infused oils (direct to consumer and wholesale).

We also carry organic, food and cosmetic grade body and health promotion supplies for the do-it-yourself customer. This includes carrier oils, butters and salts. We source locally and regionally as much as possible.

I offer an array of classes on living a healthy lifestyle, with topics including: herbal self-care, managing lifestyle change, how to incorporate herbs and other nutritious items into your cooking, as well as how to create your own herbal preparations. I am also happy to customize classes for four or more people, to speak at your event, or to provide classes to any group of interested individuals.

As a clinical herbalist, I work with clients to custom blend herbal preparations, teas, and aromatherapy products to meet their needs and preferences. If I custom blended for you at Sweet Willow Naturals, I more than likely still have your custom recipe, and can continue to create that blend for you!

What You Won’t Find Here

A lot of hype, products that aren’t tested, or claims that just can’t be substantiated. I encourage you to be knowledgeable consumers – I love to learn from you, too!

Meet Our Clinical Herbalist

My herbal philosophy is a simple one – stay as close to the real plant as you can, and eat or drink it if possible.

Each plant can have a multitude of uses, so focus on the herbal action you are looking for, and whenever possible, find a plant ally that is local.

T. Heather Herdman, PhD, RN, Clinical Herbalist

About Heather

I choose to practice as a clinical herbalist, and I have studied herbs for over 25 years. I am an active member of the American Herbalist’s Guild, and have taken courses with such notable figures in herbalism as Rosemary Gladstar, Rosalee de la Forêt, David Winston, David Hoffman, Juliet Blankespoor, Guido Mase, jim mcdonald, Leslie Alexander, Leslie Williams, Susun Weed, and Pam Montgomery. My bookshelves seem to grow every few months with new and interesting books that explore different aspects of herbal health care.

Although I’ve also studied clinical aromatherapy, I find myself drawn back to the use of whole herbs time and time again – partially

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because of my concern for the overharvesting of critical plants to produce essential oils that are more often used for fragrance than for healing, and often without significant research to support many claims of multilevel marketing companies profiting from these complex, and very concentrated plant medicines. I do believe that there are benefits to proper use of essential oils, but they are often my last resort, except in a few cases when their quick action may be just what is needed.

My herbal philosophy is a simple one – stay as close to the real plant as you can, and eat or drink it if possible.

My background in nursing (I hold a B.S.N. in nursing from University of South Carolina, and a M.S. and Ph.D. in nursing science from Boston College), enables me to combine Western health care knowledge with traditional and contemporary herbalism, to create a holistic view of health and wellness.

My passions include supporting others to learn to integrate herbs into their daily lives by preparing meals that incorporate these wellness “powerhouses”. Providing the most evidence-based
information possible to my clients enables them to take control of their own health and well-being, and to make decisions that meet their personal needs and values. I’m truly blessed to walk with clients on their journey of health and well-being!

Herbal Consults

Consults take place face-to-face, in a private space, or online, using a secure virtual platform, based on your location and preference.

If you prefer face-to-face consultations, I am seeing clients in the Green Bay, WI, area at the following locations:

  • The Holistic Mystic 1036 9th Street, Suite 102 Green Bay, WI 54304
  • About Body Massage Therapy & Wellness Center, 681 Baeten Rd, Green Bay, WI 54304

Consults can offer support and information on incorporating herbs, spices and foods into your daily life to support/promote a healthy lifestyle, and to gently address imbalances in health. During these appointments, your health history, personal preferences for your health/lifestyle, and symptoms (if present) will be discussed.

General information including incorporating herbal foods, holistic nutrition, movement and other recommendations may be shared in the initial visit. Follow-up will include a specific plan of recommendations, based on information obtained during your initial intake, to address issues of importance to you. Hands-on learning with regard to preparing herbal preparations and/or food preparation may be included, if appropriate.

Herbal consults are intended to be supportive and educational, and will be tailored to address your personal life choices for health promotion, maintenance or lifestyle changes. We strongly recommend you share all your herbal practices with your licensed health care provider.

Consultation with follow- $125

Clients receive a health history form, which they are asked to complete at least 48 hours prior to their appointment. At the first appointment, we discuss your responses and I will explore your concerns/interests that brought you to seek an herbal consult. At the second meeting, which is scheduled 3-5 days later, I provide a list of options for you to consider, based on what you indicated as your concerns/interests. The first appointment lasts 60-90 minutes, and the second lasts 20-30 minutes. If you desire to purchase herbs or have a custom herbal product blended for you, those costs are additional and vary depending on type of preparation (tea, salve, liniment, tincture, etc.).

Brief consultation – $50

Clients receive a health history form, which they are asked to complete at least 48 hours prior to their appointment. At the consultation, we briefly review your responses and I provide some initial options for you to consider, based on what you indicated as your concerns/interests.The appointment lasts about 30-45 minutes. If you desire to purchase herbs or have a custom herbal product blended for you, those costs are additional and vary depending on type of preparation (tea, salve, liniment, tincture, etc.).

Use the form below to discuss options for obtaining herbal consults.

Please note that I am providing consultation and recommendations as an herbalist. I am not a medical doctor; I strongly encourage you to discuss with your health care provider(s) any herbs that you incorporate, and the reason for doing so. I do not provide medical diagnosis or treat medical conditions, nor do I see emergency clients.

Hours by Appointment Only

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1 large yellow onion, chopped
6-8 cloves garlic, chopped
2-3 stalks celery (use the leaves!), cleaned and chopped
1-2 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil (or other oil of choice)
2 oz Eleuthero root
1 bunch green onions
1-2 scallions, thinly sliced
8 sprigs fresh parsley
6-8 sprigs fresh thyme
2 bay leaves
3-4 whole carrots, cleaned and chopped (do not peel)
1 turnip, cleaned, peeled and chopped
2 quarts water
1 tsp. salt (optional)

1. Chop scrubbed vegetables into 1-inch chunks.
2. Heat oil in a soup pot. Add onion, celery, carrots, scallions, garlic, parsley, thyme, and bay leaves. Cook over medium high heat for 5 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
3. Add salt, Eleuthero root, and water and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Strain. Discard vegetables.
Other ingredients to consider: mushrooms, eggplant, asparagus (butt ends), corn cobs, fennel (stalks and trimmings), bell peppers, pea pods, chard (stems and leaves), celery root ends (what you chop off the bottom), marjoram (stems and leaves), basil, potato parings…really, anything

Immune Building Chai

2 tablespoons dried ginger root
2 tablespoons dried orange peel
1 tablespoon cinnamon chips
1 teaspoon peppercorns
1/2 teaspoon hulled cardamom or two crushed cardamom pods
1/4 teaspoon cloves (about 3 to 5 cloves)
10 to 20 grams astragalus
6 to 9 grams sliced reishi
10 to 20 grams codonopsis

Simmer the spices in the water for about 15 minutes. (If you’d like to add black tea, add 1/8 cup after removing from the heat and steep for not more than 3 minutes.) Strain out the herbs, add warmed milk (I suggest at least 1/4 cup) and honey to taste. Enjoy this delicious fall tonic, and the wonderful feeling of giving your kids a tasty, nourishing treat!

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