Sweet Willow Wellness and Sweet Willow Herbal Co-Op
We carry our own line of herbal teas and other herbal beverages, salves, liniments and tinctures, a line of more than 150 organic herbs/spices offered in bulk, local all-natural bath and body products, and DIY products…and we custom blend, as well! We have products for toxin-free cleaning, skin care, and items that promote a sustainable lifestyle.
We also offer a variety of services, educational opportunities, and classes. Check out our classes page for our most up to date offerings, or give us a call (920.632.4696) to design your own class or workshop, or ask us to speak at your group meeting! Read about herbal consultations on our Herbal Consult page.
You can find all our products at our brick and mortar store in De Pere, WI: Sweet Willow Herbal Co-Op at 327 Main Avenue, Suite B. We also offer a small cafe where you can enjoy your tea and some healthy (and delicious!) treats, read a book, visit with a friend, or just relax in the midst of your hectic day.
The Sweet Willow Wellness line is available wholesale, so talk with us about carrying products in your store!
We offer many of our products available online, so if you’re out of the area, shop away!
About Sweet Willow Herbal Co-Op & Sweet Willow Wellness
Sweet Willow Herbal Co-Op and Sweet Willow Wellness are women-owned, and operate together in one venue in our new location in De Pere.
Sweet Willow Herbal Co-Op provides bulk, organic and wildcrafted herbs and spices, our own brand of loose leaf teas, salves, liniments, and herbal infused oils (direct to consumer and wholesale), and herbal tinctures from reputable herbalists that follow Good Manufacturing Processes. You’ll find products that support a sustainable lifestyle, including all natural (no bad chemicals!) cleaning products, traveling tea diffusers, bamboo utensils, and metal/bamboo straws. We encourage you to bring your own bags/jars that we can fill with our bulk products, as we aim toward becoming a zero waste business!
Come enjoy our small café where you can sit, enjoy a fresh brewed cup of tea (and even a healthy snack), read a book, or talk with a friend. We have vegan, gluten-free foods that you will find are incredibly tasty – and, there’s even herbal infused chocolate. What could be better than that? We have Wi-Fi available, and a soothing environment where you can chill a bit before tackling the rest of your day, or browse our array of herbal books and journals while you enjoy your tea!
You will find organic, food and cosmetic grade body and health promotion supplies (carrier oils, butters and salts) if you are one of our do-it-yourself customers. We source locally and regionally as much as possible. Or, if you just want to have access to non-toxic bath and body products, we have you covered with offerings from a variety of local soap makers; plant-based lotions, shampoo/conditioner, facial products, deodorants, tooth powder, vegan floss, and so much more!
Become a member of the Co-Op, which entitles you to 10% off all purchases and classes (except our year-long herbal intensive), and monthly specials for members only!
Sweet Willow Wellness is our education and consultation division, which focuses on providing workshops/classes, herbal consultation, coaching for health and well-being, and partnering with members of the community to improve the health of those we serve and the health of our environment. We offer an array of classes on living a healthy lifestyle, with topics including: incorporating herbs into your daily lifestyle, managing lifestyle change, mindfulness, regenerative agriculture, composting, Earth Talks – all of these issues show our values, and we are passionate about these topics! We are also happy to customize workshops for four or more people, to speak at your event, or to provide classes to any group of interested individuals. And, we bring in regional and national experts, too!
Ultimately, we 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 do you have for this issue”? As a clinical herbalist, Dr. Heather Herdman works with clients to understand their concerns, and to guide them as to how they can integrate herbs into their daily lives. She can also custom blend herbal preparations to meet their needs and preferences…or she can teach them to make these for themselves!
If you are looking for coaching for health and well-being, Mary Radue is the perfect guide on your journey. She can support you as you make life choices related to behavior changes, whether your concern is food, money, health, being more mindful – her thoughtful questions can lead you to important insights, and she can walk with you as you choose to take small steps toward your goals. She is also a passionate advocate for environmental awareness, and is eager to work with individuals and businesses on creating pathways to walking in balance with our environment, and countering the effects of climate change right here in our own lives.
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
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
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!
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 at our store, Sweet Willow Herbal Co-Op, in De Pere, WI, area at the following location:327 Main Avenue, Suite B, De Pere, WI 54115.
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.
HERBAL ADAPTOGENIC SOUP STOCK
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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Orders, Shipping & Returns
HOW DO I PLACE AN ORDER?
Browse items for sale, select your products and, when you have finished shopping, go to your shopping art. Here you will enter your contact information, select a payment option, and your items will be on their way to you within 2 business days.
HOW MUCH DOES SHIPPING COST?
Sweet Willow Wellness offers a flat rate for shipping, depending on where you live. The cost of domestic shipping is $7 to the 48 contiguous states, $12 to Hawaii and Alaska. The cost of shipping for items to be delivered to an address outside the United States will be billed at the exact rate of postage, based on weight, rather than using a flat rate. If you are interested in international shipping, please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the products you would like to order and your mailing address. We will obtain a shipping rate and reply to you within one business day, so you can decide if you wish us to proceed with shipping your product.
WHEN WILL MY SWEET WILLOW WELLNESS ORDER SHIP?
We ship all products within 2 business days (not including holidays that occur during the business week). We ship USPS First Class and priority mail. In most cases, boxes are delivered within 3-4 business days.