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Wise Mountain Botanicals has been creating herbal medicine from the botanical abundance of the Mount Shasta bio-region since 2010. At its roots, Wise Mountain is an herbal apothecary, specializing in fresh herbal extracts and herbal skin care products. Since its inception, the apothecary has expanded into the realm of aromatics. We now offer botanical perfumes, essential oil distillations and aromatherapeutic oils.

Wise Mountain Botanicals maintains an apothecary of over 100 herbs, locally sourced fresh from native, naturalized and cultivated medicinal plants. We are committed to providing the most vital, high quality herbal products by using only the finest ingredients. We start with fresh herbs that we harvest with care in the wild or cultivate in our gardens in Mt. Shasta, CA.  In order to create our high potency herbal tinctures, we use organic non-gmo corn or cane alcohol and pure spring water. Our herbal skin care products are blended with fair trade organic oils and butters and organic essential oils. Botanical perfumes are created from 100% pure botanical absolutes, essential oils, CO2 extracts and concretes. Sustainably wildharvested and organically grown/ no spray botanicals are used whenever possible. Botanical extracts and infused oils from our herbal apothecary are also incorporated into many perfumes. Absolutely no synthetic or animal ingredients are ever used.

Founder Amy Rachkowski is a certified herbalist and aromatherapist, botanical perfumer and professional field botanist. Her time in the forests and mountains of the West has given her a deep love, respect and sense of stewardship for native plants and the ecosystems in which they thrive. Amy has avidly botanized over the past 10 years in Northern California and Southern Oregon while working for the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service and in private environmental consulting.

Amy has a B.A. in Environmental Studies and has extensive formal training as an herbalist and aromatherapist. She has studied herbal medicine at the Philo School of Herbal Energetics, the Northwest School for Botanical Studies and the School of Traditional Western Herbalism. She has been inspired by many gifted and experienced teachers, including Matthew Wood, Paul Bergner, Christa Sinadinos and Mary Pat Palmer. In addition, she has spent over a decade learning directly from her favorite teachers, the wild plants, while exploring the forests and mountains of Northern California.