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In July 2019 I returned home to Albuquerque, New Mexico to open up my first brick-n-mortar store: Old Town Herbal.
You can now find Mountain Aven Herbal under the brand Old Town Herbal. These are the same products you know and love, now with a new name.
My name is Liz and I've been a soap maker since 2008 and a certified master clinical herbalist since 2012. I began making products as Mountain Aven Herbal in October 2014. Over the years that I've been working with plants, they have opened my appreciation for the many unexplainable things about our world that historically fell into the realm of magic or spiritualism. I come from a science based background and have grown a great respect for the cross-over between intuitive folk medicine and the scientific basis for why a remedy works. I have grown a new and constantly evolving understanding of intuitive healing and the vastness of the unseen world. I incorporate these facets of my learning and myself into each batch of products that I make with great reverence and a very open heart.
Mountain Aven Herbal was named for the Mountain Avens flower I fell in love with on the glacier fields in Alaska, where locals affectionately refer to the fluffy, wild-haired seed pods as "Einsteins".
Mountain Avens also grow in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, which was where I lived for 18 years and called home when Mountain Aven Herbal began. Mountain Avens flowers symbolize childlike joy and just being ourselves without the need or concern for validation.
Thanks to photographer Keith Williams for the use of the Yellow Dryas (Drummond's Mountain Avens) seed pods photograph used as my store cover photo (https://www.flickr.com/photos/keithmwilliams/).
A very special thank you to the late Debi Kennedy for my original Mountain Aven Herbal logo. I love you and miss you every day, Debi <3
Thank you for your continued support!