Crafting organic herbal products fresh from the garden. From Seed to Bottle, we’re ancient wisdom in modern times.
At Avena Botanicals, we make herbal products such as cremes, salves, oils, tinctures, elixirs, and glycerites using fresh, organic & biodynamic herbs. These vital plants and a sacred connection to place promote the wellness of the body, mind, and spirit and encourage humans to be mindful and loving stewards of the Earth.
We bring over a thousand pounds of fresh, hand-gathered herbs into our apothecary annually and use these herbs to thoughtfully prepare our herbal products. Over 80% of these herbs come directly from Avena’s certified-biodynamic gardens.
Offering herbal extracts, skin care, dried herbs and classes.
Founded by herbalist Deb Soule
Deb is an herbalist, gardener, teacher and author of The Woman’s Handbook of Healing Herbs and How to Move Like a Gardener. Raised in a small town in western Maine, Deb began organic gardening and studying the therapeutic uses of herbs at age 16 alongside the internationally known herbalist Mary Bove. Deb’s faith in the beneficial qualities of plants includes a desire to make organic herbs easily accessible to women and families living in rural areas.
Deb’s passion for plants, gardens and wellness and her commitment to sharing herbal knowledge with others is central to her work. She frequently is a guest-lecturer at various conferences as well as an instructor for botany and horticulture students, garden clubs, and medical students. In 2005, People, Places and Plants magazine named Deb as one of the 50 most influential gardeners in the Northeast.