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412 Penn Avenue, Reading, Pennsylvania 19611, United States

Gift Shop 484-516-2321

Betula's Botanica...Bath, Body & Apothecary

Handmade Soaps & Restorative Shopping

Artisans & herbalists

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Monica ~ Betula

Welcome to Betula’s Botanica where artisan soaps and body care products are carefully hand crafted in small batches with pure natural ingredients!  After making my first batch of soap in 2009, I was immediately addicted to soap making and the coalescence of science & art.  Lucky for me, soaps are a consumable item and with the increasing demand for natural hand crafted soaps, Betula’s Botanica quickly grew and is now known for crafting an extensive selection of products ranging from beautiful artisan soaps to lip balms, natural deodorants, sugar scrubs, bath oils, mineral bath salts, natural bug repellents, and essential oils plus many more items that the whole family!  

In 2017, Betula's Botanica expanded from weekend farmers markets to a beautiful retail shop on Penn Avenue in West Reading.  Besides offering my products,  it's been very gratifying to showcase hand crafted products & services from local artisans, herbalists and wellness practitioners; thus witnessing their businesses grow and thrive.  Step inside for a restorative shopping experience...soft music, refreshments,  and a glorious aroma... making your visit sublime and rejuvenating.  

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forever cairn - Tricia Williams

 

Tricia, owner & bracelet "beader" of Forever Cairn is mom to 3 pint size hikers and wife to an amazingly supportive husband.  They channel their best energy outdoors and can be seen or heard  wandering through Pennsylvania parks.  Tricia dreams up the products with specific connections to nature in mind,  but the best part is...For EVERY item sold,  a TREE is planted through a partnership with ONE TREE IS PLANTED.  It is that simple.  She says "It is my hope that we can make a huge positive impact for ALL of our wanderers and the future of their children."   Choose to PURCHASE WITH PURPOSE.

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Feel Good Herbals - Brittany Parrish

  

Brittany is a registered nurse who grew up with a love of plants, herbalism, cooking, tea, and magical places. She loves to play with her herbs, creating new and delicious teas made with organic ingredients,  to delight her family and friends. Feel Good Herbals is a marriage all the things she loved as a child and the experience gained as an adult.

Artisans & Herbalists

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Henny Faire Company - Erica Vinskie

  I'm an artist and academic turned independent perfumer and cosmetic  formulator.  In 2015, I founded HENNY FAIRE Co., a modern apothecary  that celebrates the nature and culture of my native Appalachia.
Underwhelmed by the performance, feel, and fragrance of most natural cosmetics, I decided to formulate my own line using native Eastern plants.  In one sense, this  undertaking constituted a return to my childhood in the Anthracite  Region of Northeastern Pennsylvania where one of my greatest  inspirations was our "patch town" apothecary.  "Henny" was a naturalist  and herbalist who simultaneously adored fine fragrance and top-shelf  cosmetics.   
Along with the folk wisdom and foraging skills I inherited from Henny  and folks back home, I apply my background as a university researcher to ensure the safety, efficacy, and sustainability of the raw materials  used in HF products.  HF formulations avoid petrochemicals, phthalates,  sulfates, known irritants, and suspected environmental toxins; gentle  on person and planet.  My  personal and professional commitments are to the economic and  environmental renewal of Greater Appalachia and the Rust Belt. A portion  of HF proceeds goes to these efforts. 

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GreenBrier herbalist

 Sharon Moncrief, clinical  herbalist and owner of Greenbrier Herbalist, brings over 20 years of  experience when crafting these natural herbal remedies rooted deeply in  Grandmother's Wisdom of plants.  Each tincture, salve or tea consists of  fresh herbs, many of which are locally sourced.  Sharon's intuition,  years of experience and proprietary blends are offered to support your  health and through many common & annoying ailments.  Greenbrier  Herbalist products are available in the shop.  We are also proud to have  Sharon conduct classes and private consultations throughout the year.  

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Nectar Apothecary

Estelle has had a passion for creating botanical & Herbal products since early childhood.  Her lovely business grew out of personal care for family and Naturopathic clients.  ​Nectar Apothecary is a small-batch herbal apothecary,

carefully formulated with herbs and botanicals sourced from either her own garden,  local farmers or Co-ops. 

We are proud to carry Estelle's beautifully scented and moisturizing bath bombs in our shop!   Hmmm...what a moisturizing and relaxing treat!

​​Nectar Apothecary aims to inspire and empower you to take self-Care into your own hands and bring you back to pure, Simple, good products for you and your loved ones.  

Wellness practitioners

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Jordana Delaney - integrative massage

Jordana Delaney is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Reiki Master who also utilizes Animal Therapy with Zinnia, her adorable Registered Emotional Support Dog!  Available by appointment...usually monthly.  Click here for next event.
"My massage style has a very natural flow and rhythm to it. I have an intuitive touch and I am able to find the client’s problem areas with ease. I work with the client to customize the session to fit their needs which may include a treatment plan for those with chronic pain. I have a holistic approach to healing the body by connecting the mind, body and soul into a session.
An integrative massage is a combination of neuromuscular, deep tissue, Swedish massage and myofacial release. I include aromatherapy, Reiki healing and sound therapy depending on the clients needs. I will also be using Betula's Botanica's signature blend massage oil with every client!"

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Emily Kolarz - Psychic medium

Emily has had the gifts of clairvoyance, clairaudience, and clairsentience since childhood. They have a decade of experience working with clients as a Reiki practitioner, and have been offering readings professionally for the past 4 years. Emily is a non-binary person who uses they/them pronouns.
During a reading with Emily you may receive guidance from your spirit guides, guardians, and loved ones.
Emily works with their ancestors, spirit guides, and the Archangels to intuitively channel healing energy and messages in alignment with the highest good.  Emily's intention is to help empower people to be their best selves.
They know it can be helpful to have another trusted person to hold space while delving deeply into what needs to be seen. Life changing messages and healing may come through. Emily is available by appointment...usually monthly.  Click here for next event.

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Dr. Alysaa lindahl - energy healer

My name is Dr. Alyssa Lindahl.  I have my doctorate degree is psychology and I am a Master Energy Healer.  In addition to my healing practice,  I am an intuitive.  I have been a practitioner of the energy healing modality since 2013.  I became a Master Energy Healer in 2016.  Being a Master Energy Healer means that I am able to flow multiple types of energy to a patient.  At this time, I am able to flow 13 different types of energy such as
Reiki, shamanism, chakra balancing, Crystal healing, repairing/restoring grids, meridian repairs, Intuitive readings, Distant healing, Mentoring and much more!  
Dr. Alyssa Lindahl is available once a month by appointment.  Click here for next event.

Wellness Practitioners

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Gabriella Acker - Reflexology

My name is Gabriella Acker I am a certified yoga instructor, reflexologist, Reiki practitioner, and make handmade jewelry and home decor such a dream catchers, macrame plant hangers and much more! I am a strong believer in alternative medicine such as reflexology, Reiki, and diet. Reflexology has only been apart of my life for a short amount of time but I have already noticed such a difference such as increased energy levels, regulated sleep schedule, and overall feeling healthier in my everyday life! Reflexology is a practice based on the premise that there are points in the feet that are related to different organs and systems throughout the body!  Reflexology may help alleviate stress, treat migraines or headaches, improve energy levels, helps with arthritis, it can also improve blood circulation plus much more! I look forward to meeting everyone at Betula’s Botanica.       Peace and love always !  Click here for next event!