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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!"
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.
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.
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!