About Us

Thank you for considering Julia's Good Medicine for your herbal needs.

You may have encountered us at a show or may have seen our products at a store, or this may be your first time--

We tell people our job description is to put herbs into everything!

To infuse the taste, healing qualities and vitality of the herbs into products that will allow you to benefit on all levels. We work with organic herbs and infuse them into pure mediums: oils, vinegars, raw honey, alcohol, etc. We then add the pure essential oils to the herbal body care products to create the extra healing dimension of aromatherapy. The initial smell of the Pure Essential Oils transforms your senses and invites you on a healing journey. The pleasing colors and textures of the products inspire you to indulge yourself. Herbs are the Earth’s gift for healing.

The plants that we work with come from two sources:

We begin with loving and growing the plants, listening to and exploring their mysteries and learning how we can share the creation process with them. As wild crafters we are sensitive to the environment as we share in the earth’s bounty. Being in tune with the cycles and rhythms of growing, harvesting, and composting reflects our inner attunement to our spiritual path as well. Our wish as herbalists is to live in a way that is congruent with the seasonal cycles of nature.

Julia- the Pioneer in creating herbal products.

There is extensive research on the herbs themselves, but very little is known about preparing the herbs in various body care products. There are few tried and proven recipes. By experimenting with various oils and essential oils Julia has created products that offer herbal healing properties in pleasing formulas. Even with the best of measuring techniques, it is still a process of what her "nose knows" on that day, or how the herbs and oil combinations come together, or perhaps she found a better way to preserve or prepare a salve. She passes along to you these results as she grows and learns in her herbal preparation skills.

Due to the variation in herbs, seasons, whether fresh or dried, various suppliers of essential oils, and new learning we have acquired, each production may vary slightly just because that is how hand-crafted things are. It is our desire that our personal involvement in the production process will make a positive difference in the lives of those who use these products.

Our Kitchen

is filled with the sights and smells of organically grown and wild crafted herbs. The shelves are filled with jars of herbs in various mediums vinegars, honey, various oils, and  tinctures in alcohol. After two to four months, these mediums absorb the healing properties of the herbs and then can be used in various products we create.

  

 

About Julia Bush Swanson

I started with the intention of taking more control of my health. At first, my interest focused mostly on tinctures, to help cure chronic distress symptoms for my family. As our health improved, I looked for ways to use the herbs more as food. We adorned our family table with the taste and healing properties of our "Herbal Gourmet" vinegars, olive oils and honey.

I’ve been on this path of herbal wholeness and healing for almost two decades now. I feel that I’ve reached a deeper place in myself and in this business. My intention when I get up in the morning is still the same: to create beauty and wholeness with my products. I still make everything by hand, from the earth to you.

Working with the plants outside is strenuous on the body. It has led me into the body care products and my bath room became my personal spa and sanctuary. Thus, I created the herbal bath salts to soak my body in the tub, afterwards using the various salves and creams for further healing. Lip balms, massage oils and spritzers complemented my "Home Spa" and body care ritual.

 

 

About Rachael Witt

I am a plant enthusiast, dedicated to connecting people with plants in various way. While my journey with plant medicine started with food; I have since studied plants in their wild habitats, learned traditional uses of local flora, grown a variety of annuals and perennials, and experienced the healing powers of our green allies.

About 6 years ago, I fell from a boulder and broke my back. This 'impacted' the way I was within my body and also moving about in the outdoors. It led me on a healing journey- teaching me the strength of herbs and wholistic ways of healing. The trauma of injury was humiliating, humbling and beautiful. I was encouraged to slow down and readjust my ways of being. It also led me to working with Julia and the Good Medicine business.

Through my work with Julia, I learned how to further heal myself and how to work with plants in different ways. I wild craft, grow and infuse herbal remedies for the product line. And also teach those in our local community how to take back their health with our herbal allies.

As Julia holds down the production line of over 150 products, Rachael teaches classes and sees clients to help guide their healing journey with herbs. For more information about her classes, consultations and some products, click here: https://www.wildnesswithinliving.com/

 

 

We hope that you please experience your own relationship with these herbal products to see if they can add to your health and well being.

Love,

Julia and Rachael