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Cat + Claw Apothecary  A botanical based apothecary offering holistic skincare solutions✨Native Plant Enthusiast✨

T A K I N G T I M E. It's important to take time for yourself. Whether that's on a daily, weekly or monthly basis, it is something our bodies and minds demand, but something we also deeply neglect and throw by the wayside when life gets in the way.
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People oftentimes preach the importance of this, but for me at least, it seems like another task on a never ending list of to-do's. Between work, home, working from home, running errands, petitioning, staying up to date on the latest feats of injustice (hello white privilege, I know I have it easy), making sure everyone is fed and the lights stay on, it's hard to set that time, or any time for that matter, aside. Goodbye shower, maybe next week!
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The anxiety inducing pressure we put on ourselves is immense. After all, how can I justify setting time aside for myself when so many others can't and there is so much to be done? Well, I'm still working on that one, and I don't have an answer, but the unrest in my body and mind tells me I must.
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So for now, I sit with my cup of tea, my little bit of solace in an otherwise hectic world, and take comfort in the fact that even if I can't take care of myself, the plants can. -
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#herbalallies #plantmagic #catandclaw #herbalwisdom #apothecary #herbalist #plantbased #selfcaresunday #skincare #claremontvillage #herbalmedicine #teaoftheday #plantsaremyfriends #anxiety #botanicalbased

Organic. Sustainable. Responsible.⠀
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These are all things I strive to be in my personal life and throughout my business. I try my hardest to find ingredients that are grown and harvested responsibly and sold by those with a true respect for the earth and those living on it. Whether it's organic, fair trade, non-gmo, or people who are striving to reduce/offset their carbon footprint, I believe they should be supported no matter what the monetary cost.⠀
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I think @mountainroseherbs said it best, "From product quality and sustainable packaging, to fair trade practices and watershed conservation, we take pride in doing business right. Our core belief that people, plants, and planet are more important than profit guides everything we do."⠀
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This is why my products will always have a higher price tag and I will always be proud to sell them! 📸: @dahliafinchphoto

R A I N Y D A Y bath time vibes! Sometimes even Kaya tries to get in on the fun.⠀
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Okay, let’s be real, she always tries to get in the tub! ALWAYS!

Taking in all this cool, wet weather and keeping my skin moisturized with our “Pure Fat” Body Butter!⠀
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It’s loaded up with tons of nourishing fats and oils to keep your skin soft and supple while the citrus sent keeps your spirits high!⠀
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📷: @dahliafinchphoto
#purefat #whippedbodybutter #silkysexyskin #moisturizer #catandclaw #apothecary #botanicalbased #organicskincare #nongmo #shoplocal #plantmagic #herbalwisdom #plantallies #herbalallies #plantwisdom #rain #catandclawapothecary #herbalist

Warming up my stiff muscles this morning with a batch of Arnica Liniment.⠀
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I absolutely love the hue that’s cast when a batch of this stuff is in the works. So perfect, golden, and welcoming.⠀
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Here’s a little side note + pro tip for the ladies. This blend has worked wonders for my menstrual cramps! As someone who was on hormone therapy for almost 10 years, my menses have recently returned with a vengeance, bringing terror to all those around me! Okay, maybe not terror, and I doubt anyone but myself and my uterus has noticed, but let’s face it, cramps are the devil right along with the patriarchy. So, when I’m feeling extra crampy, I just apply this golden goodness to my pelvic area and abdomen, avoiding the sensitive bits, and find relief faster than a cat can find a heating pad!⠀
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#toomuchinformationisneverenough #arnicaliniment #periodsarentgross #theyrenatural #arnica #naturalpainrelief #holisticskincare #musclerub #plantallies #herbalskincare #plantwisdom #herbalallies #botanicalbased #botanicalbasedskincare #plantmagic #claremontvillage #claremont #plantpower #periodrelief

F L O R A L S T E A M S. Starting this morning off right by soaking in the vibrancy of these beautiful herbs. Steaming with herbs does two things, it opens up you airways and pores while allowing your skin to absorb the herbal constituents, leaving your face moisturized and dewy!⠀
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Here I'm using my steam blend that features calendula, lavender, rose, cornflower, hops, etc, as well as thyme and black sage for there congestion clearing properties! ⠀
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#catandclawapothecary #herbalism #facialsteam #herbalsteam #selfcare #plantwisdom #herbalallies #plantmagic #herbalconstituents #plantallies #botanicalbased #botanicalbasedskincare #claremontvillage #expectorant #herbalskincare #claremont #labeauty

Come visit me at @ilikepiebakeshop I’ll be here till 3pm along with @poshpeony selling some wonderful valentine’s and self care gifts!
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I’ve got a few pre-wrapped gift sets available and will happily wrap up whatever you’re heart desires!

R O S E T I N C T U R E. Typically we associate roses with romance and their use as an aphrodisiac, while all this is true, I prefer to use them as a heart healer.⠀
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I had a dear friend pass away about a month ago and I still haven't dealt with her death. I've found myself rough around the edges and preoccupying myself with other thoughts, maybe ones that aren't so painful or full of memories.⠀
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I find when someone passes we put up a wall, a barrier, to protect ourselves and sometimes that wall needs to be torn down to truly grieve, appreciate, and understand the transitions that one is going through. Rose does just that. ⠀
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Rose, especially when mixed with hawthorn, is such a potent heart healer that she is able to unstack the partition you have built, and soften the sting of loss, so that you can truly appreciate the time you once had together without the heavy weight of sorrow and finally see the sun. ⠀

P O P - U P S H O P ⠀
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I'll be slinging my holistic skincare solutions at @ilikepiebakeshop on February 14th from noon to 3pm! I've been busy restocking a bunch of Cat + Claw favorites including our "Blush" Tinted Lip Balms, Whipped "Pure Fat" Body Butters, Nourishing Face Serums and I might just sneak a few new surprises in!⠀

V A L E N T I N E ' S  P O P - U P!
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Restocked these little beauties just in time for our pop-up at @ilikepiebakeshop in downtown Claremont on Wednesday, February 14th! I'll be there from 12-3pm, along with @poshpeony who will be selling her beautiful bouquets and flowers!
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This is a perfect time to pick up a little something for your loved ones and gal pals, or for yourself! You deserve it! 📷: @dahliafinchphoto

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