Praise for Apothecary At Home:

"I love this box. The information is thorough while still being totally accessible. The recipes are great and easy to follow. I love that all of the ingredients are provided and in generous quantities. And there's a really supportive online community. I couldn't recommend more highly."

Leslie S. 

"Can't recommend this subscription enough. You get the learning resources and knowledge to dive into the herbs of the month, as well as ingredients and tools to make something with them. In my opinion, this blows any herbal study program out of the water." 

Christy B. 

"I loved this box!  I couldn't believe there were 3 LARGE bags full of aromatic quality herbs. The beautiful drawings of the plants along with the seed packets, jars, essential oils and instructional booklets were wonderful. I truly feel like I got more than my money's worth on this box!"

Stephen P.

Our Story...

Hi there! I'm Shannon, the founder of Apothecary At Home

I'm a Certified Clinical Herbalist, Educator, and self-professed "Plant Nerd." 

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, I was inspired to launch Apothecary At Home because I saw a lot of misinformation circulating about herbal medicine.

As an herbalist, I felt I had a duty to share the knowledge of my lineage, and guide people to the best of my ability as they started introducing plant medicine into their lives.


People want to use herbal medicine. That much is obvious, as herbal sales are at an all-time high. 

But the thing is, herbs are not "one-size-fits-all." What works for your neighbor might wreak havoc on your body. 

Herbalists know this, but companies selling "miracle formulas" won't tell you that. 

In most cases, these "miracle" herbs will have a negligible effect, or they just flat out won't work. 

Why? The same reason you you wouldn't marry the first person you see at the bus stop. There is a selection process. You are a unique individual, and your herbs (and spouses) need to be the right fit for you specifically.

On the other hand, it could be worse... 

I cannot tell you how many clients I see with horrible "mystery" symptoms. When I do some digging, it turns out the symptoms started after they started taking a "trendy" herb they heard about online. 

Experiences like these only harm the reputation and availability of herbal medicine, in a time when we need it most. 

So, I embarked on the journey of becoming an educator. 


Should I go to "Herb School"?

There are many benefits to attending an in-person "Herb School," and I am grateful to have studied at two wonderful institutions. 

But, and I know I'll raise some eyebrows for saying this, Herb School is not a fit for everyone's life. 

For one thing, it's expensive. A formal 2-3 year herbal program can cost anywhere from $5,000 to $20,000.

 In addition, reputable herbal schools are hard to come by. Some states have one or two, and many have zero. There's usually some degree of commuting. 

And importantly, there is a significant time commitment. A typical herbal program spans at least 150 hours per year, and certification often requires 2+ years of classes PLUS 1-2 years of internship in a clinical setting. 

Oh, and you're paying for the internship, too. 


Since I can't be everyone's herbalist, and I can't sponsor everyone's education, I had to get creative.

 I wanted to design an "herbal classroom" in a box, to provide a safe and guided foundation in herbal medicine. 

It needed to be affordable, casual, and easy to do from home

Thus, the Herbal Apprentice Box was born in March of 2020.

 

Apparently, the idea resonated!

We were awarded Cratejoy.com's Best New Box of 2020, we've won First Place in Pitch Competitions, and today we've shipped over 15,000 boxes to happy customers


The Herbal Apprentice Box is the original herbal study subscription, so accept no substitute! 

I designed each box in our 12-month program with deep love and intention to get you thinking like an herbalist. 

Use them as your roadmap for selecting and using the right herbs for the right situations. 


 Our wonderful community of 1000+ subscribers tell us that this the best way to learn herbalism from home


I put my whole heart into this business, our weekly classes, and the kits themselves. 

And I hope that will be felt from the moment you open your first box :-) 

We'll meet you where you're at.

Whether you're brand new to herbalism or looking to level-up your skills, the Herbal Apprentice Box by Apothecary At Home is the perfect way to get hands-on with plant medicine from the comfort of your home. 

Sharpen your skills with new herbs, DIY projects, and seeds delivered monthly!