by Natalie Ruggeri May 01, 2017 3 min read 0 Comments

Meet the amazing Gillian, from Willow and Sage Apothecary, this special lil soul is spreading her love for health and wellness in the form of medicinal mushrooms and tonic herbs that support and nurture your amazing bodies!!

I was Introduced to these amazing products a couple of years ago and adore them for all of their yummy healing properties, and I use them in my creations and demonstrate how to use them in my workshops.

 My fav by far are Reishi Mushroom extract, (which I've used in this weeks creation of the week) and He Shou Wu tonic herb. Both have been used in a few of my creations to amp up their healing property awesomeness :)

So here's the gorgeous Gilly, sharing her love.........xx

Willow and Sage was founded through my own search for ultimate health and vitality, after battling chronic autoimmune disease, we found the magical healing world of medicinal mushrooms. After struggling to find wild products, we decided to source these products ourselves.

Our intention is to share these magical products with the world. Our desire is very simple, we hope that everyone can experience vitality and longevity on their personal health journey, we wish for everyone to create their own apothecary in their homes.


Tonic herbs are superior tonic roots, barks, leaves, berries and mushrooms that are used to “tone”, through their adaptogenic nature, the major organ systems of the body.

1. They have no negative side effects on the body, they can be taken over a long period of time if desired.

 2. It helps the body become more adaptable to the environment.

3. The herbs promote overall well being in the body, supporting all major systems, and protecting the body and mind.

4. They contain at least one of the three treasures Jing, Qi and Shen.

 5. These herbs are included as part of the diet to create an abundance of vitality, health and longevity.


Medicinal mushrooms are some of the most prised herbs in the world and their use dates back many thousands of years. In the orient, these tonic herbs are unmatched in their ability to create immunity and adaptability in the body.

In the wild, Medicinal mushrooms favour particular trees to grow on. Willow and Sage are dedicated to finding products that are Wild harvested from the trees they love to grow on for maximum benefits.

All of our herbal ingredients come directly from their original growing source, the pristine high mountain ranges, far from any cities or industrial pollution. Many of our herbs are wildcrafted directly from the forest, many are "semi wild.”

Semi-wild herbs are grown from seed, then placed into a natural environment (a mountain forest or a desert, for example) and allowed to grow naturally without human interference. The "semi-wild" cultivation process simulates the wild mushrooms growing conditions where the herb can accumulate food and energy naturally.

This method produces mushrooms with a chemical profile closely similar to the wild material and is often better than the organically cultivated varieties. Wild herbs cannot be termed “organic” because they are not cultivated, even though their growing methods would deem them certified organic.

Thanks Gilly, loveeeeeee your work xx

There's loads of amazing products to chose from, so pop on over to Willow and Sage Apothecary website to learn more about these amazing products and how to get your hands on some for yourself, weeeeee magical xx

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