FAMILIAR is creating monthly plant magic care packages
3
patrons
$24
per month
Hi, my name is Rachael! I am a plant person, bodyworker, artist, hiker, urban homesteader, book enthusiast and bone collector, living in Milwaukee Wisconsin, native land of the Peoria, Potowatomi, Menominee, Miami, & Sioux people. I make gender neutral apothecary items with an emphasis on low waste packaging. Each item is thoughtfully made with intention, and infused with healing reiki with the planet and stars in mind. Many of my reiki infused products are geared toward topical use, because I believe in the power of hands-on healing through self massage and touch. My products range from salves and balms to perfumes and tinctures; all in an effort to help people get more in touch with their bodies, spirit, the earth, and higher selves. 

I am committed to staying as low waste and low impact on the planet as possible. The public needs more recognizable, less wasteful, more carefully made products; I do my best to make that happen. I wild craft only when it is safe to do so and will not harm the plant or ecosystem; I buy my herbs and materials locally whenever possible in bulk, and I compost any waste product. I make in small batches, meaning less waste accumulation, and so my products are as fresh as possible! My containers are made of glass and sourced as locally as possible. I also try to avoid using plastics in the store, containers, or in shipping; choosing instead to reuse found shipping materials or compostables/recyclables like paper and cardboard. I'm working toward 100% compostable shipping containers this year. Locals are encouraged to pick up from me personally, to save on shipping materials. And locals are also encouraged to inquire about refills! We do not live in a circular economy, unfortunately, so it's impossible to be zero waste- but I do my best, and I make improvements whenever possible.

About me:
FAMILIAR is Rachael Gonzalez, B.A., L.M.T. (IL, WI) , Reiki Master.SHE/HER/HERS
I received my B.A. at North Park University prior to studying massage therapy at Cortiva Institute in Chicago, graduating class Valedictorian. I received my Usui Reiki 霊気 certifications and attunements from Jeanne Steen at the Zen Shiatsu School in Evanston IL. My cupping 拔罐 and gua sha 刮痧 therapies were strengthened at Zen Shiatsu as well, and during my years working alongside acupuncturists and TCM practitioners. My herbal education began with years of self study, supplemented by weekends learning from wise-woman herbalists such as Linda Conroy, Tammi Sweet, Joanne Bauman, Heather Nic an Fheideir (among many others), and wild edible plant teachers like Natalie Evans. After moving to Mexico City and experiencing the powerful methods of folk healing Curanderismo there, which combine simple herbs and massage with prayer to treat a wide range of issues, I was inspired to enroll in the Herbal Academy of New England Clinical Herbalism program, where I received a more formal training in plant healing, in an environment that harkens back to my roots growing up in New England. The Herbalist's journey is never finished and I learn more and more each growing season. My unique combination of plant knowledge, physical medicine and energy work provides a colorful array of therapies, tools and products to assist you at any point on your healing journey.

etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/familiarmke

***THIS WEBSITE IS NOT INTENDED FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING MEDICAL ADVICE
All information, content, and material of this website is for informational purposes only and are not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. FAMILIAR does not diagnose, nor sell medicine.Any products herein are NOT medicine. We do not cure disease. If you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.   Just be cool, yo.
Tiers
EARTH
$3 or more per month

By donating $3, you help me continue doing the work I do, and I am eternally grateful for it. I'll add you to my patreon-exclusive newsletter!

FIRE
$20 or more per month

Gentle, effective, and nurturing emotional + physical medicine awaits you.

By donating $20, you will receive a monthly email newsletter with easy to follow herbal recipes and tips from FAMILIAR & once a month you will receive a plant centered self care item* in the form of a lovingly tied and reiki infused care package in the mail. Please see my website for examples of my products! The items I make for patreon will be made to order and as seasonal as possible!


*Please note we cannot make personal accommodations for allergies and the work frequently utilizes non-vegan materials such as lanolin, beeswax, honey. All items will be GF but may not be guaranteed nut free.

Hi, my name is Rachael! I am a plant person, bodyworker, artist, hiker, urban homesteader, book enthusiast and bone collector, living in Milwaukee Wisconsin, native land of the Peoria, Potowatomi, Menominee, Miami, & Sioux people. I make gender neutral apothecary items with an emphasis on low waste packaging. Each item is thoughtfully made with intention, and infused with healing reiki with the planet and stars in mind. Many of my reiki infused products are geared toward topical use, because I believe in the power of hands-on healing through self massage and touch. My products range from salves and balms to perfumes and tinctures; all in an effort to help people get more in touch with their bodies, spirit, the earth, and higher selves. 

I am committed to staying as low waste and low impact on the planet as possible. The public needs more recognizable, less wasteful, more carefully made products; I do my best to make that happen. I wild craft only when it is safe to do so and will not harm the plant or ecosystem; I buy my herbs and materials locally whenever possible in bulk, and I compost any waste product. I make in small batches, meaning less waste accumulation, and so my products are as fresh as possible! My containers are made of glass and sourced as locally as possible. I also try to avoid using plastics in the store, containers, or in shipping; choosing instead to reuse found shipping materials or compostables/recyclables like paper and cardboard. I'm working toward 100% compostable shipping containers this year. Locals are encouraged to pick up from me personally, to save on shipping materials. And locals are also encouraged to inquire about refills! We do not live in a circular economy, unfortunately, so it's impossible to be zero waste- but I do my best, and I make improvements whenever possible.

About me:
FAMILIAR is Rachael Gonzalez, B.A., L.M.T. (IL, WI) , Reiki Master.SHE/HER/HERS
I received my B.A. at North Park University prior to studying massage therapy at Cortiva Institute in Chicago, graduating class Valedictorian. I received my Usui Reiki 霊気 certifications and attunements from Jeanne Steen at the Zen Shiatsu School in Evanston IL. My cupping 拔罐 and gua sha 刮痧 therapies were strengthened at Zen Shiatsu as well, and during my years working alongside acupuncturists and TCM practitioners. My herbal education began with years of self study, supplemented by weekends learning from wise-woman herbalists such as Linda Conroy, Tammi Sweet, Joanne Bauman, Heather Nic an Fheideir (among many others), and wild edible plant teachers like Natalie Evans. After moving to Mexico City and experiencing the powerful methods of folk healing Curanderismo there, which combine simple herbs and massage with prayer to treat a wide range of issues, I was inspired to enroll in the Herbal Academy of New England Clinical Herbalism program, where I received a more formal training in plant healing, in an environment that harkens back to my roots growing up in New England. The Herbalist's journey is never finished and I learn more and more each growing season. My unique combination of plant knowledge, physical medicine and energy work provides a colorful array of therapies, tools and products to assist you at any point on your healing journey.

etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/familiarmke

***THIS WEBSITE IS NOT INTENDED FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING MEDICAL ADVICE
All information, content, and material of this website is for informational purposes only and are not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. FAMILIAR does not diagnose, nor sell medicine.Any products herein are NOT medicine. We do not cure disease. If you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.   Just be cool, yo.

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Tiers
EARTH
$3 or more per month

By donating $3, you help me continue doing the work I do, and I am eternally grateful for it. I'll add you to my patreon-exclusive newsletter!

FIRE
$20 or more per month

Gentle, effective, and nurturing emotional + physical medicine awaits you.

By donating $20, you will receive a monthly email newsletter with easy to follow herbal recipes and tips from FAMILIAR & once a month you will receive a plant centered self care item* in the form of a lovingly tied and reiki infused care package in the mail. Please see my website for examples of my products! The items I make for patreon will be made to order and as seasonal as possible!


*Please note we cannot make personal accommodations for allergies and the work frequently utilizes non-vegan materials such as lanolin, beeswax, honey. All items will be GF but may not be guaranteed nut free.