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Featured Shop: FIG+YARROW

Jul 27, 2012

by FigandYarrow

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

My name is Brandy Monique, and I make artisan apothecary products. Everything I make is small-batch, handcrafted and mostly organic.

I began this line while I was working on my psychology degree and studying herbalism, shamanism and plant spirit medicine. To support my scholastic endeavors, I worked as an independent color consultant, essentially helping people choose paint colors for their homes and businesses. It was very theoretical and conceptual, and gave me little opportunity to use my hands. I really missed creating tangible things.

One day in meditation, I inquired about how I could combine all my strengths and talents and elicit the guidance of plant spirits to produce something more tangible. Ideas and direction came to me. I followed each little morsel as it began to build a larger picture, and began practicing a form of kitchen alchemy creating plant infusions, distillations and emulsions.

These days, every waking hour is dedicated to nurturing this brain child I’ve given birth to. My process is ever-evolving.  In the beginning, I was motivated and inspired by a desire to create, and now I’m figuring things out and looking to the future. In the next phase, I hope to upgrade to a more accommodating work and retail space, and empower others as employees who find fulfillment in the work.

What warms me about Etsy is its community-oriented nature. It really is about people supporting one another. I feel so many Etsians have a claim in my success because they highlighted FIG+YARROW on their blog or included my products in their treasuries. Anthropologie and Terrain found my line through Etsy, as have most of my boutique customers. There’s this quality of affection that comes through when I work with a customer who sends me a convo, or when a new boutique tells me their story and expresses appreciation for what I do. My customers understand that FIG+YARROW is essentially just a lady working away in her humble studio/kitchen.

With each order I send out, I feel this thread of connection to the recipient. Knowing their name and where in the world they live reminds me that my products go to real and wonderful people. And when I peruse my Etsy Finds emails, I’m always so impressed and delighted by the amount of talent out there. I feel this tremendous sense of inspiration and support for my fellow Etsians like, “Yeah, you go!”

When people make the choice to spend their money and time more consciously, a new economy begins to emerge. That economy is founded on individuals doing business with one another rather than with far removed corporate entities whose interest is rarely (if ever) with the consumer. It allows people to showcase their talents and peddle their wares with low overhead while engaging with others locally and globally – how tremendous! Conscious consumerism also opens people up to bartering and purchasing used (and often more unique) items from one another. It’s less wasteful and helps alleviate environmental stress. By participating in these shared ideals together, we’re taking control of our lifestyles for enhanced quality of life and sense of deeper fulfillment.

Studio photographs by Nicole Pike, product photographs by FIG+YARROW. Dress by Sabine+Sailor.

211 comments

  • thetootsiewootsie

    Mariel Casperson from thetootsiewootsie said 4 years ago

    LOVE YOUR SHOP! will be buying some gifts! ♥

  • TossedTreasures

    Amber Lee from TossedTreasures said 4 years ago

    This was a great article to read. I read it earlier this morning, but wasn't able to comment until now. I really enjoyed reading about how you started making the product. I think its amazing that you can be on a career path for something else, and by chance find what you were really meant to do. i think its amazing. I really enjoyed reading this. Beautiful shop, and I can tell you have a great product. I have yet to buy beauty products on here, but I should give it a chance.

  • LaurenRoseJewlers

    Lauren Rose from LaurenRoseJewlers said 4 years ago

    What a good interview. I feel the same way about the etsy community. It is very a inspirational community and great feeling to have support of other etsians!

  • CopperheadCreations

    Sarah from CopperheadCreations said 4 years ago

    Lovely shop, and very creative products! Congratulations on the feature! :)

  • modhuman

    River Johnson from modhumanvintage said 4 years ago

    Beautiful interview! I love all her products and will continue to support :) Best Wishes! Kelly Mod Human Vintage

  • LuminousCreation

    Jaclyn Dreyer from LuminousCreation said 4 years ago

    Congratulations on the well deserved feature. Your products are amazing, love your labeling & presentation. Can't wait to try a few out myself! best of luck to you! xoxo

  • CheriDemeter

    Cheri C from CheriDemeter said 4 years ago

    Is amazing what you have accomplished with love and dedication, and I think it would be a better world for everyone when we learn to appreciate things that are made ​​this way. Congrats :)

  • thewildplum

    Christina from TheWildPlum said 4 years ago

    How inspiring. Thank you!

  • PeaceStitchStudio

    PeaceStitchStudio from PeaceStitchStudio said 4 years ago

    Love your products and your bottling!!! Fabulous stuff. I so love your interview and what you said about a new economy emerging... Yes! and it is so needed. Let's hope it continues forward.. Best wishes on your enduring future!

  • sendasong

    Alice from bygoneglory said 4 years ago

    congrats!!

  • LaPapaya

    Ewa from LaPapaya said 4 years ago

    Great article! So inspiring!

  • VoleedeMoineaux

    Hillary De Moineaux from VoleedeMoineaux said 4 years ago

    I love that!

  • orchardfarmsoap

    Kate Jaeckel from orchardfarmsoap said 4 years ago

    very inspiring!

  • BohemianThings

    Elaine from BohemianThings said 4 years ago

    I love your product packaging and wish you continued success. Peace.

  • sewlutionsbyamo

    sewlutionsbyamo from sewlutionsbyamo said 4 years ago

    Beautiful shop! Your products and packaging are so appealing. You have all the ingredients for success!

  • TheDrunkenWord

    Kimberly Hadlock from LeccareLollipops said 4 years ago

    Wonderful interview :) it gave me that shove this morning of saying yes let's go take on the world one client at a time ! You have wonderful product presentation. I will be back soon to try them out !

  • StringBeardCraftery

    Stephanie from StringBeardCraftery said 4 years ago

    It is so important to know what goes into, onto, and around your body. I think your products are great and natural! Great article, and congratulations on the feature!

  • oddlyaddictive

    cait lucas from inkkit said 4 years ago

    Wow I can not wait to try your products they sound wonderful and so natural.

  • amiraime

    Ami Raime from Raimestique said 4 years ago

    Congratulations! Thanks for sharing! I would love to try your products and will also be recommending to my friends.

  • TeepetalsDesigns

    Tee from TeepetalsDesigns said 4 years ago

    I love how you halve you labels. Your shop is just so fresh and natural.

  • gardenmis

    Priscilla from Gardenmis said 4 years ago

    Beautiful interview + gorgeous shop! Congrats on your success and best wishes for your future! :)

  • pammowersthings

    Pam Mower from PamMowerDesigns said 4 years ago

    Lovely shop and Gorgeous product!!

  • tinygalaxies

    Sara Broski from tinygalaxies said 4 years ago

    Amazing shop! I've yet to see anything quite like it on Etsy. I can't wait to check out your products. Congrats!

  • jgaido

    Josie from JosiesBoutique said 4 years ago

    Lovely shop! Congratulations!!

  • 12thAvenue

    Julia and Alex Wills from HerbivoreBotanicals said 4 years ago

    Congratulations! So happy to see your shop featured today!

  • Mylana

    Clare Corcoran from Mylana said 4 years ago

    I love the products and look, but some of the medical claims go far beyond what would be allowed by the FDA. Shop looks amazing and not trying to be a party pooper, but I think that you should check into what the FDA says about drug.cosmetic claims. I looked at the Mustard Soak first and then the healing salve and there are definately claims that are not allowed :(

  • SonAndHeirVintage

    SonAndHeirVintage from SonAndHeirVintage said 4 years ago

    wow, really impressed by this interview and the shop! Everything looks so professional, I can't believe it's a one woman operation out of a kitchen! Congrats on your success!

  • quiettimejewelry

    Jenna Smith from QuietTimeJewelry said 4 years ago

    Loved the content of your feature. Will be checking your shop out for sure! Congrats to you!

  • WinsomeGreen

    Christa from WinsomeGreen said 4 years ago

    Love Fig + Yarrow! You GOOOO, Brandy! ;)

  • tamilopez

    Tami Lopez from TamiLopezDesigns said 4 years ago

    A beautiful shop and product line. Best of everything to you!

  • BUStlingCreations

    Heather from BUStlingCreations said 4 years ago

    Great article and beautiful shop, will definitely will be checking out the shop !

  • TheVintaquarian

    Gia Swango from TheVintaquarian said 4 years ago

    As always, love hearing the story behind someone elses product and process. Looking forward to trying some Fig and Yarrow, your packaging and presentation is great! "Yeah, you go", Brandy! I have a similar experience regarding the quality of affection that comes through when I'm "chatting" with a customer through emails. That small, but delightful, thread of connection happens whenever I package something up and send it off. For me, it's old vintage finds that are sent off to new homes. I get a big kick out of hearing the story; the cool retro juicer going to Florida where she's got oranges in her backyard and has parties where they squeeze their own and make mimosas, or the copper colander sent just in time to help celebrate a 7th (copper) anniversary. There is a sort of alchemy that happens with this mix of product, connection and community.

  • cottonbirddesigns

    Angela Cotton from CottonBirdDesigns said 4 years ago

    Beautiful products!

  • muffintopdesigns

    cy and d from TheLovelySmith said 4 years ago

    yay for following your dream in such a spiritual and creative manner! kudos to you and your kitchen!

  • biddlebeed

    Jennifer Petersen from biddlebeed said 4 years ago

    Wonderful all over!

  • passtheteapot

    J.T. Siems from SweetTeaApothecary said 4 years ago

    Inspiring. I love how you took all of your talents and interests and combined them into something tangible you could make regardless of your degree. I'm trying to figure all that out for myself right now. You have a beautiful shop and products :)

  • rosealida

    Jennifer from RoseAlida said 4 years ago

    Love your story! Beautifully packaged products. Love the organic aspects. Congratulations on the feature. Continued success to you!

  • JasminBlancBoutique

    Erika Iozsa from JasminBlancBoutique said 4 years ago

    what an amazing article :)

  • warmnature

    warmnature from WarmNature said 4 years ago

    Beautiful shop, Great Presentation. - Here are a few good reads to help you in your future endevors - http://www.fda.gov/Cosmetics/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformation/ucm074201.htm http://www.fda.gov/Cosmetics/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformation/ucm074201.htm

  • fatlittlesparrow

    Melissa R. from shesinpartiesjewelry said 4 years ago

    I've had my eye on that tinted lip balm for so long now - looks like it's time to try it finally! :)

  • cherdak

    Olga Tarasova from cherdak said 4 years ago

    Very inspiring article and lovely shop! It's so important what we put on our skin and the products from this shop look natural and healthy. I'll definitely try them. Congratulations on the feature!

  • ATLIART

    LIAT kires from ATLIART said 4 years ago

    congrats! a beautiful interview!!

  • HolmesandWatson

    Jenni and Jessi Obloy from HolmesandWatson said 4 years ago

    Lovely shop and interview! Congratulations on the feature!

  • theearlygirl

    Shannon Johnson from TheEarlyGirl said 4 years ago

    Your photography and branding are so nice! Thanks for sharing your story. Shannon

  • cameoshoppe

    Cristina from cameoshoppe said 4 years ago

    Wonderful shop, Wonderful packaging, Wonderful story!

  • ThreeStonesJewelry

    Rossana from RossanaJewelryDesign said 4 years ago

    Love natural products like these! I very much agree with your opinion of a much better economy through this personal kind of commerce. Keep the good work!

  • ThreadCouture

    ThreadCouture from ThreadCouture said 4 years ago

    Loved seeing you working with your hands here. The more natural bath and body products are, the better. Will surely be purchasing some for my ttenage daughters.

  • gilstrapdesigns

    Debra Gilstrap from gilstrapdesigns said 4 years ago

    Such a wonderful and beautiful product line that has came together because of who you are and what you believe in you have such a great outlook on life and trusting what you believe in. Very inspiring interview and much continued success.

  • plainjbodyandhome

    Jessica O'Leary from plainjbodyandhome said 4 years ago

    Beautiful shop! Congrats on your feature!

  • SundayOwl

    Lisa from SundayOwl said 4 years ago

    Brandy, I love your story, one of my favorites. A beautiful shop. Meditation and supporting mom and pop shops are so important to me. Much peace and love.

  • TwistedCrystals

    Kacey H from TwistedCrystals said 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing. Your images are fantastic!

  • ThePattypanShop

    ThePattypanShop from ThePattypanShop said 4 years ago

    Lovely products - great story!!! Congrats!!!

  • LivingVintage

    LivingVintage from LivingVintage said 4 years ago

    Great story and wonderful products!

  • LOVEnLAVISH

    LOVEnLAVISH from LOVEnLAVISH said 4 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! You have lovely items I have to try, and the photos you used for your feature are awesome!

  • treasurebooth

    Kelly from treasurebooth said 4 years ago

    Your products sound great! And I wholeheartedly agree that it's wonderful to see so many talented individuals make their own way. Congrats and best to you :)

  • Win1985

    Rowina Panchu from SweetCandyStuffs said 4 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature! What an inspiring interview! And beautiful photo's!

  • PrismGypsy

    Natasha Ingram from PrismGypsy said 4 years ago

    Beautiful interview, your very inspiring!

  • jpgphotography

    Julie from BokehEverAfter said 4 years ago

    I really love your packaging! Your products look so fresh. Congrats on a well deserved feature. :)

  • FauldsForge

    Heather McGuire from FauldsForge said 4 years ago

    What beautiful close-up photos of ingredients, it really brings the product to life!

  • Zaheroux

    Megan Weber from Zaheroux said 4 years ago

    Wow! Such a great product and a wonderful read! Thank you for sharing your story! Good fortunes on your way, my friend!

  • takeapicturedesigns

    Lynne from RiverSpring said 4 years ago

    I love the fact that you say you feel a connection with the people you are sending your products to. Your herbal mixtures look so fresh, congrats on your feature story. Lynne

  • MegansMenagerie

    Megan from MegansMenagerie said 4 years ago

    Great shop! So many great products to try! Congrats on the FS =)

  • RenataandJonathan

    Renata and Jonathan from RenataandJonathan said 4 years ago

    Great shop ! Congratulations !

  • LeasaMarie

    Leasa from LeasaDesigns said 4 years ago

    Great photos and love your shop - very relaxing and spa-like!! Well done!

  • pagepottery

    J.R. and Kristen Page from pagepottery said 4 years ago

    ooh la la! love your shop :)

  • jewelsbyldesigns

    Laura Holm from JewelsByLDesigns said 4 years ago

    Wonderful article and a lovely shop. I love to see the artisans showcased. Congrats Brandy. :)

  • KMalinka

    Natalia from KMalinkaVintage said 4 years ago

    Awesome stuff!

  • BlueMoonBotanical

    Monica Rutt from rootsandflowers said 4 years ago

    so inspiring! Beautiful products and packaging. <3

  • jewelsbymoon

    moon from jewelsbymoon said 4 years ago

    I love the way you connected the dots! Absolutely fab shop! Congrats!

  • retrosugarandspice

    retrosugarandspice from BlueRoseVintage said 4 years ago

    Beautiful products! I love this feature because it is fresh and painted a picture in my mind of the beginning of your shop. In love the Etsy community as well and I am happy to be apart of it. Congrats on your feature!

  • TheCopperBee

    Michelle Owens from CopperBeeCosmetics said 4 years ago

    All of these items look incredible! Such a good article.

  • theTurquoiseIris

    Dionne Woods from theTurquoiseIris said 4 years ago

    This is a lovely feature and so are you;) Thank you for the inspiration!

  • scal12

    Payson A from SecondStarDesignCo said 4 years ago

    What a cool feature! I love how naturally the idea for this business came to you. Also, as a graphic designer myself I must say that I love your packaging. It's so minimalistic and sophisticated! Great job :)

  • kristinasmiley

    Kristina Smiley from CreativeEndeavorsKS said 4 years ago

    Excellent interview! I feel the same way about my experiences with Etsy. I find inspiration with each convo and treasury. Thank you for sharing your story!

  • rmpete

    Reena said 4 years ago

    I enjoyed what i have read here, and i must say that it has inspired me to pursue my true passion.. Thank you for this article....

  • NestedYellow

    Anna Vasquez from NestedYellow said 4 years ago

    Your story is absolutely beautiful! I can feel the love you have for creating your beautiful products. Love your graphics and presentation. Truely inspirings. Best wishes! a.

  • TwoLionsandaHen

    Lorrie DuQuette Balton from TwoLionsandaHen said 4 years ago

    Your shop really looks beautiful.

  • sewbigkeepsake

    Jess Whitney from sewbigkeepsake said 4 years ago

    Inspiring...hard to believe how humble your are in the interview. Congratualtions and will certainly check back to your shop often.

  • AbleAprons

    Erika Kelly from PortlandApronCompany said 4 years ago

    Wow! What a gorgeous shop! Congratulations!

  • facebodyfeet

    Jacque from facebodyfeet said 4 years ago

    Awesome awesome shop and products! You have inspired me to follow my path to revamp my business and do what my heart desires! Thank you!

  • DewyMorningVintage

    DewyMorningVintage from DewyMorningVintage said 4 years ago

    I love that you found your calling through meditation. I hope you reach all your goals and you are a success! Thank you for the lovely interview.

  • sofiatrinker

    Sofia Sanchez from Dedosen2 said 4 years ago

    Amazing how you combine your disciplines into this wonerful work! Congrats on the feature!

  • ArchetypalTheatre

    Sarah Pogue from ArchetypalTheatre said 4 years ago

    So articulate and right on. Nice interview!

  • wheatleypaperworks

    M Wheatley from wheatleypaperworks said 4 years ago

    It's so important to know what is in the products that we eat; drink; apply to our skins and spray into our rooms. I am a mother of two little ones and the need for me to know has gotten so much greater. I don't want to find out too late that the "air freshener" made my baby sick. I applaud your choices Brandy, in life and in business and thank you for giving us consumers more choices in the marketplace.

  • inapigsear

    Maria Corey from sowsearjewels said 4 years ago

    Your products look luscious, and your philosophy is wonderful! Congrats on the feature.

  • dayslonggone

    Gwynne Collins from DaysLongGone said 4 years ago

    Congrats on the feature seller! You have some great products!

  • grimmandgrete

    Lisa from REBELbyFATE said 4 years ago

    Awesome, beautiful looking products!! All the best and continued success!!

  • KnottinPearls

    Elizabeth Mangels from KnottinPearls said 4 years ago

    I wish I could smell the wonderful aromas through the computer screen!

  • Sophiehines

    Sophie hines from Sophiehines said 4 years ago

    all of these things just look so beautiful! congratulations :)

  • leahpipe

    leahpipe said 4 years ago

    wow ~ great interview ~ congratulations!!!!! will be getting my order to you for the fall season!

  • GloriousGirlJewelry

    Lisa from GloriousGirlJewelry said 4 years ago

    I felt such a calm energy coming from your words as I read them - I love that you inquired during meditation about where your future would take you, knowing you would be authentically led in the right direction...authentic, yes, that is how I would describe you if my eyes were closed ~ blessings.

  • emmashepard

    Emma Shepard from SewWonderfullyMade6 said 4 years ago

    Your shop is beautiful! Congrats on the feature!

  • butteifulgirls

    Jess from ButteifulGirls said 4 years ago

    Your products are sure to go far, good luck and happy sales. Best, Jess

  • choisette

    choisette from choisette said 4 years ago

    i love both your shop's vibe + philosophy.

  • good4you

    Jes m from good4you said 4 years ago

    oh so exciting, a fellow apothecary gets featured ∆ ∆ ∆ ∆ ∆ ∆ ∆

  • HabitatHandcrafted

    Megan Bark from HabitatHandcrafted said 4 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! Wish you much success!

  • jacmatsuo

    Jacqueline Chan from whimsymilieu said 4 years ago

    I love love love the last paragraph! Very beautiful products - in (contents) and out (packaging)! <3

  • thedustpeddler

    thedustpeddler from thedustpeddler said 4 years ago

    Go Brandy! Go! Well deserved feature.

  • egyazegy

    Aliya Zhou from Azuraccessories said 4 years ago

    Beautiful Boxes~

  • DoucesLaines

    Emma from DoucesLaines said 4 years ago

    Gorgeous products and interview ! Congrats !

  • masoon

    misun from masoon said 4 years ago

    wow! Thanks for sharing.

  • Dewdropsdreams

    Juhi from Dewdropsdreams said 4 years ago

    Wow! Gorgeous products and a great interview. I definitely want to buy the after shave lotion for my husband's birthday! Love the organic products!

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm from baconsquarefarm said 4 years ago

    Wow, amazing story, enjoyed reading your interview very positive upbeat accounts of how incredible it's to sell and interact with the entire etsy community. Gorgeous products too, congrats and wish you continued success always. :)

  • sallyannlivingston

    Sally-Ann Livingston from TheNavigatrix said 4 years ago

    I like the way you talk about your process of creation. I'm a Reiki practitioner who is interested in the holistic view of life and totally understand when you talk about receiving 'ideas and direction'. I know the feeling as that's also how my shop came to be! I wish you every success with your shop and mamny thanks for the interesting article :)

  • CafePrimrose

    Amanda Gynther from CafePrimrose said 4 years ago

    Wow! This looks wonderful! I love herbs too. I can't wait to get home to build my garden. It's hard living over seas in an apartment with no yard..... But this stuff much of it looks lovely and like it must be very healthy and useful. I bet all the body products smell nice!

  • LaughLand

    Anne Fraser from LaughLand said 4 years ago

    I have to agree with Clare Corcoran who posted a while ago. While the shop looks lovely and your story is lovely, I couldn't help wondering whether the products actually have any therapeutic value, or if they just look, smell and feel nice. Nothing wrong with this if this is all that they are supposed to be.

  • LaughLand

    Anne Fraser from LaughLand said 4 years ago

    Slightly concerned about Healing Salve being recommended for burns. I thought that cold water was the recommended treatment these days, instead of lotions or ointments. Although I personally have used aloe vera on burns with great success. Not a criticism of the whole concept of the shop, just a thought about medical implications.

  • mydjpk1

    Yvonne Jackie from EsteemMeAccessories said 4 years ago

    Very inspiring!

  • KaiceJoy

    Kirsti Joy from KaiceJoy said 4 years ago

    Congrats on the feature!

  • LisasLittleCreations

    Lisa Aldrich from LisasLittleCreations said 4 years ago

    cool shop! Congrats & I'll be stopping by for holiday gifts. :)

  • JonidaDimitra

    Dimitra and Jonida from SoulMiracles said 4 years ago

    Wonderful shop! Congratulations on the feature!

  • thebeejunkie

    thebeejunkie from TheBeeJunkie said 4 years ago

    I have to agree with Clare and Ann - you have a great concept and great presentation, but there are some things that just should not be said about all the healing facts you are claiming your products will do. The FDA has rules and hopefully you are aware! Your repackaging of the many of the product is awesome!

  • myrtlebedford

    Myrtle Bedford from MyrtleBedford said 4 years ago

    Beautiful and inspiring article. I have been working in Therapeutic Yoga and biomedical healing systems for about 10 years. Your concept is exceptional and the products are lovely. I can't wait to buy your products and tell all of my friends.

  • cherlynl

    Cherlyn L (Stickerlicious) from StickerliciousCo said 4 years ago

    Love the idea, love the shop, love the products...LOVE the packaging

  • EpicallyEpicSoap

    Epically from EpicallyEpicSoap said 4 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature, and for getting picked up by Anthropologie!

  • EpicallyEpicSoap

    Epically from EpicallyEpicSoap said 4 years ago

    Congrats on the feature, and for getting picked up by Anthropologie!

  • SilverandEarth

    SilverandEarth from SilverandEarth said 4 years ago

    Wonderful shop! Congrats on being featured!

  • lovelyfeverboutique

    Jessica from LovelyFever said 4 years ago

    I loved the last paragraph where FIG & YARROW talked about how the economy of individuals selling unique products, rather than corporations, has tremendous benefits to consumers and the environment. The pictures of her products and work process are absolutely beautiful as well. Thanks for introducing me to this shop :)

  • 4thAveHerbal

    Stacy M. from ThePlantainPouch said 4 years ago

    I love it! Natural handmade herbal body care is the way to go!

  • JLMPHOTOGRAPHS

    Janice Murray from JLMPHOTOGRAPHS said 4 years ago

    Great shop! Think I need to purchase the tinted lip balm I have had favorited for ages. I keep eyeing it.

  • ananemone

    Sara Boatright from ananemone said 4 years ago

    I am a believer in natural products and herbs and prefer them when possible to pharmaceuticals; however, I doubt that it's particularly legal to claim that a mustard bath soak cures shingles. (http://www.etsy.com/listing/102056715/mustard-soak-5-oz-packette-dotox-bath?ref=storque) pretty packaging, though!

  • turtlegrassbody

    Laura Shook-Marino from turtlegrassbody said 4 years ago

    Salves has been used traditionally for thousands of years for burns and are the only thing i use for this family for....bc they work! Also, how rude (the bee junkie) to comment about repackaging products when you have no idea? She 's infusing herbs that might not grow locally in her area. She's not repacking. Ew. Snarky and jealous much?

  • turtlegrassbody

    Laura Shook-Marino from turtlegrassbody said 4 years ago

    She's not claiming it CURES shingles. She's saying you can use it for relief of those conditions. Just like I can't say my pine tar soap says it cure psoriasis, but can alleviate the discomforts associated with psoriasis.

  • TheMusesCall

    Ro from TheMusesCall said 4 years ago

    This is one of Etsy's best featured sellers/shops....a beautiful and inspirational story....so many great quotes within it. Keep following your heart!

  • Mylana

    Clare Corcoran from Mylana said 4 years ago

    Turtlegrass, no, I am not trying to be rude, but you cannot say your soap alleviates the discomforts associated with psoriasis. You can't even say your soap is moisturizing. Those are all drug and cosmetic claims and require special licensing and extra labeling requirements to be legal to make those claims under the FDA regulations. I think her products are top notch in packaging and design, everything looks great, but what is to stop people from putting herbal products in gorgeous bottles and claiming they will help with weight loss or make you grow hair on your head? Unless you have the approval of an over the counter drug, you can't make medical claims, no matter how nice your product looks (and hers looks fantastic!) No one is being mean or rude; it's the law.

  • VeryCarey

    Carey from VeryCarey said 4 years ago

    There's a great natural feel to your shop. It's very appealing and well designed. Just love the old work table in your kitchen too! Congrats to you for pursuing what you love.

  • jaimesurgil1

    jaime surgil from JaimeSurgilJewelry said 4 years ago

    I also feel that being connected to this etsy phenomenon is that we are "taking back" commerce into our own hands buy supporting those who work with their hands...and hearts! It just feels goos to support other like minded creative small craftspeople and artisans..

  • jbeaudet

    Jennifer Beaudet from JBeaudetStudios said 4 years ago

    Oh! I need to check this out! I love organic and natural products! I wish I could learn how to make them myself. Very cool! Congratulations on your feature!

  • butterflies4socrates

    Angela Holland from barefootprincessita said 4 years ago

    love it love it love it! Plant seeds!

  • redbarnmarketplace

    Kristy hodge from redbarncanvas said 4 years ago

    such a great inspiration! Congratulations and much luck to you!

  • peshka

    Peshka from Peshka said 4 years ago

    Lovely shop!

  • hankietankie

    Ariana from hankietankie said 4 years ago

    What gorgeous & inspirational items! xo

  • GollyGeeenterprises

    Ed Gee said 4 years ago

    I have used several hand crafted products lovingly put together by Fig+Yarrow and have shared the same with friends here in Sedona AZ where there are other handcrafted products that just cannot compare. Everyone just loves the products! Brandy Monique's products are warm, pleasing to the senses, and leave your skin feeling natural and rejuvenated. Am I partial-perhaps as I am awed by the work of one who was once my little artistic girl now all grown up and realizing her dreams of being an entrepreneur. Brandy Monique your products are as awesome as you are! xoxo Pops

  • SBuss

    Sherri from BurninLoveJewelry said 4 years ago

    Congratulations on being featured! You have beautiful skin so if that is any testament to your products!! ; ) Glad to see you love what you are doing and I like how you say that you have a personal connection to the people you sell to! Best of luck with your shop. I wish you much success in the future!

  • THEOCTOBERUNION

    Kimie Rosenthal from THEOCTOBERUNION said 4 years ago

    How wonderful! Very inspirational interview- thanks Fig+Yarrow!! ❤

  • volcanogirlcreations

    Connie Haskell from volcanogirlcreations said 4 years ago

    What a great interview. I am especially touched by your desire to encourage and mentor others who want to follow their heart and realize their dreams of being a small business owner...the stuff that makes the world go round! As a native Hawaiian, I also appreciate your use of natural herbs and plants in the healing process. Aloha!

  • wealdhandmade

    Sarah from WealdHandmade said 4 years ago

    Absolutely love your packaging

  • schmoomunitions

    Julia Jasinski from schmoomunitions said 4 years ago

    Me and my boyfriend are arguing- I think you're a shaman and he thinks you're not.

  • fensalirfiber

    Beth from FiberWytch said 4 years ago

    Really attractive, clean-looking packaging, and I love that you're including the plant spirits in your approach. Congrats on the feature!

  • JenSanCandles

    Jennifer and Sandra from JenSanHomeAndBody said 4 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature! I really enjoyed your interview. You have a beautiful shop. Much continued success to you!

  • soranagallery

    Jena C from BedQuilts said 4 years ago

    Hi Fig and Yarrow, what a wonderful post. So peaceful. I love that you meditate. Congrats!

  • UrbanTickle

    Ankita from UrbanTickle said 4 years ago

    Gosh, I can imagine the lovely scents in your home and work space....I would love to be there....congratulations!

  • giftworldz

    Beth Robinson from giftworldz said 4 years ago

    You have a beautiful store. Can't wait to start getting Christmas presents! Thanks for sharing your story.

  • CaramellyBurn

    Caramelly Bee from CaramellyBurn said 4 years ago

    lovely shop, Great article!

  • sunkissedhighways

    Noel Tambour from sunkissedhighways said 4 years ago

    there is something magical in there

  • LiasCharms

    Lia from PinkSugArt said 4 years ago

    Lovely store, perfect natural items!! Congrats!! :)

  • friedasophie

    friedasophie from friedasophie said 4 years ago

    lovely story and beautiful shop, congratulations :)

  • xZOUix

    Zoui from XZOUIX said 4 years ago

    thanks for telling us your nice story, congrats & good luck :)

  • michaelhutton2

    Michael Hutton from LettersofWood said 4 years ago

    Love your products, your labeling and packaging. Enjoyed your very inspiring story. Thanks for sharing. Congrats on the feature! Best of luck in the furture!

  • turtlegrassbody

    Laura Shook-Marino from turtlegrassbody said 4 years ago

    Aw man, now I'm bummed bc I was told you actually don't infuse your own herbs? Do you really just buy in bulk and rebottle it all?

  • MixeDesigns

    Lorena Medina from MixeDesigns said 4 years ago

    Congratulations, I totally agree with this "When people make the choice to spend their money and time more consciously, a new economy begins to emerge. " Time is changing for so many people, appreciating handmade quality and original things... Your shop is lovely, will like to buy a couple of things in a near future!! thanks!!

  • PattiTrostle

    Patti Trostle from PattiTrostle said 4 years ago

    Love your story and great shop!

  • PickStitch

    PickStitch from PickStitch said 4 years ago

    Lovely packaging, great story, great photos and very inspirational. I'm also a bit concerned that I can buy the product on Anthropologie at a lower price than here on Etsy. I don't think that's fair to Etsy shoppers. Actually I don't know if Anthropologie shoppers would want to see how products are being made in a home kitchen on a dodgy looking wooden table. I'm on the fence about this feature, sorry for being a downer.

  • MeiFaithStudio

    Shelly Pompey Leonard from MeiFaithStudio said 4 years ago

    Love your story too and what an amazing shop! Can't wait to explore it more!!!!

  • BeauBazaar

    BeauBazaar from BeauBazaar said 4 years ago

    Love your story, products, photos and philosophy.

  • FancyFeetBoutique

    Bee Boutique from FancyFeetBoutique said 4 years ago

    So inspiring! Fantastic work! Congratulations on the feature! bee :)

  • AkimaBotanicals

    Akima Morgan from AkimaBotanicals said 4 years ago

    I've seen your products in Terrain! Congrats from a kindred spirit on your success.

  • LittleWrenPottery

    Victoria Baker from LittleWrenPottery said 4 years ago

    Beautiful shop, I love your branding it shows on all your items and in just the style of your photography too!

  • Musclesandcrafts

    Melanie from merVazi said 4 years ago

    Looks and feels great! Congrats on the feature.

  • MamaNibbles

    Heidi Meek said 4 years ago

    WOW I am impressed! I loved reading this and learning more.

  • searchnrescue2

    Beth and Bebe from searchnrescue2 said 4 years ago

    Congratulations! A wonderfully, interesting interview. How you do it all is amazing, can't wait to try your products. Love your packaging too!

  • nauticalcargo

    nauticalcargo from nauticalcargo said 4 years ago

    So inspirational! I loved how you put it out to the universe for guidance and let it all flow. congratulations

  • OnlyOriginalsByAJ

    AJ Marsden from OnlyOriginalsByAJ said 4 years ago

    Awesome shop! I love how you were able to combine all the things you love into one passion :)

  • FreakyPeas

    FreakyPeas from FreakyPeas said 4 years ago

    great products!

  • 63artlove

    Diane from LaughingWaveDesigns said 4 years ago

    Beautiful products, beautiful artist.......wonderful and will look at your etsy site.

  • watermediaworks

    marcia from watermediaworks said 4 years ago

    Absolutely love this piece and your comments on conscious consumerism!!

  • GoodTimeIsland

    GoodTimeIsland from GoodTimeIsland said 4 years ago

    SO EXCITED to try this shops stuff out. I am mildly obsessed with all natural products. I switched over from chemical products to all natural about 6 months ago WHAT A DIFFERENCE! Thank you Etsy for highlighting this shop this week!

  • smcgeever

    Susie Kate from ArtGallerie said 4 years ago

    So beautiful! Thank you and best wishes! :)

  • ElegantRoseBoutique

    Melissa from ElegantRoseBoutique said 4 years ago

    Wonderful interview! Best of luck in your future success!

  • knitsbycaitlin

    Caitlin Edge from knitsbycaitlin said 4 years ago

    I love this! So perfect.

  • redenjewelry

    Reija Eden from redenjewelry said 4 years ago

    Congrats on your feature! I love your packaging and products! Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Everything is so beautiful.

  • TanteAnnies

    Tante Annie from TanteAnnies said 4 years ago

    Great story Brandy. Your last paragraph is insightful. Wishing you all the best.

  • WichitaStitch

    Theresa from WichitaStitch said 4 years ago

    Just reading about your work is soothing...

  • NicoleNicoletta

    NicoleNicoletta from NicoleNicoletta said 4 years ago

    great shop and photos, congrats!

  • longbeachdesigns

    Martha from longbeachdesigns said 4 years ago

    We saw your beautiful items at our local Westport Terrain! So glad to see you got the spotlight, congrats!

  • lucytaylordesigns

    Lucy Taylor from lucytaylordesigns said 4 years ago

    The energy i get just from reading this is beautiful and relaxing. Congratulations on you lovely shop! Xx

  • busybonniebee

    Bonnie Becker from busybonniebee said 4 years ago

    nice marketing.

  • VintageLoot

    Jennifer Johnson from VintageLoot said 4 years ago

    Love it all! Adding you to my favorites so I can buy stuff!

  • mialuna1

    MiaLuna from MiaLunaBoutique said 4 years ago

    This post has really inspired me. I love reading about people who truly love what they create, there really is no better recipe for success than truly believing in your own products. Thank you for encouraging more people to follow their heart and creating a product that is healthy for our earth as well :)

  • lazypolly

    Polly Cho from lazypolly said 4 years ago

    Love your dress :) Love your hair style and image! so match to the natural & organic products that you made! and your product packaging too! Everything is wonderful! Thank you!

  • SoulRole

    Nancy Campbell from SoulRole said 4 years ago

    soul sister!Beautiful story and life work!May your healing endeavors continue and flourish! Aloha~

  • doreedeleon

    Doree Deleon from GenerationOre said 4 years ago

    This is very inspiring. You have a way of putting many of our feelings into words. I sincerely thank you and am looking forward to trying your products.

  • kaitlynschott1

    kaitlyn schott from EndlessRecluse said 4 years ago

    Just goes to show you. Do something you love and people will always enjoy your work.

  • OncleHope

    Oncle Hope from OncleHope said 4 years ago

    I loved the last paragraph and i do hope this is the future. And as Etsy is growing more and more it does seem to be that way. Im happy! And I am truly curious about your items and love the labeling! Super!

  • stinnovation

    ST Innovation from stinnovation said 4 years ago

    Beatiful girl to make great products! I love your coreat and all.

  • bellacruz

    J.C. Johnson from BellaCruz said 4 years ago

    What, I am confused. This is just repackaging? Nothing isn't being made?

  • bellacruz

    J.C. Johnson from BellaCruz said 4 years ago

    Good grief my grammar was awful just now! I meant, what is being created or handmade here?

  • mirabellamorello

    mirabellamorello from mirabellamorello said 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your Etsy business, Brandy! I love your awareness of the community here and hope that more people who have shops here will choose to shop here as well! I was also impressed at how you found your "path"! Very inspirational!

  • OliveLongstocking

    Gumtree Gallery from GumTreeGallery said 4 years ago

    The world need more shops and lovely shop owners like you Brandy ! What an inspiring philosophy ! Best wishes always X

  • Iammie

    iammie from iammie said 4 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! :)

  • olivedesignertotes

    Beth Carlisle from olivedesignertotes said 4 years ago

    well done!

  • OneLaneRoad

    Becky from OneLaneRoad said 4 years ago

    Wow. Amazing shop. I loved this interview. Beautifully done!

  • mfrawley

    Mary Frawley (Calligraphette Ltd) from Calligraphette said 4 years ago

    Amazing packaging and a beautiful range of products. Congratulations on your feature and I hope taht you have many many many more years of success to come. xx

  • paintmydog

    Justine Osborne from paintmydog said 4 years ago

    interesting read, great to see how it developed, creatively and as a business!

  • thekeepsakegift

    thekeepsakegift said 4 years ago

    Your shoppe is lovely, your wisdom and loveliness shines through! May this new economy grow abundantly! thanks for all you do :)

  • marmamamma

    Marmen Raquin from FrenchAtticFinds said 4 years ago

    congrats! love your work :)

  • EpicallyEpicSoap

    Epically from EpicallyEpicSoap said 4 years ago

    I vote for more featured sellers in Bath & Beauty!

  • brandymagil

    Brandy Magill from BrandyLynnArt said 4 years ago

    awesome!!! Loved it all. great feature

  • PickStitch

    PickStitch from PickStitch said 4 years ago

    Thanks for the explanation of your workspace. My comment about your table is more of the surprise that it would be for buyers from Anthropologie to see a clean packaged product come from what some would consider an unclean workspace. I was uneasy at seeing it included quite frankly which is why I said that I was on the fence it can give different impressions. The FDA stuff, I didn't comment on that. Regulations in my country are much different and a lot of things available for sale in the USA are not able to be imported due to our more stringent requirements.

  • naturalwooddesign

    Darren from naturalwooddesign said 4 years ago

    Lovely shop! Congratulations on your feature!!

  • nickigallery

    junko from NickiNickiGallery said 4 years ago

    The coffee body scrub sounds wonderful! And, thank you for sharing the inspiring story.

  • Azmera

    SaQuA Harvest from HarvestGirlLove said 4 years ago

    wow.. i love your items..!

  • WildRoseHerbs

    Ash from WildRoseHerbs said 4 years ago

    I love how success brings out the worst in competitors. Brandy, you're going somewhere! And others will do whatever they can to stop that, if only so that they feel better. It really is sad that people can't see beyond the last >100 years of human history and realize that every part of their lives has become a regulated commodity. Yet, they still eat the profit-driven "facts" presented to them. I can only laugh, and enjoy my health in the meantime.

  • MelissaSamide

    Melissa Rose from AtelierdMelrose said 4 years ago

    Awesome products

  • BSandBuf

    Natalie Durham from brightstarandbuffalo said 4 years ago

    Your voice, vision and product make me happy!

  • GoldenSpiralDesigns

    Lola Ocian from GoldenSpiralDesigns said 4 years ago

    As I was reading this, my heart was beating faster and faster. Not only have you created a fantastic line, I love your philosophy! - "When people make the choice to spend their money and time more consciously, a new economy begins to emerge. That economy is founded on individuals doing business with one another rather than with far removed corporate entities whose interest is rarely (if ever) with the consumer." - Yes! Yes! Yes! This is so perfectly worded! Thank you for putting yourself out there and thank you for being a part of a network of real people who want to share themselves with the world. Long-live handmade!

  • thankfuljmw

    Connie from 2Tones said 4 years ago

    I've Got to try one of these items!!! Love this type of stuff!!!!!!!

  • laboubine

    Cat Macary from GypsySoulGoddess said 4 years ago

    Oh goodness in a bottle and a bag!!! I NEED some bath salts especially after challenging yoga classes! I will be supporting this shop for sure!!! The LOVE SALTS are caling me! <3

  • gentlethreads

    Bev Wilkinson from gentlethreads said 4 years ago

    I love this story, I feel the same way about etsy, it is a big community and I love sending out a product to someone on the other side of the world and also receive things that I have bought. Well done and hope you achieve your dream of moving to the next level of having your own premises :)

  • DukeofJahan

    Muska Jahan from DukeofJahan said 4 years ago

    omg i feel like buying everything from your shop. i love natural remedies and pampering myself :) http://www.etsy.com/shop/DukeofJahan?ref=si_shop

  • lundyscatch

    Marci from 303FaceBodyDenver said 3 years ago

    I love your shop! First found your shop on the I Heart Denver site. I'm also a Denver girl. You're very inspirational.

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