WHY SHOPPING LOCAL MATTERS

A philosophy that can change the world

Made in Montana body & skin care products.

We counted and we have 27 different local companies and artists!

We have a deep commitment to making our community and world a better place. Shopping local? That has always been a priority for us, and is reflected in our many local offerings. Sourcing sustainable products? We do tons of research and refuse to follow health fads. Organic herbs? You will have to search hard to find one that isn’t. Environmentally friendly packaging? We feature many different products that are available in bulk: letting you get your favorite products at a discount and skip all the plastic packaging. Shopping at a small local business, for local products also drastically cuts down on the product’s carbon footprint due to less shipping.

There is one other reasons that shopping with us gives you more bang for your buck. Each dollar you spend in our local business means that other local businesses and residents benefit: local designers, accountants, employees (herbalists in our case), wood workers, sign makers, window painters, local radio, ad makers, print shops, wild-crafters and the list goes on and on. The opposite can be said for buying goods from other countries, and from big corporate stores. This revenue goes out of town, out of country, and often into shareholders pockets.

Our local offerings…

5 Valleys Apothecary

Our own staff-created salve and other herbal products made from locally collected herbs.  Justene Sweet is the hidden creative force behind our newly rebranded Meadowsweet salves, and the owner of Wild Iris Herbs.

Alaskan Essences

A gem and flower essence company formed and operated out of the Bitterroot since 1984.  The Alaskan Essences, Inc. is the only essence company in the world that has designed a system of vibrational healing based on the co-creative relationship that exists between the plant, mineral, and elemental kingdoms.  Founded by the late Steve Johnson, and continued by his wife Judith Poelarends, Alaskan Essences creates their mother essences in Homer, Alaska.

Brendan Steward Pottery

Atmospheric and beautifully functional soda and wood fired pottery.  We carry tea cups, incense and treasure pots, air plant pots, and hanging air plant containers.

Botanie Soap

Our local soap company! 98% organic ingredients, colored with herbs, clays & mineral compounds. Scented with essential oils and good for the environment.

Bubble Goat Soaps

Make from farm raised milk goats in St. Ignatius, MT.  We love carrying goat milk soap for those customers that need a gentle, naturally yeast repellant soap.  Scented with essential oils.

Catherine Noelle recycled tire jewelry

Upcycled at it’s finest.  These tire inner-tubes are cut into fantastic shapes for fun and fashion.

Claire Emery Cards

A Iconic Missoula Artist that features wood cut art. We carry a selection of cards, which are prints from the actual wood cut art.

Dragon Herbal Tea

Medicinal herbal action combined with fantastic tastes make this bulk and packaged tea a great option for all kinds of health issues. One of our most popular tea lines!

Elaine Sheff: author of Naked

We are please to offer this DIY Health and Body care book from the former owner of Meadowsweet Herbs.  A treasure of recipes and practical natural know-how.

Earth Within Flowers

Locally collected natural flowers and botanicals. Earth Within wreaths will be seasonally available, with herbal bundles available year round.

Healthy Naturals

Locally in made in Stevensville: high quality food grade facial care for normal and mature skin. Featuring hyaluronic acid. Sulfate, phthalate, formaldehyde & paraben free.

Hidden Lake Hemp Products

Montana grown topical organic hemp products!  Naturally occurring compounds in hemp are known to be relaxing to the nervous system, and are currently being studied for many different uses.  These products are full spectrum, organic and food grade!  Hemp products have less than .3%THC content by law.

Hindu Hillbilly & Rivulet Apiaries

Raw, wildflower Montana honey and handcrafted honey infused soaps and body care products made along the Clark Fork River valley.  Honey leaves your skin deeply moisturized and protected while also providing anti-bacterial and anti-fungal protection. Products are free of synthetic preservatives, phthalates, & parabens. 

Hippie-Ki-Yay Herbal Products

Amazing and potent Cottonwood salve made from our former employee Domini Albers in Stevensville, MT. Simple ingredients that help all manner of topical issues.

Good for What Ails You Salve

A extremely popular topical remedy that combines Arnica and CBD isolate, along with a few essential oils.  

Kate’s Mercantile

Locally sourced, raw beeswax candles handmade on Kate’s family ranch in Granite County, Montana. The bees enjoy wildflower clover and knapweed to make their wax and honey. Kate’s candles smell amazing and help to purify the air.

Keli Green

Biodegradable, fragrance free bulk cleaning and laundry products committed to reducing plastic waste- refill and you’ve done your part to reduce/recycle! Perfect for adding your own essential oil scent to from our bulk essential oil bar.

Lavender Lori: author of Lavender Farming

Lavender farming in Montana is hard!  Lavender Lori imparts all her experience and wisdom gleaned in her long lavender growing career in this invaluable book.  A long-awaited favorite.

Meadowsweet Salves & Body care- Inspired by Nature 

House made herbal salves, infused oils, face and hair care carefully crafted from organic, sustainable local and regional sources. All products are pure, plant based, potent and it shows! Our products are great for those people with sensitivities to synthetic, unnatural additives. We are dedicated to educating our customers and keeping the integrity of our products as pure and earth friendly as possible. 

Melody Laakso Art

We carry cards and prints from the Compassionate Heart Series:  

“Compassion & love, gentleness & kindness along with grief & sadness are a part of our daily lives.  I paint hearts as an offering to heal: to share, and as a reminder to myself that the heart brings together Heaven & Earth.  When we are balanced within our hearts we are in balance with the world around us.”

Miriam’s Inspired Skin Care

Grass-fed, herb infused tallow face care products. Revealing radiant skin through a healthy connection between animals, land & people. Supports Montana ranchers. Great for scaring and acne: high in Vitamins A, D, K, E. zinc & calcium, 18 Micro-nutrients, Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids. Tallow is very similar to our natural sebum, making it easy for our body to use.

Montana Beeswax

A Bitterroot based beeswax and candle company specializing in bulk wax production. Have you ever bought beeswax at Meadowsweet to make salves or other body care products? It’s from Montana Beeswax!

Montana Emu oil

If don’t have some Emu oil in your skin care First Aid kit you may need some!  Known for its close resemblance and uses to tallow, Emu oil has great skin repair properties.

Polliwog

We carry two solid deodorant from Polliwog.  Natural coverage with lasting protection.

Six Mile Lavender

Lavender bundles (fresh in season), Local Montana essential oils and hydrosols all grown west of Missoula in Huson, MT by Karrie Westwood.  

Stray Jewelry by Julie

Wandering Jew Old World Remedies

Assembled by local herbalist and Nutritionist, Susan Teitelman, Wandering Jew teas focus on small batch production and locally sourced ingredients with a commitment to the connection between a healthy environment, healthy body and healthy community. 

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