Tonawanda News — The two business partners said they wanted to help other people have easier access to the organic ingredients they said have helped them.
The products help “your body build up those minerals and good things,” Gillebaard said. “There are so many good things God made and they help your body.”
Take nettle leaves, for instance. They are a good source if iron and can be drunk in a tea or made into a soup. Other herbs can be used to increase energy, some can help you sleep.
The teas are mixed in-house with the very herbs and spices Gillebaard and Kunkel sale in bulk.
Soap and other body products are also made with herbs they sell.
”We wanted the best quality and if you start with the raw product you can do anything with it,” Kunkel said.
”You can make your own tinctures,” she added, explaining that the shop carries books that show you how.
And about 95 percent of everything the shop carries is organic, Kunkel pointed out.
For those wanting to purchase herbs and spices in bulk, the shop has baggies on hand, but customers are also welcome to bring in their own empty spice bottles and jars.
Just don’t expect to go home with a 10-ounce porterhouse.
Contact Sunday Lifestyle editor Danielle Haynes at 693-1000, ext. 4116 or follow her on Twitter at @DanielleHaynes1.IF YOU GO • WHAT: Herbal Traditions • WHERE: 7500 Shawnee Road, North Tonawanda • MORE INFORMATION: Call 693-7837 or email email@example.com • HOURS: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday through Saturday