About Lilith


Well, “Lilith” is actually me, Sarah Powell, and I have an herbal bath and body business called Lilith’s Apothecary… I love to create natural, herbal, and mostly organic bath, body, and beverage tea products to nourish your mind and body.  Sound good? Well, then, check out my online shops at www.lilithsapothecary.com  or www.lilithsapothecary.etsy.com

I am studying to become a certified herbalist through Michael Tierra’s East West School of Planetary Herbalism. Tierra is a highly regarded herbalist and a founding member of the American Herbalists Guild. I have also studied in Montreal at Natural Health Consultants and in Philadelphia at Mt. Airy Herbal Studies to further my herbal education along with tons and tons and tons of self study.

I am a medical anthropologist, trained at Temple University and McGill University, and (by day) I currently work in public health, labor on my creations the rest of the time (that time that is not already occupied by my adorable daughter, Maeve)…but my passion really lies in sharing the use of natural products and materials to enrich our lives in the most profound ways, as well as the application of age old understandings of nutrition and healing to achieve balance and well-being. Our western biomedical model is surely lacking in that attainment of real balance and we seem to have completely forgotten how much attention our spirits need in the healing process.

Check out this interview ~ find out more about the Sarah behind the Lilith!

Feel free to contact Sarah (that’s me!) at lilithsapothecary@gmail.com. I would be delighted to hear from you.  You can also follow me on Twitter at www.twitter.com/herbmuse. I occasionally guest blog at Herb Companion and Handmade Philly, so look out for my posts.

7 Responses to About Lilith

  1. Prabhav says:

    Hi Lilith,

    I just went through your etsy store and your blog, your stuff looks good and interesting. I am currently developing a personal care company in Singapore/Asia and am looking for technical partners for products. If you are interested then do let me know. In which case i would order samples from you (which i would pay for!) and then accordingly get talking. Do let me know. My email adress is prabhava@gmail.com

    Prabhav Sharda

  2. Tina Bing says:

    Hi Sarah,

    I am ot sure how I came across your site, maybe as a side link at the Herb Companion website, but I really liked your site and your tips and recipes.

    I am a wannabe herbalist, but I have not had any formal training. For the time being, it is a bit expensive and financial aid is not available for most herbal training. Do you have any books that you could recommend on how to make tinctures or salves? I have quite a few that explain many different herbs and what they can and can not be used for. I just do not have any that explain what to do after you have grown it, aside from cooking of course.

    Tina B.

    • lilithsapothecary says:

      Hello Tina,
      Thanks so much for writing. I’m glad you’ve found my blog and Herb Companion posts interesting and informative!

      You don’t need formal training to become a family herbalist and making tinctures, infusions, decoctions, salves and syrups is easy! I have some posts on my blog that tell you how to make infusions and herb companion has some good posts on the subject too, but I would suggest you seek out books from herbalists such as Susun Weed and Rosemary Gladstar. These two herbalists focus on specific herbs that are readily available, extrememly safe (food-grade), and they are both ‘grandmothers’ of the modern herbal movement here in North America. Once you have learned what they have to say, you can decide at that point whether to move on to more complex herbal formulas and preparations. They also teach the ‘folk method’ of herbal tincturing, which is perfectly fine for making tinctures your family will use at home. (Just be sure to use at least 100proof vodka, as 80 Proof is not enough.) If you google the names of both of these herbalists, you’ll get their websites. But more importantly, get their books! 🙂
      Thanks for contacting me and don’t hesitate to get in touch with more questions ~

  3. Kiki says:

    Hi Sarah!!

    I just popped over from medicinewomen.wordpress. We have been getting lots of friendly “pings” from your site! Your blog is gorgeous!

    Thanks for linking up with us. It’s a network of goodness!!

    Best, Kiki

  4. Sun says:

    Wow. rejuvenating facial serum was a miracle for me. Thank you for your kind note on my order paper. You are awesome!

    Sun in LA

  5. Debbie Pease says:

    hi lilith, I was told that Thyme is good for getting rid of MRSA. I have an abcess on my spine that wentinto my blood, Im on an antibiotic through IV. but if I can help with taking an thyme capsule, I will. Just asking for your input…PLEASE Debbie

    • lilithsapothecary says:

      For something this serious, I can only recommend seeing a physician though as stated in my post, supplementing antibiotics with the herbs I mention can only *help*. By all means consider these herbs as supplementary but also do consult with a certified herbalist or naturopath for more guidance in such an acute situation. Best to you, Sarah

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