Herbs and Essential Oils


Essential oil infused sea salt blends with herbs and spices are an easy and fun way to make day to day cooking feel gourmet. But they’re also a perfect gift idea for the food lovers on your holiday list. If you’re from the Finger Lakes region, there’s a very good chance that you visited Taste. […]

Essential Oil infused Sea Salt Recipes Perfect for Gift Giving

A whitewashed background with a wooden bowl of chili and lime essential oil infused sea salt. There is a spoon with the salt, chili flakes, and a bottle of young living Vitality Lime essentil oil

Encourage healthy mane and tail growth with this nourishing DIY mane and tail conditioner recipe for horses, mules and donkeys. It’s easy to make, smells amazing, and is a great gift for your horse loving friends. You can even use it on yourself 😉 My life with essential oils, aromatherapy and natural living started thanks […]

Nourishing DIY Mane and Tail Conditioner

an Amber glass bottle with script letter that says Unicorn Mist

Since 2001 I’ve been creating bespoke apothecary products for people, horses and dogs with herbs and essential oils. Some of the many products I made and shared included shampoos, soaps, salves, teas and tisanes, tinctures, and aromatherapy blends. I’ve been on a hiatus for a bit, but am happy to share that I am available once again to create for you and your amazing animals.

Epona Apothecary re-launches 8/1/2020

Amber glass bottle with healing calendula tincture and epona botanica logo on a beautiful moss covered barnwood board

Compost is the wonder component of thriving, gorgeous, and wildly productive gardens. Writing about compost in a dangerous light is difficult for me because I am so passionate about compost! It’s also much more cumbersome, and a lot more technical than my norm. I’ve meant to tackle this post for a few years now. Yes, […]

Is Your Compost a Killer?

Healthy Compost with a young toad at Raised Roots Co Kitchen Gardens


“I contacted Colleen for help with my mare, Delilah, after purchasing her at auction. I did some detective work and discovered she had a past full of abuse, neglect and moved through several homes because of her behavior. She was having many issues like weight loss, ulcers and behavioral problems and I worked with my vet to try to keep treating it all. I was afraid that Delilah might be beyond help. I found Colleen through a mutual friend and she showed me how Delilah’s past and emotional health, and my own fears and doubts about it all, kept her stuck in a cycle of unwellness. With Colleen’s help I learned how to be present for Delilah in the way that she needs me most, and how to help her as she recovers. I’m happy to say that after a 6 months of hard work, my girl is on her way to a fresh start and we’re accomplishing things together that I didn’t think were possible.”

-Andrea R.


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