Tell us a little about your background
I am a native Coloradan. I’ve lived north of Denver my entire life. I grew up in a pharmaceutical-focused family. I used to visit my grandmother in the mountains in Walden and she was living off the land. I think that inspired me to be more natural in my ways of living, which was opposite to how I was raised. I studied at Herbalism Roots in Denver to become a certified herbalist. I’ve worked in the supplement industry for 11 years now and I just received my doula certification!
What sparked your interest in becoming a certified herbalist?
Working in the natural food industry opened my eyes to a lot of issues with health and the environment so that geared my attention towards supplements but then because I am such a plant lover, I zoned in on herbs. The first time I used an herb for personal health reasons, I used straight lavender tincture and it helped me tremendously. My interest spiraled after that.
Tell us more about your journey to becoming a doula
I became interested in becoming a doula because my sister just had a baby, so for the first time I am an auntie! I’ve always been drawn to women and how cool and creative our bodies are. With WishGarden being mid-wife founded, I keep thinking about what I want when I have children. Midwifery isn’t my calling, but I wanted to learn more about creating a safe space and providing safe herbs for women throughout their entire motherhood journey – before, during and after birth. The doula training wasn’t exactly what I expected. I thought it would be more physiology focused, but most of the course was about energetics and the spiritual side of things. It was highlighting how a woman’s body at the time of birth is a portal from one world to another. Birth used to be more ceremonial but as a society we’ve lost sight of that. A doula doesn’t interfere but holds down the safe space, empowers the woman’s decision, serves as an advocate, and supports a woman from pre-conception to post-partum.
What is your role at WishGarden?
I am customer journey lead and in-house DSHEA consultant. My role involves customer service operations, assisting our customer using my herbal knowledge, writing educational blogs, teaching classes, and just all around supporting the community. As a DHSEA consultant, I ensure all written communications are DSHEA compliant.
What’s your favorite part about working at WishGarden?
I love that I get to stay in the conversation, as it pertains to herbalism and the herbal world. Our work culture is highly collaborative, and it has a family feel, we are all supportive of each other.
What’s your favorite WishGarden formula?
Lately, it’s been Serious V-fighter. It has kept me afloat this entire winter. It’s a very effective immune product.
What is your spirit herb?
Osha - It has a sacred sadness about it, it’s been taken for granted, but it’s so powerful and strong – you can use the root over and over again. It reminds us to be sustainable.
Rebecca Younger is passionate about herbs and women's health. She aspires to plant seeds of inspiration within her community about plant medicine and healthier ways of life. She studied Herbal Medicine at Herbalism Roots in Denver and is a certified Doula through the Matrona Foundation. She is the customer journey lead at WishGarden Herbs.
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