Blog Post 97 – Shop Recommendations

While we get our Etsy shop slowly up to speed (there are more products on the way soon, I promise!), I thought I’d take today to recommend a couple of sites where you can find fantastically witchy supplies.  I’ve had good, long conversations with both shop owners and found them to be incredibly knowledgeable about their products and about magic in general.  Without further ado, here they are:

Forest Grove Botanica – The store of Sarah, the Witch of Forest Grove, whom we’ve had on our show before.  Now, I’ve linked to her shop in the past, but as of yesterday, she launched her site independently, so it no longer relies on Etsy to provide transactions and listings.  And it looks like she has really been expanding her wares, too.  She’s including all sorts of wonderful products, like Witches’ Salves, herbal smokes, oils, potions, and incenses.   I’ve already placed my first order, and I’m sure I’ll be getting lots more from her in the future (especially once she gets her Art section up and running).

Alchemy Arts – This is the store I mentioned from the Chicago-land area in Podcast 17 (and which I incorrectly called “Alchemy Works,” sorry!).  I seriously spent a lot of time and money in this shop, and I wish I could have spent more of both there.  This was a phenomenal place, and the owner really knows his stuff.   If you’re in the area, stop by.  Or you can call him and he’ll help you get exactly what you need at a fair price.

If you have favorite shops you’d like to recommend, please comment and do so (if you can provide links, that’s helpful, too)!

Thanks for reading!


6 thoughts on “Blog Post 97 – Shop Recommendations”

  1. Not really a witchy shop, but still one of my favorites for supplies. Also I’d like to add I really enjoy your blog and love listening to your show. In approach I often myself agreeing with Laine’s sentiments and Cory I always appreciate the intellectualism you add to a traditionally folksy craft. Thanks for all you do! – Flux

    1. Hi Flux,

      Yes, I actually order a number of my bulk herbs from Mountain Rose. They have good quality stuff, and it’s usually certified organic, free trade, or wildcrafted, so I am a big fan of them. Thanks for linking to them for the other readers!

      Also, thanks for the warm words about us! It’s always nice to hear such glowing things 🙂 We really appreciate it!

      All the best,

  2. Hi Cory,
    I agree with you about the owner of Alchemy Arts, he know his stuff. It’s really close to my work so I stop by every Friday after work. I love it! I can ask Ken anything and he always helps me. I’m glad you had a chance to visit!
    Take care.

    1. Hi Karla!

      I have to admit I’m slightly jealous that you live so close to him! I’d probably never leave his store if I lived there, lol.

      Thanks for commenting!

  3. The real Alchemy Works in Elmira, NY deserves a plug too, now that you’ve used their name in vain. A great selection of herbs, oils, incense, talismans, etc. Excellent packaged magical herb seeds, and they sell a lovely Japanese incense charcoal that is so much better than the sulfurous “self-lighting” stuff you find everywhere. Good people to deal with by mail-order, and the website itself is a valuable reference source.

    1. Lol, thanks Wulf. Fair enough, and thanks for linking Alchemy Works. I certainly didn’t want to discourage anyone from shopping there; I just mis-plugged them (is that a word?). Anyhow, thanks for the link and the comment!


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