Handed Down & Made By Hand
More than just kitchen witches, herbalists Molly Watman and Emma Graves
have created a community around herbal wisdom.
Molly, a trained artist and graphic designer, started studying herbs after her first child was born. Though it had always been an interest, it took on more importance in her life as she took on the role of mother. Maybe it was hormone-induced paranoia, but she began to research all of those un-pronounceable ingredients and discovered that even so-called “green” labels came up short. Her solution was to go back to basics and learn to make her own cleaning supplies the way that our great-grandmothers did 100 years ago.
Emma, a certified herbalist & highly skilled aesthetician who has been working in natural skin care since 1998, originally developed the Between You and the Moon product line to serve her clients in finding a method of natural, holistic skin care that provided tangible results. A 4+ generation holistic healer, her love of skin care and holistic methods was chronicled in her early blog “The Pimple Whisperer,” some of which is still available on this website.
In 2011, The two joined forces to open Brooklyn Herborium, a place for Herbs to live, on Columbia Street in Red Hook/Carroll Gardens Brooklyn. They soon added family (mostly baby), home care, and additional apothecary goods to the original skin care line. Within months, they had outgrown that shop and created a workshop space right next-door. (See the video below for footage from that time…everyone was so young then!)
As their business and families grew (now to the point of 5 children between the two partners!) they invited other talented herbal crafters, herbalists and holistic aestheticians to train with them and expand their community to a second location—this one in the family-oriented neighborhood of Windsor Terrace. With the shop expansion, Brooklyn Herborium has been able to branch out further to those who are searching for the “real-deal” holistic goods while still proving the highest-quality hand-made products.