Hello Dear Friends!
Today, SidheSidhe and I decided to hop on our brooms and take a little trip! We left the greater Cincinnati area, and traveled a few hours south to Owensboro, KY, to the home of Dani Millay and WitchHaven Apothecary.
We zoomed past many a sunflower field, corn field, forest, and farm to get there… And we even had to call to make sure we were in the right place 🙂 Yay adventures!
Dani runs her incredible shop out of the front room of her home. When we arrived at our destination, all we saw was a nice looking home, out in the country, with “No Trespassing” signs posted at the end of a long gravel drive way. Not wanting to be shot on sight, SidheSidhe called the number listed on Google, and a pleasant voice answered assuring us we were in the right place.
Parking is off to the right of the driveway. We walked up onto the porch, and through a set of french doors on the front of the home. The shop is small, but very inviting – nice smells fill the air, and everything is laid out neatly on shelves around the exterior walls. The owner and proprietor, Dani, warmly greeted us, and chatted right along as we made our way around to look at all the things!
Though the “brick and mortar” shop itself is fairly new – (just opened in early June of this year! ), the online shop has been around for some time and continues to operate at the link above.
WitchHaven Apothecary is a herbal remedy shop, and metaphysical store all rolled into one! From dried herbs and oil blends, to signature serums and sprays, with books, cards, and crystals rolled in – if they don’t have exactly what you are looking for… Let Dani know! She told us that one of her customers was looking for a very specific athame, which was finally located through a craftsman in Germany! It took 7 weeks to arrive at the store, and the customer was supposed to drop by later today to look it over. It was beautiful!
As shops go, this one is quite small. However, it is VERY new, and will only get bigger and better!
I myself am very excited about my purchases – WHA Insect Repellent & loose white sage. As soon as I got home, I put some of the sage to work cleansing my crystals before I charge them under the up coming full moon 🙂 After I post this entry, I will be testing the insect repellent while I take my dog for his bedtime walk!
Normally, I am apprehensive to try products like the insect repellent… But Dani’s sincerity when she spoke about how this product came to be, how it’s been tried and tested by more than just her family, and how she stands by the quality of her blends – really gave me hope that I might have found the answer to my “stop biting me deer flies” prayers! I will report back after next weekend’s camping adventures where I really put this spray to the test!
Overall I give this shop a thumbs up! It’s easy to see how much pride, and love has gone into making this store a reality, and how much Dani cares about providing the best for her customers. I may not make it back to Owensboro any time soon… But I will definitely be keeping an eye on the WitchHaven Apothecary’s progress! If you happen to find yourself in the Owensboro area – check it out! If not, check out the online shop and give the store a like on Facebook.
With Love, and Light,