9 Plant-Loving Herbalists to Follow on Instagram

By Ellen Ricks

On April 22, 2019

In Astrology, Herbalism, Magic

9 Plant-Loving Herbalists to Follow on Instagram

It’s official: spring has sprung! In this flowery season marked by Aries and the Spring Equinox, we shed our winter blues and embrace all the wonders that spring has to offer us. That means it’s time for new beginnings, prosperity, and growth. And what better way to get into the feeling of regrowth than by having it all over your Instagram feed? Instagram offers a wonderful community of witches, plant parents, and herbalists (a person who studies the medicinal and magical properties of herbs) that help us learn about the magic of the plants around us. Here are some magical herbalists that you should be following.

@herbalarimatherapist

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Two questions for you: ? 1 – Have you ever grown passionflower successfully indoors? I've only ever grown it outdoors, but I've recently seen a couple people mention that they wanted to grow it indoors and it made me wonder how it performs as a houseplant. Have you ever tried it? If so, have you ever gotten it to bloom indoors? South facing window? ? 2 – Has anyone else been having issues with IG not telling you when you have new comments on your posts? ? Pictured: dried passionflowers from my 2018 garden ? Happy Saturday! ?

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If you’re looking to really understand what herbalism is, this account is the place to learn. Erin Stewart, an herbalist based in the pacific northwest, is a NAHA certified aromatherapist, photographer, and artist who has combined all her talents into her amazing feed. She started her Instagram account in 2016, sharing not only beautiful photos of plants but also useful information about them.She also gives out plant-based recipes on her blog you can make yourself, herbal scrubs and tinctures.

@woodspell.apothecary

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After the wild leeks and before the violets is where my heart lies. Trillium grandiflorum, lady in white, dancing us into summer. Only one more month ? . . . . . . . . . #intothewoods #inspiredbyflowers #allthingsbotanical #botanicaldaydreams #botanicalpickmeup #naturesketch #plantmagic #plantmedicine #thewildremedy #curated_nature #plants_are_magic #myeverydaymagic #myherbalstudies #folkvibes #herbology #herbalism #herbnerd #forestlovers #trillium #natureflatlays #springfever #naturedrawing #quietinthewild

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This account, run by herbalist and woodswoman Val, is all about giving us those ~magical vibes~ through her use of color, mystical aesthetic, and a few furry friends. She first started the page as a way to focus on floral inspiration. But after battling some chronic digestive issues, she found herbalism to be her true calling. “Herbal medicine played a huge role in my healing journey,” she says. Today, her account is a mixture of floral beauty and nutrients from the Earth. She finds inspiration for her blog from the forest and the herbalism community.

@rowanandsage

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I have some other news for you today! The @herbalacademy just announced that they will be closing course registration for the Introductory, Intermediate, and all herbalist packages on January 7th until further notice as they undergo some website improvements. No return date has been announced yet on these programs so hurry to enroll before these classes are no longer available! Their annual Holiday Sale has been extended through January 6th (this weekend) so you can save up to 25% off on your registration if you sign up by then! While a return date hasn’t been announced, the @herbalacademy did say that prices will increase when the courses open again. I can personally attest to the unmatched quality of these courses, which have been instrumental in my own path as an herbalist. Whether you are just starting out, established on the path towards clinical Herbalism, or seeking education on how to start a herbal products business, @herbalacademy has a course for you. Visit the link in my bio to be taken to their courses page and remember to sign up before registration ends on January 6th!

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Run by Sarah Corbett, a clinical herbalist based in Georgia, and her life and business partner Ian, this account is for the inquisitive beginner in all things plant-like, herbaceous, and floral. The account came alive in 2013 after Sarah developed a love for herbalism when she developed celiac disease. Since then, she and Ian help others find the beauty of nature by offering wellness consultations and herbal recipes on the blog.

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@dori_the_crystal_whisperer

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I would like to shed some light on something that I noticed many of you seem to be concerned with – is it good to have plants in your bedroom? I remember when I was a child, I was told that sleeping in the same room with plants can be dangerous due to carbon dioxide emissions. But they actually absorb the CO2 emissions during the day and release the very oxygen needed by us all. The truth is that plants, just as humans and animals, do produce carbon dioxide at night time as a result of their process of photosynthesis. However, we along with our furry friends, emit way much more CO2 than plants do… and even then, the amount of plants emissions is so small that it is practically considered harmless. But let me tell you what plants bring to your home in exchange that tiny amount of CO2: 1. Plants improve the air quality. They help to maintain healthy humidity levels by releasing water vapor during transpiration. 2. Plants produce negative ions in the air that help to reduce dust, mold spores, alergies and bacteria. 3. Plants improve our productivity, mental state and just make us overall happy people ? 4. Some plants can even filtered the air from pollution like benzene, formaldehyde and a number of others. . . . #plantsmakepeoplehappy #plantmom #urbanjungle #urbanjungleblogger #crazyplantlady #jungalow #girlswithplants #plantsofinsta #plantsarefriends #houseplantlove #letsjungelize

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Green is the theme of this Insta account. Dori, an Egyptologist and self-proclaimed “queen of a tiny plant kingdom” started her account full of extraordinary plants, altars, crystals, and magic, in 2018. Since then, she has been posting about plant care and Egyptology on both her feed and her YouTube account.

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@allisonoliviamoon

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Portland was amazing ? ✨can’t wait to press the leaves I found there for my journal. How is everyone celebrating Mabon? As soon as I unpack, I’m going to make butternut squash ravioli, pumpkin chocolate chip bread, apple butter, and chai tea mixes. While I was in Oregon I left the city and wandered a forest for a bit, and meditated under a huge tree. I get asked a lot about how to celebrate the different sabbats, but you celebrate it the way you want to! You don’t have to have a super fancy ritual or a million herbs and spices. Carve your craft the way you want it to be. That’s the beauty of it. ☺️?

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There’s no denying it: this is truly magical. Vibrant colors, spell-bounding energy, beautiful plants, and hot looks, this account owns the witch aesthetic. The girl behind the camera (and in the feed!) is Ally, a content creator and self-proclaimed “solidarity eclectic magical gal.” According to her FAQ page, her practice involves plant and kitchen magic, which you can also find on her enchanting YouTube channel.

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@gatherthyme

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?нєявѕ σƒ уυℓє? M I S T L E T O E » frigga’s tears . In Norse mythology there is a story with Loki and the ever popular mistletoe. Frigga, goddess of love and beauty wanted to make sure no harm would come to her son Balder who was most loved of all the gods. She secured the promise of all elements to make sure nothing would ever hurt him. . Loki, however, found a way; & that was mistletoe. He fashioned one arrow from its branch and gave it to Hoder, Balder’s blind brother. Loki killed Balder through the hands of Hoder. . Because of this Frigga cries immense tears, which some say display the mistletoe berries. In one version, Balder comes back to life from Frigga’s remorse & is so thankful that she reversed the ill reputation of mistletoe into a symbol of love. . source: thewhitegoddess.co.uk . . #yuletide #yuletideseason #yule #december #herbalife #herbalism #christmastime #christmas #sabbat #wheeloftheyear #12daysofchristmas #apothecary #gowildlyandslow #theslowlife #thebotanicalseries #underthefloralspell #cabinetofcuriosities #darkmood #pagansofinstagram #witchessociety #witchessocietyguest #witchesofinstagram #greenwitch #hedgewitchcraft #druidry #pagan #paganism #witchythings #paganlife #mistletoe

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Featuring crystals, tarot, and a whole lot of plants, this moody account has created the ultimate chill, green witch vibe. Before starting the account in June 2018 after a two-year-trip abroad, pagan herbalist Genevieve Clarisse (Gen for short), learned the magic of plants growing up on an herb and flower farm with her mother and grandmother. With such a dense background in herbalism, Genevieve says her goal for the account is to “create a supportive environment on social media that [is] open to any and all individuals that either loved or worshipped nature.” On her YouTube page, you’ll find instructional videos on how to incorporate herbalism into pagan practice. Or, you could check out her Etsy shop, where she sells herbaceous items and hand-knitted scarves.

@whisper_in_the_wood

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What does being a witch look like for you? Do you identify as a particular type? Are you eclectic? Not a fan of the labels? Do you belong to a coven or are you a solitary practitioner? Are you Pagan? Wiccan? Neither? Do you celebrate sabbats? I could continue with more questions, but I’m using them to make a point… It’s SO exciting that there are a variety of ways to live the path of a witch. YOU get to choose what that looks like for you and how to best live your own unique truth. No two witches will be exactly like, even if they choose similar paths. . . . I identify as green witch and a hedge witch. I am a solitary practitioner. I’m not Wiccan. Not pagan. I do celebrate sabbats. What does my individual path look like? The paths of the green witch and hedge witch are actually quite similar, and the two are often confused. As a green witch you’ll find me in the woods, foraging, mushroom hunting, gardening, practicing herbalism and the wise woman healing way, and aligning myself with the cycles of nature and the moon. I’m attracted to things like rocks and crystals, animal bones, feathers, moss — natural finds. Whereas the green witch focuses on the natural, earthly world of the elements (earth, air, fire, water), the hedge witch has one foot in the green earthly world (that’s how the paths are similar) and the other foot in the spirit realm. Hedge witches traditionally lived on the outskirts of their village, in the hedge. Beyond the hedge was deep forest. As a hedge witch, I practice divination; connecting and communicating with the spirit world to receive guidance and wisdom. . . . Both of these paths are likely to be solitary and without fancy tools or elaborate rituals. I seem to be a pretty balanced mix of green and hedge, and for me, I can’t imagine being one without the other. I’m so curious —Tell me, what does being a witch look like for you? ?xx

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For an aesthetic introduction to natural witchcraft, check out Susan Tuttle’s folksy Instagram page. Her mystical photography is accompanied by witchy tips like how to create sigils and what to put in an altar. As a folk herbalist and artist living in the woods of Maine, Susan has always had a deep connection with nature. She began the account in 2016 as a way to share her “herbalism adventures” with others.

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@luna.leena

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Having a lovely evening of painting and YouTube videos, I would love some recommendations! I've been enjoying listening to them while painting but I need someone new to binge watch… preferably someone funny… who is you favorite?

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Giving us some major #altargoals here! Instagrammer Colleen, started her account in April 2018, and features a bewitching display of plants, crystals, art, and tarot cards. But this account doesn’t just give you beautiful things to look at, it has tons of helpful information about witchcraft. From infusing magick into your garden to creating a sachet for vivid dreams, you bet you can find it in this feed. For even more, check out her crystal shop on Etsy.

@world_of_magick

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Sunflowers are believed to be a symbol of good luck ? Pick one at sunset and carry it with you to bring you good luck the following day. If you're looking to learn the truth about something, sleep with a sunflower under your pillow and the truth will be revealed to you. The sunflower also represents loyalty because they always follows the sun ?☀️ Do you use sunflowers in your Magick? ❤️✨ #sunflowers #sunflower #spells #witchcraft #gardenmagic #magickspells #witches #herbalistsofinstagram #witchesofinstagram #witch #plantmagic #wiccansofinstagram #plantmagick #plantmedicine #naturalhealing #nature #greenwitch #witchythings #plantwitch #herbalism #herbalist #nature #wicca #pagan #wiccans #pagans #pagansofinstagram #wiccan #magick #earthmagic

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For all your #grimoiregoals, London-based Kim Aaronricks has everything you need to begin your magical journey. She started her Instagram account earlier this year to focus her attention on magick and herbalism. Herbalism has always been a part of Kim life, being brought up on natural remedies (her mother is a qualified Reiki teacher and writes her blog posts). Kim says that her biggest inspiration for her account is nature.

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