Sundial Medicinals herbal products are created with a vision of effective and holistic health. It is our mission to inspire individuals to use herbal medicine for the ailments and imbalances of life. The formulas are intended to balance body systems and create harmony with form, function, and spirit of the person as a whole.
- All herbs used are either grown holistically by the herbalist, ethically wildcrafted, cultivated without chemicals, or are certified organic.
- Organic cane alcohol is used in all tinctures.
- All equipment for internal use medicine is either glass or stainless steel.
- The optimal extraction methods are always used, including fresh vs. dry plant matter, and the ideal alcohol ratios are used in extracts to ensure the best potency possible.
- Medicines are made with the cooperation of moon, planets, and other astronomical forces.
The Sundial Medicinals Apothecary in Moab is open for retail every Wednesday from 10am to 5pm. On other days, please feel free to schedule a consultation with the herbalist. For appointments and consultations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Herbalist
Emily Stock is an herbalist from Moab, Utah. She was born and raised in the heart of southern Utah’s canyon country, outside of Moab in Castle Valley. Awareness of plant energetics and ecological understanding has always been a way of life for her and her family. Through the teachings of her parents and herbalist grandmother, Emily quickly developed what would become a lifelong passion for natural medicine and healing.
Emily apprenticed, interned and self-studied herbal medicine, Taoist philosophy, and Ayurvedic medicine for 5 years before starting Sundial Medicinals in 2011. She is currently an advanced student at the East West School of Planetary Herbology. Her training includes Western, Chinese and Ayurvedic diagnostic methods and herbal treatment.
Emily is also a certified doula through DONA international. She is passionate about helping women find balance and fulfillment through the birthing process and also through herbal support. Helping women connect with herbs as a way of holistic lifestyle is one of her larger focuses in herbalism. She is currently working towards certification as a clinical herbalist and hopes to continue increasing the awareness, appreciation, and use of herbal medicines. Emily spends a lot of her time with herbs. Growing, harvesting, extracting and processing herbs, teaching workshops, and consulting with individuals about plant medicine are Emily’s passions.
How much is a dropper?
A dropper is one squeeze of the rubber cap; it usually ends up being about 30 drops.
Where do you source your herbs?
Sundial herbs are from a variety of sources. The herbalist grows many herbs, wildcrafts some, and some are bought from herb companies – mainly Pacific Botanicals and Mountain Rose Herbs. A few Chinese herbs are bought from lab-tested NuHerbs. All herbs are either certified organic, cultivated without chemicals (“organic” but not certified), or ethically wildcrafted.
How many droppers are in a 1oz tincture?
There are about 35 droppers in 1 fluid ounce. This means that a 1oz tincture with a standard dosage will last 2-3 weeks.
How do I take a tincture?
Most people take tinctures directly in the mouth, either on or under the tongue. Alternatively, especially if the tincture has a strong taste, you can put the recommended dosage in a small glass of cool water. Hot water is not generally recommended because volatile oils can evaporate with heat, diminishing the effectiveness. Also, it is often recommended that the tincture be tasted - so adding it to a small amount of water is preferable to juice or a larger amount of water.
Where do I store my tinctures?
Tinctures do best in a dark place at room temperature. Although the glass is protective of sun light, it is best to keep them out of direct sunlight. No need to refrigerate them.
Can I give tinctures and teas to my pets?
Generally, yes. Take into consideration the weight of your pet. For example, if your dog weighs half your weight, cut the dosage in half. Either mix the herbs with food or squirt the tincture directly in the mouth (not a very popular method amongst animals).