On The 425 Show today I caught up with Katya Difani, owner of one of my favorite local businesses, Herban Wellness in downtown Kirkland. Herban Wellness is a local herbal apothecary that offers natural solutions to common health problems. Whether you’re experiencing a common cold, trouble sleeping, stress, headaches, allergies, or just want to live a cleaner, healthier life style Katya and her experienced staff are there to help you connect with your body and find the right health solution for you.

Celebrating their 10 year anniversary, Katya’s mission is to empower people to take charge of their health by providing an accessible & inviting shop with a unique range of herbal and nutritional products, educational workshops, herbs & foods to achieve health or return to health.

If you’re like me – going into a shop filled with 100’s of herbs and oils can be exciting, but a bit overwhelming! Katya takes the time to find what works best for her customer’s and choose the best solution that works for your lifetsyle. If you’re a tea drinker they have ready made 2-3 oz tea blends, to address common health concerns, containing a combination of herbs. And they taste amazing! Check out their tea of a month, Rebalancing Cleanse Support – A blend of herbs that gently stimulate and detoxify the primary organs.

If Essential oils are more up your alley, they have you covered. All of their Essential oils are from Snow Lotus Aromatherapy in Santa Rosa California, owned by trained Aromatherapist Peter Holmes. All oils are either from organically-grown or ethically and sustainably wild-harvested plant material.

Along with offering her expertise in the shop, Katya holds monthly events and workshops educating customers on everything from harvesting your own plants, using dry herbs in every day cooking, to creating your own lotion. If you’re looking for a fun girls day she can put together a tailored class just for you. Learn what herbs support healthy skin, and walk away with your own mask, facial scrub, or nourishing skin oils. For a full list of upcoming events check out their Facebook Page.

Her largest, and most exciting event is September 6th – 9th, held in beautiful Whitefish Montana, at SpiritWorks – Herb Farm. A four day retreat, to escape from your busy life, connect with nature, learn the healing power from favorite medicinal plants and end your stay with a guided plant walk in Glacier National Park!

If you’ve been thinking about trying out some natural remedies, or need to stock up on products you currently use check out Herban Wellness! Katya also makes it easy to order her full line of teas, herbal powders, natural skin care products, and more online. Follow their Instagram account for special promotional products, and to sign up for the Montana retreat check out her website.