ORIGIN STORY

Do you know where the idea for Folk Care came from? Because, I’d like to tell you.

I've been studying metaphysics, energy, and ritual for 6 years. Steadily doing the work, acquiring training and certifications, allowing myself to be molded and led faithfully in my passion of facilitating magic through healing.

I've studied books, language, psychology, communication, reiki, chakras, religion, and womb work, but I've never felt the way plants make me feel.

From the moment I started my first herbalism program, ideas for herbal wonders flooded me.

Baths, teas, tinctures, tonics, salves, sweets. Each time I met an herb, it’s like it whispered to me all the ways it wanted to be used. But, I was patient. Jotting down ideas. Sourcing herbs. Chopping, grinding, measuring, macerating. Getting to know the plants.

Jars of herbs in limbo between mixture and medicine began to line my home. Bags of herbs piled around my altar space. I slowly created and studied, waiting for the path to clear.

The first herbalism program I ever took changed my life, but in more ways than one. It showed me the craft I’d been longing to remember. But, it also brought me one of the most devastating life events I’ve been through. While I was away, my dad died suddenly.

I was instantly changed. Shifted into a new person with a new passion and a new grief. Both of which I will carry with me for the rest of my life, as one wanes into the other, as the pain lessens and the purpose grows.

From this, my process was born.

One full of intention and prayer and trust and knowledge and leaps of faith. One full of the energy of inspiration that activated itself within me and revealed the creations you'll find here in this shop.

Folk Care is the convergence of divinity and destiny.

Born from the labors of ancestral assistance and spirit filled guidance, this is a space where the lore, love, and practice of herbalism, magic, and mindfulness merge to bring ease and healing to others, because some folk really do still care.

 

ABOUT KURSTEN

Hiya, hey, hello - I'm Kursten. If I had to describe myself in one sentence (which people assure me I should do in a bio), I would say...

I'm an herbalist and community advocate with a nurturing essence that's endlessly drawn to all avenues of expressing and liberating the divine fxminine.

A roundabout path of studying psych, then communications, then literature, landed me a front-row seat to witness the wonders of energy work while working at an acupuncture clinic.

From the first time an artfully placed needle stimulated my chi, I was hooked and on a mission to unearth and embrace the deep wisdom and liberation the body holds.

I've been led to reiki master attunement, womb healing training, Chinese Medicine studies, and herbalism certifications that have all woven together to manifest the passion project of my life: Folk Care.