Kingdom of Basil has opened on – healing herbs for animals

I have always had a dream to have an herb shop. I picture a little brick storefront with large front windows full of plants. When you walk in the smell of herbs meets you at the door. For those of you who have never walked into a Chinese pharmacy it is hard to explain the wonderful delight of so many flavors mingling together.

Someday I will have this shop and run a healing practice full of wonderful acupuncturists, naturopathic physicians, massage practitioners, and other healing workers for animals and people in the rooms behind it. We could have classes in the evenings on herbs and healing and support groups for those who have recently lost animal companions. Maybe a library for those who want to come in and look through books.

I wonder if it could be a third place for those with companion animals? Somewhere that folks could meet up.

But most of all it would be full of my herbs. My pharmacy has grown to almost 300 herbs over the years and I would love a place to show them off. Can you imagine dog treats infused with herbs for health? Chocolates for humans with calming herbs such as lavender in them? Tinctures for when our animal friends have to go under anesthesia. Ground herbs to mix in homemade food of older dogs.

Two days ago I opened the first version of this business. I have always been one to start small and create from there. So this business is on which allows people to display their talents and homemade items. Please come and visit me at Kingdom of Basil online. Someday I hope to see you in my beautiful Seattle shop!

6 Responses to “Kingdom of Basil has opened on – healing herbs for animals”

  1. Jennifer Says:

    Hi Lena – This is great news! By the way, the link to Kingdom of Basil above doesn’t work for me.

  2. Lena Says:

    Got it working – I forgot an e in my code:-)

  3. Stacy Says:

    Wow, congratulations, Lena!!

  4. Lena Says:

    Thanks Stacy! Just getting my first couple orders out:-)

  5. Susan Says:

    Congratulations on the store! I was researching something and turned up a link to your site. I haven’t visited in a while. Oscar has been doing great! We are doing no oncological things at all and streamlined his supplements. Other than Lyme this summer, he has been in good health. We are 17 months from his original mast cell diagnosis/surgery and 13.5 months from his lymph node recurrence/removal. We are so grateful for the resources we have found along the way, like your wonderful site!

  6. Lena Says:

    That’s wonderful Susan! Thank you for letting me know, it is always fun to catch up with some of the animals I have heard about awhile back. Go Oscar:-)