About Us

Welcome to Orenda Herbal!

Orenda is a native North American word occurring throughout various traditions used to signify life force energy, spiritual essence, or an inherent spiritual power within all of us. Some traditions liken it to the song of power, or flame of mystery, residing within all animate and inanimate beings.

Orenda Herbal is a family owned company committed to honoring the spiritual essence within our human family, our plant allies, and our beautiful planet by providing lovingly-handcrafted, herbalist-formulated products for mind, body, and spirit using organic and locally grown ingredients, infused with the most important ingredient of all: loving intentions of bringing your family wellness, balance, and peace. We create our products in small batches by hand according to lunar and planetary cycles, to offer you the highest quality products with the purest energetic and biochemical qualities possible that support your health, the health of our community, and the health of the planet.

Our company was founded in 2004 with the belief that our greatest opportunity to make change in the world begins with ourselves, and that emotional and environmental wellness are intimately connected to our physical health. With these in mind and heart, we began formulating herbal products to support mind, body, and spirit, while ensuring our practices supported ecological health. Our greatest guidance in our work comes when we commune with the plants and dig our fingers in the dirt, and to give back to these wise weeds, we support the nonprofit organization United Plant Savers with proceeds from each sale.

Founder and co-owner Emily Ruff, a community herbalist and director of the Florida School of Holistic Living, began developing herbal formulas after years of experience and training under the mentorship of herbalists George D'Arcy and Rosemary Gladstar. Alongside the wisdom and healing hands of co-owner Jacqueline Feasel, a community herbalist and licensed massage therapist, products are handblended with the attention to detail and healing energy our loyal customers have come to expect from our products. Many of our ingredients are harvested from our own gardens, stewarded by herbalist Michael Tiner, who tends the soil with love and intention to bring our herbal ingredients to life. Our original blends offer the rich health benefits of these locally grown botanicals, bringing you wellness, balance, and peace in harmony with our environment.