Iris Herbal: locally-made, certified organic, hand-crafted herbal products including salves and tinctures. We offer guided herb walks, as well as a Celtic labyrinth and tours of a passive solar greenhouse.
Iris Herbal Products (located at the 28 mile marker of NM Hwy 522) has been serving the herbal needs of the neighborhood of Latir/El Rito (as well as tourists who notice the big herb sign and are intrigued) since 1988. The proprietor, Cathy Hope (who has studied herbal medicine since 1977), offers mostly certified organic aromatherapy oils and products (salves, perfumes, and combinations for bath, massage, and energy work) herbal tinctures, and incense, as well as nutritional consultations and supplements. All salves and tinctures are hand-made in small batches, often with wild-crafted or home-grown ingredients. The business is open most days and often “after hours” for locals and visitors needing emergency cold and flu and altitude sickness products.
Also on site are a 7 circuit Celtic labyrinth and a passive solar greenhouse (both were partially built with local community volunteer labor). These are open to the public by appointment and free of charge (if you want a tour of the greenhouse, donations are accepted).
During the summer months Cathy offers groups (2-8 folks) guided tours near Red River (North of Taos, NM). You’ll want to bring your camera (and your lunch) on this fun, informative, three-hour herb walk along a beautiful canyon stream.
Call toll free 877-286-2970 to schedule and for more information.