Jasmine Botanicals founder Jasmine Rose was raised with holistic medicine, recognizing the strength and beauty of the plant world and our interdependence as humans with it. Garlic oil for an ear infection, arnica to heal bruises, lavender and aloe for burns. Jasmine Botanicals was created to offer decades of herbal experience in high quality tincture alcohol extracts using tried and true recipes made with locally-sourced (when available) herbs in biodynamic alcohol.
In love with tea, the flavour, health benefits and the rituals around drinking it, and realizing there was a lack of high quality loose leaf organic tea available locally, she began to import certified organic tea from China, Taiwan, India and Japan. We specialize in oolongs but also carry green, black and pu er.
For Jasmine, sourcing the highest quality clean botanical ingredients is an intimate process of relationships with people and plants.
We also recently are offering pure botanical powdered incense with brass “incense seals used for creating a stencil of incense which is carefully laid down on top of ash and burned in the design of the stencil. This method of incense burning avoids the smoke of binders or wood in the centre, allowing the fragrance to come from the intended incense botanicals only.
After 15 years in private practice, Jasmine is now focusing on providing botanical products accessible to the general public. She has been blessed with excellent mentors of different lineage traditions of herbalism, both Eastern and Western. From these traditions we produce simple yet effective botanical medicine for every day health support.
Travelling around the globe, she has studied in Taiwan, explored the world’s largest medicinal botanical garden in Guang Xi, China, visited China’s largest medicinal herb market in Bo Zhou, and visited tea farms in Taiwan and China. Today she spends most of her time crafting herbal medicine and botanical products and enjoying tea at her tea house and studio in the Cowichan Valley, BC. She still makes time to continue her studies with elders in the herbal community locally and abroad.