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Herbal Salves & Balms for Everyday Magic

Handmade Small-Batch Soaps

Magical Miscellany for a Better Bath


Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Crafted with obvious love”


Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Wonderful aroma, beautifully crafted”


Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Such a great line”


Hello! I’m Kate, the one-witch show behind HWB. I believe there is something both inherently satisfying and quietly revolutionary in becoming learned in the practical arts, and in using something lovingly crafted by another person. Learn more about my commitment to radical self-care.

  • Knowledge is Power
    Last week the state of Mississippi pushed for the US Supreme Court to overturn Roe v Wade, the 1973 ruling that made abortion legal nationwide. The court’s composition, with a 6-3 conservative majority, gives legitimate reason for concern as to …
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    Hey friends, happy Saturday! Summer is in full swing, the shop is bustling with vacationers enjoying the river, and since I’ve been quite busy and am in the middle of multiple books right now, I’m totally phoning it in for …
  • On Justice, & a Fundraiser for RAINN
    CONTENT WARNING: Sexual Assault Following the news of Cosby’s release, I was speaking with a friend about our experiences as survivors of sexual assault. Neither of us pressed charges, though I tried and was dissuaded by law enforcement, having been …