Leaf & Petal’s Mission...
To benefit mind, body, and spirit with products and services that offer health and healing through natural remedies.
My journey toward healthy living began in 1999, after having trouble recovering from a difficult pregnancy. My mother-in-law came to my house with a big bag of natural health supplements and a list of instructions.
In 2004, I drank my last soda, after being addicted to them since I was a child.
In 2006, after another difficult pregnancy, I delved into natural herbal remedies and developed a love for tea.
In 2008, I was diagnosed with celiac after a year of experimenting with an all organic, sugar-free diet and still feeling sick all the time. Being gluten-free was a major step toward healing.
In 2010, I was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. I found a wonderful doctor who not only listened and helped but was respectful of my “as natural as possible” approach to diet and health.
In 2014, more pieces of the puzzle came together when I was diagnosed with POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome).
In 2018, after living in many places across the United States, my family moved to Occoquan, Virginia, and fell in love with its charm, history, and community.
In 2020, a final piece of the mysteries fell into place with the diagnosis of a systemic nickel allergy.
It's 2021, and I am off all medications (& I have been on a lot over the years) and I have more energy than I could have previously imagined.
I want to use Leaf & Petal to share all the knowledge I have gained during my decades of research and experience in good health and healing. I have always dreamed of owning a shop, and historic Occoquan, where locals and tourists from all over wander regularly, is the perfect location for it.
Leaf & Petal carries herbal teas and tisanes, and all the supplies to go with them, natural tinctures and remedies, clean non-toxic beauty products, and other items to promote self-healing. Leaf & Petal will be sourcing products from local makers whenever possible and will also include amazing products from other parts of the globe if they fit our health and healing standards. I am so thankful for all the help and support of my family, friends, and mentors in this part of my journey. I hope you love Leaf & Petal as much as I do.
Welcome to our little corner of Occoquan.