A wise woman who was traveling in the mountains found a precious stone in a stream.  The next day she met another traveler who was hungry, and the wise woman opened her bag to share her food.  The hungry traveler saw the precious stone and asked the woman to give it to him. 
She did so without hesitation.  The traveler left, rejoicing in his good fortune.  He knew the stone was worth enough to give him security for a lifetime.  But a few days later he came back to return the stone to the wise woman.
“I’ve been thinking,” he said, “I know how valuable the stone is, but I give it back in the hope that you can give me something even more precious.  Give me what you have within you that enabled you to give me the stone.”
-Author Unkown  

Giving Back

Each season Altar and Leaf Apotheca donates to organizations that we believe contribute to the richness of our lives. These organizations include animal sanctuaries (Autumn) , Children's Foundations (Winter),  women's health & wellness (Spring) and wilderness preservation (Summer).  You will receive quarterly updates regarding these donations in our newsletter.

Over the past few years we have been happy to have supported the following organizations:

  • RAINN Foundation
  • Global Womens Empowerment Fund
  • Wolf Haven International
  • Sierra Club
  • Mount St Helens Institue
  • WA Trails Association
  • North County Food Bank
  • Standing Rock Sioux Tribe


For each jar of infused honey or electuary $5 will be donated to the Honey Bee Conservancy 

For each bottle of Devils Club oil or tincture $5 will be donated to Cascade Forest Conservancy 


Our products are packaged in reusable glass and recyclable paper packaging. Altar & Leaf strives to protect our planet by supporting eco-friendly packaging resources,

All of our formularies are  carefully infused  with integrity for the sources they are harvested from. Whether it is something that we grow,  wild-harvest thoughtfully from the surrounding Cascades or the farms and growers that we support. All of the ingredients are earth made and as pure as nature.