Perfumes have been around for millennia. The Egyptians applied fragrant oils to the body every day. The Romans scented doves to fly around at feasts, rubbed their animals with perfumes, painted their walls with it. And throughout time, Priests, Imams, Rabbis, Shamans, and Gurus have all used scent in the form of incense to convene with God at their sacred ceremonies.
Perfume has its own intimate way of evoking emotions and invading the psyche. Carrying the souls of its plant notes, perfume is somehow physical and metaphysical at the same time. It makes us feel confident, vibrant, serene, cared for, connected to the earth.
Today, the pace of modern life has broken that connection. In the frenzied pursuit of living, we forget to let our minds wander, to embrace the world around us. We surround ourselves with visible beauty but we often neglect our noses, yearning to be connected to nature.
Our mission at Herb & Root is to encourage the timeless experience of adorning oneself with fragrance.
Invite fragrance into the mundane parts of the day. Take a scented bath, drench your skin in oil, dust powder on your pillow, roll oil on your temples. There is no better way to rekindle our deep human connection with nature, breathe in, and care for ourselves.
We are a small family-owned business, making products by hand in our Austin studio since 2013. Our products- oil, powder, and salve- are ancient, used by our ancestors to experience the dreamy world of scent. All are free of chemical emulsifiers, preservatives, phthalates, and harsh detergents.
We are eternally grateful to our customers for carrying us through the years. That’s why we offer free shipping, 24-hour order processing, a satisfaction-guaranteed return policy, and open-door communication.
We hope our products give you a sense of confidence, vitality, serenity, and connection.