Farmers’ Market Spotlight: Local woman finds healing in the natural world
by Charli Engelhorn
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Making herbal tinctures is not just a hobby for Emily Stock. It’s a passion and the beginning of what has grown into a life-long mission to heal the body. As the proprietor of Sundial Medicinals, Stock says she has created a line of products to help with many common ailments and assist others in living a more natural life.

“I’ve always been into the body and interested in helping people heal. When I started learning about herbalism, I was really inspired,” Stock said. “You can’t be an herbalist without being a radical because you are taking the power... and giving it back to the people, as opposed to the corporate medical system we currently have.”

Stock has been studying the use of herbs for many years and has received formal training through independent workshops with other herbalists. She also took time to apprentice on an herb farm in Oregon.

Her product line includes cosmetics, salves, massage oils, deodorant spray, lip balm, and honey elixirs that are similar to tinctures in that they are taken like medicine, but, she says, they are better for children.

However, the bulk of her operation centers around her tinctures and tonics, which she makes for digestive issues, sleep disorders, headache relief, cardiovascular support, respiratory support, liver support, fungal ailments, sexual vitality, and menstrual regularity.

Stock says she is currently enrolled in classes through the Herbal Healer Academy in Arkansas. She is also pursuing a degree in naturopathic medicine and hopes to add massage therapy to her list of talents, she said.

Her hope is to be able to find a more steady environment for her business, but for now, she is happy to be selling her tinctures and other items at the Moab Farmers’ Market.

“The farmers’ market has been good and steadily getting better and better. It’s usually pretty good at supporting me and what I do in a good way,” said Stock. “It is a very pleasant time, and it is my favorite day of the week.”

See the array of items from Sundial Medicinals at the Moab Farmers’ Market every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at Swanny City Park, 400 North 100 West in Moab.

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