Rachel Silves

 Herbalist | Aromatherapist | Coach

Take control of your family’s health naturally and effectively.

Welcome! I’m Rachel, and I help naturally minded moms like you to take control of your family health using natural remedies. 


If you’re tired of feeling helpless when your kids get sick, relying on conventional medicine like Tylenol and ibuprofen, and missing out on activities-  you’re in the right place.


Hi, I'm Rachel Silves

I am a Registered Herbal Therapist (RHT) through the British Columbia Herbalists Association (BCHA) and a Certified Aromatherapist through the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA). 

My mission to help moms just like you, take control of their family’s health naturally and effectively.

A few fun facts about me:

  • I’m a science geek (yes, I love dissecting, and I took advanced genetics in college for fun).
  • I’m a proud leftie (in fact, my husband and both kids are lefties too).
  • I’m an avid reader – of both professional and romantasy genres (think enemies to lovers + dragons + magic!) and my goal is to read over 200 books in 2024!

My Approach

  • Personalized for you and your family (so we can focus on what matters to you and what’s most likely to come up with your family)


  • Focus on practical and effective ways to use herbs (so you don’t have to spend hours making impossibly difficult remedies or learning hundreds of herbs)


  • Anatomy/Physiological approach to managing health (so you can understand your body and make confident decisions based on science)


  • Balanced & empathetic (meeting you where you are. No #momguilt)
My Focus Areas

Women's Health
Kid's Health
First Aid
Stress & Energy Management
Winter Illnesses
Natural Body Care
Building your own apothecary
Herbs for Dogs
Growing your own herbs

Three Ways I can Help You Transform Your Family's Health

Professional Consultation

Be Your Own Herbalist Program

A comprehensive 6 month coaching program for moms to master natural remedies and formulation specific to your family’s needs.

Natural Family Health Audit

A personalized health audit providing a custom video and detailed herbal blueprint to improve your family’s health naturally today.

Fatigue Breakthrough Course

A course designed to help moms break the Fatigue Stress Cycle, and boost their energy and resilience- naturally.

Want to take control over the health of your family with natural remedies so you know what to do and how to help?


You’re Not Alone. That’s exactly what I’m here for.


I see you…you want to make sure your family is safe, healthy, and thriving.


You’ve got a vision for your family: adventures, travel, exploring…and you don’t want to be slowed down by sickness.


You value health and you know there’s a better way than the conventional medical approach.


You’re committed to natural health and want to use herbs and essential oils to take care of your family.


But where do you start? What do you focus on? How do you fit it all into your busy schedule?

And most importantly, when your kids get sick, how do you actually use herbs to help?  (because there’s nothing worse than going to the doctor and being told it’s just a viral illness and the only thing they have to offer is tylenol…)

Let me be your guide to help you become your own herbalist so you can take control of your family’s health naturally and effectively.


We’ll work together to develop an individualized plan so we can focus on what matters to you. We’ll prioritize practical and effective herbal remedies and protocols.


The bottom line: you’ll take control of your family’s health, be confident using natural remedies, and feel empowered to keep your family healthy…no matter what adventures you go on.

Free Resources to Get Started

FREE Guide: Build Your Natural First Aid Kit

Ready to empower your family’s health naturally? Get my Build Your Natural First Aid Kit to learn which herbs, essential oils, and natural remedies to keep on hand at home, complete with a checklist and framework for how to use them.

FREE 5 Day Energy Kickstart Mini-Course

Kickstart your energy with herbal allies! Each day’s activities take 15 minutes or less and are paired with a natural ally so you can increase your energy, expand your capacity, and build your resilience with natural remedies!

What They're Saying about Rachel

I purchased the natural family health audit from Rachel and it was 100% worth it.

The whole process was extremely helpful! From answering the questionnaire (which helped me put words to my hopes and concerns), to receiving Rachel’s video response full of information and recommendations tailored specifically to me and my family.

I feel very encouraged and equipped to take care of myself and my family in a new way. Plus, I now have a document to reference as I build my herbal supply kit. 

5 stars!!! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


“Rachel at Seeds and Stalks is awesome. She takes the time to listen to your needs and develop a plan together.”

“Rachel is a great herbalist, she really listens to your concerns and is committed to getting your health goals met through various herbal remedies. But also recommends other natural methods you can use to become more in tune with your body. She is amazing! Highly recommended”

Frequently Asked Questions

You’ve got questions, I’ve got answers!

Are herbs safe?

By in large, yes, herbs are generally safe and have been used for thousands of years. However, each herb has a different safety profile, contains different chemical constituents, and has different contraindications.

Have you heard the saying “the dose makes the poison?” This is an important concept to remember when using herbs, food, pharmaceuticals, or other substances. I have completed numerous courses on safety, materia medica (using herbs), and pharmacology to make sure that I am well skilled in using herbs safely as well as appropriate dosage ranges.

I'm busy, how much time does all this take?

I get it! I’m a busy mama too. That’s acutally one reason why I love using natural remedies…so I can help myself and my kids stay healthy, recover faster, and help them feel better with natural remedies. This means we spend less time at the doctor’s office and missing out on fun activities.

I’ll teach you simple AND effective natural remedies that you can use easily. No complicated, time consuming remedies over here. You don’t have to learn hundreds of herbs.

The majority of remedies I use can be made at home in 15 minutes or less. If you keep your apothecary well stocked (which I’ll teach you how to do), and you know my magic formulating formula, you can easily take care of your family. And if you don’t have time to make anything, I’ll help you fully stock your natural first aid kit so that you have trusted products to use when needed.

You’re already spending time taking care of your family when their not feeling well, I’ll help you shift that so you can spend more time being proactive and less time being reactive with your family’s health!

How often will we meet?

Inside the Be Your Own Herbalist Coaching Program, we will meet one to one once per month to discuss your personalized learning plan and herbal journey.

In addition, we will have monthly group coaching calls so that you can benefit from the questions others are asking. And you’ll have support via text (Monday-Thursday 10am-3pm PST) so that you can get real-time answers to your herbal questions.

For those in my Fatigue Breakthrough Course, we’ll meet monthly for group coaching calls.

Can you help with xx condition?

 I will work with you (and help you learn to think!) in a holistic way and that will always prioritize the individual and not the disease/condition. Hippocrates once said that it is “more important to know what sort of person has the disease than what sort of disease the person has.” My work focuses on teaching you how to support and balance the body using herbs and other natural therapeutic tools. Making changes using herbs, nutrition, and other lifestyle modifications may positively impact health conditions. In addition, many herbs have been used and studied in the integrative health field with positive results.

However, using herbs is not a substitute for medical care and herbalists do not include diagnose or treat disease. I am not a medical doctor or other licensed health care professional. In addition, I am unable to answer personal health questions by email.

Who do you work with?

I work with moms who want to learn how to use herbs and essential oils to take care of their families. My sweet spot is working with moms of kids 2-18 (tots to teens!) A large part of my work is also working with moms and supporting them in learning how to use herbs and essential oils to support themselves. You can’t pour from an empty cup! If you are depleted and don’t have energy, how can you take care of others around you? So, my work is really for moms who want to learn how to use herbs to support their own health as well as that of their family.

I give you the tools and confidence to know what to do to support your family’s health.

How do I know if we are a good fit to work together?

hey, I get it. I’m a stranger on the internet and you may feel a little wary about that.

It’s absolutely understandable and want to make sure that you feel comfortable working with me.

The best way to get to know me is to reach out personally to see if we are a good fit. You can email me any time at: rachel@seedsandstalks.com or text me at (360) 389-3009.

We’re a good fit to work together if:

  • You value health and wellness.
  • You have a desire to use natural remedies.
  • You know that there’s more to health and wellness than what conventional Western medicine has to offer.
  • You want to know what to do and how to help your family when health challenges arise – especially when traveling or on the go. 

My commitment to you is that after working together you’ll feel empowered to take control of your family’s health naturally and effectively.

What are your credentials?

I am a Registered Herbal Therapist with the British Columbia Herbalists Association (BCHA) and a Certified Aromatherapist through the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA). I have over 2500 hours of herbal studies including clinical experience with Medical Herbalist Katolen Yardley, online programs with Heartwood, Aviva Romm, MD; Paul Bergner, Jade Shutes, and Jessie Hawkins, PhD; and independent study.

My formal education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health and a Master of Arts degree in Rehabilitation Counseling.

Currently, herbalism and aromatherapy are not considered recognized health care modalities in the United States. As such, there is no state or national licensing for herbal and aromatherapy practitioners. For this reason there are no recognized credentials or titles.

Please see the About Me page for a more in depth bio.

Do you sell herbs and herbal products?
As part of the consultation process I may recommend products herbal formulations. At this time I do not sell any herbs or herbal preparations and recommend that you purchase the from Living Earth Herbs: 1411 Cornwall Ave Bellingham, WA 98225 www.livingearthherbs.com

As a mom, I want my girls to grow up in a natural home where they are healthy, safe, and loved.

Let’s transform the health of your family with natural remedies together.

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(360) 389-3009

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