Hello! I am Kathaleen Parker, Owner and Formulation Specialist here at Soulful Earth Herbals. I started my business in April 2005 so I could help create awareness about the benefits of herbal remedies and chemical-free body care. As a single mother of 2 young boys, it was important for me to create a space for them to feel included in our day-to-day living, and vending my products at farmers markets allowed this to become a reality. These were my humble beginnings: hard work and dedication to my craft.
Jumping forward about 13 years, I’ve had a brick and mortar shop since 2012, where all of my formulations are crafted and sold. I enjoy meeting new guests and welcoming back my regulars who have supported my business throughout the years. My boys have grown considerably (my oldest just graduated high school, whoop-whoop), and I am so proud to say they are both still a major part of Soulful Earth Herbal’s success. To date, I have helped an incredible number of individuals with their transition into natural care product
This is Rosanne, my mom. She is an awesome mom, and I would not be anywhere near the woman I am
today without her. She has been a huge part of my support team through the years, initially helping to occupy my boys when I needed to “work.” But what grandma would’t love that opportunity? She has worked tirelessly along side me (logging many late hours), helping package, label, and sell my products. Without her, Soulful Earth Herbals would not be a success. Her presence at my shop has allowed me to travel to markets and shows to sell Soulful Earth Herbals products. Because of her commitment in representing the “Lansing satellite,” I have been able to be a presence in places in Michigan I otherwise would not have, which has helped to expand my business. She has also helped me refine formulations and has been a great product tester (along with other family members and friends). Mom, you are the best!!
Meet Morrison, my eldest son. He really enjoys working at the shop and has created a great network of friendships with many of my guests over the years. He is also my “strong man!” I count on him to help with heavy lifting and other tasks that require a big, burly man. Morrison will be attending Lansing Community College in the fall of 2018 and I am glad he will hang around for a little longer before he moves on to bigger things! His positive attitude and fun-loving energy has brought good things to Soulful Earth Herbals.
Ok, if you know Soulful Earth Herbals you probably know Bohdi! He is my youngest son, and when I started my business he was literally attached to my hip! He spends most Saturdays at the shop with me and usually helps me vend when we travel to shows.
An aspiring paleo artist, Bohdi draws a variety of dinosaur greeting cards. His side hustle, Bohdi Tree Raar Cards, have been available for sale in my shop since 2010. Bohdi has also been my greatest learning tool when it comes to herbs, salves and other remedy products, both topically and internally. I’m not sure if this is a good thing or not, but it is certainly our reality, and it’s been good for my product line to say the least! Bohdi is a rock climber, skateboarder, snowboarder, Great Lakes surfer, and loves to par core. He brings amazing energy to our space.
This is Jo! With a background in Marketing, PR, and Event Planning, Jo joined the Soulful Earth Herbals team in February to help with operations and extended hours. Her talents will help me streamline and automate some of my business practices, as well as offer more classes and workshops while growing my social media likes/followers and e-mail subscribers. Jo is the owner of Woke Mind Body Studio opening soon here in REO Town, and enjoys sharing her knowledge about helping others heal through various forms of energy therapy. She is a dog lover, a passionate Spartan fan, and in her spare time she loves to travel to warm destinations and design jewelry made with crystals and semi precious gemstones.