Nature’s Common Scents Workshops



Earlier this month Sondra’s Book of Knowledge - Herbal Recipes & Things arrived and it is just beautiful! If you are among the many who pre-ordered, you should have already received your free Coffee Bar and printed copy (thank you!). If you weren’t able to pre-order, we hope you will take a look at the website and get one:

There, you will find a generous number of sample pages to help you decide if you want a copy! It isn’t just for people who want to make the products, but is full of good information on the kinds of things people who have skin should know!


Due to the health restrictions over the past few months, my workshop has been closed to the public. But inside there have been many things going on. My son Larry and his wife have been working hard to “organize” me, and get to know the ins and outs of everything I do. Fortunately they are very creative, talented, and love plants and herbs and how they heal. Even their little daughter, Baker Grace, is becoming a nature girl!

But now I’m pleased and excited to tell you that we are planning to open up again, of course being careful and adhering to any and all guidelines that are in place.

Last not for General News is that the “new” website ( is adding products every week, but the “old” website ( is always available if you can’t find what you are looking for.


Spring Open HouseSpring Open House will be Friday, April 2nd & Saturday, April 3rd from 10 AM - 4 PM.

We’ll have lots of wonderful handcrafted, plant-based herbal products including soaps, balms, creams & oils along with special in-shop products and discounts to celebrate the start of spring.

Sample of product selection at:

We’ll be set up for social distancing and be COVID-19 sensitive.

Book a class with Sondra.

Learn how to make hot process soap from start to finish while enjoying great company. Sondra Johnson has been giving in-person soap-making workshops for over a decade. Appointments can be made below. They are 3 hours long, open to all (4 per class), and are scheduled for the last Tuesday of every month.

If you have a group of 3+ ready, we can work with you on a custom date. Just give us a call or shoot us an email.

Workshop details will be sent to you once you sign up. Any further questions, please don’t hesitate to email us:

Evensong/Nature’s Common Scents.  Twenty acres of wild and naturally growing trees, plants, shrubs, and herbs, most of which are healing in one way or another. We teach about them and how best to use them, provide herbal walks and “quiet days” for interested persons. Also we make old fashioned, easy-to-understand therapeutic skin care products to heal troubled skin and teach how to make “teas, tonics & tinctures” from local and/or readily available plants and herbs, believing you should be able to understand and pronounce everything you put in and on your body.  This newsletter is written and edited by Sondra Johnson, a member of the American Herbalists Guild and the Herb Society of America. She is not a doctor; recipes and facts in this newsletter are researched from many areas and passed on for informational purposes. Comments are editorial, and the opinion of the author. People with health problems, new or ongoing, should consult qualified medical personnel. Anyone can become allergic to anything at any time. Even if you have never experienced allergies to plants, when you make or use one medicinally, you should always do a skin test first to see if you can tolerate the plant and the ingredients in the product. (Rub a small amount of the product on the upper, inside of your arm. Observe for 8-10 hours. If rash develops, discontinue use.)

Note: With few exceptions, plants or herbs noted in this newsletter are what would be in regular use in your home on a daily basis in and for food. This newsletter only confirms their good use for your health as researched by the scientific community. If, after self-treatment, your symptoms don’t begin to improve, or if you have a fever above 100.4 F see your doctor. Women who are pregnant or nursing as well as anyone who is under the care of a physician for a specific malady should always use caution when self-treating as many herbs are contraindicated. Always tell your doctor if you add herbs for healing to your regular daily routine.

Phone: 540 635 7073