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BA Botany, Herbalist
Proprietress, The Herb Room
Robyn T. Clark is a botanist, herbalist and the proprietress of The Herb Room, which opened for business in May of 2014. Robyn's love for plants was sparked by her grandparents and the beauty of the outdoors and her natural surroundings at a very early age. She was influenced by her Norwegian grandfather, spending time in his garden where he cultivated organically before the practice was well known, and enjoying the bounty from his garden as it made its way onto the dinner table.
Born and raised in Northern California, she attended the California School of Herbal Studies, one of North America's oldest centers for herbal education. She received her Botany degree in 2005 from Sonoma State University. Following graduation, Robyn was hired as a Formulation Chemist and Consultant in the pharmaceutical industry. Specializing in formulation chemistry of topical body products, she formulated cosmeceuticals into creams, lotions, and gels utilizing proteins, peptides, and botanicals for novel drug applications.
Robyn considers herself a "naturalized, non-weedy species" moving to Texas with her family in 2007. Robyn was drawn to Wimberley, settling here and building a home and business. She was unaware of just how connected her native roots were, and soon came to find her family connection to Wimberley, through her Aunt Gaye 'Dickens' Taylor, one of the founding families of Wimberley. In fact, one of the Dickens children is buried on Mt. Sharp Road, just over the hill from where her home now is! Mike Cox shares a humorous story and glimpse into the Dickens family's historical legacy in his article, "Snakebitten Family" (TexasEscapes.com.) Aunt Gaye fondly shares her amusement, "I do remember my Aunt Dolly and a couple of the boys. She was quite a character as an adult, and it would be easy to believe her part in the story!"
Robyn has been creating handmade herbal soaps and body products since before the turn of the millennium. The inspiration for much of what she does today started with learning to make soap with her Aunt Mae. She used the basement room, with a root cellar, where she started collecting herbs, hanging to dry from her garden and stored in glass jars. She used these botanicals in her love for cooking for her family, using them as home remedies and making soap, salves, teas and other natural products. It was filled with so many herbs and spices that her family started calling it "the herb room." The Herb Room today is an herbal apothecary shop located in Wimberley, Texas and in March 2021, launched our online store in our new location.
The Herb Room apothecary carries organic medicinal and culinary herbs, spices, teas, essential oils, soaps, sacred space and wellness products which are available exclusively at our online retail shop. The Herb Room takes pride in creating and crafting the old fashioned way - by hand. Our signature botanical soaps, organic tea blends, and premium hand poured essential oils are handmade in The Herb Room shop. The Herb Room remains committed to sourcing the highest quality herbs and carefully curating products that are organic, ethically wild harvested, fair trade, and utilizing packaging that is recyclable, compostable, or biodegradable as much as humanely possible.
In her daily life, Robyn incorporates botanicals with a holistic approach to a healthy body, mind, and spirit. In her practice, she uses this holistic approach to healing that encompasses using herbs as well as other therapeutic methods. The Herb Room shares Robyn's vison and love of plants for all to enjoy!