About Us

Laura Ash Herbalist Scarlet Sage San Francisco

The Scarlet Sage Herb Co. was founded in San Francisco's Mission District in 1995 by two revolutionary herbalist womyn, Dino and Lisa. Dino and Lisa are western herbalists and homeopathists who created a sanctuary of healing in the city where little has been able to match it's weight in witchyness, variety and herbal medicine knowledge. 

In July 2015 Laura Ash, a former employee, acquired Scarlet Sage (passed the broom, if you will) in order for Dino and Lisa to retire. Laura has been a clinical western herbalist since 2005 when she attended the California School of Herbal Studies. Laura has traveled all over world in search of healing modalities. She has trained in Ayurveda with Dr. Vasant Lad in New Mexico, southern France for essential oils, traveled to Northern Lapland Sweden to seek out her own ancestry medicine, and to Tanzania to work with the Maasai in documenting their traditional medicine, starting Herbal Anthropology Project, 501(c)3, to keep their knowledge safeguarded with Intellectual Property protection. 

Laura is a queer mother of two beautiful children, and a strong advocate for radical self-care for traveling families who are out to create change in the world with love, vision, and passion. Laura has a small private practice, and a small backyard in San Francisco where she grows plants to keep her grounded. 

Thank you so much for supporting Scarlet Sage; we are flying high above the moon!

Scarlet Sage Core Values:

- We are a group of herbalists that believe the world is a better place with more access to herbal remedies, herbalists, sustainable health products, spiritual goods, and community support. We believe that people's health is more than just physical; we are spiritual beings, and true health encompasses the mind, body, spirit and earth. We are not disconnected from the earth, we are not disconnected from each other.

- We curate products that are cruelty-free, chemical-free, safe for the planet and your body. 

- We support Indigenous traditional medicine and artisans through the sale of their products.