My name is Lyn Pacificar and I am the founder of Herbalaria.
I am an albularya descending from a long line of Filipino healers and mystics on my dad's side of the family, from the islands of Leyte and Samar in the Philippines. My mom's family hails from the Islands of Mindanao, Panay, and Bicol - all within the Western Visayan region of the Philippines. An albularya is a traditional folk herbalist and spiritual healer using a combination of modalities including prayers, ritual, diagnostic readings, smudging, ancestral communication, and mediumship to achieve a certain goal for the recipient.
Growing up, I used to observe my dad practice old methods of healing that were passed down to him energetically and through shared knowledge. People would come to my house and enter his healing room, a special place in our home. And when those people left, they were either feeling better or were completely well. He was referred to as a "manghihilot," a traditional Filipino energy healer. He used methods of prayer, massage, special oils, and energy work. At a young age, my dad introduced me to the different types of oils and balms he brought back with him from the homeland. These bottles were prepared in ritual, each ingredient carefully added-- herbs, moss, ground minerals, and corals in a base of coconut oil. As a little girl, I felt connected to the medicine. My dad told me each bottle's specific intention. All these tools he used in his healing practice, and very much a part of who I am today.
My dad passed away in September 2015. Before that, he told me that I would receive full energetic transference upon his death. Little did I know it would happen three days later. Transference occurred at the Tinuy-an Waterfalls, in Bislig, Surigao del Sur, on the island of Mindanao. I connected with the spirits of the land there and at the deep and pristine blue waters of the Hinatuan River.
One day as I was meditating, I received ancestral message to reclaim our ancient plant medicine and bring forth awareness of our Philippine culture through my own experience as a Filipina American lineage healer. It was through this revelation that Herbalaria was born.
Herbalaria’s vision is to create and provide ancestral solutions to the world. One way is through contemporized, culturally-rooted skin and spiritual care products.
I began creating custom made, specifically intentioned products as a teenager for my friends. It started with love powders and herbal mixtures to burn as incense. Then my formulations expanded to making oils, and perfecting the combinations necessary to bring about the needed change in one's life. Today, I continue to give birth to effective products that assist in healing oneself spiritually and physically, with tangible results applying ancestral solutions. Everything is made by hand, within ceremony, and is consciously created for people who have certain food, environmental, and energetic sensitivities.
Therefore, all products made are:
- all natural
- full of positive energy
- with crystal essences
- created with auspicious astrological timing
- comprised of organic ingredients.
Herbalaria seeks to inspire all people to find their roots, to tap into ancient traditions deep within their blood lines, finding healing and greater meaning. Herbalaria sets out to re-invigorate people to unearth those hidden memories within our souls, reminding us how we truly lived in harmony with Mother Earth. Lastly, Herbalaria is an extension of me, reaching out to kindred spirits as a healer, and making available the medicines that were given to me by my own ancestors.