Our Story

Origins

Herbalaria is an ancestral roots movement in connecting community to indigenous traditions through the art of Filipino plant medicine.  We proudly support and source from Philippine local farms and businesses, and work closely with Filipino non-profit organizations in Los Angeles. 

The founder of Herbalaria, Lyn Pacificar, descends from a lineage of traditional Filipino healers.  Her father's side comes from the islands of Leyte and Samar in the Philippines.  Her mother's family hails from the Islands of Mindanao, Panay, and Bicol.  She is an albularya (or arbolaryo), 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, she used to observe and learn from her father practicing ancient methods of healing that were passed down to him.  He was referred to as a manghihilot, a traditional healer using different methods of prayer, massage, special oils, and energy work.  At a young age, he mentored her in creating the different types of oils used in his healing practice.  These bottles were prepared in ritual and with specific intentions, and became the foundation for Herbalaria.

 

Ancestral Expression

Lyn's father passed away in September 2015.  Before his passing, he expressed to her that she would receive full energetic transference upon his death.  Little did she know it would happen three days later from the day of that conversation. The moment of transference occurred at Tinuy-an Waterfalls, in Bislig, Surigao del Sur, on the island of Mindanao.  It was there that she connected with the spirits of the land, and waded in the deep and pristine blue waters of the Hinatuan Enchanted River.

One day in meditation, Lyn received ancestral message to reclaim ancient plant and energy medicine.  She became more passionate about bringing awareness of Philippine culture through her own experience as a Filipina American lineage healer. It was through this revelation that Herbalaria was born.

 

Full Circle

As a teenager, Lyn began to practice her plant medicine healing abilities by creating oils and powders for friends and loved ones. Today, she continues to expound upon ancestral traditions by producing contemporary products that address different types of physical and spiritual issues.

All spiritually elevating wellness products are:

  • vegan
  • nut-free
  • cruelty-free
  • gluten-free
  • all natural
  • infused with positive energy
  • created with crystal essences
  • aligned with auspicious astrological timing
  • comprised of organic ingredients. 

Herbalaria seeks to be the foremost representative of the art of Filipino plant and energy medicine.  Our mission is to inspire people on a path of connecting back to their roots, no matter what culture they come from, and to enkindle a relationship of spiritual self-care in others.