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EarthShack, in essence, is an idea of sustainability

EarthShack, in essence, is an idea of sustainability. It’s a gift shop and herbiary where visitors can find handmade, fair trade gifts and products made from consciously sourced raw and reclaimed materials. Organic teas, CBD products, essential oils and diffusers, pottery and mixed media art are some of the items that fill the shelves of this one-stop shop for healing and well-being. Located in the Amish Market, in Mullica Hill, the 200-square-foot locale is bursting with one-of-a-kind gifts and personal wellness items for the conscious consumer.  

More than 200 artists, also sharing the commitment to sustainability, are featured. Entrepreneur and artisan, its founder Bill Reneau has some of his own handiwork on the shelves, as well. “I was raised in Belize and grew up making things with my hands,” Reneau shares. “Today, we make our own cutting boards and tea strainers from sustainably sourced wood—the experience of EarthShack has really taken me back to my childhood and reminds me of my respect for handmade goods and anything sustainably sourced.”  

In addition to the storefront, EarthShack has launched EarthShack Outside, a program intended to connect people to the natural world via workshops and local tours including in organic farming, beekeeping and more. There’ll also be guided visits to national parks and the option to rent new MiniTugz travel trailers and create one’s own outside adventures. “Our aim is to show people the many different ways to get outside and truly connect with the land in a meaningful way,” Reneau shares. 

Another dimension to Reneau is his training in indigenous medicine and ceremony. He is a shamanic practitioner with more than 20 years of experience applying Mayan, Toltec and Incan traditions of indigenous medicine and personal healing. He offers fire ceremonies, decoupling, illumination, extraction and more. “When you want change in your life, job, relationship or whatever it may be, a transformation needs to take place for the change to happen; so, this sacred work should be taken very seriously,” Reneau explains. “To initiate and guide is my job, but the true change comes from the willingness of the individual.”  

All around, EarthShack is a complete experience of sustainability, both materially and spiritually. In the shop, visitors can choose products that align with the eco-conscious lifestyle and vision. With EarthShack Outside, visitors can learn to reconnect with the planet through ancient farming and stewardship practices. In ceremony, visitors can learn to rebalance and reharmonize their own energy to live more fully and vibrantly. Find yourself at EarthShack, Naturally. 

Location: 108 Swedesboro Rd., Mullica Hill. Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thurs.; 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Fri.; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat. For more information, call 856-210-7662 or visit EarthShack.org

 

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