The Hill Country Mercantile Story
Shortly after becoming parents in 2008, our family faced some health challenges. From those challenges we changed our diet, toxicity load, and implemented a new holistic way of life for our family of 4. Our journey to wellness consisted of getting back into the kitchen making allergen friendly and hormone balancing foods along with herbal medicines that not only nourished our bodies but began to heal them.
Pretty soon our small, cottage kitchen began to look and smell like a witch's lab with mason jars infusing with my Organic herbal extracts and DIY non toxic cleaners, medicinal tinctures stored and overflowing in cabinets for different ailments, and our stove brewing up handcrafted, small batches of organic elderberry extract . This creativity inspired me to not only help empower my own family but other families seeking alternative approaches to health and wellness. I began giving all my "potions" to friends and family throughout the years, which in turn created a buzz and planted a seed for me to start selling my homemade, natural remedies and extracts. I didn't quite feel the timing in my life was right as I was still raising little humans and had just completed 200 hrs to become a certified RYT 200 Yoga instructor in 2017.
In late 2018, with much prayer and empowerment, Hill Country Mercantile (HCM), was created. What started in our home kitchen, has now grown and expanded our abilities to ship within the lower 48, provide wholesales, offer direct sales at local Austin markets , doctor's offices, and retail stores.
At HCM we are known for:
1. Sourcing Organic always and supporting local when possible for all our ingredients.
2. HCM is committed to maintaining your trust. Our customer's respect and trust is of utmost importance to us and for that we only make and sell what we would use for our own family. We are fully transparent in our production process and ingredients used in all of our herbal extracts & handcrafted goods.
3. At HCM we always want to keep our products affordable. We offer a wide range of goods at all price ranges.
With love from my family to yours,
Nicole, Founder, Hill Country Mercantile, LLC.
"May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us.
Establish the work of our hands for us— yes, establish the work of our hands."