Posted on by Candice Ruck

Our safety is my priority! I feel it is important to share the steps we are taking to keep us safe.

Safety Training: I’ve held a food safety certificate for the last 18 years. I completed my Classical Culinary Arts training in 2004 and have been in the food industry in one way or another ever since. Sanitation is more than just cleanliness, it’s a moral responsibility I take seriously. For many years I taught classical culinary, medicinal macrobiotics and vegan foods. I even sat on the judge’s panel in several culinary competitions. Just before starting Magickal Folk while I was pregnant with my 3rd child, I simultaneously managed several restaurants for Station Casinos in Las Vegas and had 100+ cooks and 5 sous chefs under my direction. Food Safety and sanitation have always been a top priority. Other than social distancing, I don’t have to make any changes to our system as it is already as sanitary as it gets.

Facility: We have food grade, sanitary prep areas we employ whenever we prepare or store teas, perfumes, oils, herbs, tinctures, and other body products. I have just moved the shop from our commercial location to a second location on our property. This new space is a 2-bedroom uninhabited home that will serve as the new shop. All appropriate permits are in the works. In the meantime, we still have a commercial shop located off-site. We are located on 3 acres of farmland and are also preparing the soil to grow and dry herbs for the boxes!

Contamination: Our herbals are kept sealed from origin until the time we repack or blend. In addition, all herbals have been procured BEFORE the current outbreak. We do not have a retail front and there is NO interaction between our products/facility and the general public. In an abundance of caution, we have already self-quarantined (kids included). I read the virus can stay on glass, plastic, and cardboard for up to 9 days. These time limits will have already expired by the time my products have reached you.

Suppliers: I already have a pretty strict policy on who I give my money to. If I do not receive a voluntary notice about what they are doing to combat the spread of coronavirus I will likely not order from them for the time being. With that said, these are my trusted suppliers:

Mountain Rose Herbs, Starwest Botanicals, Frontier Co-Op, Jewel Tunnel, Specialty Bottle, Papermart, candlemakingsupplies.com (beeswax sheets), Couronne Co., Edens Garden Essential Oils, Monterey Bay Spice Company.

We can’t expect things to be as we planned at the beginning of the year, or ever for that matter. Right now, everything is in limbo, so we just have to be compassionate with each other and take things day by day until we forge a path out of this. I am doing my best to stay vigilant for you guys and keep my doors open for those who need it and I encourage you to keep pressing on for those whom you love too.

 

March Delivery Schedule

While I was on track this month for early delivery, the self-quarantine and school closure jammed me up and put me behind schedule. I will not get the workshop completed by the time you get your box, but I will get an email out for the New Moon and have everything published to the workshop by the 27th. Even though the schools are closed, we still have homework to do daily! I will also be the ONLY person to pack ALL the boxes this week! Pray for me, hahaha.

Packages are scheduled to ship on the regular ship day March 20th, goddess willing!

Astrologically speaking, the weather couldn’t be better to help us spiritually, emotionally and mentally. The magick of Aries is by design, the energy we would draw upon to get through these tough times. Perseverance, purifying, graceful endings and beginnings, warrior mode, focus and moxie-that is Aries!

 

April Delivery Schedule

Right now, nothing has changed for us here at the shop. I will be in touch before accounts renew with a game plan-which will depend on what happens over the next two weeks. The April Box is centered in the heart of Venusian magick. Its something we CAN NOT miss so manifest this with me!

I know having a subscription box is a luxury item that some will need to cancel due to job loss or fears of instability. I also know how important it is to persevere in tough times so instead of me canceling on you, I will show up and be my best beacon of light for you.

For those who do need to cancel, I am offering a free morning muse in the private Facebook group and will also likely send out a free code for the Aries workshop.

Stay safe everyone! Talk to you soon!

Add my emails to your address book so I don't get spammed! I use mailchimp so gmail marks this as a "promotion" and yahoo generally just bounces it. The rest is hit & miss!

candice@magickalfolk.com (newsletter)
support@magickalfolkshop.zendesk.com (customer service)

Our safety is my priority! I feel it is important to share the steps we are taking to keep us safe.

Safety Training: I’ve held a food safety certificate for the last 18 years. I completed my Classical Culinary Arts training in 2004 and have been in the food industry in one way or another ever since. Sanitation is more than just cleanliness, it’s a moral responsibility I take seriously. For many years I taught classical culinary, medicinal macrobiotics and vegan foods. I even sat on the judge’s panel in several culinary competitions. Just before starting Magickal Folk while I was pregnant with my 3rd child, I simultaneously managed several restaurants for Station Casinos in Las Vegas and had 100+ cooks and 5 sous chefs under my direction. Food Safety and sanitation have always been a top priority. Other than social distancing, I don’t have to make any changes to our system as it is already as sanitary as it gets.

Facility: We have food grade, sanitary prep areas we employ whenever we prepare or store teas, perfumes, oils, herbs, tinctures, and other body products. I have just moved the shop from our commercial location to a second location on our property. This new space is a 2-bedroom uninhabited home that will serve as the new shop. All appropriate permits are in the works. In the meantime, we still have a commercial shop located off-site. We are located on 3 acres of farmland and are also preparing the soil to grow and dry herbs for the boxes!

Contamination: Our herbals are kept sealed from origin until the time we repack or blend. In addition, all herbals have been procured BEFORE the current outbreak. We do not have a retail front and there is NO interaction between our products/facility and the general public. In an abundance of caution, we have already self-quarantined (kids included). I read the virus can stay on glass, plastic, and cardboard for up to 9 days. These time limits will have already expired by the time my products have reached you.

Suppliers: I already have a pretty strict policy on who I give my money to. If I do not receive a voluntary notice about what they are doing to combat the spread of coronavirus I will likely not order from them for the time being. With that said, these are my trusted suppliers:

Mountain Rose Herbs, Starwest Botanicals, Frontier Co-Op, Jewel Tunnel, Specialty Bottle, Papermart, candlemakingsupplies.com (beeswax sheets), Couronne Co., Edens Garden Essential Oils, Monterey Bay Spice Company.

We can’t expect things to be as we planned at the beginning of the year, or ever for that matter. Right now, everything is in limbo, so we just have to be compassionate with each other and take things day by day until we forge a path out of this. I am doing my best to stay vigilant for you guys and keep my doors open for those who need it and I encourage you to keep pressing on for those whom you love too.

 

March Delivery Schedule

While I was on track this month for early delivery, the self-quarantine and school closure jammed me up and put me behind schedule. I will not get the workshop completed by the time you get your box, but I will get an email out for the New Moon and have everything published to the workshop by the 27th. Even though the schools are closed, we still have homework to do daily! I will also be the ONLY person to pack ALL the boxes this week! Pray for me, hahaha.

Packages are scheduled to ship on the regular ship day March 20th, goddess willing!

Astrologically speaking, the weather couldn’t be better to help us spiritually, emotionally and mentally. The magick of Aries is by design, the energy we would draw upon to get through these tough times. Perseverance, purifying, graceful endings and beginnings, warrior mode, focus and moxie-that is Aries!

 

April Delivery Schedule

Right now, nothing has changed for us here at the shop. I will be in touch before accounts renew with a game plan-which will depend on what happens over the next two weeks. The April Box is centered in the heart of Venusian magick. Its something we CAN NOT miss so manifest this with me!

I know having a subscription box is a luxury item that some will need to cancel due to job loss or fears of instability. I also know how important it is to persevere in tough times so instead of me canceling on you, I will show up and be my best beacon of light for you.

For those who do need to cancel, I am offering a free morning muse in the private Facebook group and will also likely send out a free code for the Aries workshop.

Stay safe everyone! Talk to you soon!

Add my emails to your address book so I don't get spammed! I use mailchimp so gmail marks this as a "promotion" and yahoo generally just bounces it. The rest is hit & miss!

candice@magickalfolk.com (newsletter)
support@magickalfolkshop.zendesk.com (customer service)