Pip Waller MAMH (Member of the Association of Master Herbalists), Medical Herbalist and Plant Spirit Medicine Healer

Author of The Domestic Alchemist


I have been a domestic alchemist since the age of six when I made potions from daisies and red campion. I grew up in Devon playing in the woods, and that is when the plants first made me their own.

Later I came to study herbal medicine after my parents were both helped by a medical herbalist. I qualified in 1989 and have been in practice ever since.

I have dabbled in gardening, but at the moment am between gardens, and actually my biggest love is walking in nature and I prefer to gather plants this way than grow them – although I am involved with a lovely community organic garden project where I volunteer now and then and every year teach a few ‘magic of herbs’ days gathering and cooking up some useful potions. 

8 7A - open-air domestic alchemy

I was on BBC2’s  Countryfile making a few potions as part of a program that included something about herbal medicine in Wales, and through that I got in touch with great publishers Leaping Hare Press. Leaping Hare a book make lovely books – really beautifully designed. Together we evolved the idea for The Domestic Alchemist.

UK Edition

The Domestic Alchemist: 501 Herbal Recipes for Home, Health & Happiness

Out Feb 2015


US Edition

The Herbal Handbook for Home and Health: 501 Recipes for Healthy Living, Green Cleaning, and Natural Beauty


More about me on www.pipwaller.co.uk

Thanks to Sonija Galloway for her lovely photos.