Sacred Vibes featured in Lifestyle Magazine
Sacred Vibes featured in the New York Times

Sacred Vibes featured in the New York Times

Sacred Vibes in the Press

Take Mugwort and Call us in a Week, The New York Times

Neighborhood Joint, Sacred Vibes Apothecary, The New York Times

A Natural Healer, Black Enterprise

Karen Rose, Medicine Holder Extraordinare, The NY Carib News

Food for Thought, Apothecary Products, News 12 Brooklyn

Food for Thought, Herbal Teas, News 12 Brooklyn

Marcus Visits the Apothecary, FYI Feed

Four Spices for Winter Healing, Ebony Magazine

Ditmas Park Walk, Time Out New York

Beauty Secrets of the Supercool, Marie Claire


The shelves at Sacred Vibes Apothecary hold a bounty of medicinal roots and herbs. On one wall, the names of spices and botanicals sound like Harry Potter potion ingredients: wormwood, shepherd’s purse, myrrh gum, and mugwort. Another wall is stocked with specially crafted elixirs and tinctures designed to reduce stress, curb insomnia, and increase passion. It’s the work of proprietor and master herbalist Karen Rose, whose mission is to inspire more people to embrace curative plants. At her Brooklyn, New York, boutique there’s a constant flow of neighborhood residents interested in and curious about her dizzying selection of oddly named aromatics and colorful resins. Ask Rose about almost any plant or root and she can discuss its composition and full spectrum of therapeutic properties from memory.
— Chana Garcia, Black Enterprise
Dragon’s blood incense, musky and sweet, burns from an altar. The rich smoke wafts across an 18th-century Bible and through shimmering peacock feathers, mingling in midair with hundreds of allies: roasted dandelion root, Irish moss flakes, horny goat weed, astragalus.

The result is something of a sensory Olympiad, with colors and textures — orange and red powders, purple and black tonics — competing with scents that are at once bitter, sweet, spicy, earthy.
— Noah Rosenberg, The New York Times
Karen is contemplative and soulful about her calling as an herbalist. After all, it is a spiritual experience. She describes herself as a “consistent student” who studies the practice of the use of plants. Her work and studies span well over twenty years, originating with the practices of her grandmother while growing up in Guyana.
— NY Carib News