Business Beat: Mainely Herbals Opening Day; March 17th – 253 Congress Street


Part of the Bulk Herb Display at Mainely Herbals

Sammy Kobs, Owner of Mainely Herbals at 253 Congress Street

By Carol McCracken  (Post # 736)

The fragrance from the many herbs at Mainely Herbals is a delightful experience that can be savored by just opening the Green Door, stepping inside and taking a deep breath – of lavendar and other herbs.   Mainely Herbals is located at 253 Congress Street and today marks the opening of this business by its attractive  owner Samantha Kobs, 29. Sammy is offering samples of tea and lavendar cookies to visitors today.

“My goal is to help people get off their addictions and find a natural healing remedy,” said Sammy, several days ago at her new store.  She has natural remedies for chronic ailments, such as back pain, headaches and  mood enhancements.  Almost covering one entire wall,  there is a  bulk herb  display of  the many herbs for sale.  There is a press available from which cups of tea can be made on site to sample the herbs. She is offering “an alternative to medicinal solutions,” in this calming  setting she said. Her products for sale include herbal smoke and smoking accessories which are attractively displayed beside books and other items.  

In the center of this peaceful  setting, there are comfortable chairs in which clients can talk to Sammy about their herbal needs.   “The walls are painted in ‘herby earth’ colors to enchance a relaxing environment,” she said. She’s been working hard since March 1st to make it just that and has succeeded in her task.  We talked about herbal medicines – a subject on which is among the uneducated –  and more personal matters as well.  Originally from Michigan, she and her family have been making their way to the northeast over the years.   “We’ve moved a lot recently, but we intend to stay here for a good long time.  I love it here,” she said smiling. 

“I want to encourage people to come in and try out different products,” she said.  She makes her own line of products as well – such as lovely soaps which she is marketing to local natural food stores.

Mainely Herbals is open six days a week from 10 am to 6 pm.  Sunday is  family day.

For more information stop in or call 877-489-herb.  Her web page is still under construction.