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Teri Geier-Brindell, who co-founded the Milwaukie Environmental Stewards Group, praises local business

I found a treasure on 21st Street in downtown Milwaukie that everyone needs to know about and experience!

COURTESY PHOTO - Branda Tiffany was featured in a Clackamas Review article in December 2017 after she expanded her storefront for Molly Muriel products.Milwaukie Mercantile, also known as the Molly Muriel product store, opened its doors there to customers six years ago, in October of 2013.

Branda Tiffany, the owner and creator of Molly Muriel products, started out 17 years ago with a wholesale business, making incredible products out of her home kitchen and selling them to stores around the country and in Canada.

You can find her creations in California, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

In 2013, she decided to move her "kitchen" to the store in Milwaukie known as Milwaukie Mercantile, where she makes her products in the back and has a store up front.

Besides the products she creates, she also sells other natural products that focus on helping people to be their best, healthier and happier selves. Her husband designed and built the storefront out of beautiful reclaimed wood from an old grain silo in eastern Oregon. It is a visual treat.

Teri Geier-BrindellBranda is truly a special human being who enjoys sharing her wealth of knowledge and love of life with others. She created her store and the products that she sells with a vision of integrity and environmental consciousness. Only pure essential oils are used for scent with no synthetic perfumes or fragrance oils.

All soaps are colored with plant botanicals and/or clays; no unnatural food colorings or pigments are ever used. She is encouraging us all to feel good about what we use on our skin and put into the environment.

Beyond that, her products are packaged with biodegradable papers. Herbs, essential oils, lotion and masks are sold in glass containers. You can also bring in your own containers to buy seasonings and herbs for cooking or healing.

Branda is an herbalist and massage therapist who is currently studying to be a nutritional therapy practitioner. She is willing and able to answer all your questions about the herbs and products in her store.

She will also be offering classes early next year in natural product making and the nutritional benefits of herbs and essential oils.

Treasures you will find in Milwaukie Mercantile include: bar shampoo (for adults, babies and pets), soap, essential oils, bath and body oils, candles, lip balm, bath salts and bombs, clay masks and facial serum. She also sells bulk herbs and spices, teas, houseplants (with a planting station where you can plant your own succulents), natural cleaning and laundry products, kitchen items, reusable straws, fermenting kits, sprouting kits, rocks and crystals, smudges, incense, and ingredients for making natural products (spray and regular small bottles, oils, powders and clays).

You can order products at mollymuriel.com, where you sign up for a monthly newsletter or contact Branda if you have questions. Hours are noon-6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at 11049 S.E. 21st Ave., downtown Milwaukie.

This unique store definitely deserves your attention. You will be glad you spent time there, and with the holidays coming up, you can share the treasures you find with others in your life. Branda has made it easy to help take care of our environment while enjoying and sharing the health.

Teri Geier-Brindell co-founded the Milwaukie Environmental Stewards Group about two years ago. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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