Sono is a queer herbal apothecary, plant-based smokeshop, online community-space, and an art + design project, ran by a trans lesbian entrepreneur, August.
This shop was founded and ran with her friend Ray on the use of traditional herbal knowledge - combining a variety of plants that work synergistically to create intention-based blends for daily desires. After using herbal smoking blends for years as a substitute to traditional cigarettes, and even a step-down from cannabis use, we decided to perfect them into beautiful and sustainable herbal smokes, which was the first product we released on our site! They quickly became a huge hit, and we began exploring the full range of applications of herbalism to daily life. So the shop expanded into herbal teas, salves, tinctures, and so much more including at times an overflowing selection of jewelry, art, and even candles. To us, it's been an eclectic adventure that you now know as Sono Herbs.
Our goal is to create accessible products with a positive social and ecological footprint. We craft our products, packaging, and everything that comes in your magical box by hand with love and positive intent. Sono is for everyone - whether you use our herbs for spiritual practice, soothing, or just because you enjoy a good smoke or tea at the end of the day. We recognize that social marginalization often prevents people from being able to afford high quality natural and organic products, which is why we offer sliding scale pricing to BIPOC, immigrants, trans and disabled people. Click here to learn more.
We are grateful for the gifts our Earth provides us with, and we do our best to care for her. All our products come in recyclable containers which are, whenever they can be, reusable, compostable or biodegradable - just check the product labels or descriptions on our site for more info! Our classic herbal prerolls are wrapped in 100% biodegradable cigarette papers and filters, made with natural unbleached fibers. We offer carbon neutral shipping, and use recyclable and reusable shipping supplies made from post-consumer recycled materials, such as biodegradable and recycled packing peanuts!
Whether you’re enjoying a smoke, a cup of tea, or any other Sono herbal product, rest assured your goods are 100% natural, and free of tobacco, nicotine, and any chemical additives. The herbs we use are always organic, and sourced ethically from US distributors. The ingredients we use today have been used for thousands of years for their spiritual, and physical properties, and our vision is to share them with you in the most easily accessible way we can offer.
We love what we do, and put passion, love, care and dedication into every product we produce by hand. By shopping Sono you are helping us realize our dreams, and give back to the community, and we are eternally grateful for you.
With Love and Intention,
August and Ray