Materia Medica was created to help others heal from the inside out, using materials such as herbs, tinctures, infusions and a variety of skincare blends that are unique to each individual. We believe that keeping our bodies healthy is an expression of gratitude and by supporting local farms, ensuring our herbs and oils are organic, fair trade and non-GMO, allow us to spread that gratitude throughout our community.
Why You Should Choose Us
Our products and services are tailored to your unique self. We take a bio-individual approach by getting to know about your health, life, emotions, stress, diet and more so we have a complete understanding of how our products and services will benefit you. Education is vital to what we do, so we further our studies at least once a month by taking classes or participating in conferences around the United States. We feel grateful being able to share our gifts and educate our community on how to age gracefully without the use of toxic chemicals.
Meet The Owners
A Little About Us
Owner. Licensed Esthetician. Beauty Herbalist.
Bachelor of Science in Psychology – UIndy
Hello! I am here to let your beauty SHINE as an herbalist, esthetician and makeup artist by using my plant & wellness knowledge to assist with healing, brightening, protecting and/or regenerating your skin within a custom protocol that is balanced for your specific constitution (energy).
I use several modalities in the treatment room to encourage loving your skin, like Dermaplaning (skin rejuvenating treatment), relaxing herbal facials, gentle body and face waxing, Gua Sha facial sculpting massage (moving energy through the facial tissues) and detoxifying therapies.
I approach skin health with an inside out perspective, getting to know all about YOU, your life, dietary choices/restrictions, activities you enjoy, stresses you encounter (toxins, emotional, physical) so that I can help support you and your wellness goals.
Lastly, education about your exposure to harmful toxins that sneak into our bodies via our skincare/cosmetic products, preservatives in food, fragrances in candles, cleaning products at work/home and how these could be linked to common skin concerns.
Lets get back to nature, slow down and listen to how she communicates with us through the seasons and find that guiding inner voice within.
Karen Lynn Burr
Owner. Licensed Esthetician. Vitalist Health Coach. Herbalist.
A Vitalist Health Coach, Holistic Esthetician, graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, several Herbalism programs and an Eat for the Earth Coach. I would love to help you address root causes to imbalances by showing you how to live closer to nature with custom ‘food as medicine’ garden design so you can grow your own food and herbs!
I can help you understand your personal foundations of health and together we will learn a new way of healing through food (medicine), custom herbal remedies, tours of local farmers markets, personal cooking classes and in-depth education on environmental toxins that may lead to disease.
Join me on this path and take a whole-istic approach to mind, body, soul regeneration.
I am also an enthusiastic supporter of Slow Food Indy, an organization that supports chemical free farmers and farm to table restaurants in our area!
Proud member of The Bio Nutrient Food Association & the American Herbalist Guild.