Route Five Medicinals deliver the ancient art of medicine making to your home.
Each plant ally is ethically sourced from organic/wildcrafted, non-GMO farms.
From seed to embodied our medicines are infused with reverence.
We're devoted to promoting sustainable, biodiverse ecosystems across the planet,
as well as within the infinite wisdom of your internal landscape,
offering deep, whole health to all life.
We are stewards of the Earth and listen to the wise counsel of each plant ally
in the formulation of our potent medicines. Each are calibrated to resonate with the frequencies within and without, providing restoration, integration, and whoilistic fortitude. We are committed to co-creating in a good way as we walk together on this Earthen journey.
Route Five is the interconnectedness of all life.
Everything is earth, fire, air water, and aether.
We are north, south, east, west, and the center.
We are whole, born whole, living whole, and will leave our body whole.
Our wholeness travels through many interconnected routes, five among these are physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, and integration. Throughout life, exposure to internal and external stimuli may create interference with our connection to wholeness, leading to an imbalance in our experience of aliveness. Healthcare in the US is designed to fix what's broken, address each of these routes in isolation to the the rest of our system; to support physical health, or just one aspect of physical health, in absence of addressing other dimensions of being. I've navigated these systems for decades, professionally and personally, and learned over time that we are the ones we've been waiting for.
We have an inherent capacity to bring whole health and healing into our personal and collective systems.
Route Five emerged into the collective in response to a persistent nudge from Spirit. We're all being called to approach our lives in a good way. To walk lightly upon the earth, thoughtfully connect to the infinite wisdom within and without, shift our awareness or perceptional patterns, and to expand our definition of whole health and healing.
Dr. Arinn Testa
~Founder, CEO Route Five
Hello, I'm Arinn, medicine maker, carrier, alchemist, plant ally,
and steward of Route Five.
Plants have always been a source of medicine and fascination along my journey. As a child rolling in the mud and tall grasses, beneath the weeping willows, with the sun warming my bones, birds in song, and the mixture of sweet grass and cheery blossoms floating in the summer breeze of our family farm, I was blissfully aware of the subtle energies circulating through Mother Earth - feeling held by its web of interconnectedness and my part in this swirling of life.
And, maybe like you, throughout life, it's always been the plants, elements of nature, animals, and insects that anchor me to my internal compass as I navigate unknown landscapes.
I'm a licensed Doctor of Psychology (PSY22398) with an emphasis in Neuroscience, Spirituality, and Jungian Depth Psychology. My healing practice spans 3 decades and explores the subtle, unconscious, and multidimensional aspects of the human experience.
Deepening into the Plant Path enhances how I conceptualize and approach another's healing journey. All of life is in a constant state of change, cycling through both personal and collective expressions of vitality. Conditions internally and externally are influenced by a myriad of energetic frequencies that facilitate growth, stillness, stagnation, or decomposition and rebirth. Whole health is cultivated through a convergence of forces seen and unseen that allow for the emergence of one's essence to be felt, actualized, and lived.
As an Usui Reiki master, metaphysical guide, Doula, and sacred ceremonialist I work with Spirit to alchemize what's being called forth to facilitate one's alignment. along their earth walk.
And, just because I'm sort of a magpie, collector of treasures old and new, I also developed Route Five Revival, a hand-selected, curated hodge-podge of vintage treasures and handcrafted goods from devoted artisans to share with you.
Meet the Team
CFO & Board Member
This exceptional woman began her business savvy-ness as an independent hairdresser with a flourishing practice for more than a decade - while simultaneously
raising four children.
She later returned to school, graduating with honors, expanding her mad skills in finance and entrepreneurship. Postgrad, she's managed complex financial portfolios through New York Life and dealt with all the minutia of health insurance administration. In the past few years, she's experienced a resurgence of her creative fire - diving deep into photography, up-cycled art, and interior design.
She offers us invaluable counsel on her creative & economic skills.
She's my cousin, oldest friend, and embodies the true essence of
what it is to love and be loved.
You can check out some of her
up-cycled art on our site or book
a photography session with her
Delaine Olson, MA
COO & Board Member
Delaine is a trailblazer
and I wouldn't be here without her, no really,
she's also my mom.
She has an eye for detail, a keen sense of humor, and
She graduated from both her Bachelor and Masters in Psychology with honors while raising
my brother and I.
Her professional portfolio is an impressive array of community activism and civil service.
She's worked with survivors of Domestic Violence, at risk elderly and hospice, children in crisis
and in foster care, and
for many years was the
Director of the Central Valley
Training Center working with Developmentally Disabled
adults and their families.
She's a lover of plants, animals, children, culinary arts, and travel ~and we're so fortunate
to have her on board!
Have you ever met someone that just does what they say they're going to do, no matter how lofty the vision ,and can create something from anything? Elizabeth is a living example of this.
Her creative actions know no limits - from music to clothing and jewelry design, to food, to how to make the most of every moment.
I feel so grateful (and frankly like I'm getting away with a high crime) that she agreed to be Route Five's Creative Collaborator. I've watched her turn everything she touches into thriving contributions for individuals and communities. She's offered her counsel to Route Five on everything from
how to form a non-profit to the overall esthetic.
Check her handcrafted jewelry and home goods here:
or, check out a show at the theater
she founded with her husband: