Let The Personal Story Begin....
The "Ouch!" Stage:
After my second daughter was born, I started getting itchy, burning patches on 2 of my fingers. I had previously worked at a dermatologist clinic and thought they looked like Eczema patches to me. I saw my dermatologist and he said that my skin was merely reacting badly to constant diaper changing and frequent hand washing. He prescribed me a cream to help with the itching. Unfortunately, little did I know at the time, that many of the ingredients in my so-called prescription ‘healing’ cream were the exact same ingredients in the skin-offending products that sent me to the specialist in the first place! It would take many more uncomfortable months until this realization would come to me, however. Months spent in covering my poor fingers in band-aids, tending after the itching, bleeding patches and watching hopelessly as it continued spreading. It was miserable! Then, when my 1 yr. old daughter started getting mysterious round, itchy patches on her back where we’d usually lather the ‘Johnson & Johnson’ lotion on, I knew that this couldn’t just be ‘dry’ skin.....
The "I'll-give-it-a-try" Stage:
After purchasing a botanical Eczema healing supplement from a vendor’s booth at the fair and watching it help both mine & my daughter’s Eczema in only weeks, I knew there had to be truth to what I’d always heard about herbs and essential oils’ healing properties! With my daughter’s back now clearing, and my fingers now beginning to smooth, I could no longer ignore the effectiveness of nature’s healing oils and herbs and the INeffectiveness of chemically-laden lotions and creams. The vendor sent me home with info. sheets on body product chemicals and ingredients that I had never even really heard about or names I couldn't even pronounce! I threw out all my nasty 'Johnson and Johnson' products right away (aka- "cancer in a bottle"), my Victoria Secret sprays and lotions, my shampoos and even bought different toothpaste. I also knew I had to start becoming educated on the very real dangers, toxins & even carcinogens found in the products I had been using multiple times a day, EVERY SINGLE DAY....
The "Wow!" Stage:
Thus began months spent in extensive researching, and daily studying chemicals, MSDS sheets, essential oils, and herbs. I grew to love research and expanding my knowledge, and I’ve become very frustrated with what toxic chemicals the FDA has been hiding from consumers in products labeled ‘safe’! At first, my research was for me and my own family's benefit, and we learned what ingredients/chemicals to avoid. But as I studied more, and eventually developed another skin rash during my 3rd pregnancy, I knew that there had to be more people like me out there dealing with the same issues and not knowing the dangers associated with mainstream sprays, creams, lotions and ointments. After creating my first salve (Deep Healing Salve) to help soothe the itch of my own pregnancy-related rash, and watching it work amazingly well, I thought, 'why not develop my own products and educate others?'
The "Ta-Da!" Stage:
And so, I did! I have such a passion for creating unique, top-quality products that you won't find anywhere else. I have poured thousands (yes, thousands) of hours into research & trial-and-error batches to ensure each of my products are the highest quality and are personally tested by me (and my lovely little girls) for months before presenting them to my customers. I am ultra-conservative when it comes to ingredients.... my philospohy is, "if you can almost eat it, then it's pure enough for your skin". You will never find harsh chemicals or even sketchy ingredients (such as artificial colorants,flavors or fragrances) in ANY of my products. I just care too much for my customer's skin to "cut any corners" by using sketchy ingredients in order to make a recipe easier... your skin and potential health is at risk! I’m committed to creating alternative, natural, toxin-free body care products that are SAFE for your skin, are multi-purpose and that uplift the senses through pure, essential oils. After all, isn't it time your skin was "INNOCENT" of toxins?
The "The-End" Stage: (Or should I say, The Beginning? :)
Thanks for reading!