♥ ABOUT ME ♥
My name is Rae.
I make all of my bath and body products with love and care by hand. I use the best ingredients I can find, and make them lovingly in small batches, so I can control the quality and make sure everything is perfect. I source everything I can as locally as I can. I'm in the process of transforming my yard into even more flower beds, so that I can grow even more of my own herbs for harvesting.
I'm a Haudenosaunee and Celt mutt and have been enjoying studying the traditional healing methods, knowledge bases and rituals that come from my heritage. I'm trying to bring all of that ancient power to today for your ritual practice and self care. I also just really like making certain things like horror themed soaps and putting what I think are hilarious quotes on candles. I am trying to find a blend of the old and new. Ancient and present. It might take me awhile, but it's worth a try to find a space for those who are interested in traditional practices and methods, but also really like references to 30 rock ('cause Liz Lemon is a goddess).
Thanks for reading, and I hope you find something here that makes you smile.
♥ ABOUT MY STUFF ♥
♥Bath and Body Ingredients♥
For my bath and body products I source the highest quality ingredients I can. In my soaps I use a variety of oils and butters to create a velvety luxurious bar. I know it's lame to say, but my mom really likes my soap and doesn't use anything else now.
Anyway, here is a list of some of the ingredients I use in my bath and beauty products :
OLIVE OIL - can help to moisturize your dry skin and give it a healthy, vibrant glow. It also leaves your skin
feeling smooth and soft. This is because olive oil has a natural ability to hold in moisture which can help with dry,
cracked or chapped skin.
COCONUT OIL - is a cleanser, and helps cleanse the skin of bacteria and dirt. It also helps moisturize and
creates a lovely lather. Helps with excess and acne, can help with inflammation and is an antibacterial, anti fungal and antiviral.
COCOA BUTTER - improves blood flow and slows skin aging by protecting against damage from the sun's harmful UV rays. Also used to smooth scars, wrinkles and other marks on skin.
SHEA BUTTER - anti-inflammatory properties that can sooth skin problems, boosts skin moisture and filled with antioxidants.
PALM OIL - MY PALM OIL IS SOURCED FROM SUSTAINABLE SOURCES ONLY - great moisturizer,
RICE BRAN OIL - purifies the skin, smoothes the complexion and reduces the appearance of fine lines and pores. It brightens the complexion and also helps fade dark spots.
GRAPESEED OIL - is full of vitamin E. This vitamin works to build, protect, and correct. It assists in the production of collagen and improves skin tone. It helps to fight damage from free-radicals and prevent acne breakouts.
SWEET ALMOND OIL - contains many nutrients good for the skin, including vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, and antioxidants.So it may help soothe and hydrate skin and hair. Some people also use it to reduce the appearance of scars, stretch marks, and wrinkles and to treat skin conditions.
CASTOR OIL - promote hydration, has impressive anti-inflammatory properties, known to help with acne, and has antifungal properties
HEMPSEED OIL - is perfect for most skin types as it can moisturize without clogging your pores. It can even help to balance out oily skin, hydrating it and regulating the skin's oil production
WITCH HAZEL - amazing ingredient, used to help with inflammation, reduces skin irritations, and is said o help acne.
SODIUM HYDROXIDE - fancy name for lye, which is the ingredient that makes soap soap.
MICA - micas are colorants and the ones I use are vegan, cruelty free and responsibly sourced.
SALTS - I use a variety of salts such as Epsom, Himalayan, Dead Sea and French Grey. They offer a variety of different benefits from enriching your bath with minerals to help with pain and inflammation to help you relax and reduce stress.
ALOE VERA - has cooling properties and is anti-inflammatory. Hence, it is one of the most natural remedies for sunburn or burnt skin. It is rich in antioxidants and minerals that boost the healing process, and helps moisturize.
All of my patches are handprinted on sturdy cotton twill fabric, with an iron on backing already on the back. They are all cutout by hand, so there will be slight differences to them. You can still sew the patch on by hand or by machine, but if using the iron on backing DO NOT put you iron on the ink. Just iron the patch on from the inside of the garment you are looking to place it on.
I design my stickers myself and get them printed with a local company, Leblanc Designs. The stickers have coating on them so they are good to last and are really cute!
♥Packaging & Shipping materials♥
I'm always trying to improve here. Right now I am using a variety of things - from shrink wrap and stickers to paper bags and compostable labels. I will be trying to improve on my sustainable packaging the best I can moving forward. For shipping, I use boxed that do not require tape, and I use biodegradable packing peanuts as well as tissue. Again, this is an area I'm trying to get better at, so let me know if you have any ideas on how to cut down on trash! Thanks!