Sunday, September 28, 2008
Shop Name: herbanlifestyle
A little about you: Back in the late 1990s/early 2000s, I had a handcrafted
herbal bath and body product business in New England. I sold my all-natural
lotions, masques, balms and oils at my local farmers market, as well as through
my (primitive by today's standards) online store. I delighted in the process
of creating new products, and I took great pleasure in learning about the
aromatherapeutic properties of essential oils and the healing properties of
Then one day, I took a position in NYC, which made my days very long. I soon
found that I had little time for my business. So, reluctantly, I let it go. But
I never let go of my herbal habit. I loved the process, and continued to
make bath and body products for myself, family and friends.
I live in the DC area, working as a wellness consultant and Reiki practitioner.
After 10 years of self-study in aromatherapy and herbalism, I began formal
herbalism studies early this year, and it occurred to me that this would be a
great time to re-start my herbal bath and body product business. So, after
several months of planning and formulating, in August I launched my new love
child 'Herban Lifestyle'.
A little about your products: My products contain pure oils, essential oils and
herbs, which are either certified organic, or pesticide-free/chemical-free.
They are handcrafted in small batches using natural and organic ingredients,
pure-essential oils, earth-friendly packaging, and made with Love and
Gratitude! Currently, I offer a range of bath salts, bath/massage oils, lip
balms and body balms.
What about the organic mission inspires you?: Natural living has been a way of life for me as long as I can remember, and I am so happy to see the recent
paradigm shift that has opened up tons of new choices in terms of access to
organic products. It's great to see that people are making the connection
between their consumer habits, their health and the environment. I like knowing
that I am part of this movement to improve the quality of life for all living
beings. Plus, I've always felt that organic foods, body products, clothes,
etc. smell better, feel better, taste better!
What's your current project: I'm working on a line of dream pillows with a
fellow Estyan who does fabric art. Stay tuned!
Where your products can be found: herbanlifestyle.etsy.com
Etc.: My other non-Etsy related blog is stellarself.typepad.com