I began developing my first products as a young child, playing in the bathroom with the forgotten bottles of perfume and soap living in the backs of cupboards. As an adult I discovered that every ingredient was special and had its own story; it came from it’s own unique place, where it was grown in the dirt and harvested by a human and would often times travel very far to come into my possession. These unique stories taught me that the source and quality of each ingredient would define my health and my impact on the planet and I learned how to refine my choices in the food I ate and the products I bought to slather on my skin. Then, in 2010, I made my first batch of topical products, signed up for my first herbal studies class and began my journey as a product formulator and herbalist. As these two professions evolved side by side over the next 6 years, my knowledge of whole plant medicine fused with my topical formulations in the resulting product line Poppy Botanicals. I am am now Lab Manager, Medicine Maker and an Instructor at The California School of Herbal Studies, as well as Operations Manager for the up-and-coming green beauty line, CLEBAN Inc; I am consulting on, developing and manufacturing natural products for cosmetic companies nationwide.
My many years of experience consulting and as a natural products formulator, and herbalist have allowed me to grow an extensive ingredients library. Together you and I will craft products that incorporate your vision with the most cutting edge .
My services include natural product research and development, product formulation, herbal skin care, herbal medicine making, solvent extraction, natural/organic raw ingredients profiles/recommendations/suppliers, FDA/GMP regulation compliance, online retail on-boarding, URBN/Tradestone systems, white labeling & small scale manufacturing.
Product offerings include but are not limited to:
TOPICAL Creams, Lotions, Balms, Whips, Butters & more.
FACE Cleansers, Toners, Serums, Masks and Scrubs.
INTERNAL Tinctures, Glycerites, Syrups, Shrubs and Acetums.
AROMATHERAPY blending for your unique product specifications.
I aim to educate and inspire others about the healing intelligence of plants. Using traditional herbal preparations, I produce beauty products that allow the skin and body to remember it's most natural state of health and beauty through assimilating raw plant nutrients.
I am devoted to a life defined by what I find growing in the soil and fueled by synthesizing these organic components into accessible healing potions for humans.