I am a mom of 3 with two under the age of 3. I feel so strongly that we need to greatly reduce the exposure to chemicals and toxins in our children’s environment. A portion of Natural Grace sales are donated to the CNY Autism Speaks Organization. One in 110 Children are diagnosed with Autism and they now feel that there is a link between exposure to chemicals in their environment and Autism so as a company promoting natural products I want to help out.
I like to make things look pretty, my favorite colors to work with are black and white, I love the outdoors when its warm and sunny, I secretly wished I was a special agent for awhile... lol
What got you started crafting?
I started making my own natural skin care products when my oldest daughter (now almost 16) was a baby as she had very sensitive skin and I couldn't figure out what was causing the problems. Once I learned about the chemicals and toxins used in commercial skin care products I tried some natural lotion on her and walla! Her skin went from blotchy, red, itchy to clear. I was hooked!
What is your source of inspiration?
My inspiration comes from Gourmet Foods. I love to cook and I love to eat delicious hand prepared foods. I feel that if we care about what we put in our bodies then we should also care about what we put on our bodies. Food for your skin!
What have you made recently?
I just made some wonderfully rich, creamy and thick Calendula Baby Creme. It is made with Organic Calendula infused oils which is wonderful to the skin. I call it 'Calendula Whipped Baby Creme' because it is so rich and thick I decided it needed to go into a jar like my popular Body Frostings.
Where do you sell your crafts presently?
I sell my products on Etsy Natural Grace Store as well as local events. I opened my Etsy store in 2008 but didn't start using it until recently! It is starting to gain some interest.
Why are handmade crafts important to you?
Hand Crafted products are the only way to go. I get to control the quality of everything from raw materials to finished product to ensure what I am offering to my customers is nothing but the best!