For much of my early childhood in Vermont, I dreamed of being a farmer and was always inspired by the farm-to-table culture. After a decade in corporate America, I was ready to go back to my roots and bring farm-to-bathtub with small-batch crafted organic skin and hair products designed from tender moments I have experienced as a mother.
By now, many folks know that the personal care industry is not well regulated — which means more than ever you need to trust the makers behind your products. As an indie business founder, I do not answer to shareholders or feel the pressures of mass producing overseas to keep up with demand. I simply trust my instincts and deep-rooted desire to create good for all children and the result has been our award-winning products. Wash with Water products are small batch-crafted each month to deliver the most effective and gentle hair and skincare to your loved ones.
It is so important to me to create more than just “me too” products; I want our washies (aka customers) to know they are a part of something really important. Our ethos is to craft products using only ingredients chosen with the utmost care while creating a positive impact on the environment. From working with a women’s cooperative in Morocco’s Tiznit province (which provides local women with family supporting income) to planting a tree or native plant for every bar of soap sold, the washie footprint is one we can all be proud of.
Aw thanks! The collection names are all pet names for my family members. We are continuing to expand our Barenaked Babydoll collection to offer beautifully crafted, organic alternatives for those with eczema. And I am so excited as we add everyday essentials to our new BB Beauty line of products. The BB Beauty Lip is ahhhmazing!
Our team is made up of mommies, daddies, physicians and scientists all passionate about one thing in mind; crafting the safest, most effective natural bath products on the market. It’s a really special group because we have been together since the beginning.
Currently our days are filled with testing prototypes for limited edition holiday gifts and gearing up for our “washie” pop-up tour from the East to West Coast! Stay tuned for details!
Motherhood is certainly not for the faint of heart…But regardless of how many late nights I have stepped on a lego or changed a diaper….on my lap…in a car..in between 16 errands, I count my blessings. Each and every day.
I am really blessed to have my parents just minutes away and a lot of helping hands. I wish I could say I organize the entire week on Sunday evenings but the reality is I Iike to just let each day unfold.
For mamas with babies, I love using bath time to put on a face mask. Andalou makes the perfect little single use pods, or I deep condition my hair. Both of you can enjoy this time and be spoiled. For parents of older children, creating laminated cards is a great way to enjoy bath time and catch up on the day. The cards my family enjoys asks questions like, “Who did you sit next to at lunch today?”, “What was the silliest thing that happened at school?” We all take turns picking a card and asking a question. I really believe children (and adults) sleep better when they take a moment to reflect on the day.
Well, I was raised by hippies, so the “medicine cabinet” always starts with what is stocked in the kitchen from the farmers market. I swear by gut health as a catalyst for beautiful skin (kimchi and homemade kombucha) are my staples, plus adding The Super Elixer from Welleco to my water. I aim for 2 liters of water a day since I am still nursing. In terms of nighttime, the Ultimate Bar Soap and BB Beauty Oil and Barenaked Babydoll Cream will have you waking up with flawless skin every morning!
My grandmother, Meme, is such a huge beauty influence for me. She was a Betty Draper-esque 1950’s housewife and I never saw her leave the house without her hair set and makeup done. Meme is almost 90 and I taught her this summer to contour and do her brows big! I love playing with makeup and Biossance SQUALANE + ANTIOXIDANT CLEANSING CLOTHS are a must for removing makeup and cleansing on the go! When I am on the road travelling, I will add Vintner’s Daughter to my nighttime routine.
For me, accepting that there really is no such thing as “balance” has been the most liberating. Some days I am really fueled by creating and pour myself into work, and other days I just want to sit and rock a baby or head to the beach and disconnect.
If it’s not bringing you joy, you have permission to drop it.
Proactively surround yourself with like-minded makers and entrepreneurs (hello, heymama!) – cultivating these valuable relationships and supporting others will prove to be a tremendous source of inspiration, guidance and much needed love!
I do meditate every morning, and right before I go to sleep each night. I’m naturally wired to be very anxious so going into the day and closing my day with intentional breathing offers a beautiful (and necessary) calm.
For me, accepting that there really is no such thing as “balance” has been the most liberating. Some days I am really fueled by creating and pour myself into work, and other days I just want to sit and rock a baby or head to the beach and disconnect. I really keep those two worlds separate which allows me to give 100% percent in the moment. It is a formula that works really well for us.
An unbelievable sense of confidence that I didn’t have in my twenties. My babies act like I’ve hung the moon and it’s starting to rub off on me.
Motherhood is certainly not for the faint of heart, and unfortunately our house plants have received the brunt of it with our recent potty training with Vonn. It’s by far my most challenging role and it helps to have an appreciation for Wes Anderson kind of humor for survival. But regardless of how many late nights I have stepped on a lego or changed a diaper….on my lap…in a car..in between 16 errands, I count my blessings. Each and every day.
Thou shall practice self love! It took me until baby #3 to start making this a top priority. So many folks gravitate towards seIflessly giving, giving, giving which can be really challenging when we don’t fill our cup first.
Keeping a standing Wednesday “date night”.
Have a fully stocked “me” cabinet with treats, from chocolates to fun nail polishes. It’s an easy way to keep the “self love” in check.
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