The importance of natural products has been instilled in me since childhood. I grew up with an herbalist mother and spent the majority of my childhood playing in her Herb Shop, attending farmers markets, growing gardens and experimenting with natural products. My mother’s favorite saying is “We don’t test on animals, only children.” I was her test child and I have gained so much knowledge from that. I have learned firsthand the benefits of natural, chemical free products and holistic healing. The Calendula Body Oil for example is something I have been personally using for years, and the only thing that combats my own eczema. In fact my own battle with Eczema is what brought Mountain Thyme into existence. My mother still runs her herb shop on the East Coast; I was constantly ordering batches of her body oil and having it shipped to me. One day I came to the realization I could do this too! Not only could I do it but I LOOOVVVED doing it. It truly is a passion. Since then I have been experimenting with products from my childhood and making them my own. My motto is that you should take the same care and thought in what you’re putting outside your body, as what you put on the inside. We avoid eating toxins and chemicals, but what about the toxins and chemicals you put on our skin in our daily routines? All Mountain Thyme products are handmade using natural, organic, plant based material. My Mountain Thyme Carrier oil used is the perfect combination of Grape seed oil, Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E and Aloe Vera, To get the full healing and aromatherapy benefits from all products, only 100% essential oil is used (never fragrance oils). Every ingredient and scent in my Mountain Thyme products has been chosen with great care for both the smell and natural benefits. An old Chinese proverb I have been repeating to myself is also a reason for Mountain Thymes existence. “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” I have planted my tree. I hope you enjoy these products as much as I have enjoyed making them.