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IMPERFECTLY PERFECT // Andrea Hawken

I first met Andrea in a mommy and me class featured at our mutual friend's space Loom (which, if you aren't familiar and are in the parenting zone - is a must for support!) Bonding over parenting is either really easy, or really hard - it's a pretty good way to find the people you actually connect with. 

I immediately liked Andrea. She brings a hefty dose of sarcasm and self deprecating humor to the table which is super refreshing, and resonates with how I personally 'parent' - because, what do any of us really know?...


Sometimes we're a little soft.

Ice cream melts, chocolate melts, coconut oil melts - all the sweet things in life seem to melt, but when it comes to natural skincare people seem to get confused.

Shipping a product that melts in the summer is no fun for anyone so we will explain. 

The Balm is a base blend of kokum butter, mango butter, coconut oil, and the liquid oils of avocado, borage and moringa. This whipped concoction makes for our truly special texture and skin nourishing benefits. In order to get this texture we melt everything down and gently emulsify it at low...


THE MIST // And how to use it.

If misting yourself liberally in these hot summer months doesn't sound good to you, we might have a hard time explaining ourselves, but to make the effort - we'd like to give our top favorite ways to use The Mist, and share a bit about the ingredients. 

The Mist is our second product. An all in one formula that can be used from head to toe for literally - the whole family - including your pets! It is a base blend of aloe vera, rose water, witch hazel and colloidal silver with essential oils...


IMPERFECTLY PERFECT // Jewel Zimmer

Most people have a story to tell about how marijuana fit into their younger years, and has either stayed in, or moved its way out. I have to say that I'm of the camp that has truthfully had very little experience with the plant, except one recreational time that scared me for good. 

But, as we all know - things have dramatically shifted in the cannabis industry over the last few years, and the benefits that the plant may bring to the table have started to be revealed. Much more than just getting high, CBD products offer...


IMPERFECTLY PERFECT // Ona Organics

I first met the awesome ladies behind Ōna Organics at last December's Echo Park Craft fair and we all got along right away, but it wasn't until becoming completely obsessed with their products that I really started to do the deep dive.

Founded by friends Amanda Arapoglou and Elizabeth Dorow - Ōna was founded out of a mutual appreciation for plant medicine and self healing. With backgrounds in herbalism, Moringa farming, Ayurvedic medicine, and Vedic meditation - the recipe of their friendship was truly one to create something special. I traded with them at the end of...