We’ve featured another artist that works in oils a few posts back, but here is another absolutely fantastic shop! Haumea Botanicals is out of Hawai’i by Lamyka of Lamyka’s Wiccan Podcast. She makes all of her product by hand, so don’t be fooled by the beautiful labels into thinking she has a factory. But she hasn’t just decided to throw some herbs at some oil and charge some money for it:
Originally, I had started making body products for myself in my tiny little apartment in Tokyo. I have never had a great history with commercial products, and I began to wonder why that was. After checking out the back of labels I realized that 1) I couldn’t even understand what all the chemicals listed were and 2) I didn’t understand why I would need all those chemicals. So I did my own research. I have always been used to natural solutions. Growing up as a Hawaiian woman on the North Shore of O’ahu , I learned that each rock, plant, animal, etc. has it’s own purpose and place. Since I grew up learning Hawaiian remedies I started to study Western herbs and their uses.
With my background in natural simple remedies I felt comfortable branching out into other areas, learning how to make my own body scrubs, lotions, shampoos, and so on. Once my friends began to see and smell my creations they began asking for their own. I started making body scrubs and solid lotions for friends, each time being told that I should start my own business. After more study and human testing (thanks to my friends for that!) I decided to go into business.
We’ve tried two of the body bars before so we can tell you from experience these are top of the line! She’s since branched out into room sprays, butter parfumes, and a whole line of products with a magical focus! These are perfect little stocking stuffers and secret santa’s. One thing is for sure, whether for personal use or for gifts, these are sure to be loved!
Check out all the products at her sites on the following links: