My name is Ayla and I am a wife and a mother of three crazy kiddos. I love to live naturally on our 18 acre farm and use things grown on the farm to make awesome all-natural products for my family and you all!
Since 2010 I have made my own natural products using herbs/essential oils and spent years of trial and error to master the craft of creating all-natural, non-toxic products that actually work! I am excited to say that the home and body care items I make for my family are always available to anyone through the website. In addition to the all natural body care products, salves, and cleaning supplies we also offer a wide variety of natural or reclaimed home decor products at our vendor markets. We truly are dedicated to serving the needs of our family and our customers each and every day.
The reason I began living naturally: I didn’t have a choice.
The thing that really opened my eyes to the fact that chemical tainted items used daily can hurt us, was when I had my twin boys a month and a half early. Everything broke them out- I mean everything. As suggested by our pediatrician, I gave them baths with no soap, washed their clothes with soap nuts instead of laundry detergent, and wasn’t able to use any lotion at all on those little guys. It was crazy how sensitive skin brings out the side effects of chemical exposure that people with non-sensitive skin don’t see… so they just don’t believe that store bought stuff is bad.
So we went a couple years being extra careful with fragrance and such in any baby care items and everything seemed to be going alright until…
I will never forget the day that I poured the milk out of my son's sippy cup, rinsed it with water, and a giant mountain of bubbles formed! My son had been drinking out of a soap covered sippy cup. Our dishwasher must have stopped mid-cycle and I unknowingly unloaded the soap covered dishes. I thought, "was dish detergent harmful to a baby" and "what exactly is in the dishwashing detergent?" To my surprise, the ingredients were not listed on the box. Check under your sink and in your laundry room. Chances are you won't find an ingredients list on the bottles. Scary right?!
Later that week, I laid the twins down for their nap. When I checked on them, I found them out of their cribs and covered in a greasy paste. They learned to climb out of their beds and got into my diaper supply basket on top of the changing table which contained baby essentials such as diaper rash cream, baby powder, lotion, baby vicks, etc. They had made a concoction and had it in their mouth, ears, eyes- everywhere! I found myself, again, going through the same questions I had before with the addition of, "exactly how many different chemicals did they ingest this time from the vicks and diaper rash medicine??".
That was the day my life changed. I felt helpless. How could I keep my children safe if I kept things in my home that had the ability to hurt them? How do I treat diaper rash with out the cream? How do I treat the skin scrapes with out ointment? If they accidentally ingest these things it can potentially hurt them.
This is the day I began my journey. I set out to find alternative products made with a mixture natural oils / butters and essential oils rather than chemicals so that if another one of these accidents happened I don't have to worry about my children's well being. Each day we get rid of a harmful product and replace it with something safe. My daughter and I were making a jar of sugar scrub the other day and I turned around to find her licking the spoon. I asked her what she was doing and she replied that she forgot we were making "soap" and thought it was brownies. I just laughed when she said it didn't taste as good as it looked. There was nothing in the scrub that would hurt her. Nothing that she couldn't eat! So after years of trial and error to master the craft of creating all-natural, non-toxic products that actually work, I am excited to say that now they are available to anyone. In addition to the all natural body care products, salves, and cleaning supplies we also offer a wide variety of natural or reclaimed home decor products at our vendor markets. We truly are dedicated to serving the needs of our family and our customers each and every day.