hi, I'm Jaimie.
I'm a yoga teacher, a zero-waste striver, a food-obsessed mostly-vegan, a maker of herbal beauty concoctions, and a professional singer/actress. I have always been a lover of the natural world and am constantly striving to live in better sync with it through my daily habits and choices.
why "The Moonbeam Club?"
The moon is associated with nurturing, emotion, gentleness, and feminine energy. It has a deep impact on our world, governing tides, regulating menstrual cycles, affecting plants (weeds are easier or harder to pull during different phases of the moon), and influencing human behavior (think "lunacy," "lunatic"). The waxing and waning cycle of the moon is also a handy visual aid for death and rebirth, for the fluctuating states of fullness and emptiness we can tune into in the natural world and in our lives. On my journey toward wholeness and balance, the moon is my medicine. And the more I bathe in its beams and learn about it's profound powers, the more fascinated and besotted I become!
I am super-duper passionate about the ingredients and ethics of the things I put in and on my body. The skin is our largest organ, and it's incredibly absorbent. Consider nicotine and birth control patches, which take advantage of the reliable absorption route the skin provides. It’s a gateway to the bloodstream, reaching every cell and tissue and organ of the body. This is especially pertinent to things like lotion, which we apply all over and don’t rinse off right away. Over time, toxins taken in through the skin can accumulate in the liver and potentially contribute to health problems. With many conventional products, we’re also washing nasty chemicals into our waterways, contaminating habitats and water sources for creatures large and small. Finally, packaging waste takes a massive toll on the health of our planet. Every bit of plastic ever made still exists (!!!), and even widespread recycling and the use of bioplastics don’t do much to solve the problem.
So, I started making my own stuff. And it was so good, I couldn't keep it to myself!
Enter Moonbeam Cream, an all-purpose moisturising cream, and Moonbeam Drops, a gorgeously scented face + body oil, made from just a few pure and effective natural ingredients. Since I've been making these product for myself and my dear ones, I've noticed a profound improvement in the health and suppleness of my skin. They also take the place of my entire previous skincare stash, which is economical and ecological and all-around lovely. Give a click to the shop tab up above for more information.
reducing plastic waste
I use only cardboard and paper packing materials, most upcycled from ingredient shipments. The product labels are printed on recycled paper, and there are no single-use components of my manufacturing process. Both products are packaged in glass, which can either be recycled or posted back to me to be sanitised and reused. Just send me a message for my address, mail your empties to me, and you'll get 10% off your next order. Unfortunately, Moonbeam Cream lids cannot be reused because of the liners, so pop those babies in the recycling. For Moonbeam Drops, you can keep the pump top and select an aluminium screw top lid for your next order. Thanks for contributing to a cleaner greener world, sweet ones!
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Thank you for bringing your energy and light to this space!