Hey folks, Jezabel here. Some of you may have met us in-person through markets, some through recommendations, others from Instagram and Clubhouse. As we reach more diverse audiences outside the Greater Seattle area (into places as far as Australia and Finland!), we realize that we would do well to formally introduce ourselves.
Now that 2021 has arrived, we can't help but look back at where Deschampsia has been over the past year. When our farmers markets & street fairs (which had sustained and supported our little apothecary over the past few years) closed down in late March, we were fortunate to be able to continue our business online with the support of awesome folks (like you) who kept us going despite all of our fears.
We've been through a lot together in the past few months: viruses, economic transformation, government lockdowns, and social unrest. One of the big reasons why we've been quiet on our mailing list, blog, and social media recently is because we want to make space for other voices to be heard. We wanted to take the time to reflect on what's going on. We feel now is a good time to check in with the Deschampsia community to let you know where we stand within the larger picture of what's happening in the world and how we can be of support to the community. We first want to acknowledge that we live in a country that was founded in racism and...
In our last blog, we took a brief look at some of the most common toxins found in modern industrialized self-care products. We also gave a list of some of the primary ingredients which we are committed to never using in our own products. This time around, I would like us to dive a little deeper into the ingredients, sourcing, practices, and philosophies which make Deschampsia special.
We highly recommend everyone to take the time to look at the ingredients found in your skin care and self care products. Ask yourself, how many of these ingredients are you familiar with? Even products marketed as “natural” may be filled with not-so-natural ingredients.