FAT AND THE MOON || FACE OIL
Continuing a family legacy of herbalists and natural healers, Fat and the Moon founder Rachel Budde has built her company around providing handcrafted, herbal body care products to those seeking a natural alternative to chemical-filled products. Like a witch over a cauldron, Budde experiments with age-old ingredients and recipes passed down from various healing traditions to craft innovative and simple products that are good for the body and the earth. Fat and the Moon started as an alternative to the toxic, mass production body care industry aiming to provide nourishing ingredients and nourishing messages of self love, and self care.
And if you were wondering why 'Fat and the Moon'....
Fat as the first word in the name of my business has gotten me in some interesting discussions. People ask me about the name all the time because they can hardly believe I would use a word that has such negative connotations, especially when it is used within ‘beauty care’.
In part, I use the word ‘fat’ to be provocative; I don’t believe fat is a dirty word. But most of the fat in Fat and the Moon comes from my love of the material- oil is the medium of external herbal medicine. Fat in the form of oil, is the gift of the seed. Fat, both in plants and animals, is where energy is stored. The richness we taste in food, and the suppleness we feel on our skin after a good slather of bath oil, is our bodies recognition of and pleasure in that vital energy. Oil from plants, in and of itself, is medicinal. I feel honored as a medicine maker to indulge in the play of fat and herbs, especially under the influence of the moon.
The oil on your face is your friend. ‘What?’ you say? Yes, indeed. All those products that talk about eliminating oil/oil-free/putting the smack down on oil are doing you no favors. When you attack the oil on your face, your face is like “wtf, I thought we were friends,” and then overcompensates trying to make things right. We all know the end of that story, and it ain’t pretty.
Think of Fat and the Moon’s Face Oil like your ambassador. As your ambassador, the face oil helps your skin re-negotiate its own oil production and achieve peace and harmony.
Like with most things, the key is balance.
calendula* and burdock* infused apricot kernel oil*, hemp seed oil*, argan oil*, jojoba oil*, tamanu oil*,
rosehip seed oil*
1 fl oz