FAT AND THE MOON || LIGHT AS A FEATHA' FACIAL CLENSA'
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.
LIGHT AS A FEATHA' FACIAL CLEANSA'
An oil free, soap free, good enough to eat dry cleanser. Mix up a small scoop in your hand with a little water and ka blam, you got cleanser! Light as a Featha uses the anti bacterial magic of honey, drawing powers of rhassoul clay and the moisturizing talents of coconut- a truly tremendous trio! You know when a product gets me to indulge in alliteration, it’s gotta be good.
Light as a Featha is a mild exfolient. The coconut and clay add just the right amount of grit to polish the skin but does not cross the line into the sandpaper zone, just right for my sensitive skin peoples. My fave way to use this cleanser is to wash my face with it at the beginning of the bath, then let it sit and wash it off at the end of the bath. The Light as a Featha Cleansa also makes for a lovely mask- just massage on to a damp face and chill out for 20 minutes, then rinse!
Did I mention Light as a Featha' smells like a dream? If it “accidentally” gets in your mouth - I won’t judge you.
coconut*, honey powder (honey & soy lecithin*), rhassoul clay / *organic