FAT AND THE MOON || SCENTED BALM
Let’s discuss the difference between a ‘scent’ and a ‘perfume’. A scent is like what animals pick up from each other, it’s earthy, it’s innate like the handwriting and laugh you were born with. ‘Perfume’ is what the lady next to you on the plane is wearing that make your peanuts taste like air freshener.
Scents made from plants- their essential oils to be exact- is from their very being, and is in some way, alive. You can think of these little scented balms as scent collaborators- dancing away with your scent! Plant, meet animal- animal, meet plant!
ARTEMIS AT DAWN || running barefoot, flanked by your pack- taking a bite out of a rose. Peppery, earthy, rosey. Yum.
Ingredients: sunflower oil*, beeswax, essential oils of patchouli*, rose geranium*, black pepper*
GREEN MAN || vision questing, campfire singin’, dew drop lickin’. Green, grassy, woody. Rarrr.
Ingredients: sunflower oil*, beeswax, essential oils of clary sage* and vetiver*
PERSEPHONE EMERGES || bee legs heavy with pollen, ecstasy of bare skin exposed to the first warm spring day, and pollinating a tulip with your tongue. Wafts of fresh cut cedar behind heavy gates laden with blooming jasmine, slicing into a grapefruit while crushing a coriander seed between your back teeth.
Ingredients: sunflower oil (helianthus annuus)* beeswax (cera alba) essential oils of cedar (juniperus virginiana)*, coriander (coriandrum sativum)*, grapefruit (citrus x paradisi)*, and jasmine absolute (jasminum officinale)
WOLF SHEPHERD || A Spirit of the edge. He is the wounded healer of the Slovenian forest and field. The limping Wolf Shepherd summons the wolves to roam in the winter and dismisses them from the pastures in the spring. He maintains the tension and balance of the wild and tame. The Wolf Shepherd is ancient. He is an aspect we have forgotten when we believe Nature is a distant place outside of ourselves. We evoke him to remember the deep and ancient parts of our own hearts. Wolf Shepherd evokes.. prayers sent to the Sun God, apothecary drawers, and ancestral visitations.
Ingredients: sunflower oil (helianthus annuus)* beeswax (cera alba) essential oils of celery seed (apium graveolens)*, frankincense (boswellia)*, vetiver (chrysopogon zizanioides)* & patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)*
.5 fl oz
Gender inclusive scent, made for all bodies, minds, and hearts.
ABOUT FAT & THE MOON
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.