small batch | truly natural | bath & body

I love making soap. It's a wonderful form of alchemy seeing lye-water and oil turn into a solid bar of sudsy soap.
My products are made from the yummiest certified organic, fair trade, truly natural ingredients available.
All of my products are handcrafted in my Fairfax, VA studio.
Besides my Etsy store, I sell my products in my new brick-and-mortar shop. The studio is in the back room of the shop.
I live 15 minutes from the National Mall, and try to take advantage of all that DC has to offer.

Making the world a happier, healthier, better-smelling place

I have been making bath and body products for 15 years, having first learned the craft from an aromatherapy-kit-of-the-month-subscription I bought to share with my daughters. The kits, offered by an educational toy company, contained simple, natural ingredients.

Some of my earliest memories center around playing with guest soaps at my grandmother’s house – I loved the scents, colors, textures and the way they made bubbles in the sink! But I, and my daughters have very sensitive skin, so we have to be careful about fragrances, colors and other chemical additives. Learning how to make my own bath and body products was not only fun, but it gave me complete control over what goes into my soaps and such.
Mary Kearns
owner, maker, designer, Product Developer, Visionary, Researcher, Package Designer
Mary Kearns is the owner and founder of Herban Lifestyle, a certified sustainable business by Green America, and certified cruelty-free through Leaping Bunny.

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