Handmade Apothecary & Inspired Gemstone Jewels

LA, California

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Gina Boulanger

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Gina Boulanger


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About MamaRubiRose

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On Etsy since 2015

Natural beauty products and inspiring gemstone jewelry for the crunchy mama in all of us.

I have been a maker as far as I can remember. My mother would say it was even earlier. She once caught me sitting in our living room mixing milk, eggs, and flour into the CARPET when I was still in diapers.

While I do still enjoy baking for friends and family, my two main passions are making jewelry and natural beauty products. My very first paid job was as a stock girl for a local craft store. I don't think I took any money to the bank, though. If I remember correctly, it all went to supplies to feed my jewelry making habit. While my peers were hanging out at parties, I was spread out on my bed surrounded by beads. Unfortunately, the beads didn't make it to college with me and it was a forgotten pastime until recently when a friend asked me to custom make a gift for her mother. Next thing I knew, friends and family were buying my jewelry off me as I was wearing it!

In the past year I have taken to meditation to gain focus and calm in my hectic life. I learned about these beautiful necklaces called mala necklaces to assist in keeping track of one's mantras. The addition of natural gemstones helps remind the wearer/user about the purpose or intention of the meditation, and looks great too!

I have been plagued with very sensitive skin all my life and had frequent migraine headaches all through college. I remember looking at my shampoo bottle one day and found I could not pronounce several of the ingredients. I also noticed so much alcohol listed in almost every product I put on my hair and skin - even in what I thought was baby-safe for my then newborn daughter, even in my favorite lip balm! After doing some research, it was clear why so much alcohol was in the beauty products like shampoo, conditioner, lotion and, lip balm: so you would use more. Once I eliminated all products with alcohol and artificial fragrances my skin cleared up and my migraines became less frequent. I've learned that I don't need as much lotion as I did before or apply lip balm as frequently because there are only natural moisturizing and nourishing ingredients in my products. There isn't a single item in my shop that I haven't tested on myself and my family for months prior to listing.

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  • Gina Boulanger


    Owner and operator at Mama Rubirose Apothecary & Inspired Jewels. Preschool director by day, pot stirrer and bead stringer by night!

Shop policies

Last updated on April 5, 2016
Welcome to Mama RubiRose! I'm so glad you stopped by. All items made by me are made with the health and well-being of my customers and the planet, as well.

My beauty products contain no alcohol, parabens, or artificial fragrances. The packaging is minimal but lovely.

My jewelry is made with natural wood and gemstones with metal accents. The meditation jewelry is made while saying a mantra such as "be well", "you are light", and "peace to you."

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I stand behind my work and if you have trouble with your Mama RubiRose item(s) that was not caused by normal customer wear and tear, I will gladly remedy the problem. I will happily re-string broken necklaces and bracelets and ask only that you cover the shipping cost.

Once your shipment has entered the USPS system, I am no longer in control of when your package will arrive or in what condition. If there is something wrong once your item has been delivered or if it is lost, I will assist you in filing an insurance claim. Unfortunately, this is the risk we take when we purchase any merchandise online to be delivered.
I happily accept payment through Etsy (major credit cards), Etsy gift cards, and Paypal.
All items will be shipped within 1-5 business days via USPS (closed on weekends and holidays). If you would like to use another service, please let me know in a message. Additional shipping charges may apply.

I provide a tracking number with each order so you can know where in the world your treasure is! I also pay for insurance on every package, so should an item get lost in the mail, a claim may be processed through USPS. However, once an item leaves my possession and is accepted by USPS, I am no longer in control of what happens to your item. If it is lost or damaged, I will assist you in filing a claim with USPS, though.

If you are an international buyer, please note you are responsible for any customs/tariff charges and I CANNOT and WILL NOT adjust the price of the item to avoid that charge. This is absolutely against Etsy policy and could have us both removed from Etsy.
Additional policies and FAQs
If the item(s) you are ordering are gifts, please let me know and I will personally wrap them for presentation.

Because I believe everything in my workshop has a purpose and even a re-purpose, you may receive your order in a box from another company or one of my suppliers. This helps keep shipping costs lower and there is no reason not to reuse a well-built box!

Everything I make is handmade by ME. If you love something, let me know, but please don't steal my designs for your gain. If you are a maker like me I'm sure you can come up with your own AMAZING designs to share with the world and you will feel that much better about yourself and your designs because they are yours and yours alone.