My name is Kelly, and I am the maker and owner of Raw Oats. I am an entrepreneur who has a passion for natural skincare, good causes, and eco-friendly swaps. I have always had an interest in doing better for my daily routine as well as a better mindset for the way we consume and dispose of things. When I am not making skincare, I am reading a good book, out in my kayak (weather permitting), or behind the lens shooting a wedding.
Ever since I was a little girl they would teach us in school that we needed to take care of our planet, that we were on a path to adverse effects on our Earth. We consumed and disposed goods as if they were in endless supply. It was time to do something good that I could share with the world.
I started doing some serious research on natural ingredients, it was important to create recipes that worked and had good benefits for the skin. I found several ingredients that were incredibly nourishing and started working on my recipes. I tested out recipes on myself and gifted some to family after getting the quality where I wanted it.
The overall consensus was that they loved the products I made and wanted to use them daily. I decided it was time to see if the general public would love them. I loved hearing my customers stories about how my skincare worked for them. I was overjoyed when it helped their struggles. I decided my products needed to be offered wherever possible. I have been working to attend artisan markets in southwest Michigan, and northwest Indiana, as well as getting my products into local stores and co-ops.
I work everyday to find better quality ingredients with more eco-friendly certification and production methods. I hope to continue my path to the best ingredients i can offer, as well as the most sustainable. Every small effort counts, and I hope you will find that your efforts to make these swaps in your daily routine will help you as well!
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