Handmade herbal skincare. Vegan. Small batch.
Created by a plant-loving compulsive label-reader.
Sheri crafts all of our skincare by hand using certified organic herbs and veggies, organic fair trade vegetable oils and butters, as well as pure essential oils.
You won’t find any unnecessary or undesirable additives like synthetic fragrances and preservatives, or animal by-products. No palm oil either.
And of course, there’s never any animal testing! Every product is tested by happy volunteer humans.
Simple recipes moisturize and protect skin with no worries about what you’re absorbing or what’s running down the drain.
A little background…
Enplantae is the new incarnation of work that began in 2007. Back then, I (Sheri) was making perfumes, salves, soaps, and face creams under the name ‘Paradise City Herbal’ (Paradise City being the nickname of my hometown, Northampton).
As the love affair with plants grew, my husband Hawkeye and I expanded our backyard garden to a ‘micro-farm’ with a rented field in a neighboring town (about a 15-20 minute drive, 30 minutes with traffic, not ideal but it worked). We grew herbs and vegetables as ‘Paradise City Micro-Farm’ for 10 years with 2019 being our last season.
Farming was a joy for us. Living so intimately with the plants, the wild critters, the weather, became all we really wanted to do.
Early in 2019 we began plotting an escape from the hustle-bustle of our rapidly-growing little city to get closer to nature, with the dream to buy a sailboat and sail the Caribbean, and planned a 5 year transition.
For fun, we started looking online at houses for sale in the town we wanted to move to. Wouldn’t you know it, a house we LOVED popped up. Suddenly, Hawkeye and I couldn’t figure out what we were waiting 5 years for. We decided to move as quickly as possible.
We’re currently still in Northampton, MA but are hoping to be settled in our new hometown of Oriental, NC by Summer 2020. The farm is shut down but the herbal kitchen is re-opening Spring 2020.
What we use in our skincare and where it comes from
|Coconut Oil||virgin||Certified Organic & Fair Trade||sourced from: India, Philippines, Sri Lanka |
|Olive Oil||extra virgin||Certified Organic||sourced from: Italy, Spain, Tunisia|
|Safflower Oil||refined||Certified Organic ||sourced from: Mexico sourced from: Italy, Spain, Tunisia|
|Sunflower Seed Oil||virgin||Certified Organic||sourced from: Argentina, China, Italy, Netherlands|
|Mango Butter||refined||Certified Organic ||sourced from: India, refined in Netherlands|
|Candelilla Wax||sourced from: Mexico, USA|