a photo of Sheri and Hawkeye
Sheri & Hawkeye on the ferry from Virgin Gorda to Tortola, BVI

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, Massachusetts).

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.

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, so 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.

Fast forward to September 2020. We made it! All moved in to our new home and garden in Oriental, North Carolina. The adventure begins!

fresh herbs with mortar and pestle and bottles of essential oils

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 US-grown 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.