Who is Lavender&Lilies and why should use my products? I'll start off telling you a little bit about myself and how I got started. I am a stay at home mom of 3 beautiful little boys. I began this journey of making organic body care when my third baby came along. I had already been working with a sales company that really taught me a lot about using organic products. It educated me on how everything that we put on our bodies also goes into our bodies. My primary concern was for my little ones. I remember the moment I was listening to a conference call about baby products and they asked the question "What makes tear free baby soaps 'tear free'? It's not because it doesn't have anything that causes irritation to the eye, it's actually a chemical number they put in their products so your baby can't feel the sting!" This was a turning point for me. The problem though? The cost of organic care is EXPENSIVE! And when you have 3 small children living at home you already have big bills. So I started small. I took a class a our local apothecary shop on herbal medicine, and then another on making lotions. I loved it! I loved being able to make my own lotion and know exactly what was going into it. I wondered how many other things I could make at home for our family. So I took a botanical skin care class and aromatherapy class. They taught me so much! And I am so thankful for what I have learned from these classes as well as many around the world who are trying to live as green a life as possible. I had not intended to sell at first, I just wanted to know what was in the products my family was using. A friend of mine suggested I start selling them and I thought maybe I would give it a shot. I started small with friends and family, which lead to other friends and family. Maybe it was time to start selling online-I decided to advertise on Facebook and start a shop on Etsy. That lead to doing events and local art walks. I was also able to get into some local boutiques and start selling spa packages to local hotels and bed &breakfasts. And then I decided it's time for an online shop! I have my certificate in botanical skincare and am currently working to get my certificate in aromatherapy. My mission is simple. I want to be able to provide good quality organic products that families know are safe to use and still affordable. It is my hope you will fall in love with these products just as much as I have. And have the peace of mind knowing that you are using a high quality product with no chemicals in it!