Monday, April 16, 2012
The Artisan Group is proud to announce this week's Artist Spotlight Feature is Stephanie Rountree of EdenSong Essentials!
We caught up with Stephanie and asked her a few questions about her edible skin care line, and her experiences so far working with TAG. Here's what she said:
- Tell us a little bit about your shoppe. I create edible organic skin care -- or skin food, as I like to call it - using raw, living, organic skin care ingredients that are literally edible foods. My journey into skin care formulation began with my first pregnancy, when I had that "ah-ha" moment, realizing it is just as important what we put on our bodies as it is what we put inside our bodies. My mantra became and is, "What is your skin eating?" There are literally thousands of ingredients available, but as a purist, my goal is to create products that truly emanate elegant simplicity through a process of balancing complicated formulations using the simplest forms of effective edible organics.
- What is your favorite skin care product from your shoppe and why? Choosing a favorite is difficult, because I love all my products. In fact, they are the only products I use! I am never without my Rapid Remedy Lip Balm or Goddess Envy Moisturizer, because I could use them for just about anything in a pinch, from their intended use as a lip balm and moisturizer to all over moisturizing or bruises and cuts.
- When you're not handcrafting your line of edible skin care products, what are your hobbies? Gardening is an extension of my craft. I love growing herbs and flowers that can be used in my products. Photography is another fascination for me. Even though I am a complete amateur, I have fun taking photos, especially of nature, architectural designs and faces. Besides those passions, I enjoy yoga, bicycling, music, reading, interior design and just about anything crafty.
- What do you like best about The Artisan Group? This extraordinary group of artisans is exceptionally supportive and nurturing. There is a sincere desire among the members to share resources and ideas with one another so that we all may reach our true potential and become successful. Of course, the fabulous opportunities for exposure can't be beat! I was fortunate enough to have my products featured with The Artisan Group in the 2012 GBK Oscars Gift Lounge prior to the Academy Awards. More recently my products were gifted to Tom Cruise and his family. I have also been fortunate enough to develop many real friendships within this amazing group of inspiring artists. It is an honor to be a member.
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