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About Us

est. 2005

MoonEssence was started by a mother and son who wanted to create a more natural bar of soap, and a full line of body and skin care products using only the highest-quality plant-based ingredients.

Our customers are just like us, they are aware of the environment and sustainability, and take an enlightened, intelligent approach to education, social justice, and other important issues.

Because of our dedication to quality and diligence:

  • Uses 100% natural ingredients, 98% organic

  • All soaps are made from scratch; not from premixed, purchased soap bases

  • 100% cruelty free.

  • Adhere to all state and federal rules and regulations pertaining to soaps and cosmetics

MoonEssence is a renowned brand that specializes in creating exceptional all-natural handcrafted soaps and skin care products. With a commitment to using only the finest ingredients found in nature, MoonEssence offers a unique range of products that promote healthy and radiant skin.

The cornerstone of MoonEssence's philosophy lies in the meticulous creation process. Each product is carefully handcrafted by skilled artisans, ensuring attention to detail and quality at every step. The brand takes pride in creating small batches, allowing for greater control over the ingredients and maintaining the highest standards of excellence.

MoonEssence sources its ingredients from nature, harnessing the power of botanical extracts, essential oils, and organic components. These carefully selected ingredients are known for their nourishing, hydrating, and rejuvenating properties. By avoiding harsh chemicals and synthetic additives, MoonEssence products are gentle on the skin and suitable for all skin types, including sensitive and delicate skin.

The range of soaps offered by MoonEssence is diverse and captivating. Each soap bar is meticulously crafted, incorporating various natural elements like herbs, flowers, clays, and exfoliants to create a luxurious bathing experience. These soaps not only cleanse the skin but also provide additional benefits such as moisturization, exfoliation, and aromatherapy, leaving the skin feeling refreshed and revitalized.

In addition to soaps, MoonEssence offers an array of skin care products tailored to address skin concerns.  From nourishing facial serums to soothing moisturizers, Our formulation is designed to enhance the skin's natural beauty and promote a healthy complexion.  MoonEssence's skin care products are free from harmful additives and are carefully formulated to deliver optimal results while respecting the skin's delicate balance.

MoonEssence's commitment to sustainability extends beyond its choice of ingredients. The brand is dedicated to eco-friendly practices, utilizing recyclable packaging materials and minimizing waste throughout the production process. By prioritizing sustainability, MoonEssence ensures that its products are not only beneficial for the skin but also for the environment.

In summary, MoonEssence's all-natural handcrafted soaps and skin care products are a testament to the brand's dedication to quality, sustainability, and promoting healthy skin. With their exquisite formulations and attention to detail, MoonEssence offers a luxurious and rejuvenating experience that uplifts both the body and mind.

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OUR TEAM

Ted, Terry, and Rod

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Our Story

MoonEssence was started by a mother and son who wanted to create a more natural bar of soap, and then went on to produce a full line of body and skin care products using only the highest-quality plant-based ingredients.

We are a lighthearted, passionate, fun group, but we take quality extremely seriously- we know our customers are conscious about what they put in their bodies, so why not create products for what they put on their bodies the same way?  Our customers are just like us, they are aware of the environment and sustainability, and take an enlightened, intelligent approach to education, social justice, and other important issues.

We put ourselves in our customers' shoes- we We have an intense dedication to our customers and their experience with us. We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee, and we're proud of it!

Because of our dedication to quality and attention to detail:

  • Uses 100% natural ingredients , 98% organic

  • All soaps are made from scratch; not from premixed, purchased soap bases

  • We are an100% cruelty free.

  • All of our ingredients are 100% natural

  • Locally Sourced

  • Tested for quality and safety

  • Keep legal: In addition,  adhere Adheres to all state and federal rules and regulations pertaining to soaps and cosmetics

MoonEssence soaps and skin care are comprised of several completely unique recipes, with each formulated to provide distinctive benefits. All of our lines are carefully designed prior to making any batch, and every batch is rigorously tested for quality and safety. If something doesn’t meet our standards, we go back to the drawing board.

MoonEssence artisan soap and skin care company is the result of co-owner Terry Bryant’s belief that products made from natural ingredients could help avoid skin irritation such as breakouts, redness and rashes. Designed to heal skin from the inside out, the line is especially effective for people dealing with skin conditions such as Rosacea, psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema. Retired from her position at the USPS, Terry used her college chemistry background to study natural products and created combinations made from plant extracts and 100% pure essential oils to exclude chemicals and artificial ingredients. After brainstorming one night on a full moon with her son Ted Giammona and his partner Rod Schmittou about how the products could fill a need in the skincare market, MoonEssence was born.

MoonEssence products are crafted in small batches to ensure premium quality and freshness, feature all natural, food-grade ingredients and are up to 98 percent organic. They are locally sourced in an effort to help stimulate the regional economy. Vendors are carefully selected to meet the following criteria: green, environmentally friendly and provide solid scientific data about their ingredients.  

MoonEssence uses skin therapeutic botanicals, herbs, extracts, floral waters, pure essential oils, butters, anti-oxidants and vitamins without the addition of any synthetics, mineral oil, chemicals, artificial ingredients, petroleum, parabens or sodium lauryl sulphates. There are also no animal by-products other than beeswax and whey. The company is  100 percent cruelty free and was recognized with has received the coveted Green Award from the Rotary Club in 2010-2011.  

 

The three MoonEssence principals use a variety of skills from their varied backgrounds to create attention for the brand. Long involved in their local communities,  Ted is a certified licensed soap-making master through the Handcrafted Soap Makers and Cosmetics Guild.  Terry’s most recent project with the Rotary Club of Petaluma Valley has helped save lives in a Ugandan village. Teaching 30 people how to make soap using their natural resources created a micro-industry through the effort. Using improved hygiene, the infant mortality rate declined and disease transmission slowed. Giammona, who received many awards for his costume design work in the entertainment industry, continues to raise the bar by using his creativity to invent and test products in his kitchen. Schmittou, one of only 500 master board certified hair colorists in the United States, uses his beauty industry background to reach new clients and expand its reach.  

MoonEssence features a complete range of skincare products ranging from All Natural Artisan soaps to ultimate firming facial serums. Designed to heal skin from the inside out, the line is especially effective for people dealing with skin conditions such as Rosacea, psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema  A selection of scents are available in many of the products, including coconut, orange honey, lemon, lime, bergamot & grapefruit, rosemary mint, lavender rose, lemongrass, and Pumpkin pumpkin Spicespice. For more information and to see the full offerings, please log on to www.moonessence.com.

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