Continuing a family legacy of herbalists and natural healers, Fat and the Moon founder Rachel Budde has built her company around providing handcrafted, herbal body care products to those seeking natural and effective alternatives to chemical-filled products. Like a witch over a cauldron, Budde experiments with age-old ingredients and recipes passed down from various healing traditions to craft innovatively simple products that are good for the body and the earth.
Our skin is the organ of our edge- it is the place where we meet the world. Our edges are the places we grow and change. Fat and the Moon provides intentionally made potions to support that edge.
F&M, at its core, is about healing:
Healing is reflected in the way they choose to do business, in right relationship with people and plants. F&M works with plants that are abundant, ethically harvested and organically cultivated and combines them in formulations that are radically non-toxic. Their priority is to use reusable, recyclable containers, and to minimize superfluous packaging.
Healing is reflected in their wholehearted support of Self Care and Self Love which stands in opposition to the pervasive message that something is inherently wrong with us, and that we need a product to fix it. F&M sees the beauty in all bodies, all backgrounds, all ethnicities, all races and all genders. Their potions are mediums of empowerment through self care.
Healing is in the intimate connection F&M has with its products; each one is handmade to order by one of their incredible makers. Along with their founding herbalist, the F&M team consists of a budding herbalist, a practicing herbalist, a talented baker and an esthetician. They provide nourishing products because they are nourished by making them.