This is the blog of Marble & Milkweed, a tiny company that makes natural care for face and body, with a focus on nourishing organic plant oils.
Marble & Milkweed is inspired by the poetry inherent in any well-crafted thing. It’s also brought to you by the cool, smooth skin of my clawfoot bathtub in the kitchen on Rivington Street, in New York City’s Lower East Side, where the healing powers of water serve both as refuge and as muse.
The scientific name of milkweed’s genus is Asclepius, named after the Greek god of medicine and healing. In Hindu mythology it is believed that the universe was created by a god drunk on the milky white juices of the plant. Today, milkweed is the primary source of food for the monarch butterfly. It’s my hope that the precious nectars you’ll find here will likewise nourish you into winged resplendence!
Disarmingly analog, Marble & Milkweed products are designed to simplify the way you care for yourself. They are formulated almost exclusively using organic and fair-trade ingredients, and are made carefully by hand. They are gentle and contain no harsh chemicals or artificial scents. I am conscious of the impact my packaging has on the environment and strive to reduce unnecessary packaging. I use glass bottles, metal tins, and compostable paper bags, all of which can have lives beyond their first use. Taking good care of yourself truly goes hand in hand with taking care of the planet.
All Marble & Milkweed products are made by hand and with love, in New York City.
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