Elle and mane started when I was looking for a longer lasting solution to my extremely dry skin. the traditional body oils and lotions i was using were not doing enough to alleviate dryness, and help my skin feel healthy and nourished. being a skin-care addict and master ‘concoctioneur’ ever since i was little; i started experimenting and made my own whipped body butter. pretty soon, my PARTNER started using it, and friends were offering to buy it.
it was more than just making STUFF IN MY KITCHEN, and selling IT to family and friends. my PASSION had to turn into something that the general public would love to use. wHAT FOLLOWED WAS MONTHS OF RESEARCHING, MAKING, TESTING, CANCELLING AND STARTING OVER. SOME PRODUCTS TOOK YEARS TO PERFECT THE RECIPE, EACH INGREDIENT CAREFULLY SELECTED AND FORMULATED FOR A PURPOSE, MAINTAINING OUR STANCE FOR HAVING EVERY INGREDIENT BE AN ACTIVE INGREDIENT. I TRULY LOVE FORMULATING SKIN CARE PRODUCTS, BUT I ALSO LOVE BEING THE GRAPHIC DESIGNER, LABELLER, ACCOUNTANT, PHOTOGRAPHER, HANDLER AND RECEIVER, SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR, AND MOM.
Elle and Mane is rooted in a love for skincare, and self-care. We believe that all the work that goes into creating your face masks, body oils, beard oils and salt soaks should be well intentioned, handmade and ethical. All Elle and Mane products are handcrafted, with natural ingredients, free of synthetics, fragrances and harmful chemical toxins and preservatives.
thank you for visiting e + m, i truly hope you like it here, and i hope you find that solution for your skin that i was looking for when all this started.