The Essential Story
As parents to three amazing girls and two sweet dogs, we found ourselves frustrated and disappointed with our choices in personal care products for our families. After all, our home environment is one of the few things in our lives that we have a little control over. Synthetic chemicals, fragrances, colors, dyes and preservatives are everywhere....and we believe that is unnecessary and unacceptable. We believe every person deserves the purest, most natural products we can create for them. After searching far and wide, and spending a pretty penny for safe and natural products for our family, we started experimenting with making our own. We wanted to make something simple, but safe and effective.....and so [be] essential was born.
Our products are all made with 100% therapeutic grade essential oils, most of them organic. You will never find anything synthetic, artificial or harmful in any of our products. You can have peace of mind knowing that the "be kissable" lip balm or "be bug free" bug spray you use on your children does not contain any of the dangerous chemicals that most of the popular brands on the market contain, yet it is every bit as effective. Everything we will ever offer to you comes with the promise of being made with the safest ingredients for your entire family. This is our commitment to you, always.
* No artificial fragrances
* No artificial colors
* No chemical preservatives
* No toxins
Why is this so important?
Your skin is the largest organ in your body....and what goes on your skin, is absorbed through your skin and into your bloodstream. Many of the current products on the market are laden with these artificial fragrances, colors, chemical preservatives and very harmful toxins. These dangerous ingredients are proven to cause cancer, skin irritation and disorders, reproductive issues and hormone disruption, just to name a few.
In addition, many of the good-smelling (are they really?) sprays, scents, etc. that we use on our bodies, are loaded with synthetic fragrances. Approximately, 95% of all artificial fragrances are synthetic compounds derived from petroleum. These synthetic compounds are capable of causing cancer, allergic reactions, central nervous system disorders and reproductive issues.
Don't our bodies deserve more than this? Don't you owe it to yourself, and your children, to take a stand against breaking our bodies down with these harmful ingredients? We think YES.
Trying to keep your family safe and your choices healthy can be overwhelming.....we know. Our goal at [be]essential is to give you one less thing to worry about in this hectic life. So, we invite you to....be well. be balanced. [be] essential.
Stacey Ventura, Certified Reflexologist, Reiki Practitioner
I live in Maryland with my husband, Nick, our three awesome daughters, and our "zoo" (2 dogs, 16 chickens, a Guinea Pig, and lots of fish). For as long as I can remember, I have always been very interested in and had a passion for health, wellness, and the human body. I have my B.S. in Kinesiology, and after graduating I worked as the Director of Fitness and Wellness for Towson University. Nick and I got married in 2005 and we had our first daughter in 2006. Two weeks after she was born, our lives changed forever. Nick was diagnosed with cancer. After two surgeries and rounds of chemo, Nick thankfully is cancer free and healthy! That incident, though, was a very defining moment for us. My interest of health and wellness, went from being an interest and hobby, to a way of life. I started looking more closely at the dangers of the products I was using on my family and around my family. We started eating organic, clean, whole food. It has been an amazing journey of growth, exploration, and opportunity. My interest in essential oils and in making all natural, safe, bath and body products began as "experiments" using my family and my clients as very willing guinea pigs! I started blending and mixing and trying out different recipes. What started with a couple of oil blends and a lip balm, has grown into something we are very proud of! We can honestly stand behind every one of our products and say that not only do we love them, and believe in them, but we use them....everyday. Thank you so much for your support! We truly appreciate it so very much!
Be well and live well,