My mother was diagnosed with cancer in late 2000. Her prognosis wasn’t good. The doctor gave little hope and gave her just a few months to live. But my mother was a fighter. She didn’t accept that fate and she went right to work doing research. This was twenty years ago before Google. She looked into everything. She researched not only what went into her body but also what went onto her body. She fought and was able to extend her life for nearly SEVEN additional years. Just incredible!
During her research she was such a wealth of knowledge. She shared her newly acquired information with her family often. She told us no matter what, never wear antiperspirant. I think this may be more common knowledge in today’s time, but she was definitely a pioneer for health knowledge in her day. My mom knew that food was either for healing or for hurting and she took her diet seriously. She also shared how anything we touch our skin with is readily absorbed into our bodies and our bloodstream. Our shampoos, hand-soaps, lotions, toothpaste, hair gel, dish soap, laundry soap, and even what we clean our home with has a compound effect on our health over time. It’s because of her that I became an avid label reader. These common products are things we use daily. Not only on ourselves, but our families, our small children! And what my mother found was there were TONS of toxic ingredients in our personal and household care items. Toxins that can cause neurological issues, respiratory issues, hormone disrupters, and CANCER!
Once she knew she needed to clean house (and body,) she began looking for safer alternatives. And that’s how she found Wild Child Botanicals. At the time, it was a local small business in Michigan. Mom loved their products and used them all the time. After she passed, the business came up for sale, and my step-dad bought the business. He created a scent in her memory which has become our number #1 selling scent, Vollie Mae. And after a few years, and a visit from my mother in a dream, I bought the business from him to carry on her legacy.
Although Wild Child Botanicals understands the importance of using safer ingredients, like my mother, we also understand that sometimes a woman wants to feel like a woman. This is why we chose to keep some of the fragrance oils in our line like with Vollie Mae. Mom was so good about balance. She understood and passed onto me that sometimes you want the dang glass of wine and sometimes you want to smell like a lady. She was also careful to put the perfume and fragrance oils on her clothing rather than her skin to minimize her exposure. And I also take precautions in where I source our ingredients to keep them as pure and safe as possible.
We truly want the best of the best for the best customers in the world. Thank you for trusting us with your health. God bless and happy healing.