Meet Our Vendor: Seagrape bath + body
Another vendor who will start your 2018 off right is Seagrape bath + body. Not only do they make beautiful products but they make you realize how important self-care is. Gotta love a small business that is all about loving yourself.
Who are you and what do you do?
I’m Maria- the dreamer, formulator and maker behind all the good smelling things at Seagrape bath + body.
I am a queer immigrant kitchen witch with a weakness for tea and good smells. I have a degree in painting and book arts and enjoy ceramics and block printing. I have not been formally trained as an herbalist, though I’ve studied aromatherapy for the last 6 years and have concocted herbal medicine since I was a teen.
Seagrape was born out of love for scent, sensuality and a desire to help people self-care. During these weird times the best thing we can do is live in our joy, be a beacon for ourselves and others by allowing our bodies and spirits to experience ecstasy, pleasure and delight. This business is my joy- every person that comes in to share a personal truth, desire or hardship, every box I lovingly wrap up and ship makes me feel full. Without knowing it or meaning to, this business has cultivated my community, supported me through lots of big changes and provided incredible inspiration and magic for many. So thank you for being a part of my joy, I hope you step a little further into yours today!
What’s the latest thing you’ve been working on?
I’ve spent the last several months working with a local designer and a small print shop to have custom packaging printed for my roll-on perfumes! I’m so excited to be able to support several other small, independently owned businesses on my journey. It’s so important to remember how precious something as small as a box is, that it is designed, printed, cut, folded, glued and packed all by hand!
What is your favorite new product for 2017?
I’m excited to announce the release of three new dark and smokey aromatherapy perfumes. These blends (Eclipse, Woods, and Seer) are complex and mysterious ritual blends that are all about reminding us to invite in magic and self-care.
What’s something you’ve learned through running your business in the past 12 months?
While I make and do a lot for my business I’ve learned to hire professionals for things that are not my specialty. I used to design and print my own packaging until I realized it was not my strong suite- that I really wanted to focus on making my medicine, so I hired a designer and have never looked back.
Be sure to follow us on Instagram for your chance to win your very own set of their 3 essential oil perfumes! Sensual- Indulge, calming blend- Relax & earthy- Bona Dea. (YES PLEASE!)