About

I discovered balm-making, almost by accident, a few years back melting wax for an art project. Although I have always been interested in crafting, herbal medicine, and putting food on my face (plain yogurt mask = the best) making a simple balm was my eureka moment. It had an alchemical aspect to it that made my heart sing. I started making everything I could think of, experimenting madly: deodorant, cleaning products, creams, body butters, and finally also, soap. This was definitely one of the happiest times in my life, and during this joyous summer, my husband and I decided to have a baby. Many people end up making their own skin care after they have children, but in my case, having a baby only motivated me further and gave me an added focus on making gentle skincare, and specifically, herbal skincare. After having a child, my interest in herbalism grew to a passion. In becoming a mother I felt more connected than ever with mother earth, and this is the connection that continues to inform my practice, my experiments and my products. Thank you so much for stopping by 💮 😊

 

2 thoughts on “About

  1. Mandy says:

    Hi! I am interested in soap making and currently I’m breastfeeding and would love to turn my supply into soap. Can you let me know where you are located in Montreal and how much do you charge? Thank you 🙂

    • marsbalms says:

      Hi! I am located in the Plateau, close to Baldwin park 🙂 I would charge according to the amount of soap as well as what kind of ingredients you would like. We could discuss the different options over email if you like? You can write me at corneliamars@gmail.com Looking forward to hearing from you

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