A Mom is Often More than a "Mom"
I don't know about you, but I know plenty of "Mother-like" friends who've never had or raised a child. It's not just about birthing or raising your own little person running around. A Mom has a maternal instinct and is one who cares... a lot.
In my opinion, a Mom can be a person who cares, loves, and nurtures people, even things. A Mom of a pet, a garden, a group of friends, or of another family member... chances are you know of a maternal person who you've connected with as a Mom, and they may have no relation to you at all.
In this month of May, it's a special month that we celebrate all kinds of Moms... not just those that have given birth or have raised a little person.
So here's to you, and here's to that someone special that you know. 😊
Below: Hydra-Rose Eye Serum
Why We Celebrate Mother's Day ~
It was 114 years ago when Anna Jarvis put together a memorial for her mom; this was the start of her wanting to make Mother's Day a holiday. Her mom was a peace activist who cared for wounded soldiers in the Civil War ~ she cared for soldiers on both sides of the war. According to Anna, she felt that a Mother is "the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world."
Little did she know that all of these years later it's a recognized holiday all over the world at different times in March or in May. It's a time to celebrate those that may have cared for us, or even those that we care about.
Even if we're not a Mom, or we don't have a "Mom," it's a wonderful time to recognize and share feelings with someone we look up to for comfort, laughter, or love.
Mother Earth, Mother Ocean
In addition to our Moms and Mom-Friends, for hundreds of years the ocean has been known as Mother Ocean.
Our lives would be affected dramatically without her. The food we eat, the pleasure we get from her, the transportation she provides, the fun in the sun... all are gifts that the ocean, our lakes, and creeks give us ~ they shouldn't be taken for granted.
We only use ingredients that keep our treatments ocean, reef, and water safe. Our surroundings in nature and in the water, as well as those mom-figures, grandmas, or friends that have been a role model in our lives, are all helping to shape our future. It's something to think about every time we share a gift or make a purchase.
Below: Natural Sea Spray for Hair
Speaking of Mother Earth ~ last month we celebrated Earth Day. We also learned that we earned two new Earth Day Beauty Awards from the beauty editors and wellness team at Healing Lifestyles! Wow!
Meet our two newest award-winning treatments, and here's a behind-the-scenes-peek at their beginnings.
This was a wonderful mistake! In the very early stages, when developing and formulating a serum, if it wasn't quite right, rather than dispose of it I would bring it into the shower to shave my legs or massage it onto my skin. Hello?!?!?! Why in the world aren't we using shaving oils all the time?! So here we are ~ this Fresh Body Oil is different than our body serums as the formula is lighter. There are actives and ingredients to help the razor, or body brush, glide while moving across the skin. It rinses clean and leaves the skin oh-so-soft.
Our nectars were formulated and shared because we love the aromas that come from the Skin Studio while we're mixing our treatments, so much so that we wanted to wear those aromas whenever we want to. Zero alcohols or synthetic fragrances, like walking through a rose garden with deeper notes of the season. Very unique and special, and unique to the person who wears it, as it can change with our own personal body chemistry. It doesn't walk in the room before you... it's your own personal aroma that you're reminded of gently as you wear it day or night.
Great Gift Ideas
Looking for something unique, special, and mindful? Here's a list of our award winning treatments from over the years. They've been selected and raved about because not only are they filled with friendly ingredients, they're effective, and they're a delight to experience and use.
Meet the Qēt Botanicals Awarded Treatments ~
2014 ~ Lavender Powder Dry Shampoo
2015 ~ Lavish Serum Salve
2016 ~ Ultra Garden Serum for Body
2017 ~ Hydra-Rose Eye Serum
2017 ~ Restoring Night Serum
2017 ~ Lavender Botanical Nectar
2018 ~ Restoring Toning Water
2018 ~ Nutri-Pomade & Mask
2019 ~ Natural Shine Serum for Hair
2019 ~ Eye Makeup Remover
2019 ~ Purely Cranberry Serum Boost
2020 ~ Lavish Serum Salve
2020 ~ Hydra-Rose Eye Serum
2020 ~ Natural Sea Spray
2020 ~ Re-Fresh for Clean Hands
2021 ~ Fresh Body Oil
2021 ~ Rosewood Botanical Nectar
Below: Rosewood Botanical Nectar
Your May Special ~
Fresh, Healthy, and Fabulous!
We’re celebrating Moms, Friends, Sisters, Aunties, Maternal Bonds, and Mother Earth.
In May, celebrate and share our natural care products,
and enjoy $20 off your purchase of $100 or more.
Our proprietary and small batch treatments are always free of synthetics (even the safe ones!), they're cruelty free, and entirely plant based. Shop our body care, hair products, and our skin care treatments… all made in small, fresh batches and shipped directly to your doorstep, or to your friend's.
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What We Love the Most
🌸 Yes, we love to formulate and share our handmade proprietary lovelies with you... yes, we love every morning and night when we get to have our two minutes of self-care Qēt time... but do you know what we love the most?
We absolutely love this, and it's our favorite feeling... it's when we can help someone remove the synthetics and harmful chemicals from their daily routines. It's when we read your notes and words about the difference in your skin. It's when we hear that you're feeling better and more confident about what you see in the mirror every day.
Kind Words: “I'm so thankful for the little things in life, and Qēt is one of those things for sure! I look forward to spending a few minutes of "Qēt time" each day, it's like therapy. My daughter and I use "Qēt" as a verb... I'm going to go "Qēt" now ;)" - Pammy
Thank you for being here, and thank you, Pammy!
Let's keep looking ahead, and let's keep making waves in this movement to clean up our land, our oceans, and our ingredients that we feed our bodies, and our skin, every... single... day.
Hugs, Health, and Happiness!
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~ effective, award-winning botanical treatments made without compromises ~