Fat and the Moon

Herbalist Formulated

Who They Are

Ever taken a closer look at your personal care products and realized that the messaging on the bottle or jar is all about ‘fixing, taming, or eliminating’ a part of you? What’s that about! When Fat and the Moon founder (and potion maker) Rachel Budde noticed this harmful trend, she set to work launching a brand that celebrated and empowered both people and the planet. Drawing from age-old herbal remedies and plant-powered ingredients, her collection of healing balms and beautifying concoctions elevate the entire self-care experience.

Each product is handmade (with love!) and comprised of the highest-quality ingredients, all thoughtfully sourced and organically cultivated. Indulge in rich organic body oils, magical lip paints, and nourishing plant-milk cleansers. Plus, each product is packaged with the environment in mind. With Fat and the Moon, you can expect only the very best for you, your skin, and Mother Earth.

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Why We Like Them

The makers and lovers of Fat and the Moon understand what it takes to walk lightly on the planet. Each ingredient is carefully chosen for both its sustainability features and its effect on skin health. Their ingredients are sourced from plants that are organically harvested and ethically non-toxic to ensure the utmost safety for anyone looking for all-natural and healthy personal care alternatives. Conventional personal care products, in contrast, are often made in mass, neglecting the importance of ethical creation and natural products which can have harmful effects on the skin and body. As such, Fat and the Moon’s small team of herbalists, potion-makers, and estheticians create beautiful and all-inclusive care products for all!

In addition to sourcing organically grown plants and herbs that are chock-full of skin-loving nutrients, F&M is committed to delivering its goods in supremely eco-friendly packaging. You’ll find reusable materials like aluminum and glass, as well as fully reusable or recyclable containers in an effort to remain low and zero waste. 

Fat and Moon is also incredibly committed to supporting social justice and universal liberation, partnering with organizations such as the Nap Ministry, The Okra Project, and BlackTransWomen.org. And finally, Fat and the Moon places a huge emphasis on inclusion and acceptance of all bodies, all backgrounds, all ethnicities, and all races and all genders. They do this through thoughtfully tested products meant for all skin types and bodies, looking to a myriad of traditional and beneficial ingredients, from their Sensitive Pit Cream to their Artemis at Dawn Plant Perfume. Here’s to empowering self-care for all!

  • LGBTQIA+ Empowering
  • Women Owned
    Women Owned
  • Paraben Free
    Paraben Free
  • Phthalate Free
    Phthalate Free
  • Sulfate Free
    Sulfate Free

  • Organic Content
  • Empowers Women
    Empowers Women
  • Handmade

This company promotes the empowerment of LGBTQIA+ individuals by providing safe employment opportunities and working conditions, promoting community programs and gender equity, or donating time or funds towards equity education and employment opportunities.

This brand is owned by a majority of women. This includes everything from a small one-woman shop to a larger company where more than 51% of women make up the ownership team.

Parabens are synthetic chemical preservatives, commonly used in beauty products like shampoo, lotion, and deodorants. Parabens can accumulate in your body, and have been linked to hormonal disruption and reproductive problems. In studies of breast cancer patients, parabens have been found in the tissue of cancerous tumors–yikes! If you want to avoid Parabens in your beauty products, keep an eye out for methylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben, and ethylparaben in the ingredients list.

Phthalates are found in toys, electronics, personal care products, plastic wraps, containers, and more. These petroleum based chemicals help soften plastics, and bind fragrances to perfumes, deodorants, creams, and other personal care products. Phthalates are are not chemically bound, meaning they can easily get released into the air, water, or your body, just by using the products as intended. Phthalates have been found to disrupt the endocrine system, which can cause reproductive damage, hormonal imbalances, infertility, mood changes, metabolism changes, and more.

Sulfates are synthetic chemical ingredients commonly used in beauty products and household cleaners, like shampoos and dish soaps. You can usually identify sulfates in an ingredients list by looking out for the most common types: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLC) and Sodium Laureth Sulfates (SLES). These chemicals, often derived from petroleum, are used to help form the “lather” we’re used to seeing in our beauty and cleaning products. When used in the shower or sink, these chemicals can flow through the pipes and into our waterways. Synthetic sulfates have been linked to allergic reactions, eye and skin irritation, and hair loss, and some studies suggest they contain carcinogenic ingredients.

Organic materials and ingredients are grown without the use of chemical pesticides or fertilizers, promoting a healthier use of land and decreasing harmful agricultural runoff. By steering clear of toxic chemicals, farm workers experience less exposure to hazardous conditions, promoting social responsibility as well as environmental stewardship. Choosing organic materials eliminates the use of insecticides and other harmful chemicals, promotes efficient resource use, and results in a safer products and a cleaner planet!

This company promotes the empowerment of women by providing safe employment opportunities and working conditions, promoting community programs and gender equality, or donating time or funds towards women’s education and empowerment opportunities.

We support small businesses and craftspeople who create each of their products with care. Handmade products are generally produced on a small scale, without the use of large energy consuming factories and production facilities. Buying handmade helps support art, communities, and people’s livelihoods.

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