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OUR STORY

Our bodies and minds are impacted by the stressors we face everyday – toxins, UV radiation, dehydration, stress, poor sleep, and more. The effects are seen in the health of our skin and hair - and increasing rates of anxiety and depression and a diminishing sense of well-being. The health and beauty care industry generates billions of dollars each year by marketing to people’s insecurities. They drain and pollute natural resources, produce huge amounts of waste, and even distribute products that can be harmful to people and the planet.

It's time we engage in intentional self-care and shift how we think about sustainability.

Deer Heart Solutions makes small-batch aromatherapeutic beauty products with sustainably and ethically sourced plant-based ingredients, using innovative solutions to reduce our carbon footprint. Our goals are:

  • to help people feel and look better while improving their perception of self

  • to redefine what sustainability means for eCommerce

  • to re-envision the aesthetics of natural beauty products

  • to be an example to other small business producers of natural products to show them that science can helps us reach our goals

  • and to support laboratories who respect nature

 

I have found a way to balance my admiration of modern science, my respect for ancient wisdom of the natural world, and creative expression. The result is a line of luxurious aromatherapeutic beauty products made with sustainable, effective, and safe ingredients. 

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COMBINING LUXURY & SUSTAINABILITY

Everything we consume should be sourced sustainability and ethically and should leave as little waste as possible. While recycled and recyclable materials have come a long way, the styling for green, eco-friendly products does not match everyone's aesthetic. (Raise your hand if you're tired of kraft paper and green leaf logos or if you want your skincare to look better than your laundry detergent.) But, luxury and sustainability CAN co-exist.

The approach is this:​​

  • Create high-quality products that produce results

  • Give you an amazing experience 

  • Use plant-based ingredients 

  • Never use fillers 

  • Purchase from suppliers who source ingredients ethically and do not test on animals

  • Have close to zero waste 

  • Ensure safe practices in development and manufacturing

  • Support our community while supporting ourselves

  • Present the products in a unique and beautiful way

  • Have fun while doing it

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OUR VALUES

Deer Heart Solutions follows the framework of ideas shared by Nobel. While we are but a small business selling beauty products, aromatherapy products, and essential oil blends - we believe we can do our best work and provide the best products if we always strive to do better in the areas of Education, Science, Medicine, Economics, and Humanity. We do this so that we can all find balance and peace within ourselves, our communities, and beyond.  

SCIENCE

The explanation about our approach shows our commitment to the scientific method. We do intensive and on-going research on historical use of natural materials, scientific research, and innovative new materials created from plant-based materials. I have created a database that is constantly being updated with more information about each material. The study of these ingredients includes:

  • reviewing the physical, mental, and emotional therapeutic benefits of the essential oils

  • studying aromatic properties and the aromas they pair well with

  • reviewing scientific papers 

  • learning about their chemical compounds, viscosity, comedogenic rating, pH levels, and much more. 

  • understanding possible reactions, safe dilution levels

  • reading about their historical uses

 

But the scientific approach also applies to other aspects of running our business. Research has gone into everything, such as finding the best wholesalers who have high quality products and good prices and who operate ethically. We have created a production process based on the international cosmetics GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices for cosmetic products) which helps businesses identify and mitigate the risks associated with production that can impact product safety and quality. We do this because we want all of our products to be safe and effective - something you can rely on.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Deer Heart Solutions does not sell any product meant to treat, cure, or prevent any medical condition. Our products help mitigate symptoms we may experience from daily living and even symptoms brought on by a medical condition. If you are looking to treat a medical condition, some of our cosmetic topical oils and fragrances may support you, but should only be used after consulting with your doctor.

While every ingredient in Deer Heart Solutions is natural, it is vital to remember that "natural" does not mean "safe." The chemical compounds found in essential oils and botanical extracts can, indeed, be helpful in supporting health and wellness. But they can also have adverse effects. Our commitment to ethics in medicine is expressed through transparent communication about ingredients and sharing all potential adverse reactions. 

We believe our health is directly connected to the health of the planet. Our commitment to sustainability is done, in part, for your health and the health of future generations. 

Our business began in response to the growing rates of anxiety and depression, which were amplified by 25% when the pandemic hit. The health and beauty industry generates billions of dollars each year by marketing to people’s insecurities. Deer Heart Solutions is on a mission to improve people’s sense of well-being. My vision is for more people to have the tools they need to find balance in all aspects of their lives through intentional self-care.

 

Our products are designed so that you can create a ritual of self-care - creating a routine where you treat yourself beautifully with products that will improve how you see yourself and improve your outlook. 

FINANCIAL ACCESSIBILITY  & SOCIAL GOOD

My personal and business values are set in the framework of social good. Deer Heart Solutions seeks to find a balance between profit, sustainability, and social impact.

 

I know it isn't easy for many people to buy a 1-ounce product that costs $20 - $60. So we have been expanding the types of products we offer so more people can access them.

As you consider the price, here are some additional points to consider:

  • Our ingredients are really good.

  • A 1-ounce bottle of serum will last you 3-4 months - which is about $0.50 a day.

  • We sell Trial Sizes for almost every product, so you don't need to drop cash until you know it's something you like and works for you.

  • Products available in our Refill Program cost 15% less than the original price.

And, even though each product was developed to target a specific issue or area of the body, the majority of our oils and serums are non-comedogenic. The product detail pages include the many methods of application that are appropriate for each product and includes step-by-step instructions.

LIFE LONG LEARNING & SHARING KNOWLEDGE

We want customers to have access to information about the products. We provide more information than most people are interested in, but we are sure to have the specific information you are looking for. 

The product pages include safety information, suggested uses, and an ingredient list. But we also have product detail pages, which include:

  • benefits to skin, hair, and spirit

  • general benefits provided by each ingredient

  • step-by-step instructions for the recommended use of the product as well as for any other suitable application

  • all possible adverse reactions that we know about

  • the backstory or information about the symbolism that connects the product and the imagery.

 

We are working on pages to provide detailed information about different the properties of our ingredients, about different skin and hair concerns, and the key chemical constituents in the ingredients.

COMMUNITY

Giving back and supporting the community is a core tenet for Deer Hearts Solutions' owner. When more of us succeed, we all benefit.

 

Because of the high rates of anxiety and other symptoms of trauma and grief, we want as many people as possible to have access to helpful tools. Repose & Resilience and Equilibrium directly address trauma, grief, and anxiety. Should the price of these prove to be difficult to pay, we invite you to contact us. We will give you a coupon for a discount or a free product.

For those who pay the full listed price, the profits will be donated to these New Mexico nonprofits: 

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