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STORIES FROM PATINA MEADOW
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STORIES FROM PATINA MEADOW

WOMEN WHO INSPIRE ME

March is Women’s History Month and being a woman-owned business here at Patina Home & Garden, we especially want to thank all the other women-owned businesses we work with and offer in our online shop. From the amazing candles and scents at Linnea to the fragrances and oils at Ojai Wild, our list of carefully cultivated businesses celebrate the women who created them and continue to evolve and grow them every day.


We would like to introduce you to some of the amazing women who inspire us with their vision, empower us with their strength and energy – and pamper us with their amazing products. We celebrate these amazing women, their businesses, and their commitment to operating organic, sustainable and eco-friendly businesses.


So next time you need to honor a woman in your life, or just take a moment out of your day to treat yourself to a little indulgence, consider supporting one of these women-owned businesses we are proud to support at PatinaHomeAndGardenShop.com. For this week only, use code WOMENOFPATINA to receive 10% OFF all of these wonderful products.




Daron, the founder of Ojai, California-based EarthTonics and one of our dear friends, has created a line of holistic skin care made from flowers, mushrooms, roots, fruits, and leaves.



A ‘holistic facialist’, Daron's curiosity of the earth and body has taught her to ‘read the skin’. “The skin, I’ve discovered, tells a story of our health— physical, mental, emotional, and beyond,” she says on her company’s web site. “It's a virtual feedback loop from which we can navigate the right relationship to the various inputs and outputs of life. It has so much wisdom to impart.”



EarthTonics products are made from pure, plant-based ingredients and they don’t use any fragrance, fillers, or artificial ingredients,. In addition to making some amazing products, for every tonic purchased, EarthTonics plants a tree with Trees for the Future.


Daron & her husband Brendan just welcomed a beautiful baby boy, Seamus, to the world. Sadly, a challenging birth led to complications for sweet baby Seamus and he is need of continued medical attention. Some of their loved ones have created a Go Fund Me page to help this beautiful new family pay for his medical bills. If you can, please consider donating. You can also support them by purchasing Earthtonics products, or visiting Brendan's website and purchasing some of his incredible music or prints of his photography. Thank you so much.



CECILE PREZIOSA


Ceramist Cécile Preziosa has a passion for ceramics that is evident in her creations.



In 2009, she began to train in wheel throwing as an apprentice in a traditional pottery workshop in France's Alsace region. Only a few years into her art, she began creating delicate and even pieces, perfecting her shapes. Her scientific background helped her to develop a methodology for the formulation of glazes made from natural minerals.


Her pieces showcase an exclusive palette of soft and natural shades and sensual textures. Each piece is made in Preziosa's studio.





LINNEA - LAURA CLER


LINNEA's® story is one of heritage, passion, and integrity. It began in 2009 when Lynn Manley created a company called Linnea’s Lights®. The identity pays homage to the family's Swedish heritage. In 2012, Lynn passed the torch to her daughter, Laura Cler, who evolved Linnea's Lights® into LINNEA® - a symbol of Swedish savoir-faire.



From their fragrance oils and domestically grown soy wax, to their locally sourced packaging materials, all products are eco-friendly, cruelty-free, and feature ingredients free from harsh chemicals, endocrine disruptors, carcinogens, and phthalates.



LINNEA's® represents four successive generations of inspiring women with a shared vision that continues to have respect for the past, present, and future.




PEG & AWL - MARGAUX & WALTER KENT

Margaux Kent considers herself a lover of what once was, and the effects time and stories have on materials and objects. And through that love, she and Walter repurpose and refashion items discovered in flea markets, shops, abandoned houses and torn-down buildings -- and give them new life.



In their words, they begin with “treasures found and recovered from misfortune and neglect. Relics of the unusual, the confused and the macabre, cut and pulled and built into wearable curiosities, inscribable keepsakes and useable, long-lasting treasures.”


The adorable Kent family

The Peg & Awl treasures range from bags and jewelry to furniture and art.





TOUPS & CO ORGANICS - EMILIE TOUPS


Company founder Emilie Toups began crafting skincare and makeup from her farmhouse kitchen after discovering how organic tallow, high-quality cold-pressed olive oil and other quality, natural ingredients made a huge difference in her skin and her family’s wellness.



From those initial experiments came a skincare line that uses simple, wholesome ingredients to make products that nourish and restore.



Another husband-and-wife team, Toups & Co. supports small, family-owned farms that are sustainable, fair trade, transparent and ethical.




GILMORE GOODS - SAMANTHA LEE


Based here in Nashville, Samantha Lee created Gilmore Goods out of a passion for creating treats with better for you ingredients.



She started her company with her delicious Cherry Pecan Granola, and quickly added more scrumptious options to her menu. All her granolas are made with all natural ingredients and without refined sugar.




MILLSTREAM HOME - JANELLE STOLTFUTZ


Stemming from Janelle's Amish roots, Millstream Home is a line of products made entirely by Amish artisans.



From basket weavers and quilters, to potters, blacksmiths and leather makers, each product from Millstream Home is made in a craftsman or craftswoman’s home, craft space or shop.


Janelle believes being American Made matters and supporting the local maker is always worth it. That’s why she started Millstream Home.


From leather flyswatters to wooden spoons and pottery mixing bowls, each unique item was designed to be passed down through the generations.




OJAI WILD - JANA SHEEHAN

The Ojai Wild line of skincare, fragrance, and candles, focuses on clean beauty. Owner Jana set out to create a clean beauty line focused on quality, artistry, and environmental impact.



The Ojai Wild clean beauty collection of botanical oils and fragrances were designed to harness the living, breathing life of plant power to infuse every day with “an indulgent and uplifting experience.”



Ojai Wild is the grower, supplier, formulator, and manufacturer always surpassing the industry standard with an in-house distillery and raw materials extraction to create undiluted botanical ingredients with minimal waste.




FOX + HOUND - KAREN DOSS


Karen Doss believes our dogs are worth our time, care, love and attention and as dog owners, she spent years creating the perfect formulas that are safe for dogs and contain natural ingredients.



The company has developed compounds for shampoos, flea and tick spray and paw pad salve.


And the best part, aside from their actual products, is that proceeds from every product of Fox + Hound sold are donated back to K9 Units and The Fox + Hound K9 Foundation.




We are so grateful to be able to support so many wonderful women and their fantastic businesses. Don't forget, for this week only, use code WOMENOFPATINA to receive 10% all these wonderful products.




xo,

Brooke




2 Comments


Guest
Mar 02, 2023

I so enjoyed reading about all of these women. I admire that they pursued their passion.

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Guest
Mar 02, 2023

What a treat to read about these creative and focused your women, Thank you for telling their story.

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