Who&Why

The Brooklyn Herborium is a collaborative effort of two Brooklyn Mamas, Molly and Emma, who feel passionate about herbs and skincare. Between You & The Moon and Brooklyn Herborium Goods give you a complete line of healthy skin care and home care products while keeping your routine simple. We developed these products to work together synergistically and compliment the natural balance of your skin and your environmental peace. You don’t need too much, just a few good ones that do the job.

We opened our first Brooklyn Herborium workshop in South Brooklyn in 2013 and continue to retail our goods online. We currently carry all of our own products as well as an herbal dispensary. Emma performs all our facials and treatments using our holistic product line, Between You & the Moon, which she formulated herself and has been making since 2008.

The Back Story

It all started when Molly was pregnant with her daughter, Vivi, and began to be concerned with the skincare and home cleansing products she was using. Maybe it was hormone-induced paranoia, but she began to research all of those unpronoucable ingredients and discovered that even so called “green” labels came up short. The only solution was to go back to basics and make her own cleansers the way that our great-grandmothers did 100 years ago. When she met Emma and her son Orion, she found they shared the same passion for healthy living. Emma also happened to be an amazing herbalist already making beautiful skincare products. The two of them teamed up to bring these handmade goods to mothers and babies (and everyone else!) within and beyond our little world in Brooklyn, NY. Here’s a sneak peak into our daily life with home and work overlapping each other (Courtesy of Elle Magazine).

We believe strongly that beneficial skin care lies in the micro and the macro of our lives. Where we live, what we breathe, how we eat, everything we touch affects our skin. Can 5 minutes of contemplation every day reduce inflammation? Can a snack of papaya and mango add a glow to your face? Can inhaling the sweet scent of organic herbs change your life? Yes, yes and yes!

When it comes to the micro, we believe each individual needs to discover a balance to achieve healthy, glowing, vibrant skin. That balance is found between heat-elements and cooling elements, the right pH, and a good mix of natural oils and water. Skin conditions are created by imbalance—either internally or on the surface. Our products work in harmony with the natural processes of your skin to find the correct balance. We are healing your skin from the outside in, not just covering up a problem.

Many companies use harsh agents in their cleansers (like sulfates, petroleum derivatives or parabens) to strip the oils and water from your skin, and then use heavy (mineral oil-based) creams to attempt to repair the damage. If your skin feels dry and tight after using a cleanser, that’s the damage to your acid mantle which creates a topical environment that can lead to breakout, redness, flakiness, and fine lines. Conventional home care products contain baffling amounts of cancer-causing, toxic chemicals… we don’t know where to start. Our Brooklyn Herborium line (in development) uses effective, yet natural ingredients to accomplish all the tasks around the house. No one should have to choose between cleanliness and toxicity!

Disclaimer:  The information provided on this website and in person by Molly Watman, Emma Graves, Between You & the Moon, Brooklyn Herborium and any one of its representatives is for informational purposes only. We do not claim to diagnose or treat any disease nor do we claim to be medical experts. If you have a medical condition, please consult your appropriate medical practitioner.

One thought on “Who&Why

  1. Molly & Emma have been providing me with skin care products and solutions to the multiple problems I have encountered as a result of incurable cancer requiring chemo regularly.
    My husband was caught in a fire and received 3rd degree burns over 29% of his body.
    Many of the products from Brooklyn Herborium have eased several of his issues.
    We fight over the Bumble Balm.
    I ran out of the products I use on a daily basis for my morning regime. I decided I would just go back to my “ol’ stuff” which I used before only until my face screamed for Agnes Day and Night for Cleansing, Sense and Sensitivity, Pore Refinery and finally Rosehip Oil.
    Oh, did I make a major mistake and I will never do that again!
    There are many more wonderful products that I love.
    Thank you Molly & Emma for making my life easier.
    AliO

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