Handed Down & Made by Hand
More than just kitchen witches, herbalists Molly Watman and Emma Graves have created a community around herbal wisdom.
Molly, a trained artist and graphic designer, started studying herbs after her first child was born. Though it had always been an interest, it took on more importance in her life as she took on the role of mother. Maybe it was hormone-induced paranoia, but she began to research all of those un-pronounceable ingredients and discovered that even so-called “green” labels came up short. Her solution was to go back to basics and learn to make her own cleaning supplies the way that our great-grandmothers did 100 years ago.
Emma, a certified herbalist & highly skilled aesthetician who has been working in natural skin care since 1998, originally developed the Between You and the Moon product line to serve her clients in finding a method of natural, holistic skin care that provided tangible results. A 4+ generation holistic healer, her love of skin care and holistic methods was chronicled in her early blog “The Pimple Whisperer,” some of which is still available on this website.
In 2011, The two joined forces to open Brooklyn Herborium, a place for Herbs to live, on Columbia Street in Red Hook/Carroll Gardens Brooklyn. They soon added family (mostly baby), home care, and additional apothecary goods to the original skin care line. Within months, they had outgrown that shop and created a workshop space right next-door. (See the video below for footage from that time…everyone was so young then!)
As their business and families grew (now to the point of 5 children between the two partners!) they invited other talented herbal crafters, herbalists and holistic aestheticians to train with them and expand their community to a second location—this one in the family-oriented neighborhood of Windsor Terrace. With the shop expansion, Brooklyn Herborium has been able to branch out further to those who are searching for the “real-deal” holistic goods while still proving the highest-quality hand-made products.
Traditional Wisdom, Modern Methods
These are the traditions that have been passed down through generations upon generations of wise women healers with specific directives for our modern lives. Brooklyn Herborium is long-past the point of “proving that it works” and has focused on improving how it works through diligent study with exceptional herbalist teachers, years of clinical use, and fine tuning.
These needs are met by providing ample amounts of natural oils and water (lubrication and hydration), giving the body what it needs for good cellular communication (including metabolism, energy and elimination) as well as the building blocks for good structural integrity. Many skin dysfunctions are the direct result of deficiencies—either internally or on the surface. Our products work in harmony with the natural processes of your skin to get those needs met in order to achieve equanimity. Our products aim to improve the functioning of your skin from the outside in, not just control, suppress, or cover-up a problem.
About Our Between You Skincare Line
All of the products in our Functional Skincare Line are free from artificial chemicals and preservatives. They are formulated to synergistically work with each other to help your skin meet all of its topical basic needs and promote healthy, functional, beautiful skin.
This is the branch of our skin care line that is especially useful for those who are just starting to dip their toes into the waters of natural and supportive, holistic skin care. They are formulated to provide an easier method of reducing your reliance on controlling products while showing maximum results. They can be used on their own or in addition to our Basic Skincare products. Because these products already are a mixture of both oil and water, they must have an emulsifier and preservative. We use the best available to us, taking into consideration what is best for sensitive skin that is also safe for the environment.
Our Herbal Apothecary Goods are born of traditional wisdom and improved using modern methods to simplify their usage and improve results. There are no artificial chemicals or preservatives in any of these products.
We’ve got baby covered from sweet little head to teeny tiny toes with organic and wild-crafted ingredients in our Baby Moon products.
Must haves for post-birth body care.
A great way to keep your home and hands clean without the use of harmful toxins or artificial preservatives.
We take an integrative approach, with the intention to make your beauty rituals lovely and simple. True health and beauty lies in the micro and the macro of our lives. Where we live, what we breathe, how we eat, everything we touch affects how we feel and look. Taking the time for a facial massage? Yes! 5 minutes of contemplation a day to reduce inflammation? Yes please! Getting the body’s needs met with a delicious, abundant diet, rich in nutrients to overcome deficiencies? Yes! Experiencing the sweet scent of organic plants to change our mood and, in essence, your life? Yes, yes and yes!
All information and resources contained herein are based on the opinions of Brooklyn Herborium/Between You & The Moon unless otherwise noted. This information is intended for Brooklyn Herborium’s clients, (as well as apprentices and staff) to make their own nourishment and health decisions (working alongside their other health care providers, if necessary) while using the Between You & The Moon Skin Care Line. We are licensed Skin Care Specialists (Aestheticians) and Certified Herbalists, not doctors. Though all skin has the same basic needs in order to be healthy, getting to that place is best done specifically tailored to your needs by a professional–so make an appointment already!)
NO information provided by Brooklyn Herborium (Between You & The Moon) or any of its staff, associates, or retailers should be used as an attempt to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any disease or condition.
We the Women of Brooklyn Herborium encourage you to consult a doctor before making any changes related to a specific medical diagnosis or condition. Our position is to teach you how to nourish your body in order to improve the way the skin is functioning, not to provide a medical diagnosis or determine treatment for a medical condition. The information we provide is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified healthcare professional and is not intended as medical advice. Any statements or claims we make have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and are not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any disease. By reading our websites, using our product and following ano of our our advice, you agree that you are responsible for your own health decisions.
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