Our handmade moisturizing balms are inspired by the unique Southern Californian landscape. Our scents are gender-neutral and our products are entirely multi-purpose. They are free of any added chemicals and can be used as moisturizer, for chapped lips, as eye cream, for dry cuticles, etc, etc. Guys like to use it for their beards. Ladies have used it to take off makeup. Rock climbers say it's great after an intense session. Again, multi-purpose.
Clarissa Wei is a proud Los Angeles native who moonlights as a freelance journalist and writer. She used to be a volcano trekking guide in Nicaragua, has swam with hammerhead sharks, and backpacked through a dozen (and counting) provinces in China to document the food and culture. California, though, will always be home. She enjoys night hikes at Echo Mountain in Altadena, salsa dancing in Alhambra, and dreams of one day hijacking all the lawns in Los Angeles to grow food and native plants. The goal: to decrease our dependency on harmful agriculture and help restore our native pollinator populations.
Laura Derr is a native of Altadena, California. She left once to explore life in the Pacific Northwest, but the smell of sagebrush and the pink glow of the San Gabriel mountains led her back. While out discovering other corners of the country over the past eight years, Laura has studied English and French, honed her farm-to-table cooking skills, earned a certificate in Nutritional Therapy, and taught cooking to children and adults. She is constantly adding to her tool belt of skills to educate others on self-care, care for the environment and independent thinking and is excited to bring this energy to Lady Angeles! She is now a graduate student studying Acupuncture and Eastern Medicine at Emperor's College in Santa Monica. But she commutes from Altadena...because Altadena is home.