Welcome to Crossbuckle Homestead! We are Sarah and Jonathan—former city dwellers, diy’ers, learners, entrepreneurs, and owners of Crossbuckle Homestead LLC. We discovered homesteading as a way to live more intentionally, to reclaim ownership and responsibility for as many things in our life as possible, and to reconnect to the environment through food and the products we produce. Sarah has always been sensitive - skin rashes due to bubble bath as a child and headaches from too-strongly fragranced candles. In adulthood she suffered several terrible full-body rashes and had to be treated with steroids. It was at that point when she realized she could take back control and that the handcrafted soap and body oils she learned to make as a homesteader could not only soothe the irritation, but could benefit others as well. We now understand that what goes on your body is just as important as what goes in your body so we take the same approach to skincare as we do our food.
Since our initial batches of soap, we have researched and conducted many trials focusing on various combinations of natural ingredients to maximize the benefits for the body, mind, and environment. Unlike commercially made self-care products, our soaps do not contain detergents, parabens, petrochemicals, or phthalates. Additionally, we decided to never use preservatives or synthetic fragrance oils which can be loaded with carcinogens, neurotoxins, and hormone disruptors. Instead we use the best organic plant-based oils and butters and use only natural colorants and 100% natural essential oils. Our goal is to help others gain more control of what they consume via our line of hand-crafted self-care products with a commitment to organic, non-synthetic, environmentally friendly, and all-natural ingredients with 100% transparency. In short, we keep all the freaky stuff away from your body and help you feel great in the process.
A Little More
If you want to know a little more about us, below are a few facts you may or may not find compelling
· We met in graduate school and both have master degrees in Archaeology and Anthropology.
· In addition to this selfcare business, we both work fulltime. Sarah sells agricultural and turf equipment and Jonathan works in higher education.
· Our preferred beverages are gin and bourbon.
· The last concert we attended we saw Alice in Chains and Korn