I created Maeve’s in the tiny kitchen of my 1900 square foot condo when I was 7 months pregnant with my now 7 ¾ year old (she’ll want me to tell you the 3/4). I had discovered just months prior that Olivia has Turner Syndrome – a genetic abnormality that affects 1 in 2,500 baby girls and carries a small chance for survival. While researching the cause of genetic mutation, I discovered the unsafe nature of many ingredients found in my own skincare and cosmetics. In a desperate attempt to create a non-toxic environment for Olivia to fight and survive, I created a simple and yet effective skincare regiment.
There are over 75 botanical ingredients that I work with. While some you can find in a well-stocked pantry (such as organic olive oil and coconut oil), most are exotic and highly sought after in the cosmetic world (sea buckthorn oil and prickly pear for example.) One miracle ingredient comes from a plant that’s been around for thousands of years, Hemp.
The hemp plant has over 40,000 uses. Its stalk can be woven into textile or used as insulation for houses. Its seeds can be pressed into oil for cooking or eaten raw as its great for heart health. One less known ingredient is CBD. The first person who extracted CBD from hemp flowers did so roughly fifty years ago, and its medicinal benefits wasn’t well researched until decades later. Now there is mounting evidence that as a phytocannabinoid, it works naturally with our endocannabinoid system to bring balance and equilibrium. People are taking it for anxiety, pain, sleep just to name a few benefits.
I first heard about CBD from a customer whose organic spa we were developing a line of skincare for. I recall her raving about a “pain reducing, relaxing” CBD massage during her recent visit to Colorado. It helped with her back pain and other issues related to surgery. I was intrigued. It piqued my interest because I was looking for an ingredient to add to our Magic Hemp Salve, which I developed for my mother to help with her arthritic knee. Additionally, I was considering adding a line therapeutic massage oil for spas. I spent the next six months researching. I went to California to attend seminars and meet with farmers, extractors and potential suppliers. We released CBD Massage Oil with Frankincense in December 2017 and by March 2018, it had become our top seller. A couple of months later I rolled out the supplements line and we would sell out at every show that summer. Customers came back month after month asking for the CBD oil that had helped their pain, anxiety and sleep, and sales took off.
Although our line of products will change and adapt to suit the demand of our customers and market, the reason why I formulate and create will always stay the same – to heal.
Now as one of the few Certified Hemp Processors and Retailers in the State of Ohio, our mission, as it was stated in 2015 remains the same – to offer you the safest product you can find on the market. Many CBD re-sellers buy white label products from a central supplier and have little to no understanding of the true quality of products they are selling. They also rely heavily on information given by the supplier and do not do the research themselves or perform third party testing. In contrast, products manufactured and sold by a certified business must adhere to strict production rules and undergo rigorous testing.
Similar to legal cannabis products, we enforce seed to shelf transparency. We receive our raw material with certificates of analysis from a third party testing facility; our manufacturing facility is ODA certified, and the final products tested for the presence of heavy metals, pesticides, residual solvents, aflatoxins, microbial counts, active ingredients, stability data and certificates of analysis quantifying the exact amount of cannabinoids. Transparency provides consumers with knowledge, which enables you to make better purchasing decisions.
100% Natural, Non-toxic, Vegan Ingredients
Synthetic ingredients and potentially toxic chemicals have no place in products and foods that we use daily. Not only are the ingredients we use better for our overall health, since they are biocompatible with our skin, they deliver stunning results you can see and feel, sometimes almost immediately! There are over 80,000 chemicals on the market and personal care industry can use almost all of them for their formulation. We choose natural because we believe in organic healing, both for ourselves and mother earth.
We Are Our Own Manufacturers
We fully own the formulation and production process. Every bottle you receive is made in small batches in our Cleveland lab. We source ingredients by ourselves and ensure top-notch quality for everything from our Shea butter to the glass containers we use. In addition, we envision love and healing enveloping or products during production. We invite you to do the same while applying them.
No Synthetic Fillers – Only Concentrated Formulas
Every single ingredient in our product is there for a therapeutic reason. We do not use fillers, binders, glues, opacifier to augment the way our products look and feel. A commercial product will have between 12-92 ingredients and only a small number of them are active ingredients, usually between 1-5.
Love and light