Born in Anchorage, Alaska, Christy has been hand crafting lip balm for over 15 years. She believes in all natural beauty and lifestyle products so whence had a hard time finding them, she decided to make her own!
How it all began...
The very first seed planted that would eventually grow into what The Belle & Beast Organics is today, took place nearly 15 years ago. It was a small batch of homemade lip balm that started it all...
Even as a teen, I was frustrated with the "all-natural" products in stores laced with many hidden fillers, chemicals, artificial colors, sweeteners and drying agents. I was so tried of buying chapstick that even stated organic but still had ingredients I couldn't pronounce. One balm left my lips burning and insanely chapped from an added ingredient intended to dry your lips out so you would buy more. Shocked and angered at this side of the skincare industry and exhausted at the idea of not knowing what was actually in the skincare products I was using, I decided to make my own.
After finessing the perfect formulation of that very first batch of lip balm, I began to give lip balm out to friends and family, first as gifts and then Wedding favors for anyone that wanted them. My longtime hobby was now a business and Hippy Lippy Lip Balm was officially born. But it didn't stop there.
With a longing to know exactly what a product contained and an intense desire to create, I left my successful career in the Fashion Industry in the Fall of 2016 to work on Organic Products full time, expanding my product assortment.
My bearded husband was the inspiration behind our Organic Beard Oil - he kept stealing my leave in conditioner to put on his brittle beard. Enter - Handcrafted Beard Oil! Along with his nose, and my knowledge of carrier and essential oils, an assortment of Beard Oils came to light.
Our Mat Spray was developed while in Yoga Teacher Training. I was tired of the overpriced organic mat sprays available that didn't freshen my mat like I wanted. So, I decided to create my own.
It has been this trend of being unsatisfied with the ingredients found in other products available that I've continued to "just make my own." The Belle & Beast Organics has given me the platform to share all my affordable hand-crafted creations with the world and I could not be more excited for the future.
I hope you love our all-natural products as much as we do and appreciate your support of our Small Business! We're in this together!