“The future is not some place we are going to, but one we are creating. The paths to it are not found, but made; and the activity of making them changes both the maker and the destination.”
— Peter Ellyard
H O W W E G O T S T A R T E D
We first started crafting our own products after the babes were born.
They had sensitivities to smells, touch and foods.
We started a garden and crafted our own laundry soap.
This first product was an awakening experience.
It is why you will see the French word réveille on our products.
Réveille means to wake up, be vigilant, clear and transparent.
It best describes our experience and our mission.
It was a revelation that to discover
that we didn’t have to settle for the bog box selection
but rather we could have complete control of what we consume.
As we followed our passion for real ingredients,
we continued to craft new products over the course of the last 14 years.
Our shave oils ignited the idea to design and share an apothecary line
based on the amazing benefits of using organic oils for the body.
Our move to Nashville 4 years ago welcomed a blank canvas
to share this concept and freedom with others, thus Nash and Jones began.
By going back to our roots and exploring naturally grown ingredients
to nurse our skin and hair, we have crafted a natural & effective solution
for hydration, protection and rejuvenation…
all in stunning packaging that can be left out for display.
O U R M I S S I O N I S T R A N S P A R E N C Y
We knew that if we needed natural products for our skin then others do too.
What we learned about the ingredients we had been using was shocking.
We are appalled by what we were putting on our bodies…essentially
what we were putting into our bodies through our skin.
We made a commitment to make products that were good for our skin
and worked even better than big box shelf alternatives.
We are transparent about every ingredient.
We list our ingredients for each product and why we use them.
We want you to know exactly what you are using.
We use only essential oils to add scent and natural vitamins and oils to preserve.
Anything that soaks into our skin also is ingested into our system. Preservatives, dyes, chemicals, petroleum and perfumes are damaging, drying and cancel out the benefits of products. We use only natural ingredients to nourish the skin and add a pleasing scent with added benefits by using essential oils.
feed body and soul
It is a daily and conscious effort to treat our bodies & souls well. We believe in treating the body AND the soul simultaneously. If you have heard the phrase "garbage in, garbage out" then you understand what we put into our bodies and souls is what flows from them. If we treat them badly or even neglect to be conscious of what we are feeding them, we will not fully be at our best. By serving the Lord and others, we are continually feeding our souls well. By consuming only natural ingredients, we are continually feeding our bodies well.
all natural ingredients
+ Instead of Petroleum, we use Beeswax to draw + seal the natural ingredients into skin. Petroleum is also known as crude oil and is a fossil fuel. When used in skincare, it sits on top of the skin, not letting any moisture in or out. If your skin is already dry, it simply creates a barrier rather than aiding in hydration.
+ Instead of fillers, we use concentrated formulas that our skin recognizes and are able to sink deep. We want your ingredients to nourish your skin, not sit on top. We don't see the value in creating more volume, but rather concentrated quality that you can use less of for each application.
+ Instead of Perfumes, we use Essential Oils to create scent. Perfume Oils are inexpensive toxic chemical cocktails that sting noses, stress the immune system and can even create illness. Essential oils not only smell wonderful but have added benefits for skin.
+ Instead of Preservatives, we use Vitamins and Small Batches that don’t sit on the shelf. Preservatives are chemicals and many of these synthetic chemicals are skin irritants, skin penetrators, endocrine disrupters and are carcinogenic.
+ Instead of Dyes, we celebrate the Natural Color of Natural Ingredients. Dyes used in cosmetics are often synthetic chemicals and it takes a synthetic cocktail to create one artificial die. They are skin irritants and unnecessary.
+ Instead of Chemicals, we use Natural Ingredients with amazing benefits. Chemicals are often used in cosmetics because they are inexpensive or simply allow the other inexpensive ingredients last longer. They need no long explanation of the harm they produce on our skin both when consumed inside and out.