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ABOUT US

 

Fawn Lily Botanica is a line of natural body care, cosmetic, medicinal, and herbal products handcrafted in small batches in the Pacific Northwest. I derive much of my inspiration from wild botanicals growing within the nestled valleys, lush woodlands, alluring meadows, and enchanting mountains of Oregon. You will only find pure, fresh, and organic ingredients in my products that are either ethically wild harvested, purchased from reputable sources, or grown in my garden.

Making botanical body care products and studying herbal remedies has been a personal passion of mine for over twenty years. Over the years, I have been especially drawn to formulating natural body care and skin care products, and have slowly honed my recipes. My recipes have been featured and published in national magazines, blogs, newsletters, and journals. 

THE STORY BEHIND FAWN LILY BOTANICA...

I grew up in a "hippie" homestead on the Oregon Coast where natural foods and remedies were a part of our daily life.  My father is a Naturopathic Chiropractor and my mother a health-conscious vegetarian.  Both are passionate about gardening, and eating whole, natural, and organic foods.  We never used conventional medicine at home, instead my dad would hand us a bottle of Echinacea & Goldenseal tincture when we began feeling ill.  It must have worked! I never went to the hospital once for a sickness while growing up.  We grew most of our own food organically on our land, kept beehives and collected our own honey, caught wild salmon and steelhead, canned and preserved food to enjoy all year, went mushroom picking in the fall and winter months, and harvested fruits and berries during the spring and summer time.   This early introduction to natural living paved the way for my life-long interest in natural remedies and local, organic food. 

After high school, I moved to Eugene to study Environmental Studies at the University of Oregon.  It was during this time that I realized my own interest in herbalism and felt especially drawn to learning about natural body care.  I purchased the book Earthly Bodies and Heavenly Hair by Dina Falconi when I was 18, and began learning how to make soap, lip balm, lotion, shampoo, and other natural cosmetics.  I found employment at various health food stores and outdoor stores during college, and after graduating, began working for Mountain Rose Herbs.  I delighted in the variety of organic herbs, spices, teas, and botanical ingredients readily available at my fingertips and began building up a small herbal apothecary in my home and building upon my herbal knowledge. Altogether, I have worked within the natural products sector for over 20 years, and have have had the incredible opportunity to attend numerous herbal conferences and work directly with and learn from many of the world's leading herbalists.  

Sharing recipes, knowledge, and empowering others to make their own products is something that brings me great joy. My articles and recipes have been featured and published in national magazines, blogs, newsletters, and journals including the Mountain Rose Blog, MaryJanesFarm Magazine and Newsletter, EarthFirst Journal, Farming Magazine, the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) Journal, Amaze Magazine, Willow and Sage Magazine, Eugene Magazine, and Eugene Weekly.  

After 16 plus years of studying herbalism and testing recipes on myself, family, and friends, I began Fawn Lily Botanica in  2012.  My focus is to create balanced cosmetics which truly honor the healing and medicinal properties of botanicals.  Beginning a company to sell my herbal creations has been a dream of mine for many years, and I'm excited to finally make it a reality. I truly hope that you enjoy my creations!  

~ Irene
Owner + Maker
Fawn Lily Botanica