Traditional Wisdom, Modern Methods
Holistic, Functional Skin Care
When you start from where you are and take simple steps to add in nourishment, these holistic products can supply the building blocks and messages that the skin has to have in order to function well from the outside in—no matter the current skin condition. We developed these products to work synergistically to support our skin’s natural state of health without any artificial ingredients such as emulsifiers and preservatives.
To enjoy the benefits of returning your skin to its natural, most lovely state, be intentional in following our instructions—they may surprise you. It only takes a few drops to get the job done well.
Why Between You & the Moon?
Truly beautiful skin is not simply “under control,” but strong and vibrant. When we provide for its basic needs, our skin does all the work from the inside out. As our first line of defense, it is crucial for our wellbeing that our skin has this agency. At Brooklyn Herborium, we don’t look at skin types or try to change them, but instead examine skin conditions and seek to discover the imbalance in a person’s skin-care or self-care habits. Following a daily regimen that meets our skin’s basic needs and implementing pinpointed rituals to enhance how well our skin is functioning is the best way to break free from control cycles.
Our herbal wisdom is gleaned from thousands of years of human experience throughout worldwide traditions. These healing gifts from Mother Nature and the Wise Woman’s knowledge of how to make them usable to us have fortunately been passed from mothers to daughters throughout history. While popular society makes it difficult to recognize and remember the incredible resources we have inherited from our global ancestors, we embrace these traditional teachings. With them in mind, we create unique formulas with truly natural ingredients and holistic methods to meet the needs of today.
Made By Hand
We source the best ingredients available–organic, sustainably wild-crafted, and as close to home as possible. We get to know our supplier’s farms and practices. Our raw materials are prepared in small batches and handcrafted into these holistic skincare products at our workshop in Brooklyn. We use everything we make on ourselves and our families. As part of our practice, we energize our work by focusing on Gratitude, Compassion, and Generosity. Welcome to our family!
Handed Down & Made By Hand
More than just kitchen witches, herbalists Molly Watman and Emma Graves
have created a community around herbal wisdom.
Molly, a trained artist and graphic designer, started studying herbs after her first child was born. Though it had always been an interest, it took on more importance in her life as she took on the role of mother. Maybe it was hormone-induced paranoia, but she began to research all of those un-pronounceable ingredients and discovered that even so-called “green” labels came up short. Her solution was to go back to basics and learn to make her own cleaning supplies the way that our great-grandmothers did 100 years ago.
Emma, a certified herbalist & highly skilled aesthetician who has been working in natural skin care since 1998, originally developed the Between You and the Moon product line to serve her clients in finding a method of natural, holistic skin care that provided tangible results. A 4+ generation holistic healer, her love of skin care and holistic methods was chronicled in her early blog “The Pimple Whisperer,” some of which is still available on this website.
In 2011, The two joined forces to open Brooklyn Herborium, a place for Herbs to live, on Columbia Street in Red Hook/Carroll Gardens Brooklyn. They soon added family (mostly baby), home care, and additional apothecary goods to the original skin care line. Within months, they had outgrown that shop and created a workshop space right next-door. (See the video below for footage from that time…everyone was so young then!)
As their business and families grew (now to the point of 5 children between the two partners!) they invited other talented herbal crafters, herbalists and holistic aestheticians to train with them and expand their community to a second location—this one in the family-oriented neighborhood of Windsor Terrace. With the shop expansion, Brooklyn Herborium has been able to branch out further to those who are searching for the “real-deal” holistic goods while still proving the highest-quality hand-made products.