Blissoma is the elegant marriage of herbal form and function,
created by the explorative mind of a scientific artist. When
right brain meets left the result is botanical innovations
that really work. I am proud to bring you the result of nearly
a decade of my life's work exploring the healing and enhancing
possibilities of plants.
I am formally educated in art and chemistry and have had a
voracious appetite for self-education and creation. I now have
more than 10 years of experience working with herbs and
essential oils. I began this path at age 23 when I graduated
from college and had to take care of myself while dealing with
debilitating migraines that made it nearly impossible to
retain a regular job. I have slowly and steadily
retooled my own lifestyle using botanicals to fortify and
rebalance myself. I have ingested and applied all manner
of plant remedies in my quest for overall wellness. To
make the cut into my routines it has to work, and work well.
I bring that same mentality to the skincare and botanical
products we make.
I have spent hours poring over research and breaking new
ground in order to defy contract manufacturer's stock
formulations. I am by nature a purist and perfectionist, which
has helped create a sophisticated and unique collection of
products that proactively heal and enhance your health.
Blissoma is different because our ingredients and our formulas
are different. We have chosen to work with a much stricter
ingredient palette than even most "natural" brands. An initial
feel of our products demonstrates the difference as the
texture, color, and smell all distinctly tell the story of the
nutritive ingredients contained therein.
The entire line eliminates petrochemical ingredients, parabens,
and synthetic colors and fragrances while maintaining a
sophisticated feel. We do not use "vegetable emulsifying wax",
pthalates, neuropeptides, or other artificial "beauty"
Instead we choose active, potent ingredients that are based on
nutrients, antioxidants, and advanced phytochemistry.
Generally our ingredients are just 1 step away from the
original plant material from which they came. We carefully
research each of our botanicals to determine their most active
principles and then each is extracted and added to our
formulas in a way that preserves its most effective medicinal
components. All products are 100% natural and almost our
entire line is Certified Vegan,
packed with certified organic botanicals, bioavailable
vitamins, essential fatty acids, and skin-soothing seed oils.
In addition to whole herb extracts some of the products also
contain cosmeceutical grade botanical actives like Resveratrol, Grape Seed Proanthocyanidins,
and Carbon Dioxide extracts from plants like German Chamomile
and Carrot. These ingredients demonstrate Blissoma's
dedication to groundbreaking, pure actives from natural
sources. New technologies have made it possible to create
totally clean, solvent-free extractions and science has proven
the efficacy of the nutrient, antioxidant, and
anti-inflammatory compounds they contain.
You can trust our line because we control all production for
all Blissoma products. This ensures the uniqueness of our
recipes and the absolute purity of the final product. All
ingredients are declared on our labels and nothing is hidden.
We manufacture our own herb extracts and even juice fresh
organic produce directly from local fields. Everything is made
by myself and my production manager Frank Wilderspin.
Honors which we hold include:
All products certified Cruelty Free by the
Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics and the
SOLUTIONS skincare line bears the Leaping Bunny logo.
All products except for our deodorants are Certified
Vegan by Vegan.org/Vegan Action.
WINNER "Best Budget Friendly Line" for the SOLUTIONS
skincare range on Fig+Sage Best of Natural Beauty awards 2011,
with several products taking individual category awards as
WINNER Organic Beauty Talk Best Natural Deodorant and Best
Natural Facial Mask for All Skin Types 2011.
Endorsed by natural makeup artists.
Sheila Hansen of If a Goddess Wore Makeup
Meli Pennington of Wild Beauty
Passerella of Hooked on Beauty
Rebecca Casciano, Makeup Artist and Holistic Wellness
For more reviews and honors see
our News and Press Page.
Our studio is located in a 100+ year old historic 2 family
building in one of the oldest neighborhoods in St. Louis City.
My grandmother was born just blocks from where we are
currently located. I am slowly and lovingly restoring the
house by hand with my fiancee, the
philosopher-carpenter-computer wizard, and my 7 year old
daughter. We are using as many green building techniques as
possible in the restoration including rebuilding all of our
20+ wooden windows by hand. I garden much of our personal food
supply organically directly from our yard and neighboring
vacant lots. All herb waste from our manufacturing is
composted and used on site.
I am excited to share my work with you and am confident you
will be as thrilled as other customers have been. We are an
Inner Beauty Company, living by the principles of compassion,
kindness, honesty, and effort. Welcome to Blissoma.
- Be Well -