Hey there and welcome to my store! My name is Heather and I am the owner and creator of MoonGlade Naturals. I am a licensed veterinary medical technician who has worked in the veterinary oncology field for nearly 18 years. I have 3 cats, a dog, and I am also a mother of two. I do work full time in the veterinary field, but I also have a passion for manufacturing natural bath, hair and skin care products, which I have done for about 10 years now. It started out as a gift idea for my family when my husband and I were newly weds and couldn't afford many presents for our family members. I started making salt scrubs first, which led to bath bombs, shower melts, foaming body wash, etc. It took a lot of trial and error to construct recipes that actually worked. I had quite a few products that were just awful. I created an Etsy store at first, which I mainly made bath salts, and body scrubs, however I became pregnant with my first child, and quickly found that keeping up with a new born, working and running an Etsy store was not an easy task. I chose to shut my store down.
A couple years later I learned that my mother (my best friend in the world) was diagnosed with cancer. As a veterinary professional who had worked in the oncology field for many years, I knew what my mother would face. All I could think about from the moment I woke up, to the moment I went to sleep, was how I could help her. Through all the treatments and doctor visits, I started doing research as to what products or recipes were helpful to someone with cancer. I learned a lot about herbal medicine, and all the toxic ingredients that go into our everyday store-bought products, including beauty products. She was treated with chemotherapy and radiation, and I had no control over that, as I worked with animals and not humans. Therefore, I concentrated on what I could help with, her everyday food and beauty products. I wanted to cut out anything that could potentially contribute to her disease process. In this journey I learned so much and began implementing natural, and safer alternative products for her, myself, my children and my extended family. Unfortunately, in the year 2020, my mother lost her battle with cancer and she passed. This is something I still struggle with everyday, because I told her all the time, "we will beat this, and one day I will find a cure." I couldn't help her beat her disease, but finding a cure is something I still have a burning passion to accomplish one day. I continue to do research and hope one day I can help the world beat this awful disease.
For now, I create products to help people choose alternative and healthy products for themselves, their families and their pets, while eliminating all the nasty, toxic ingredients and carcinogens that are in so many daily products. I believe that nature has provided us with everything we need as human beings.
If my business becomes more successful, my goal would be to have my team visit cancer treatment centers for both humans and animals and donate products to them to help keep them as healthy as possible. I know that visiting someone who is undergoing therapy and offering them a nice aromatherapy rollerball, or an herbal bath tea to help ease any pain would help brighten their day. I know my mother would have loved to have that during her infusions.
I sincerely hope you enjoy all these products. I have personally tested and use these products everyday. I am constantly adapting and improving my recipes to help give you the best that Mother Nature has to offer. I wish you all peace, love and light!