Adriel Denae + Jen Auerbach
Clary Collection was born out of our friendship and the connection we found during the pregnancy and births of our first children - two souls who changed everything about the way we see the world.
Our transition into motherhood sparked many changes in us, one of which was a new awareness of the value of clean skincare products for ourselves and our families.
Recognizing that the skin is the body's largest organ and that it absorbs a lot of environmental toxins we set out to source clean organic skincare. However, we continually came up short. The “organic” market is saturated with claims of purity, but oftentimes "clean" products still contain irritants and harsh extracts.
With curiosity and determination, we began to seek alternatives. Focusing on the traditional craft of oil infusion, where flowers and herbs are slowly steeped in warm oil, we began to learn how to gently transfer the healing qualities of plants to the nourishing oils of avocado, olive, and jojoba, we formulated uncomplicated but effective blends. We found that by adding wildflower beeswax as an emulsifier, these oils could be transformed into a protective balm. This resulted in the solutions we’d been seeking to chronic dryness, eczema, irritation, allergic reaction, scrapes, and even bruises, and cultivated a great sense of personal empowerment and creative satisfaction.
About Our Name
Early into our days of kitchen witchery, we learned about the remarkable herb Clary Sage. Derived from the Latin word clarus, meaning “clear,” Clary Sage is used to ease the tension of fluctuating hormonal cycles and to balance the strength of their tides, bringing a sense of calm and clarity. In those early days of motherhood, Clary was a window into a new world. And so it became our namesake.