Hi there! I'm Rebecca, and I'm the owner and founder of Temple de Luna!
I established TDL in October 2019, after years of struggling extensively with my own skin. Throughout my teenage and early adult years, I lived with acne & psoriasis. Which had a massive impact on my confidence, my life and ultimately how I felt about myself. After spending years trying anything and everything to help my skin, I began researching natural ingredients and formulating, and over the years I experimented with natural potions and lotions in my kitchen. I quickly found that my skin responded much better to natural ingredients and that the formulas I was creating were much more gentle and soothing to my skin. My very first Tierra Balm formulation was also a great success with my sister's skin, she suffered for years with eczema and found that Tierra Balm soothed and replenished her skin with some much-needed moisture. My family always encouraged me to start a natural skincare company, but I had no idea where to start and really only daydreamed of a creating skincare business.
In March 2019 I found myself unexpectedly unemployed, and something told me this was a nudge from the Universe. I started to get a 'niggle' about launching my own business and started to work on the plans. This is when my ideas for Temple de Luna truly blossomed, and I launched my first product, Tierra Balm, in October 2019.
I also have a great interest in the Universe, Spirituality, and energy healing, and it's important to me to create my products with only loving and caring intentions so that each product is infused with these vibrational frequencies. So much so, each batch of every product is infused with healing, reiki energy. I have been practicing reiki for a number of years, mainly on myself & those close to me, so when I launched Temple de Luna I knew I wanted to infuse each product with this incredible, healing energy. The intention is that each product is charged with high, loving, healing reiki vibrations, which are absorbed by the skin when used. These potent, high vibrations are included to infuse you with healing, wellness and love on your skincare journey. You can find out more about reiki and how I incorporate this into my products, here.
It was important to me to build my brand based on my values, with a deep connection to nature it's important to me that I run my business as eco-consciously as I can. So I that's why do my best to use containers you can re-use and recycle, and send your orders in recyclable packaging. I often re-use packaging from my fantastic suppliers to reduce waste where possible too (especially for wholesale orders). My formulas and products have never been tested on animals, and they never will be. And the ingredients I get from my suppliers are not tested on animals either. They are also all vegan friendly. It's important to me that my products not only have an incredible impact on my customer's skin but that my skincare products are created as ethically as possible.
Transparency and authenticity are two of my core values, so I will always be honest about my ingredients, processes and most importantly, your skin! I am a keen advocate for "normalising human skin", so I only share untouched images of myself or my customers when referencing skincare or their/my skin. I don't think it's fair to share filtered or airbrushed pictures of skincare under the guise that this is what my products can do. Purely because this "perfect skin" is not a realistic, or achievable, goal. I'd rather show you that pores, blemishes, scars and pigmentation are all normal. And that human skin is beautiful as it is, untouched by editing features. I like to focus on creating healthy skin, not "fixing" it.
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