Who We Are & What We Do
At Healthy Home and Heart nature is our muse. We make our own herbal infused oils to create our skincare & salves, we do this by hand in time honored traditions. Although natural skincare is currently a trendy business venture, committing to keeping our products organic and herbal is unique. Most of our raw materials are food grade, lower the chance of sensitivities due to pesticides and herbicides, and set us apart. We are known for high quality products in made in small batches emphasizing quality over quantity. We use process instead of chemicals to stabilize and achieve the incredible textures we are known for.
We sell on our website, Etsy, Instagram, and Facebook.
We are truly a business that is about connecting to our customer and community. We take pride in developing relationships with our customers where we regard each other as friends and family. We will never try to sell you a product you don’t need and if we don’t have it we will either develop it, or tell you where to find it! When you buy a jar of face cream or salve you are not just buying the product. You are buying the intention that was instilled in it during the infusing of the oil, and the all day process to finish it. We believe the person making it is as important as the raw materials that go into it. This is the secret to our success. We make high quality products with purpose and intention, no fads, no false promises. The use of herbs and the quality of our production methods & philosophy sets us apart from other skincare lines.
Organic skincare is a crucial ingredient for your healthy home. The laws
governing skincare in the US remain unchanged since 1938. In Europe over 1100 chemicals are banned from the cosmetic & skincare industry because they can damage the human body, but they are allowed in the US. With organic skincare products most ingredients are food sourced and are free from the toxins common to most skincare & topical products, even natural products. At Healthy Home and Heart I use quality organic and fair trade—when available—ingredients. You are assured your product is safe, clean, & ethical.
Benefits of organic skincare vs natural or commercial skincare:
- Provide the highest quality organic skincare using herbal infusions hand made in small batches to soothe, soften, & unveil your best skin.
- Produce effective & purposeful products. Large beauty companies encourage consumption without thinking of your wallet or product necessity (remember facial water spray). Most of my products have more than one purpose and are not marketing fads. Less cost, less waste, more space on your counter.
In the Press
For Marcia Reagan, healing starts at home.
ROCKLAND — Marcia Reagan knows how she comes across.
Within minutes of meeting you, she’ll likely mention a dozen herbs you’ve never heard of, extol the benefits of various natural oils and talk in turns about her time spent as a healer, her experiences abroad in India and ways that homeopathic remedies can treat mental and physical ailments. She believes deeply in mind-body connection, the power of meditation and medicines derived from the earth — all passions she’s spent the last four years channeling into a business that makes teas, scrubs, butters, salves, lotions and balms.
“Making these products just became an addiction for me,” Reagan, a Rockland resident and owner of Healthy Home and Heart said. “I loved it and it felt right for me, so now I have these cabinets full of herbs and oils and it just exploded.”
Reagan started a career as a mental health therapist two decades ago and later began teaching yoga. She eventually opened Karuna Wellness Center in Norwood, which provided services like body-work healing, ear candling and yoga before it closed in 2015. “Karuna means ‘the embodiment of compassionate activity,’ so it was amazing to be able to run a business with that in mind and I’m able to do that with Healthy Home and Heart too,” she said. “I am a business, but it’s not one based on competition. It’s based on the rule of abundance. There are enough customers and enough space for everyone.”
After her healing practice closed, Reagan said she was constantly fielding calls from clients who, often standing in the aisles of a Whole Foods Market, would ask her “What should I buy for my skin? What should I use for my pain?′ So, she started doing her own research into herbs, body treatments and homeopathic medicine. Soon after, she made her first joint and muscle rub with arnica, a Siberian herb used for pain caused by arthritis, surgery recovery and other conditions. “It flew off the shelf,” she said. From there, she started experimenting in her Rockland kitchen, which has cabinets full of exotic oils like hemp seed and black castor; herbs like arnica and St. John’s wort; spices and essential oils like blue tansy and camomile. “There were some pretty horrible mistakes,” she said, laughing. “It’s not rocket science to come up with a (shea) butter-to-oil-to-beeswax ratio, but I’m creative and the herbs are the fun part for me.”
The kitchen in which she makes her products also served as her first storefront. In the beginning, she just invited friends, family and former clients to shop her wares, but it was when a friend finally dragged her to a farmers market that she realized just how much her business could grow.
From her simple joint rub four years ago, her line of products now includes eye and face creams, sugar scrubs, body butters, CBD pain salves, poison ivy lotions, lip balms, bug spray and herbal healing teas. Reagan said she’s selling 300 jars of product each week, up significantly from 50 just two years ago. “It has been absolutely wild,” she said. “But I don’t want to sell every product to every client. I want people to only buy and have what they need. I’ve lost sales because I’ve said ‘I just don’t think this is for you.’ That’s part of the abundance mindset, there is plenty to make it work for everyone.”
Reagan knows she could sell more of her creations if she had them made at an industrial facility, but she says she can’t ever see Healthy, Home and Heart products coming from anywhere but her kitchen. “I always have to be making it myself because part of me goes into it,” she said. “It may sound a little hokey, but it’s something I really believe.”
Healthy Home and Heart products can be bought at farmers markets in Marshfield, Kingston, Braintree, Plymouth and Boston, and on Reagan’s Etsy shop, which has a local pickup option. Products range in price from $10 to $45.
Uniquely Local is a series of stories highlighting the South Shore’s farmers, bakers and makers. Have a story idea? Reach Mary at email@example.com.
A seriesUniquely Local is a series of stories by Mary Whitfill highlighting the South Shore’s farmers, bakers and makers. Have a story idea? Reach Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org.