"What are you putting on your skin?" My sister-in-law Deb grabbed the lotion bottle out of my hands and threw it in the trash. She handed me a few pieces of raw cocoa butter and said, "Go get to know your self." I rolled my eyes. I had no idea what she meant. I looked at the cocoa butter and tried warming it in my hands. It didn't melt and it tugged at my skin but slowly I was able to work it onto my body. The overnight transformation was remarkable. Scales and flakes had healed, bumps and irritations had calmed, and my dry yogi feet felt nourished. It was the best moisturizer I had ever used. But there had to be an easier way to apply it. I wanted it to glide on smoothly - no harsh rubbing.
As a former bakery owner and pastry chef, I didn't know skincare, but I knew food. So I brought cocoa butter into my kitchen and dug into my pantry. I blended in my favorite base oils: sweet almond, apricot kernel, avocado, and fractionated coconut. I worked with a local sculptor to create a stone shape that fit perfectly in the palm of your hand. And I discovered that I could make my cocoa butter stones melt on contact with skin in a way you have to feel to understand. I started sharing my kitchen creations with friends as "skin food" and was told they looked edible. They were.
I spent almost two years developing Body Stones - natural, simple, and in my kitchen. I've learned that cocoa butter is an incredible natural preservative (hence no moldy chocolate) and that moisturizers don't need added preservatives, synthetics, or other chemicals. We are completely plant based, packaged in sustainably farmed, re-usable bamboo canisters. And we're beautiful.
Deb's message was simple. Whatever you put on your body, you may as well be putting in your mouth. And when you take the time to feel your skin, touch your body, and know yourself, you feel better - about yourself, your body, and your life.
Body Stones are my daily ritual, my self-care practice - and I'm so happy to share them with you. Applying a Body Stone is like putting on armor, a self-care body shield. It's magic. Confidence boosting, power-fueling magic. And that is what this is all about.
Five core ingredients
Only five core ingredients. Natural, simple, and safe.
Rich in polyphenol and flavanoid antioxidants, cocoa butter helps combat cell damage, healing and soothing all skin types.
Sweet Almond Oil
Packed with vitamins A, B, E, K, and zinc, sweet almond oil acts as a natural remedy for eczema.
Apricot Kernel Oil
Rich in essential fatty acids known for smoothing and improving skin’s texture, this base oil is our in-house favorite.
This deeply nourishing emollient absorbs more slowly than our other base oils but drenches your skin in thiamin, riboflavin, and vitamins A and D.
Fractionated Coconut Oil
A feather light emollient that softens and hydrates dry skin without the grease.
All natural essential oils to scent and supercharge with purpose.
Supports moisture retention, restores intimacy, and alleviates feelings of anger and frustration.
Brings peace, ushers in balance, and is one of the most rejuvenating, deeply healing essential oils for the body and soul.
Rich, sweet, and citrusy. Wonderful for treating restless sleep and insomnia.
Calms emotional anxiety and encourages compassion and gentleness towards ourselves and others.
Fresh and soft-smelling, with an apple-like aroma, chamomile is perfect for bedtime.
A highly fragrant citrus possessing anti-septic qualities, bergamot soothes and balances the nervous system, brings confidence, and alleviates frustration by spurring creative thought.
Alluringly rich and smoky, vetiver's earthy tones ground a scattered, anxious mind and support a meditative state.
Herbaceous and fresh, deeply purifying. Eucalyptus clears negative energy, stabilizes moods, and promotes positive emotions. Naturally healing and soothing for sore muscles.
Full spectrum, non-psychoactive, with less than 0.03% THC, but very high in anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Our Core Values
We are passionate about our mission: delivering everyday luxury with self-made, self-care products that are fundamentally good for you.
Few founders in today’s e-commerce environment know exactly what goes into their products, using contract manufacturers, consultants, and stock formulations to make “versions of the same.” We believe that knowing how to make things yourself is the greatest pledge of quality you can give to your customer. We are proud supporters of “intentional manufacturing.” We care so much about what goes into our products that we are present and in the room to see what goes into every batch. We use batch tracking and ingredient traceability to provide full transparency to our customers.
Our society is increasingly focused on taking care of our bodies: through diet, exercise, the products we apply. Yet we are constantly surprised by how many people have lost touch with their bodies: the physical feeling of skin beneath their fingers. The quiet, mindful moments that can come from spending time touching, feeling, and knowing your body’s surface. Our brand promotes the power of touch for self-care, including anxiety relief, pain management, sexual awareness, and body monitoring (e.g., breast self-exams).