Natural skincare is a trend that is quickly catching on, and for good reason. As people do research into what is in their commercialized skincare (and the side effects all those chemicals bring), you see more folks turning to natural options. For Judith Jones, the need was even more urgent: born with eczema, Judith already struggled with sensitive skin, but at 19 she began to develop dramatic allergies to some of the most commonly used chemicals in commercial products.Even in dermatologist-recommended skincare lines and products advertised as “natural,” Judith repeatedly found the artificial ingredients and chemicals that she was allergic to. As a result, Judith began making her own products. What started out as soap for her own use rapidly caught on with friends and family, until soon folks began insisting she make her products available for purchase.
Today, two years later, Judith is running Good Juju Herbal as a full-time business, with a hopping Etsy shop as well as partnering with West Elm and other North Carolina-based businesses. Judith quickly found that natural skincare–we’re talking 100% natural, with no complicated chemicals–was not only popular, but much-needed for many people.
When asked about her favorite product, Judith admits that she’s tremendously proud of her soap. While you’ll find lots of other artisan soap makers at on Etsy, Judith is one of the only ones that doesn’t fiddle with artificial colors, fragrances, and chemicals. But that doesn’t mean her soaps are boring–while some are purposefully unscented, many have a bright, natural scent that comes from essential oils, spices, and flower petals.
Because of her passion for helping others, Judith initially had intentions to become a nurse, but through Good Juju Herbal she’s found an entirely different way to practice healing. Judith spent months crafting her own skincare line that includes a facial soap, toner, and moisturizer. Judith finds the skincare line most rewarding to make because she receives dozens of testimonials from customers who have been rid of conditions ranging from acne to dryness. Judith painstakingly developed this skincare routine to not only be friendly to sensitive skin, but also to suit a wide variety of skin types and issues.
There’s no shortage of products at Good JuJu Herbal, and no end to the goodness Judith’s creations provide. A couple months ago I ordered one of her gift sets (which includes a bar of soap, lip moisturizer, a cedar soap dish, and felted soap) and fell in love with her products. Whether you have sensitive skin or not, once you try Judith’s soap you can never go back to liquid pump soap; her products are deeply moisturizing, luxurious, and tastefully scented. Especially if you suffer from acne, eczema, or other difficult skin issues, Good Juju Herbal is an essential to try out.