OUR ROOTS

Hawaiian jungle

Hey there!  I’m Erin Elizabeth, Founder & CEO.  I left city life on a venture towards Maui’s jungle from the Pacific Northwest.  I obtained a B.A. Degree in Radio/TV/Digital Media Productions and minoredCostume Design from University of Idaho, Moscow.  I’ve always been a creative soul.

Rainbows, whales, waterfalls, oh my!  As a Pisces who is passionate about saving marine life, I readily dove into studying alternative organic skin ingredients, essential oils, and plant-based products that could be utilized to save the ocean.  In 2014 ONE LOVE BODY SOUL was born due to aspiring healthy and happy armpits!  Our natural mango butter deodorant has taken quite the journey; from tubes to jars to now proudly, compostable packaging!  The amazing recipe has been loved and improved to the tee by friends and Ohana for many years.

My love for yoga has been a deep influence, not to mention a big self-care savior to running a business.  I continue to study with a 300 Hour RYS yoga certification in the jungle at Maya Yoga, under the amazing Nicki Doane.

Our second product originated from the heart of the Black Rock City Desert, home of Burning Man.  I’ve assisted in building stages, vast geodesic domes, and spent thousands of hours scattered over a decade with exquisite humans tromping around in the dust, appreciating art, the land, and getting to know ourselves better.  Let me tell you, shiz get’s dry and rugged out there–extreme weather conditions people!  Especially your lips.  We just had to create a substantial lip butter.  Well, we did, and it’s been tested and approved by Burners of all regions for many sunrise surprises.

In 2015 NPR announced oxybenzone is a hamful chemical to coral reproduction. The Environmental Working Group and Consumer Reports have both come out with additional ingredients being harmful. These products typically include a combination of two to six of the following active ingredients: oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate and octinoxate.  Mineral sunscreens use zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide as their main active ingredient.  Our mineral sunscreen recipe gives the body both UVA and UVB protection without harming delicate life and coral reproduction under the sea.

In spare time I find pleasure in backpacking, moon bathing, snorkeling, crafting organic cold-pressed juices, flow arts, yoga, camping, travel, and dance.

There is no way I could run this business on my own.  I have an amazing team, and life partner, Dani, our Co-Founder.  Check out the Ohana page to meet some incredible souls who have assisted in constructing this brand.

Click the Contact button if you’d like to collaborate, inquire about wholesale, or voice a comment or question.

Thank you for reading this from the bottom of my heart and all your support in ONE LOVE.  I appreciate our shared passion to live sustainably.  YOU ROCK MY SOCKS!

Gratitude, EE