Welcome, I'm Roxanne.
I'm obsessed with clean living. When I became a parent for the first time I was horrified by all the chemicals and harmful things in food, medicine, home products, and personal care products that could effect my baby's health. It became my mission to find safe and healthy alternatives to conventional products my family that actually work.
If you're a new parent or one just starting to figure this all out, I know it's confusing. Together we'll figure out the overwhelming world of natural living, so you can keep your family healthy and safe from harmful toxins in your food, your products, and your home.
Once that's out of the way you can enjoy a life full of health, joy, and love! I am truly honored to share my story with you and hope to offer you some inspiration.
My Personal Health Struggle
I struggled with my skin my whole life.
As a teen I as prescribed a daily low-dose antibiotic to solve my problems with acne. This cleared my skin in the short term but simultaneously ruined my gut health.
By my mid-20's the acne came back because I had no defense system in my gut. My body was not properly detoxing and was keeping all the toxins in my gut which eventually started to come out through my skin as breakouts.
After years of trying different diets and different skin products (including my own creations), I finally healed my body and I am in a place now where I have clear skin and a healthy gut.
My Health Struggles Inspired me to Start The Holistic Mama…
Knowing the damage I had caused to my own health through toxic food and medicine I was determined to prevent this from happening to my own children.
The more and more I learned, I realized that these chemicals and toxins are everywhere. It wouldn't be an easy job to avoid them all but I was determined to do the best possible job I could do for my children.
After hearing amazing stories from my mother and sister, I enrolled in the Health Coach training program at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
Changed my life forever!! I learned how to heal myself with food, clear up my skin, and heal my gut.
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I found out I was having a baby!!
Feeling grateful I already made changes in my diet and lifestyle…
(thanks to my education at IIN).
During my pregnancy, I found out that some of my favorite skin care products were not safe for pregnant women.
I was appalled!!
It didn't take long to realize I had to get rid of everything I was using because nothing was pure!
Even the so-called “natural” products still contained preservatives, parabens, and other nasty stuff!!
I started my blog, The Holistic Mama as a way to spread the word about toxic beauty products, and share my journey in making changes towards a cleaner lifestyle.
My goal was to help others who struggled with the skin problems and digestive issues I was solving for myself through diet and a clean lifestyle.
<– That was the original logo
I started to become very frustrated with current products on the market. None of the natural products were working. I decided to start making my own moisturizers and cleansers at home.
For the next two years, I created and refined my recipes and started giving them to friends to try out.
I started selling my products at local craft fairs and farmer's markets and started selling a few products online.
On my blog, I started hosting online nutrition programs and cleanses to help people get healthy, clean up their diet, and solve skin problems through food.
The Holistic Mama products are sold in Whole Foods and my online store expands.
The Holistic Mama blog and nutrition programs continue to reach and help more people solve their skin and digestive issues through food and natural healing.
Join me on this journey of health & happiness!