If you are one of the many consumers today that prefer natural products for your health, wellness, and beauty, a visit to Nature’s Bliss, inside Pearl Essence Studio in downtown Staunton, is a must!
Nature’s Bliss, owned by Jeanine Fassero, started in the fall of 2018. Fassero’s husband, Allen, was already a beekeeper, so exploring the healthy options that beeswax could offer was intriguing to Fassero. She started by making beeswax wraps.
“Beeswax wraps are like reusable Saran wrap,” she explained. “You can use them to store just about any food product, except raw meat. Unfortunately, they didn’t sell well.”
What did sell was her beeswax lip balms. So Fassero started researching how to make them better. That research took her to an entirely new realm of creating various all-natural products that people use every day.
Ingredients in her products are simple and include hemp seed oil, goats milk – and Calendula. Calendula is a plant – similar to the Marigold. Calendula flower is used to make medicine and is commonly used for wounds, rashes, infection, inflammation, and many other conditions. It is thought that the chemicals in Calendula help new tissue grow in wounds and decrease swelling. Though there doesn’t seem to be strong scientific evidence to support the use of Calendula for these uses, Fassero’s customers would beg to differ. In fact, while I was there conducting the interview for this story, a woman came in with psoriasis. She said she didn’t know psoriasis was so painful. Fassero put a tiny amount of the calendula salve on her fingers and she rubbed it in. She was amazed the pain was gone so quickly.
Fassero’s product line is wide and varied, and she is constantly researching to bring new options to her customers. Currently, her products include:
- Calendula Oil Salves (even one with no fragrance, named “In the Buff”, that is great for diaper rash)
- Goat Milk/Glycerin, Hempseed and Oatmeal Lotions, and Soaps
- Oil Infused Lotions
- Whipped Skin Cream
- Vapor Rub
- Essential Diffuser Oils
- Bentonite Clay (a deep pore cleansing/detoxifying mask)
- Lip Balms
- Bath Bombs, Salts, Sprinkles, and Scrubs
- Lotion Wands (like a stick of deodorant, but it’s lotion!)
- Skin Cream
- Beard Gear (balms, oils, growers) and Shave Soap (plus shaving accessories)
- Kids Soaps in various shapes and fragrances
- Detoxifying Activated Charcoal soap
- All-natural dog shampoo, balm, and cologne
- Local honey
The list goes on and on!
One of her bestsellers is cuticle/nail serum. This is a product that normally sells at the big name stores for up to $35 for just 1/3 ounce. Fassero’s product works as well, or better, and is just $10 for a full ounce.
That is another great thing about Nature’s Bliss products. Products are very affordably priced, compared to similar items you will find elsewhere.
“I do a lot of craft and vendor shows and I have people all the time telling me I can get double or triple the price for what my items are selling for,” she explained. “But I tell them that I would rather get these products into the hands of as many people that want and need them as possible. We offer affordable quality in all of Nature’s Bliss products.”