How I got here
My family always talks about our fair & blemish-prone skin as,
"It's just the Irish in us."
I had trouble in my 20's with facial acne, brittle nails, & dry hair that was oily at the scalp. I called it my "combination skin"... but everything I was using to fix each ailment was "medical grade" & expensive! It felt like I was just compounding the problem & adding more toxins to my body.
Nine years ago, I began trying many of the recipes I would find on wellness sites & realized I was changing most recipes, adding this or that to accommodate my skin type. Before long, my family & friends started asking me to make my products for their skin ailments -- surgery scars, wrinkles, body acne, etc..
To me, making products is a meditation. I love getting lost in the smells of the herbs & essential oils; blending to the perfect consistency & nurturing ME.
I also have a love for babies! My mom & I started the journey with Toofeze Baby Teether
11 years ago. Most of what you can buy on the market for teething remedies are toxic to babies. Plastic, rubber, toxic liquids, & products that just don't do their job! We created Toofeze because we wanted to bring to market a safe product that really works! The same concept has carried into my skin care line.
Ola Cré (o-la kree), meaning Earth Oil (from my Irish heritage), was created in 2017 to bring to market safe, toxin-free products for the whole Tribe. Only pure herbs, natural oils & butters are used, making my skin care line one of the safest & most nourishing on the market today.
- Rachel Riedel
Owner & Artisan
"Be good to your skin, you'll wear it everyday for the rest of your life."
- Renee Rouleau