I was looking for skin and hair care products that were based in natural and botanical remedies, but were still effective, especially for my combination/oily skin. So often companies that cater to those needs are either targeted more to dryer skin and base formulations on oils mostly (oils are good, but so are other ingredients) or exorbitantly expensive (often both). I don't think you should have to pay an arm and a leg for good skin from plants. I make every product by hand in my little kitchen in Portland, OR (don't worry, sanitation is a priority!) and I like to think that the energy I put into each little cauldron of my double boiler helps at least a little!