Local, Customized Natural Skincare from the Heart
Dec 28, 2014 10:32AM
● By Julianne Hale
Rachel Mummolo has dedicated her professional career to skincare. She offers natural face-lifts and is a certified facial reflexologist at Pathways to Healing Wellness Center, in Reading. While Mummolo loves her work, she did not discover her true passion until she launched FAR Earth Creations, LLC natural and organic skincare line.
FAR Earth Creations products are handcrafted by Mummolo for men, women, teens and children from all-natural ingredients chosen for their reputation for healing, nourishing and calming the skin. Components include wild-crafted and organic herbs, such as calendula, rosehips, chamomile and lavender, as well as a variety of essential oils blended into carrier oils that include grapeseed oil, apricot kernel oil, olive oil and sweet almond oil. She makes her products in small batches and never tests them on animals.
“The ingredients in our products provide wonderful healing and beneficial properties restore the skin to its natural state of beauty and vitality,” Mummolo explains. The basic line of products—available directly through her website and also at Pathways to Healing and all locations of Kimberton Whole Foods—includes a cleanser, toner, mask and face cream that are suitable for all skin types.
However, what most significantly sets FAR Earth Creations apart from other skincare lines is Mummolo’s ability to create customized solutions for each client’s specific needs. “I work with customers that have issues with their skin and create products for their particular skin type and needs,” she explains. “These needs can range from wrinkles and discoloration to acne and severe skin conditions.”
Like the basic line, the customized products contain only high-quality, natural ingredients. “The skin is the largest organ in the body,” notes Mummolo. “My philosophy is that we should not put anything on our skin that we wouldn’t be comfortable eating. My products use essential oils because they are only in the body temporarily and provide a beautiful, natural scent. Conventional skincare products may contain some toxic chemicals that stay in the body for an extended period of time, potentially damaging the skin and other organs that absorb the toxins.”
Clients can choose what kind of products they want customized. Whether they want face masks, creams, toners or cleansers, Mummolo can accommodate their needs safely and effectively. And her formula appears to be working. “A lot of my clients come back week after week,” she says. “They love the way they look and feel.”
As Mummolo’s client base grows, so does her distribution; her products were recently picked up by a spa in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Mummolo also keeps abreast of the latest information in the field of natural skincare so that she can continue to develop new products for people that want natural skincare solutions. “I’m always learning and taking advantage of educational opportunities,” she says.
Pathways to Healing is located at 1817 Bernville Rd.; for information about facial reflexology, call 610-373-7935, ext. 210, or visit www.PathwaysToHealingPa.com. For FAREarthCreations information, call 484-575-6974, email [email protected] or visit FAREarthCreations.com.
Julianne Hale is a freelance writer and contributing editor for Natural Awakenings magazines throughout the country. Connect at [email protected]