I first discovered Fat and the Moon while nannying for Wendy, who uses a baby salve on Veda that smells divine and works like magic. Turns out the woman behind the potions is equally magic. Wise beyond her years and crazy accomplished—not to mention strikingly beautiful and wicked smart—Rachel has a warm and calming presence and the unique ability to put you at ease and make you feel heard. In December she reached out about taking photos for a book she is going to be a part of, and I jumped at the opportunity. It felt like a gift, the time we enjoyed making portraits, talking babies, and learning about her life and work.
We started at her gorgeous home with her man, his girls, and their pups, then she took me to Fat and the Moon HQ and showed me where the magic happens, and lastly we went for a walk in the mountains―baby Ella in tow!―where the sky turned purple and snow fell out on the drive home. It's hard to pick a favorite, I loved it all so much.
See for yourself―this lady is clearly an inspiration, and I feel lucky call her a friend.
I don't consider myself much of a "product person," once I find something I like, I stop looking. But since trying these potions I no longer want to put anything on my bod unless it's Fat and the Moon. My favorites are the face oil, the all cream, the sensitive pit cream, and the baby moon salve. And when I apply them EVERY DAY, not only do I love how they smell, how they feel on my skin, and what they're made of, but I also feel good about the low impact their production has on the planet, and that my dollars are supporting real people in my community. Check out Rachel's first baby, Fat and the Moon!