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Hi! I am Karen Rysavy, and I craft all Re-Dew products thoughtfully.

I make products with

  • NO FD&C artificial colors (I do very occasionally use pigments, micas, and iron oxides)
  • NO Formaldehyde-releasing preservatives
  • NO Parabens
  • NO Petroleum By-Products
  • NO Phthalates
  • NO Propylene glycol
  • NO Silicones
  • NO Sulfates: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate aka SLS and Sodium dodecyl sulfate, or Sodium Laureth Sulfate aka SLES, its slightly less evil cousin. This crap is in almost every liquid soap product in the average store! I challenge you to check out liquid dish soap labels – SLS is either ingredient #1, or they don’t list their ingredients at all.
  • NO Urea 

Refining raw shea and mango butters, Right ~ Melting beeswax and hemp oil for a salve, Left. I would never microwave my qualilty ingredients and prize my antique buffet warmers for safe, low-temp product preparation. * I no longer do this in my kitchen. I have a dedicated lab space.

I do my utmost to avoid all harmful substances, although I do use some artificial fragrances in some productsI avoid unnecessary additives of any kind. I choose all my ingredients and sources carefully, and follow Good Manufacturing Practices at all times. (Ingredient List)

I use grassroots marketing so that I can price my products fairly despite the costs involved in small-scale production, because I want to help regular families just like my own (families who have to count every penny) to STOP moisturizing and washing bodies, hands and hair with known carcinogens, accumulative environmental hazards,endrocrine disrupters, and the like. 

Please … no matter how you accomplish this …  just wake up and stop


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