Karma Mama - A story of how a seed became a plant. For as long as I can remember, my curiosity towards nature-based and botanical self-care formulas has been present. So far, using commercial skincare products has always left my skin wanting more, and more importantly ‘wanting something better’.
My journey towards natural skincare products led me to the wonders of South East Asia in my search of pure, nourishing and effective formulas. Setting foot on the pristine coasts of Thailand, I knew I found something special. A land filled with a surprising amount of rich ingredients such as virgin coconut, aloe vera, gota kola and more active botanicals than I could ever imagine. A mutual friend introduced me to a fyto-cosmetologist specialising in aromatherapy and by joining forces, we started to create plant-based formulas using cold pressed oil and botanical extracts of the highest quality.
My adventures opened my eyes to the two faces of the South East Asian region: from the warm smiles, golden shores and beautiful nature to the harsh reality of millions of children who face a daily struggle of lack of education, access to medical care and are in constant danger of becoming a victim of child trafficking.
Driven by the desire to give back to a culture and country that have given me so much in return, I came up with a name: Karma Mama, as I believe it captures the essence of everything we stand for. A community brand which offers mamas and their children pure and organic skincare while supporting the mamas, children and families who need it most.
Ever since Karma Mama’s launched in 2018, our number one priority has been connecting with reputable organisations and the beautiful causes they support, like Friends International. We donate 1 euro from the profit of every product to support their causes and efforts. By buying one of our products, you can be the good you want to see in the world, starting right here - by directly supporting fair wages, women and local businesses.
I am beaming with pride to share our naturally nurturing skincare products with you. Created in the Netherlands- crafted in Thailand.
Wishing you love & happiness today and always. Leonie x