This dream is one of deeply rooted passion and love for humanity. This is about changing lives and holding onto hope.
Courtney Henslee has been in herbology for 20 years, a mother for 17 years, a student always, and has been called a witch since she was young– a good witch, of course. She’s been reading nutrition and herb books like they were novels since she was 19 years old, birthed three kids at home, raised them all with natural methods and no western medicine (except that time Zia ripped poison ivy out of the ground and had it in her mouth and eyes- steroids are approproate sometimes!). She produced and hosted a natural parenting/feminist radio show for 3.5 years on one of the biggest listener owned station in the United States.
She was the local herb doctor in Houston and Austin among her friends and always had the right things in the cabinet for what ailed the community. If you didn’t have the money to buy, she delivered it to you at no charge. Health is wealth, and people living paycheck to paycheck without insurance don’t have time to waste when it comes to getting back on their feet. Courtney’s roots in social justice never fail to show themselves when she is looking someone else’s need in the face.
Courtney started making her own skin care products and never thought to sell any of them, but just gave them away to friends who had skin issues.
“Even being a super-hippie feminist, getting older started to get to me when I hit 30. I can tell everyone else that wrinkles are beauty and to love all they’ve been given, but here I was secretly buying $50 eye creams and stressing out about what would happen in 10 more years. I made this weird green powdered stuff to wash my face with and I never thought anyone would want to pay for it. But they did! The first week I went online with it, I brought in $1,000 to fund moving me and my girls to Colorado. ”
The dream has kept on and Courtney opened a real online store and has focused on that for 3 years now. But now, now it’s time to open shop and make a home for Brazen Bee in a place that is known as the witch capitol of Colorado. It just makes sense. Manitou Springs is where Courtney gets her spring water for several of her products, and thousand of people visit this tiny mountain town each week. This means a high exposure for Brazen Bee and success for Courtney and her children.
Please donate to this next step in creating a business off the grid of greed. As Courtney says, “When you are making purchases , take a pause and ask yourself if you know anyone who makes this. Or ask your friends if they know anyone.
Then you’re not giving your money to a black hole of economics. You are directly feeding and clothing and housing someone. DIRECTLY. When you stop at a farmer’s market, an art show, buy directly from another human online- you are taking that bit of money out of The System and putting it in the rotation of humanity, you’re taking it off Wall Street and putting it on your street.”
Brazen Bee is a whole-plant, whole-life philosophy. It is not only a purely natural skin care company that refuses to use extracted single chemicals from plants, but also creates formulations that have healed issues that even dermotologists had given up on. Courtney simply does not quit… ever. She is known for her tenacity when it comes to fixing problems and has worked with some clients for months until the perfect formula is found. “This is a case where OCD and perfectionism really work for the good of humanity! When someone contacts me with an issue, I simply can’t stop thinking about it until I know I am actively helping. I have to have an improvement and what I want is to cure it.”
Get your internel wallet out. Put $10 in the pot for this radical woman, get a package deal with some heartfelt skincare that actually has the results it says it will, pass this around, lets put her in a shop!!!!!