It was Christmas 2014. Among the love and gifts given and received by a family celebrating the Holiday, Doe wrote Lola a Christmas card. At the bottom of the card it read "Lola & Doe 4 Ever" in block letters. Around this same time, Lola began researching and learning more about the benefits of living a more holistic lifestyle, and the health issues that come with consuming Generic brands everyday, especially pertaining to children and babies.
Because Lola is a mother herself and her friends were expecting bundles of joy of their own, she took it upon herself to start creating Organic alternatives to the products that parents bought for their babies like Soaps, Body Butters, and Powders.
LolaAndDoe.Com opened its digital doors April 20th, 2015 and since then have been able to change the lives of hundreds of men, women, and children, and counting. As an ethically balanced and value based married couple, Lola & Doe work together to create, evolve, and grow their business to cater to as many homes as possible.
Lola & Doe have dedicated their lives to providing the highest quality goods and very best customer service people have ever experienced. When you shop with Lola & Doe you never have to worry about you or your family being in danger of absorbing toxic chemicals ever again!
All of our ingredients are always listed, on labeling and/or on the website before purchase. All of our selected preservatives are organic in nature and not synthetic.We prefer making them without preservatives where ever possible. We are a Cruelty Free company which means our products are never derived from or tested on animals. We have both Organic and All Natural product lines for the head to toe care of every member of your family young and old.
Official product photography was provided by C.Jefferson
Why Organic & Natural
Artificial ingredients, dyes and harmful chemicals and additives have been linked to cancer, growing allergen rates and overall poorer quality of life for us all in the past decade or so. Mother earth has been magnificent enough to provide us with everything we need with just a little tweak or none at all, a healthier hygienic alternative is yours for the taking, you're whole family benefits! We make sure to keep our earth footprint small, and our labor sustainable. Therefore we use ethically sourced fair trade items and labor. We also use minimal packaging and ask that our containers/packaging be re-purposed, reused, or recycled.
Our mission at LOLA & DOE is providing organic & natural alternatives at affordable cost, we think, it would be amazing if everyone had the time to make their own natural products. However, we know life gets crazy, so we're here for those who can't! Bringing you all the Quality and Natural wonder the world has to offer, one tiny jar or bottle, one household at a time.
- Small Batches
- BPA free
- All products are vegan and soy free unless otherwise stated in the ingredients list.
- Any fragrance oil is sustainable palm leaf oil based, we always strive to source our ingredients from companies that replant and revive forest not tear them down!
- Any product not considered vegan contains ethically and sustainable sourced, no bees are ever drugged, poisoned or harmed to obtain these ingredients.
- We offer 100% ingredient disclosure, so that everyone can understand what they're putting onto (and into) their bodies.
LOLA & DOE was manifested April 20th
We're a small business with a big vision of a better lifestyle for people everywhere.
Our main ingredients and their benefits & uses.
The skin is our largest organ and it relies on our pores, sweat, and oil glands to stay cool, hydrated, and clean. So how does coconut oil come into play? Coconut oil is very good at hydrating skin. It sinks in deep, conditions, moisturizes, and softens skin. It isn’t pumped full of water or petroleum byproducts like many commercial cleansers or lotions either. The skin is kept clean by an oily substance called sebum. When sebum mixes with too much dirt, bacteria, and dead skin cells, it can clog pores and lead to acne and other blemishes. Coconut oil naturally clears away dirt, grime, and dead skin cells. It even has some antibacterial properties, killing off harmful bacteria. Coconut oil is the all-in-one natural solution to all your skin problems. It soothes bug bites, speeds healing, helps with rashes, gets rid of flaking skin, softens and shrinks wrinkles, protects against sun damage, keeps tans longer, acts as an antioxidant to prevent cellular aging, and so much more
All Organic Golden Cocoa Butter has a wonderful chocolate scent & is extracted from the seed kernels. Thought to reduce dryness of the skin and improve elasticity.Cocoa Butter contains natural antioxidants. It is naturally rich in Vitamin E as well as a number of other vitamins and minerals. Vitamin E helps to soothe, hydrate, and balance the skin. Lotions and oils containing Cocoa Butter are often used in aromatherapy massage to promote relaxation and the feeling of well-being. Cocoa Butter is mainly used as a thickening agent and is a common ingredient in lipsticks, soaps, and emollient creams.
Our Natural Shea Butter has been filtered for impurities & is the creamy butter extracted from the seeds (nut) of the karite tree. It's butter-like consistency melts on contact, giving it ideal barrier protection abilities. Beloved in Africa for centuries, our natural Shea is imported from Ghana and provides the women in this village an opportunity to support themselves.
Shea Butter is naturally rich in Vitamins A, E, and F, as well as a number of other vitamins and minerals. Vitamins A and E help to soothe, hydrate, and balance the skin. They also provide skin collagen, which assists with wrinkles and other signs of aging. Vitamin F contains essential fatty acids, and helps protect and revitalize damaged skin and hair. Shea Butter is an intense moisturizer for dry skin, and is a wonderful product for revitalizing dull or dry skin on the body or scalp.
In addition, Shea Butter offers a low level of UV protection (approximately SPF-6), and may be incorporated into natural sunscreen recipes. Because of its soothing nature, anti-inflammatory and rejuvenating effects, it is a perfect ingredient to incorporate into your body care recipes and skin care regime. It is also wonderful to use in the summer as a moisturizer before and after sun exposure to reduce the possibility of the skin peeling or becoming dried out.
Apricot Kernel Oil is a lightweight, quick absorbing oil rich in linoleic and oleic acids derived from apricot kernels. It's softening, moisturizing properties make it ideal for dry, irritated, sensitive, or mature skin. A great emollient that penetrates the skin easily, it is widely used in soaps and toiletries, including creams, lotions, lip balms, body butters & scrubs.
Hemp Seed Oil
Natural, refined Hemp Seed Oil is abundant in essential fatty acids, vitamins, and enzymes. A favored choice for dry or damaged skin, but beneficial to all skin types with its outstanding moisturizing, non-greasy properties. Moreover, the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties may protect against the aging process while soothing the skin. Hemp seed oil is considered to be the most nutritious oils available. It has a plethora of medicinal, nutritional, and cosmetic uses, making it a wonderful multipurpose ingredient. Hemp seed oil provides the body with complete protein, nutrition, and with all the essential amino acids necessary for health and wellness.
Our pure Organic Natural Golden Jojoba Oil is filtered and rich in Vitamin E and has a high fatty acid content. It has a long shelf life due to its resistance to rancidity and oxidation. Well known for its ability to nourish the skin & hair, it is widely used in a variety of products. It is easily absorbed & revered for its restorative properties, especially on dry, damaged or mature skin, but lovely for delicate baby's skin, too. It is a favorite among massage therapists because it washes out of sheets without leaving a rancid smell behind. Jojoba is a liquid wax expressed from the Jojoba seed without any chemicals.
Argan oil is proven to make hair softer, silkier and shinier. It is the ideal hair conditioner, and it can even help to treat split ends and tame frizzy hair.Due to its ability to tame frizz and give hair shine, argan oil is also commonly used as a styling agent. It makes hair more manageable and adds a healthy, attractive shine to any hair style.
Healing Chamomile Flowers. A centuries-old favorite amongst herbs, Chamomile is wonderfully soothing to sensitive, dry skin and considered a preventative remedy for headaches, nervous tension, and even nightmares. Its anti-inflammatory properties are widely used to reduce puffy eyes, swelling and sprains.
Lavender has been beloved for centuries for its ability to uplift the spirits and relax mind, body and spirit. Well known for relieving headaches, migraines, depression, insomnia, nervous tension, nausea, sprains, cramps. Lavender also makes an effective insect repellant against mosquitos, moths, fleas, lice, and flies. External use only.
Marshmallow is a perennial herb native throughout damp areas of northern Europe and western Asia.
References to marshmallow root as a healing herb are found in Homer’s Iliad, written over 2,800 years ago. Its genus name Althaea comes from the Greek altho, to cure, and its other name, Malvaceae, is derived from the Greek malake, the soft Marshmallow root was widely used in traditional Greek medicine.
The use of the herb spread from Greece to Arabia and India, where it became an important herb in the Ayurvedic and Unani healing traditions.Marshmallow root has long been used as a food, particularly during times of famine when it is more abundant than other vegetables. Medicinally, it has been approved by the German Commission E in supporting inflammation of the gastric mucosa, and for irritation of the oral and pharyngeal mucosa. When combined with other herbs, it is additionally used for mild respiratory symptoms, including cough. The root is traditionally used to support a healthy digestive system, but this application has not been clinically studied
Arrowroot powder is derived from a tropical South American plant, Maranta arundinacea. The plant was given the name “Arrowroot” because it was once used to treat those injured with wounds from poison arrows. This natural root starch is white in color and very light in weight. It is generally used as a substitute for cornstarch, which is highly processed and difficult to source in non-GMO varieties.
A truly luxurious, extra mild and gentle liquid soap made from certified organic ingredients. No harsh chemicals, additives, colorants, sudsing agents or other ingredients, just pure derivatives from plant sources. Great for the face and body, or as an all-purpose wash, and it makes a wonderful base ingredient for your own soaps and shampoos. Enjoy the cleaning power of pure liquid Castille soap that suds beautifully, without leaving a residue.
Alexander the Great is said to have sent his army from Greece to an island off the coast of Somalia just to obtain its crop of aloe. A helpful and indispensable household ally for treating burns, bites, and other skin maladies.
Acne: Honey is naturally antibacterial, so it's great for acne treatment and prevention.
Aging: Full of antioxidants, it is great for slowing down aging.
Complexion boost: It is extremely moisturizing and soothing, so it helps create a glow.
Pores: Honey is clarified because it opens up pores making them easy to unclog.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea Tree Oil has always been appreciated for its versatility. It's considered antiseptic & anti-fungal and is often used to treat cuts, burns, abrasions, & acne for hundreds of years.
A substance produced by bacterial fermentation and is commonly used in foods (often gluten free recipes) as a gelling agent and thickener. It is a polysaccharide composed of glucose, mannose, and glucuronic acid.
*Please note that none of our claims have been verified by the FDA. We cannot diagnose or offer to treat any disease or ailment. We recommend you consult a responsible healthcare professional before starting any new products, especially if you have sensitive skin or allergens. Discontinue use immediately if any signs of irritation occurs.
We SUPPORT the legalization and decriminalization of Medical Marijuana, Medical Marijuana Studies, Recreational Marijuana and Organic Hemp Farmers. Here's Why...
*Alzheimer's disease- In 2006, the Scripps Research Institute in California discovered that delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active ingredient in marijuana, can prevent an enzyme called acetylcholinesterase from accelerating the formation of "Alzheimer's plaques" in the brain, as well as protein clumps that can inhibit cognition and memory, more effectively than commercially marketed drugs.
*Epilepsy - A study performed by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University discovered that ingredients found in natural marijuana "play a critical role in controlling spontaneous seizures in epilepsy." Dr. Robert J. DeLorenzo, professor of neurology at the VCU School of Medicine, added that "Although marijuana is illegal in the United States, individuals both here and abroad report that marijuana has been therapeutic for them in the treatment of a variety of ailments, including epilepsy."
*Multiple sclerosis - It's long been believed that smoking pot helps MS patients, and a study published as recently as May provided yet another clinical trial as evidence of marijuana's impact on multiple sclerosis patients with muscle spasticity. Even though the drug has been known to cause dizziness and fatigue in some users, most MS patients report marijuana not only helps ease the pain in their arms and legs when they painfully contract, but also helps them just "feel good." How many prescription drugs can say their side effects include "happiness"?
*Glaucoma - Since the 1970s, studies have called medical marijuana an effective treatment against glaucoma, one of the leading causes of blindness in the world. Researchers say marijuana helps reduce and relieve the intraocular pressure that causes optic nerve damage, but theproponents say it helps "reverse deterioration," too.
*Arthritis - Marijuana proves useful for many types of chronic pain conditions, but patients with rheumatoid arthritis report less pain, reduced inflammation and more sleep. However, this is not to say that arthritis patients should exchange their medication with pot; marijuana eases the pain, but it does nothing to ameliorate or curb the disease.
*Depression - A study on addictive behaviors published by USC and SUNY Albany in 2005, whose 4,400 participants made it the largest investigation of marijuana and depression to date, found that "those who consume marijuana occasionally or even daily have lower levels of depressive symptoms than those who have never tried marijuana." The study added that "weekly users had less depressed mood, more positive affect, and fewer somatic complaints than non-users."
*Anxiety - An article published in the April 2010 edition of the Harvard Mental Health Letter, "Medical marijuana and the mind," said that while "many recreational users say that smoking marijuana calms them down, for others it has the opposite effect. ... Studies report that about 20 to 30 percent of recreational users experience such problems after smoking marijuana." The article did not mention which "studies" supported this fact, and most marijuana users would call this claim totally erroneous.
*Hepatitis C - A 2006 study performed by researchers at the University of California at San Francisco found that marijuana helps improve the effectiveness of drug therapy for hepatitis C, an infection that roughly 3 million Americans contract each year. Hepatitis C medications often have severe side effects like loss of appetite, depression, nausea, muscle aches and extreme fatigue. Patients that smoked marijuana every day or two found that not only did they complete the therapy, but that the marijuana even made it more effective in achieving a "sustained virological response," which is the gold standard in therapy, meaning there was no sign of the virus left in their bodies.
*Morning sickness - In a peer-reviewed study, researchers at the British Columbia Compassion Club Society found that 92 percent of women found marijuana's effect on morning sickness symptoms as either "very effective" or effective." (We at Lola&Doe do not endorse the use of marijuana during pregnancy, we endorse the scientific studies to know the risk, just as they have been done with cigarettes and alcohol)
*Cancer, HIV/AIDS and chemotherapy - Though the drug is illegal in the U.S., the FDA and American Cancer Society agree that the active ingredients in marijuana, or cannabinoids, have been approved by officials to "relieve nausea and vomiting and increase appetite in people with cancer and AIDS." The American Cancer Society says that "marijuana has anti-bacterial properties, inhibits tumor growth, and enlarges the airways, which they believe can ease the severity of asthma attacks. In a world where Cancer walks are growing and no real "cure" in sight we have to explore all alternatives, why not a natural one? Support Research to help scientist heal and cure naturally.
FACTS ABOUT HEMP
- ONE ACRE OF HEMP is equal to FOUR ACRES OF TREES
- Hemp plastic is 2,000 x stronger than steel and is 1,000 lbs. less in weight.
- Since 1937, when hemp was effectively outlawed, 70% of American natural forests have been destroyed. Today, ONLY 4% of Americas old-growth forest remains standing. Now there is talk of building roads into that for logging purposes! Hemp growing could completely negate the necessity to use any wood at all because anything made from wood CAN be made from hemp.
Hemp is THEE most easily renewable resource on the planet
Hemp heals the soil
Hemp is the most complete protein found in nature
Hemp is high in fiber
Hemp can be used as Food, Clothing, Personal Care, Non toxic cleaning products, Paper goods, plastic, Fuel, Construction Material, its really almost endless in its versatility.
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NOTE: These are our personal affirmations and should not be taken as medical advice or any variation here in. Speak to a responsible health professional before starting or stopping any new remedy or medicine.