REWILD.ME is made up of Rachel (chief maker – that’s me, hi!) and Autumn (future maker). Although in existence, for many, many years, it was officially born in 2020 after a nudge from some wonderful friends.
I have always created. From lotions and potions as a child, music and jewellery making in my 20s and through large scale events in my freelance business in my 30s. Underlying it all has been a sense of creativity & connection; a connection to myself, to others and to this beautiful home we all share, in an effort to navigate this busy, modern world.
And without realising, for as long as I can remember, I have made natural products for family and friends - as presents, as treats, as a way of showing love, as a way of reminding people to take time for themselves. Creating from a place of intuition and as a personal investigation into working with and connecting to the natural world. I think that, because for me, nature has always been magical. From the forests & the oceans near my family in the States, to the gorgeous, endless countryside of Yorkshire where I was raised and still live, nature has always grounded me, and I wanted to share this in a tangible way.
In 2015, my daughter Autumn was born very prematurely and was in hospital for an extended period of time. She was still incredibly small and delicate when she came home and something really shifted for me. I started to pay closer attention to the products I was using in my home and on my body, searching for ways to reduce toxins around us both. I became really focused on minimising our waste, making our home more sustainable, trying to live a more simple, conscious life and to feel into nature and her cycles even more. I felt a connection beyond my own enjoyment to the earth; I felt a sense of responsibility to help our earth for her generation and beyond.
Balanced with this was the stark reality of being a full time, working, single mother of a very tiny baby. I needed to learn how to prioritise self-care, quickly. ‘Take care of yourself first and everything else falls into place’ was the greatest piece of advice I was given at that time and I still stand by it.
As part of this shift in how I was approaching life, and having practiced yoga for over 15 years, plus having being exposed to, and benefitted a great deal from alternative healing approaches over a long period of time, I undertook intensive training to become both a qualified yoga teacher, reiki energy healer & meditation and mindfulness guide. I fell in love with sharing these practices and it re-ignited a new desire for me to create and to connect, so I began to share these gorgeous practices quietly to those in my immediate circles.
When lockdown came in 2020, it seemed like there was a huge beacon over these quiet parts of my life that had always just been there, a way that I could really step in and bring something to more people than those in my direct network. And with some gently encouragement from loved ones, I expanded my offering with movement, meditation and reiki, and I made my homemade, clean, natural products available to everyone. And everything just seemed to fall into place.
Always with the intention to share love, to promote self-care, to remind us all to connect, to honour ourselves, each other and our earth, to reflect and live in gentleness, in mindfulness, in consciousness and in truth. And that is how REWILD.ME was born. Where it goes from here? It is organically growing and evolving and I’m going in whichever direction it leads me. I hope you’ll be part of the journey too.
- "The most beautiful products … rich & nourishing, supporting me to cultivate a state of pure bliss. I find myself floating into meditation when I use the gorgeous reiki infused LOVE bath salts."
- "I adore all the diffuser oils …but I think DREAM is my favourite."
- "I love all the products….you can feel how natural everything is and the love and reiki that goes in …. they remind me to find the time for self care…"
- "SCRUB is absolutely wonderful, I use it from top to toe! Its beautifully packaged and leaves my skin really smooth and soft!"
- "CLARITY is useful to stay focused when doing home working. Fresh scent is fab."