Herbalist, Founder & Owner, Fat and the Moon
Rachel Budde is the herbalist and founder of Fat and the Moon, a company that provides handcrafted, herbal body care products to those seeking to imbue their daily regimes with more intention and botanical benefit.
Continuing a legacy of herbalists and natural healers, Rachel sees external herbal medicine as a gateway for profound realizations of the efficacy of plant medicine. Along with her studies of herbalism with teachers William Morris, Aviva Romm MD and herbalist Joshua Muscat, Rachel is also trained in the somatic psychotherapeutic method, Hakomi. She has also been trained in the ceremonial practices of the Mazatec tradition, from Huautla, Mexico.
For the last six years, Rachel has explored her Slovenian heritage as it relates to Slovene traditions of herbal medicine and has been guided by her mentor, ethnobotanist Kathleen Harrison. She has traveled to Slovenia and spent time interviewing her family as well as her Slovenian colleagues in ethnobotany, herbalism, folk tradition and ethnography. Her research will culminate in a book.
About Fat and the Moon
Fat and the Moon’s mission is to create a thriving culture of Self Care that goes far beyond the superficial understanding of that term to tap the true source of wellbeing which exists in social and ecosystemic harmony. Our products are a reflection of our values, and we are committed to the ongoing journey of sustainable, organic and local ingredients and low waste packaging. We are committed to working with organizations and projects, in our local and network community, to bolster efforts for environmental, and social justice. By creating a culture, of which our potions are the medium, we aim to inspire a devoted following in the reclamation of their inherent worth through the act of care.