Hi! I'm Skyler. I have been passionate about the power of plants since I was a wee little guy. I grew up with parents who believed in growing their own food and were open to allowing holistic alternatives to everyday commercialized products. I earned my undergraduate degree at Longwood University where I studied biology and became even more invested in the science of medicine.
Following graduation, I worked in a laboratory setting focusing on pharmaceutical drug clearance and research for 2+ years. I quickly decided that I wanted to further pursue my education gearing towards a more herbal approach to medicine. In 2018 I moved to Ocean Beach, California where I took multiple courses at the Self-Heal School of Herbal Medicine and that's where Toy Blossom was born!
I realized that I had found my passion for directly helping others by creating products from raw and earth-occurring ingredients. I now primarily focus on creating products for those who suffer from minor ailments caused by inflammation and/or skin conditions. After building the foundation for Toy Blossom in California, I moved back to my home state of Virginia in 2021.
My mission is to continue to make holistic skincare products that cater to your needs on not only a medicinal but spiritual level. I believe that herbal alternatives should be accessible to all- it's not a luxury but a necessity for our mind and body.
My favorite (and oldest) product is definitely the Muscle Rub! This has quickly become a fan favorite for my regulars as well. I use the muscle rub before/after a long run, a yoga session or simply just to feel *refreshed* after a shower. It was formulated to alleviate pain from minor injuries and act as a little "cushion" for your muscles before or after a workout. A friend tells me that it smells exactly like a white lifesaver candy, so that's a plus!
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