Welcome to the very first installment of What's on Your Mind? We are excited to introduce this new series where we explore all things wellness, movement and self care with the founders of some of our favorite brands. To kick it off, our first chat was with Carson Meyer of the luxurious C & The Moon.
Founded on the belief that the way we care for ourselves has a direct impact on how we care for our planet, C & The Moon is an environmentally conscious skincare line made in Malibu, CA. Their hero product (and a ness team favorite) the Malibu Made Body Scrub, is packaged in a waste-free glass jar that can be up-cycled for continuous use and has been called a “miracle product” by those who suffer from chronic dry skin. It was deemed the “best scrub ever” by Kim Kardashian and after a long day of teaching classes we really really agree. C & The Moon is also a proud member of the Plastic Pollution Coalition and donates a portion of its proceeds to the Natural Resources Defense Council, an organization that brings together scientists and lawyers to defend the health of Mother Earth.
Every month as part of our annual subscription member perks we partner with a new brand we love, so we were thrilled when C & The Moon agreed to come on board.
Carson Meyer is a DONA certified birth doula and birth photographer from Malibu, California. She attended New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study where she pursued alternative medicine & the mind-body connection. While there, she learned that there’s an average of 200 manmade chemicals found in the cord blood of newborns, many of which are used in the manufacture of personal products and absorbed through our skin. Her mother, an environmental activist, was aware of the lack of regulation of personal care products in the US and they often made their own products in their kitchen with natural and organic ingredients. All that home experimentation led her to create her first product, The Malibu Made Body Scrub. In 2018, friends and fans of the scrub encouraged her to bring the product to market and C & The Moon was born!
Let’s get into what Carson had to say.
What's one way you find your joy in movement?
I love walking in nature with my family, dancing and stretching.
What's the best piece of self-care advice you've ever received?
Get massages. Lots of them! Game changer for me physically and emotionally during pregnancy and postpartum.
How do you stay creative, inspired, motivated in your day-to-day life?
I feel lucky to have my dream jobs (as a doula and business owner.) I love the people I work with and making a small but meaningful impact in people's lives keeps me inspired!
What's the biggest lesson you've learned as a founder?
Roll with the punches!
What does community mean to you? And how do you go about finding your own?
Community is so important to me and something I put a lot of energy into. I recently moved to a new state where I knew no one! Making special connections with like-minded women and nurturing those friendships has made me feel at home through a massive transition in my life. I also find community and help create it for others in my Growing Together circles I host online for new mamas.
We also hit Carson with 5 Rapid Fire Questions!
What are you:
Reading: Gua Sha and Crystal Massage by Julie Civiello Polier
Watching: My newborn smile
Listening to: Lucinda Williams
Learning about: Navigating work and motherhood
Traveling to: Staying put with our newborn baby for now, but looking forward to visiting Malibu this summer.
To learn more about Carson and support C & the Moon, check out the website here.