A few family barbecues later everyone was using our balms. After whipping up a few batches for family and friends, and then friends of friends, people started asking where they could buy it. That’s when we created our online shop. We wanted to create simple products that were totally natural and respected the environment. But what do we call it? Wayward Chickadee! Get to know us and the name makes sense. Before settling in Maine we lived and travelled all over the world and Wayward just sort of fit – a little adventurous, off the beaten path. The Chickadee, emblematic of our adopted State of Maine, ready to fly.
Little by little, we are expanding our selection by researching and formulating products that have one thing in common: simplicity. Using as few ingredients as possible, all natural, and safe for you and the environment. Like our range of 100% natural, traditional cold processed soaps, solid shampoos, body and lip balms, we skipped using synthetic fragrances and preservatives and concentrated on what nature had to offer, like using essential oils for their scent and numerous beneficial properties. Simply nature.
Today we are two and a half in our small business: Sébastien who draws on his experience from leading a Swiss skincare company to create products; Jim who keeps the online store running and handles design and packaging; and little Abigaël who motivates us to return to a more simple, healthier time.
We hope you enjoy our products, and some of the recipes that your great-grandparents swore by.
~ Sébastien, Abigaël & Jim ~