Who We Are
We are a family that believes strongly in the healing abilities of nature. Since we’ve incorporated nature’s gifts into our own lives, we’ve experienced first-hand the amazing transformation of mind, body and spirit. As lifelong learners, we continue to seek information to expand our knowledge. We share what we learn in our email newsletter called Sunday Reflections, and through our holistic products.
What We offer
We offer 100% NATURAL PRODUCTS that harness the power of nature using herbs, essential oils, and healthy fats. As a policy, we GUARANTEE to NEVER sacrifice quality for price. The ingredients we use are in the purest, least refined form, and as close to the original source as possible.
Meet the Team
Andre Hogan - Husband, father, sanity keeper.
Brittany Hogan - Wife, mother, essential oil junkie.
3 Kids - Trinity, Sky and Iniko - household entertainment :)
How We Got Started
When our first baby was born with sensitive skin, we became very aware of toxins found in skincare. After tirelessly seeking out products claiming to be "all natural", but really containing artificial ingredients labeled as "nature-identical", we combined our knowledge of aromatherapy, herbs and holistic nutrition and started making our own soaps, moisturizers and hair oils.
Over time we found more ways to live life more naturally. This led us to a wonderful family ranch in southern Colorado raising grass-fed cattle. A conversation with the wife of the ranch led us into a discussion about the benefits of the fat (tallow) rendered from these cows.
We began reading everything we could about the history and science behind grass fed tallow. What we found was remarkable! Naturally, we had to re-examine our thinking about using ALL of nature's gifts.
So we reformulated our recipes to include this amazing tallow and shared our creations with friends and family. The feedback was astounding! We knew our products had the power to transform so we decided to share them with the world. Thus, Nefertem, our handcrafted, holistic skincare company, was born in 2012.
Who Is Nefertem?
Nefertem is the ancient, Kemetic God who introduced plant essences to the world.
A creation story of the Nile Valley region involved the great waters, known as Nun, that completely covered the Earth. As the sun (Ra) rose one day, a blue lotus (lily) flower emerged from the water and began to open. Inside that flower was a young man named Nefertem. With outstretched hands, he offered the spirit of plants to the world. Thus, he has been highly regarded as the God of Beautification (Cosmetics), the Healing Arts (herbs) and Aromatherapy (Perfume).
Nefertem Symbolizes our Connection with Nature
Humans have evolved alongside plants and animals for millions of years. Naturally, we have similarities and offer each other benefits.
The balance between us is likened to that of the Yin and the Yang - a duality, a balance, a harmony, a reciprocity.
We are confident that the more we learn about nature's gifts and find ways to apply that knowledge into our everyday routine, the better we will feel and the better the whole world will be.
We may be idealistic but hey, "where there is no vision, the people will perish".
Our mission is to bring the power of nature into daily routine.
Our vision is to develop quality products that allow people to harness the goodness of nature on a daily basis through the use of responsibly-harvested herbs, therapeutic-grade essential oils and humanely-raised animal products.