The legend of Her Royal Hempress begins in enchanted fields of cannabis. There, you’ll find her hard at work, harnessing the gifts of the world’s most healing plant. Tantamount to her success, are the bees and butterflies that make up her royal brigade of pollinators. They follow her everywhere she goes chanting, “All hail the hempress!”
When Her Royal Hempress isn’t busy crafting magical skincare essentials or blessing hemp buds, she’s out restoring wildflower habitats and defending bees like a boss. To her, healing others is a labor of love and a privilege.
Or, so the legend goes.
CONSERVATION IS AT OUR CORE.
Our packaging design pays homage to the vital role pollinators play in helping medicinal plants thrive. If we didn't have bees and butterflies, we wouldn't have amazing natural remedies to heal our bodies and revitalize our skin. It's really that simple.
As a beekeeper and permaculture design expert, our founder's love for vital pollinators is near and dear to her heart. We're a proud sponsor of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, a recognized leader in plant conservation in the state of Texas. By working with this amazing organization, a portion of our product proceeds goes to preserving and building wildflower habitats as well as teaching organic horticulture practices.
MEET OUR FOUNDER
Plants and herbs have always filled me with a sense of wonder. My grandmother was a master gardener and her passion for living an earth-conscious lifestyle inspired me deeply. A stroll through her garden meant learning about the "personality" of each plant. Rather than sculpture or painting, her medium of creative expression was gardening. She was the matriarch of my family and an inspiration to us all, especially my mother who became a landscape designer. Outspoken, smart, and a proud feminist, Holly Love attended UC Berkeley in the 1940s at age 16 after surviving the Great Depression by picking pears on a farm with her mother and brother. Then, much later in life, she earned her Ph.D. in archaeology from UCLA in the 80s and subsequently taught at Pepperdine University. All in all, her love for indigenous cultures and respect for earth-conscious lifestyles steeped in plant medicine have inspired me greatly. Read more
As a little girl, I was convinced my grandmother's garden was inhabited by fairies and even built homes for them. That childhood fantasy inspired the creation of Her Royal Hempress. I hope my products deepen your connection with nature and tickle your imagination.
After working as a copywriter for almost a decade in NYC, I felt burned out and secretly wondered if there was more to life. Strangely enough, I found my answer in a small Wiccan store in the East Village called Enchantments. There, I discovered a book called "The Earth Path: Grounding Your Spirit in the Rhythms of Nature" by Starhawk, a renowned ecofeminist. Her words opened up a new world to me and reawakened my love for herbalism and gardening. Within this book, I discovered the concept of permaculture: a holistic form of horticulture, and quickly began dreaming of a simpler, earth-conscious lifestyle. Not long after, my husband and I bought 10 acres in the Texas Hill Country and enrolled in a 6-month permaculture course in Austin, Texas. From 2016-2017, we transformed the property into a bohemian, hippie oasis devoted to beekeeping, permaculture and the calming power of nature. LaLa Park has become a popular event center and is the birthplace of Her Royal Hempress. Recently, we had the honor of hosting the first Taste of Texas Hemp Cup as seen on KVUE NEWS.
CONNECTION TO CONSERVATION
The independence and time I gained from moving to the countryside, enabled me to focus on creating a skincare line that truly aligns with my principles of living in harmony with nature.
Becoming a mom also made me more aware of the ingredients in the products used by my family. Once I started digging into things, I felt angry that I'd been lied to by top skincare brands. It pushed me to start my own brand committed to premium, non-toxic ingredients as well as environmental philanthropy. And yes, every time you purchase one of my products, I do a little happy dance.
I strongly believe that actions, not words, change the world. Even before I formulated my products, I knew Her Royal Hempress had to have a bigger mission in the world. Now more than ever, brands and the people behind them, need to give back. That's why we give back on a monthly basis to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.