Christine Lawson, the proprietor of Hippie Whipped, stands inside her residence in Ivins, Utah together with her son on March 6, 2023 | Photograph by Jessi Bang, St. George Information
IVINS — From detox clays and all-purpose salves to pure perfumes and yoga mat sprays, one herbalist and nutritionist has made her residence merchandise public with one purpose — to unfold therapeutic.
“I wished to share wellness with individuals, to share how I healed my son and the journey of that,” Christine Lawson, proprietor of Hippie Whipped, mentioned.
Hippie Whipped initially began as a dessert firm, however Lawson mentioned after turning into a nutritionist, she felt that promoting sweets — one thing she hardly ever consumed herself — didn’t align together with her mission or what she wished to supply the world.
Her journey to naturopathic therapeutic and spirituality started when her son was a child. After present process a medical process throughout a routine go to, he had a extreme response that shortly spiraled into long-term and irreversible well being results.
“His complete leg ballooned up and it was like that for months,” she mentioned. “He began having seizure exercise and misplaced all speech. He was identified with autism and all of this stuff simply began rolling out of nowhere.”
Lawson mentioned she instantly misplaced religion in her docs. Not snug with the cocktail of really useful drugs, she determined to dive head-first into pure treatments and devour as a lot data as attainable. As she researched gentle detox choices that wouldn’t end in extra unwanted effects, she created her first pure do-it-yourself detox clay.
Watching her son’s transformation, which was coupled with a strict weight loss plan and behavioral remedy, impressed her to share her do-it-yourself merchandise and the advantages they’d on his well being. She showcased them for the primary time on the St. George Market in October 2022.
Her son is about to show 9 years outdated, and she or he says you’d by no means know something was flawed with him when he was youthful.
“I simply had this imaginative and prescient,” she mentioned. “ I’m going to make all this stuff I used to make for my son when he was a child. I do know it really works from private expertise, however listening to how a lot of a distinction it’s made in others’ lives by no means will get outdated.”
Hippie Whipped Detox Clay consists of bentonite clay, a volcanic ash sourced from Northern Utah. When bentonite clay is absorbed by means of the pores and skin, it binds to toxins and flushes them out earlier than they connect to something that may trigger hurt to the physique.
Different clay substances embrace jojoba oil, Useless Sea salts, lavender important oil, frankincense, tangerine peel, rosemary leaf, geranium flower/leaf, Juniper berry and cilantro important oils. The important oils additionally bind to toxins, that are then flushed out. The clay is protected for ages 1 and up.
“He’s the entire cause why I grew to become a nutritionist and herbalist and began learning spirituality and all of these things,” she mentioned. “And thru all of this, I discovered therapeutic by means of meals, which is my ardour.”
The Hippie Whipped line consists of quite a lot of merchandise, together with a Multi-Use Salve, which was initially created as “booty butter” for her son’s rashes. The salve incorporates German chamomile and may heal skin-related points equivalent to eczema, cuts and scrapes, chilly sores, bug bites, sunburns and dermatitis.
“Breathe” by Hippie Whipped is a light menthol and spearmint product that’s simpler on the respiratory system for each the aged and infants than over-the-counter choices. “Aid” is a ache rub Lawson created that has personally helped her with debilitating ache from an autoimmune dysfunction of the uterus.
“The quantity of suggestions I’ve been getting from my ache rub, it’s been unbelievable,” she mentioned. “I really like that it’s serving to individuals.”
Further objects embrace fragrance and cologne, together with a yoga mat spray. Deep into spirituality, Lawson mentioned she prays and chants over all her merchandise.
For extra data on the total line of Hippie Whipped merchandise, go to their web site or comply with @hippiewhipped on Instagram. Go to Christine Lawson and buy merchandise in particular person each Saturday on the St. George Downtown Farmers Market.
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