The Nature Masons first began when my daughter (I’m Jennifer by the way) asked to be initiated into the world of deodorants. I was loathe to let her use antiperspirants that I knew were no good. My partner and very good friend, Mrinalini, then made me a batch of the natural deodorants she would make for herself and her family. Mrinalini is an avid diver (yes, divers are avid too) and is acutely conscious of the state of our oceans and reefs. The two of us knew what we had to do: first, I had to say no to a very, very disappointed daughter and second, we had to go about creating a whole range of natural products.
So many of us know nothing about the ingredients in our products, what we choose, albeit unknowingly, to put into our bodies every single day. We watch what we eat but are blissfully unaware of what a generic shampoo, deodorant, face wash and the like can do to us. We don’t think twice as we go about our (endless) routines – deodorant, perfume, sunscreen, makeup, nailpolish, the works. We don’t know what these products contain and, if we did, we would use them with far less vigour, if at all.
With this in mind, we decided to make products that are simple, sustainable and safe. We want everything that we make to be good for you. You could make our products at home, but, let’s be honest, not everyone has the time. Moreover, we want to do our bit to save the planet. Our products are as zero-waste as possible and are reef and ocean friendly. We want to be completely transparent with you. The more you know, the better choices you make when it comes to taking care of yourself and the earth. At The Nature Masons or TNM (you can call us this only if you buy us dinner first!) we have a saying: if you can’t pronounce it, it’s no good!
Jennifer Parras & Mrinalini Deshprabhu
The Design Guru
The Delivery Boy
The Numbers Guy
Maya Roy Chakravarti