We all want to look our best for our self confidence and how others see us yet it isn't always possible.
As a teenager suffering from problematic sensitive skin with an allergy to zinc, I realised the problem was not my skin but
the products I was buying from the local chemist and supermarket.
Something had to change and quick because my skin problems were out of control.
― Mary Jean Elizabeth Quinn
Mary Jean Elizabeth, autumn 2018 on a stroll through the Inchberry woodlands.
How did it all Start?
I had read about the use of essential oils in aromatherapy and the overall benefits they had for the skin, body and mind.
Using well known authored books and the internet to find out more about cold-pressed carrier oils, their use and benefits and
blending of essential oils.
This went on for over a decade actually. Just hungry for knowledge.
My brother Leslie said one day I should go into business for what I was doing. By this point, mid-2007, I was heavily involved in soap making
and having the time of my life.
So Mary Jean began to take shape throughout 2007 and into 2008. My mother Elizabeth was roped into it as well. We researched EU regulations
as my brother developed an online presence.
The company Mary Jean became a legal entity on the 28th of November, 2008.
Mary Jean is family owned and operated. Our family stand behind the quality of our products and believe
in our values. From our family to your family sharing the enjoyment of quality soaps, balms and more besides.
Please read on to discover why Mary Jean
is for you and your family. There is something special, usually, with a small business. We hope you find
― Mary & Elizabeth
Provide you a promise to only use the best ingredients we can source from an ethical, cruelty-free
expand our product range
continue to use glass and aluminium
secure accreditation, go after more awards
You tell us time and again how gorgeous the soaps are. To bring our brand presence and products
closer to you is what we want to happen.
Mary Jean has always been about you, our customer and a quality of product. Ideals supported
by family values you can easily relate to.
organic as a first, best choice
use minimal product packaging
value for money for family budgets
Old crafting traditions are best for our planet, for sure. We do not want to change anything
to upset the balance we've found for growth and use of resources.
From the top clockwise, Drummuir Loch Park winter 2018, Millbuies Country Park autumn 2019, Loch Na Bo early summer 2019.
Understandably, as a family, we have a thing about woodlands and lochs.
How thankful we feel for the rich diverse nature found throughout
the Speyside. As far south as Aviemore, and north to the Moray coast there's a wood for roaming and a loch
for moments of calm.
Our Mission.. ?
To bring the best possible skincare product to as many as who care about their health, beauty and planet.
Natural and pure, organic is best and better. No pesticide residue or other toxin, your family is in safe hands. This is
worry-free beauty at its best.
Sustainable, handmade in small batch, fresh, green and eco-friendly. Cruelty free and ethical practices.
knowing how best to use what nature has given us, targeted formulations
provide genuine quality and affordable skin care without premium prices
continue to follow traditional family values, safe guarding our brand and trust
We take pride in doing business right. The belief that people, wildlife, and planet are more important than
profit guides everything we do.
Some people love their countryside, the wildlife.
Myself and my family do more than love our natural world. We worship it. It is this one constant in
our universe that feeds the passion we have.
From taking long walks along our country lanes, misty drizzle in the early morning. The deer come down
for the new grass, entranced as our presence disturbes their feasting.
Cattle come running to you. Friendly and foolish all the same they snort with joy as you
stop to say hello. See them often enough you give each of them a name, you will.
Pheastants startled, they take to flight in a fearful cry warning others.
If you are seasoned by rural country life, your camera is ready. Because nature plays a