We are from Ocheti Sakowin Tha Makhoche (Homelands of the Seven Council Fires, commonly known as the Great Sioux Nation). We have six children and one takoza. As parents, we witnessed how chemical-laden & store-bought products caused allergic reactions in our youngest children.

 

So in 2017, we began our journey of creating soaps and other herbal products from our Lakota and Dakota traditional plant knowledge & our Lakota belief that everything we touch carries our spiritual medicine.

 

Our first batch was a sweet grass soap that immediately was healing for our youngest son. We would gift bars to friends and family and we began making more for giveaways and slowly began selling on Etsy before we moved here to our own website.

 

All of our Haípažaža Pȟežúta's are made with love & good medicine, good intentions & good prayers for those who will use them. We use ingredients that are organic & harvested from our homelands, and fair trade organic products from other parts of the world. We create a practical avenue for families towards a more respectful and reciprocal relationship with the Grandmother earth. 

 

We reduce the use of plastic bottles by making shampoo bars and conditioner bars and refillable tins.

 

We incorporate our traditional medicine plant relatives in what we create and we align our indigenous values of generosity and reciprocity with our business model by offering a gift with every purchase made on our website.

 

Everything we create is inspired by our Lakota/Dakota homelands, our traditional stories and songs, our children and families and our love for our people.