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About Us

Hi! Shelby & Ashley here!

We are two busy moms, who work hard to bring the best products into our families lives.  Like you, we research ingredients and safety – and try many remedies – to take care of our family.  We want to bring the benefit of that research to you in everything that we do. We often make changes to our recipes to use better ingredients – know better, do better.

Ashley lives on a farm with her husband, son, boxer, and cows. Moo. She moved here from Sweet Home Alabama, loves to sing out of key, and is always thinking about food.  Like, always. Most of our scents are definitely food inspired!

Shelby enjoys time with her 3 kids, husband, and family on the lake.  She moved here from New Jersey, never says no to wine, and loves a good concert. She is our social coordinator, comes up with our game plans, and is picky as heck about who is allowed to label things, wrap things, and use the stamp.

When we first started, the vision for our shop was so different.  We started to slip into the handmade world with a simple bottle of organic bug spray.  The kind of bug spray that when sampled, would stop people in their tracks.  We couldn’t keep it in stock. Not stinky, not oily or greasy, and it WORKS.

Slowly but surely we began crafting more and more of the items in our shop. Right now, all of the products are handmade by us, or one of the artisans we work with.  We know we can’t make it all, but we personally make most of the items in our shop.

Some of the best local artisans are generous enough to share their talent with The Organic Nest.  Thanks to their skill and knowledge base, truly special items are available here. We encourage you to check out their websites for additional items.  We love everything they make! Steve makes our cedar soap savers in Mooresville.  Rusty makes his candles in China Grove.  Amanda makes her essential oil remedies in Tennessee. Beth & Steve grew our Loofahs in Chester, SC! And let’s just throw a third Steve in there – our honey dealer from Coddle Creek Farms!

You can find us at events all over the Lake Norman area! We come to farmers markets, craft shows, breweries, and more!  Plus we are in more than 20 shops from Cornelius to Lexington!

We are also happy to make custom gift sets for you at special prices when you buy 8 or more for wedding parties, teacher gifts, or customer appreciation bags.  We can often offer custom scents for these gift sets!

XOXO Shelby & Ashley