Christine Ross-Hurlbut

Other / Kenner, La

Artist Statement

Simple Ingredients
Simple Beauty

Essentially NOLA - handcrafted skin care boosted with the healing powers of essential oils.


I started Essentially NOLA when my son was born. He had eczema and I wanted to find a natural means to help him. After much research, I developed a salve, which we still use today.

That led to me questioning the ingredients in everything his skin came into contact with. I was soon making lotions and soaps for him.
I fell in love with soap making. It's therapeutic for me and do a little happy dance whenever someone else enjoys one of my bars.

After a nudge from a friend, I launched my company in 2015 as a means to help others by offering natural skin care alternatives at affordable prices.