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The Finger Lakes Art Council is pleased to introduce its newest board member, Kat Alexander, owner of Everything Greener Home & Health Solutions. Kat makes 100% natural personal care and cleaning products right here in Auburn.
Originally, Kat had no intention of going into business. She started out by making products that she knew were safe for her children and safe for her home.
“I couldn’t do small lots,” she said, “so I started making gift baskets for family and friends. Their response was so good that they told me I should start selling them to the public. And that’s how my business started.
Kat purchases her basic ingredients from several reputable online suppliers and uses organic materials as often as possible with the price of the product in mind. Also trying to keep her products environmentally friendly, she uses glass, recyclable or compostable containers.
Using a space in the kitchen of her home as “her lab to ‘make daylight’,” Kat creates skin moisturizers and other personal care products, as well as essential oil blends that are no-nonsense alternatives. toxic to toxic pesticides. She also has a product that she calls “stinky spray” because “it covers bad smells and cleans just about everything. I tried six different recipes, and this one hit the mark.
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Kat is hoping to someday have a showcase or consignment deal with other small business owners who sell similar but non-competing products, which she hopes will benefit both owners and the public. She is also a marriage officiant and is legally ordained to perform weddings, vow renewals, invocations, and other religious ceremonies in New York State.
Kat made her first public appearance as a member of the Finger Lakes Art Council at CNY TomatoFest 2021, and we really appreciated her presence and support. We would also like to thank everyone who stopped by to visit our table.
More information about Kat and her products and services can be found on her Facebook page, listed as “Everything is Greener,” or by contacting her at [email protected] or (315) 751-2921.
Speaking of TomatoFest, we brought in several of our historic wooden figurines, which got a lot of attention. By the time this article is published, many of our numbers will have been part of the event on the first Friday of October in Seneca Falls. We were invited to participate by Jody Brown, owner of Wholly Education at 4 State St. The theme for this day was the story of Seneca Falls, so we sent in the numbers from Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Lucretia Mott and Sojourner Truth, each of which is related to Seneca Falls and the women’s rights movement.
According to Brown’s Facebook page, “Wholly Education is dedicated to nourishing your body, mind and spirit. Services include wedding officiant, pregnancy / health coaching, light therapy, reiki, meditation and women’s retreats. ”Thank you, Ms. Brown, for the opportunity.
In our efforts to give the wooden figures a greater public presence, we are open to loaning them out for civic events, especially those that emphasize local history or local ties to the history of the figures. We have a brochure which provides a brief biography of each of the characters. We are still working to preserve and restore the figures, so if any readers would like to help us, please contact us at [email protected] or through our Facebook page.
Thank you for all your support of the arts!
Joe Sarnicola is a craft artist and the president of the Finger Lakes Art Council and can be contacted at [email protected] or (315) 224-5071. For more information, visit facebook.com/fingerlakesartcouncil.