“Love yourself from the inside out.”
Dancing Butterfly Naturals is owned and operated by Addelina Lucero. The business specializes in organic high-quality bodycare products (shampoos, soaps, lotions, salves, herbs, oils, tinctures, cough medicines, toothpaste, healing balms, etc.) that reflect Lucero’s Taos Pueblo and Yaqui roots.
Lucero’s philosophy is to be kind to yourself and considerate of what you are taking into your body, and not just foods and medicines. “If we consume unnatural things, that is reflected in our appearance and in the way we feel and think,” she says. “Products that contain parabens or other synthetic preservatives are absorbed directly into our bloodstream.”
Lucero’s most popular products are yucca shampoo and conditioner, which have a shelf life of six months. She learned to make them with locally gathered herbs and flowers after a year of trial-and-error experiments. She uses ingredients such as organic goat’s milk, aloe vera gel, organic oils (olive, coconut, virgin shea butter, sunflower, hemp, sweet almond, grapeseed, pure vitamin E and other plant-based essential oils), as well as mineral clay dyes, Indian salt, wild herbs and flowers. She also makes oils from juniper berry, sage, wild rose, Taos wildflower and cactus flower.
Dancing Butterfly Naturals handmade products, in recyclable BPA-free bottles with paper labels, are available directly from Lucero (505.779.7020, firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook) or at Red Willow Farmers’ Market at Taos Pueblo, every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.