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Maggie Estes the Mompreneur behind Mother Makings

Maggie Estes, the full-time mother of two precocious and high-energy boys and wife of an outstanding Mexican man, began Mother Makings as a creative outlet for all of the many things she was able to do as a stay-at-home mother in West Asheville, NC.

She first concentrated on the eczema that her hands developed in 2000 which besides being itchy, swollen and painful made her feel very self-conscious. She changed her diet and got rid of all store-bought lotions and creams and began the journey which eventually led her to make Tallowed Touch.
Now she strives to make products that are highly functional, wholesome and elegant in their simplicity. She uses organic ingredients whenever they are available and uses only high quality essential oils (never fragrance oils which are artificial).

Maggie is the handcrafter, designer, printer, labeler, public relations face, social media manager and any other title you can think of for Mother Makings. Anything you see she has touched but family and friends also play an important part of the development of each product and idea.

 
Easy DIY Liquid Hand Soap Recipe for Eczema

Easy DIY Liquid Hand Soap Recipe for Eczema

If you suffer from dry skin eczema in your hands you may be making it worse every time you wash them! In this article I will tell you why, and then give you an easy DIY Liquid Hand Soap Recipe specifically for eczema sufferers. This recipe was one of my first DIY household recipes and I still make it on a regular basis because it works so well.

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Forging A New Path

Forging A New Path

When you are forging a new path like starting a new business or even learning something new, there are many obstacles and hardships to overcome. No matter how much you want to get done if it is only you with little support and lots to do progress is very slow. Sometimes, there is no support to be had other than ourselves and we must push on

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Winter Holiday Tallowed Touch Gift Guide ver. 1.0

Winter Holiday Tallowed Touch Gift Guide ver. 1.0

The holidays can be very stressful whether you make gifts for your family or you prefer to purchase from small handcrafter businesses or big box stores. To make choosing the perfect Tallowed Touch tallow products easier I have created this Mother Makings Tallowed Touch Gift Guide for you!

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What is Tallowed Touch? [Our Tallow Products]

What is Tallowed Touch? [Our Tallow Products]

100% grass-fed tallow is awesome! Since you know how I was introduced to tallow, what tallow is and it’s benefits. Now I would like to answer the question “What is Tallowed Touch?” The answer is: Mother Makings’ Tallow Balms and Tallow Lip Balms.

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Tallow is Awesome! Series [Intro]

Tallow is Awesome! Series [Intro]

Tallow changed my life! I can’t wait to tell you about it because it might change yours too! In this series, I will tell you all about tallow: my introduction to tallow, tallow defined and its benefits and about Mother Makings’ tallow products. Finally - a roundup of 10+ different ways to use tallow.

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How to DIY

How to DIY

Would you like to know how to DIY (Do-It-Yourself)? Have you ever thought “I wish I could make something myself but I don’t know where to start? “ If you have, you are not alone but with a little mental shift, some practical knowledge and simple steps you too can learn how to DIY (Do-It-Yourself)!

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