Who We Are
Erbose is a plant-based skin care shop with a holistic vision. We concentrate on the internal and external health and wellness of our community. We believe that practices of self-care support and nourish both our bodies and minds. We hope to encourage our community
to discover a beneficial and healthful ritual that can be incorporated into our daily lives.
All of our products are small-batch and handcrafted in San Francisco. Erbose is run by sisters, Audrey and Jen.
About Audrey Dombroski | Founder, Maker
My initial journey into herbalism was one that was caused by a big shift in my own reality. At the time, I was nearing the completion of medical school and felt that something was missing. I was no longer passionate and was looking for a deeper connection to the healing process, one that would allow me to use natural and holistic methods to help others. After medical school, I began training as a Clinical Herbalist at Ohlone Herbal Center in Berkeley, CA. It was here that everything fell into place.
Herbalism provided the nourishing connection that I yearned for and brought forth a fresh perspective and newly discovered relationship to plants and my environment. I wanted to support this new consciousness and spiritual growth and began to look into my own physical health and beauty rituals. I became inspired to formulate my own skin care products and focused on using natural ingredients with the greatest benefit for wellness. I immediately became aware of the healing qualities these products provided for my skin. I wanted to share the herbal knowledge I had gained with others, while inspiring a more healthful and natural practice to include into our daily lives. Erbose was created with this mindful intention of wellness and natural beauty.
About Jen Schachtebeck | Creative
Conceptualizing and creating—what I've always been interested in and what I love to do most, though never formally trained in photography or design. I went to school and earned a Marketing degree—advertising was a field that had always appealed to me. In retrospect, I realize it was the actual print ads themselves—the layout, the type, the photography—that I'd been interested in all along. After college, I spent a good amount of years working on visual merchandising teams for Urban Outfitters, then eventually moved onto the corporate world, where I took on several project-based contracts for Restoration Hardware, Bare Escentuals and Williams Sonoma alongside their photo, design and E-commerce teams.
Now at Erbose, I'm able to combine my passion for design along with a more recently found passion of mine: natural and plant-based products.
It wasn't until I became pregnant with my first baby that I realized the impact of nourishing my body—and consequently, my growing baby's—with healthful foods and natural products. Leading a truly organic and natural lifestyle is by no means easy, but in continually educating myself about the benefits of certain ingredients I choose to place in and on my body—and those of my kids'—my path to overall wellness grows shorter with each day. I'm excited to partner with my sister to make these products more accessible to other families.
I currently live in Toronto, where I work on freelance photo/design projects and enjoy life with my little family.