We handcraft and source in the cleanest products that are safe, simple, effective and eco-conscious.
Our products are hand-crafted and formulated with the purest, simplest and most effective ingredients that are truly safe for mind, body, home + wellness. Our à la main products are made with certified organic ingredients when possible and 100% therapeutic grade essential oils.
We also carefully curate our collection by sourcing in only clean + eco-friendly companies from as many small, women owned businesses and brands that we can.
Clean Living made simple.
We're Jill and Emily, the co-founders and heart behind à la main. We are neighbors and friends and moms who found ourselves on our own clean living journeys, up against personal obstacles in health and with our children. We both began getting rid of toxic conventional products over the last few years to a decade, to reduce the toxic load on our family. Along the way, we discovered many others who felt discouraged with health and wellness or how to navigate cleaner products, as well. We started working together to formulate and hand-make our own safer products and thus, à la main (meaning "made by hand" in french) was born!
Our main purpose and mission is to empower and provide you with clean-living products while focusing on reducing waste in the process! We believe that beauty and simplicity in your home and personal care products will greatly improve your well-being. The clean living movement is growing as we all become more informed on how to choose better. We hope to be your one-stop shop for all things clean, while refilling your most used and loved products time and time again. Thanks for being here!
Start of 2021 - Hosted parties making clean products with friends + family for fun
End of 2021 - Setup an office space in Jill's attic on Main St to make + sell products at markets
January, 2022 - Rebranded our name and our mission to included a refillery + sustainablity
February 11, 2022 - Launched our online shop www.shopalamain.com
July 8, 2022 - First wholesale order for our plant spray sold at Good Roots plant shop
July 14, 2022 - Opened our first shop on Emily's front porch on Main St (picture below)
January 8, 2023 - Opened our official storefront at 577 Pennslyvania Ave. Glen Ellyn, IL
June 2023 - à la main collection products made available for wholesale to retailers nationwide