Once upon a time, there was this little girl, wandering the streets of Marrakech, laughing with her sisters, on her way home to get ready for the traditional familial Shabbat dinner. This girl then became a woman, and this woman became my mom. Her childhood and mine were very different. I was born and raised in Belgium and she was born and raised in Morocco, but our house, on Friday night, smelled nothing like Belgium and everything like spices and family traditions. So, growing up, it was only natural that I became a foodie. In my early twenties, I, who had never shown any interest for cooking before, decided that I wanted to master the use of spices and herbs to, one day, be as good of a cook as my mom (which now seems impossible, plus I’d rather eat her food anyway).
When reading about spices and herbs, I also discovered that a lot of them were used for health. Following this discovery, I’ve spent the past few years researching every bit of information I could find about herbs, essential oils, vegetable oils and vegetable butters for health and beauty. And now, I am a professionally-trained Organic Cosmetic Formulator ! I find it fascinating how nature can help improve our health, heal us and highlight our already existing beauty ! And if, while doing that, we can avoid destroying everything and everyone around us, well, sign me in !
So this is how Roze Mountain was born. A family-oriented business created during the long and numerous nights where I couldn’t find sleep, dreading, dreaming, hoping… But there is another story that I’d like to share with you: the story behind the name Roze Mountain. My family name, Rozenberg, has Eastern European origins and means ‘mountain of roses’. When my family fled from pogroms, they crossed several countries and somewhere along their journey, someone (or someones) made a spelling mistake which transformed the name from Rosemberg to what it is today. Ever since I can remember, my grandfather would always tell us stories about this family name. He would say: “We are Rozenberg with a Z!”, pounding his fist on the table, with such pride and determination in his voice. Our family name has survived death and extermination to give my grandparents 4 children and 8 grand children. So when it was time to name my company, I wanted to honor and embrace our history. Thus for me, this company is not just business ; it is as personal as it gets.
I hope you will enjoy your journey throughout this website as much as I enjoy sharing part of my life with you !
P-s: You will notice that I offer both services and products. I am very creative and limiting myself to only my line of products was never part of my plan. I want to share my passion with the world. So whether you are an individual looking for products or a custom formulation or you are a professional looking for an entire new line for your business, you’ll find what you are looking for here. And if not, just drop me an email, we are only limited by our imagination !
Pp-s: Because I use natural ingredients and all the products are freshly made, they have a different (i.e shorter) shelf life than the products that one can find in the traditional cosmetic industry ; so don’t skip the products’ description as I mention everything you need to know.