About Bestowed Essentials
Looking for earth-conscious essentials that don't break the bank?
You've come to the right place!
It can be tough, trying to find the perfect products that fit all of your criteria:
Plus, you don’t need a billion different expensive + toxic products in plastic packaging! You need long-lasting, multi-functional products that are safe for your family AND will save you time + money.
Bestowed Essentials was created by a passionate zero waste activist to make eco-friendly living easier + more accessible for you.
We've done the work for you so that you can enjoy ethical + eco-friendly home goods even if you have a tight budget and/or no time to research.
We carefully select the products we offer based on what’s actually needed by most people (we don’t sell things that most people already have at home, like reusable water bottles), what you likely can’t find secondhand (or wouldn’t want to, like skincare products), and what is truly the best, most sustainable option on the market (ie ethically made, vegan + cruelty-free, zero waste packaging, supports female makers, etc).
Plus, we remove + properly dispose of 1 lb of trash from American beaches through our partnership with Ocean Blue Project for every online order!
Here at Bestowed Essentials, we:
are body positive
support LGBTQIA+ rights
believe Black lives matter
support Indigenous rights
believe no child should be caged
support safe + legal abortion access
welcome immigrants from any country
know that Trump is a terrible person + president
understand that the climate crisis is real + needs immediate action
[Chesca, Callee + Nicole in our first s]
Callee is a self-proclaimed hippie who is dedicated to inspiring others to take action to reduce their trash + their impact on the planet. She created Bestowed Essentials at age 23 while on active-duty in the US Navy, and is now a full-time eco-entrepreneur, as well as hosting the Hippie Haven Podcast, a free weekly resource on holistic + harmonious living. Callee is also a zero waste activist + speaker - she hosts educational workshops, trash cleanups + gives speeches about sustainable living all over the United States while traveling in her self-converted 2014 Ram Promaster van. Connect with Callee in her private Hippie Haven FB group!
Nicole joined the BE team in May 2018 and has been the behind-the-scenes gal ever since! Social media management, website design + customer service are just a few of the many things she contributes to our company. Nicole is also an NYC-based actress, model + blogger with a focus on slow fashion + natural beauty. In her free time, she likes sharing videos of her fancy meals on her IG stories, riding her horses, and visiting beaches in the world.
Kelly joined our team in Sept 2019 to produce our Hippie Haven Podcast, moderate our FB group, create social media content, coordinate community events + more. She lives with her husband in Idaho, where she enjoys rock climbing, bike riding, going to the farmers market, and baking.
Chesca joined the BE team full-time in April 2019. She makes all of our branded products by hand, manages inventory, and runs our Rapid City store. In her free time, Chesca enjoys yoga, eating food, stand-up paddleboarding, traveling to tropical islands, and taking naps in odd places.
Hannah joined the BE team in August 2019 as our part-time Operations Assistant. All your online orders are packed by Hannah with love + care! She also assists Chesca with production and inventory management. Hannah is an Environmental Law student at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.
Salem Event Coordinator:
Alexzandria has been doing our product photography since 2018, but officially joined the BE team in July 2019 to run our event booths in Salem, Oregon as we plan to open a retail store there in early 2021. Alex is the mother of a very energetic 5-year old, and in her free time, she enjoys taking photos, painting, thrifting + camping. Check out her photography here!