Shelissa Organics® and My Beauty Farm®, was founded by American international model and author Shelissa Kemplin Kearney, and was built on passion and love for pure products created with ingredients found in nature. Shelissa left a 20 year career in fashion to embark on what started out as making small batches of lip balms for stylists, friends and family in her kitchen in 2000, blossomed into a booming business. Beginning in 2003, Shelissa began gracing the covers of magazines wearing her lip balms, and contributing beauty articles to mainstream magazines.
Entrepreneurship is in her DNA. Shelissa comes from a long line of entrepreneurs (think Swiss Army!). Her mother, a business professor and owner of several companies, and her father a builder, greatly influenced Shelissa's journey. She studied Literature at Harvard University, and English & Comparative Literature at the University of Maryland. She always thought she would become a teacher. Shelissa has since become a wife and mom, an author and public speaker. She continues her dedication as an active member of the company and her love for the space we live in drives her to continue on this path.
Shelissa Organics lip balms are featured in The New York Times Gift Giving, Yoga Journal, Parents, Brides, The Washingtonian, Marine Spouse, The Washington Post, USA Today and InStyle. Shelissa Organics was highlighted on SheFinds.com and the CBS Morning Show.