Sister Bay Bowl





Trillium Herbal Company was started in Door County, 1994, but it's roots in the County run deeper.  Trillium's founder and formulator, Karen Ciesar has been coming to the Bowl since 1969.  That's the year that 5 friends invested their Whiting High School Investment pool and purchased the Thorp Hotel, and the  The Whiting Five became the Founders Square Families.  Soon to be just three families, the Ciesars, Rusnacks and Domans created iconic vacation shopping experiences most notably, the Fish Creek Clothier, the Silly Goose, and the Confectionery, and many more.   Karen herself ran the Founders Square Gallery, and Ciesar's Palace through the 80's.

Founders Square 1970

Friday Night at "the Bowl" is our family's most enduring ritual.

Back in the 70's, the road to the Bowl was five and half hours of two lane roads.  Each family in their own car, often suggesting new clever back road routes to shave minutes off the drive.  Our Dads would take different routes and race one another!. We were all of one mind,  "Just get to the Bowl!". 

Back then there was a bandstand in the bar room.  When "The Birminghams" played, everyone danced.   When Earl and Rita would take the dance floor, we all gave them some room to 'show us how it's done'.  Rita stepped out with the fastest footwork any of us kids had ever seen.  We all swore we saw smoke flying off her heels. 

 We love the Sister Bay Bowl, and still come most Fridays. The picture is my own children bowling last summer.  Placing Body Polish at the lavatory is our way of honoring the Ciesar family's long tradition in Door County.

When you purchase Trillium through this link,

21% of your product price paid will go to the Sister Bay Bowl,

Your purchase is just another way to say "Thanks!" to your friends at the Bowl.



Are you ready for your personal care that cares about you personally?

Are you tired of skincare companies focusing upon everyone else, all the while ignoring your best interests?

You're not imagining it, that is precisely what is happening. 

Even with a wink and nod to so called "body positivity"  conventional skincare companies reinforce our insecurities by telling us to

"change yourself to get others' appraisal and approval" 

Claims to make you 

look younger,

look thinner,

look tanner,

look whiter,

look "other than you are"

kinda makes you wonder

"what the heck is wrong with me in the first place? "

We think Self Care should focus upon

what is Right with us!  

Organic and Natural self care products and protocols which

take you on your own personal journey

of self perception, into self acceptance, into self empowerment, into self love.

On a solid foundation of self love,

We empower ourselves to create lives that we love!  

When we live into our passions with imagination, intuition and empathy

It is though our own Self Empowerment that

we create New Earth!

Trillium was started in 1994 by a mama on a mission to create appropriately non-toxic skincare for her own young family. 

OGmama, a handle she earned by creating one of the very first USDA Certified Organic Personal Care brands in 2000. 

Karen still owns and operates the company. 

Which brings us to the next ugly irony of conventional personal care,

it's quite often toxic!

Bodywash  is a sad slurry of synthetic surfactants that strip protective lipids from your dermal biome, creating the need for moisturizers.

Lotions and creams made possible by petrochemical preservatives that destroy the probiotic balance of your dermal biome.

All of it is cloaked in synthetic fragrances, many known to be carcinogens, endocrine disruptors and hormone impersonators.

Even so called fragrance free cosmetics include a covering scent,

to hide the stench of the lies perhaps?


OGmama founded Trillium specifically to offer an alternative to

 the patriarchal poisoning protocols,

our intentionally sourced and mindfully hand crafted solutions are

"Empowered by AI (Authetic Integrity)"

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Do you choose to avoid dis-empowering toxic exposures?

have you already been exposed to the point of sensitivity?

Harmonious Habits Transform Lives


Welcome Wellness Within

 Trillium Herbal Company
Authentic Organic and Natural Skincare
Handcrafted in Door County 


Trillium was founded by a fresh green lawyer, who learned early that the court system was not the only place to make change.   Always the champion of women, Karen Ciesar (OGmama) and her partner brought one of the first Title 9 Sexual Harassment cases in California,  ultimately established important precedent in the California Supreme Court, "Catchpole v Brannon,1995." Look it up, it's a time stamped snapshot of how far women have come in America.  

Karen, a new mother, began her journey into the deceptive  of American personal care with the birth of her first child, Zephyr.  Unable to make sense of the ingredients, and dubious of the intentions of large corporations, she studied herbalism and midwifery, and wise woman ways for the next decades.  The Grand Mere's of Midwifery, Trillium birthing care, of Arcata, which inspired the naming of the brand.  Later with the Living Goddess Collective that still thrives today in Sebastopol California.  Blessed BE All of the Divine Feminine Incarnate who have inspired Trillium through this amazing journey.  

It all started with a simple question

How did our great grandmothers handle caring for their children?

before the conventional mass marketing of toxic dis-empowerment

Karen, set out to create products that honored the grace and integrity of

humans as a part of, not "in spite of" our connection to nature she wanted to create experiences to facilitate sacred connections

of  humans with themselves and with the one's they love and care for.

To that end, she devised one rule that still stands today

Trillium is made 

EXCLUSIVELY of ingredients with an

"Evolutionarily Significant History of safe human use"

Karen was a founding member and original signatory to 

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics  

in 1999, Trillium made history as one of the

first USDA Certified Organic Personal Care Brands, ever.

Trillium was Certified Organic for 2 years (1999 to 2001)

and after fighting for the right

Certified Organic for 17 years (2003 to 2020)

Green America

Gold Business Member 

Endorsed as a "Trusted Brand" by

Organic Consumers Association

"Coming Clean Campaign"

Trillium stands upon the foundation of trust built over three decades of providing Organic and Natural Dermal Solutions to the Natural Products, Spa, Wellness and Hospitality Industries.

We have sent products to stockists and consumers in 27 countries.

Original Owner Operated

Founder Formulated

Family Focused

Self Care for New Earth Awakening

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