Invoke the magic of calm.
Our work is rooted in the belief that healing can be sensual, holistic, and feel good.
We’re herbalists, artists, and Latinas. As an intergenerational brand, we’re passionate about sustainability and preserving the quality of life for ourselves and future generations. Our business is community-minded, and our botanical formulas are always all-natural, potent, cruelty-free, vegan, and low-waste.
Make & Mary became official in 2016 but has been incubating over generations. Our work has been inspired by our mixed Mexican and Scottish heritage, and our formulas have been perfected for over 20 years by our herbalist and founder, Yvonne Perez Emerson.
You can find us at our flagship store where we also have our production facility in Portland, Oregon. Our offerings are carried throughout the US as well. Check our stockist to locate a store near you. Our team is small and mighty, out of the ten people we contract or employ, nine identify as women and six as BIPOC.
Come say hello, we would love to see you. Learn more about our shop and upcoming events here.
I have been crafting folk remedies for over 20 years and raised my family with tinctures, salves and natural beauty products we made at home.
I am a dreamer, a medicine woman, a Bruja, an Earth sister, a birth doula, an intuitive light worker and community builder….. When I became a young woman, I followed the path of the artist and became a graphic designer. I went on to lead huge teams in the agency world, open my own studio, start a non-profit, host international design conferences and create community through public art and giving back. I have always been lead by my dreams.
Having Make & Mary has given me the opportunity to share the love I have for holistic living, creativity, plant medicine, energy work and community. In 2016, I opened up my studio and started Make & Mary with our workshop series. I wanted to create a safe place to explore the world of cannabis through heritage craft making, with self-care at its root.
When I started our product line in 2017, I was using CBD for low back pain and as a way to balance out my energy. I knew the power that it held. Adding it to my formulations was a natural move. With the discovery of CBD, I became even closer to the plant. For me, it addressed my growing concerns about aging and the effects it had on my skin and well being. Since then I couldn’t imagine a day without. Plant medicine and creative self-care is a necessity, and I believe in the synergy and magick there.
I am so happy that I have an opportunity to share it with you.
Thank you for visiting, and always be making!
Yvonne Perez Emerson
It takes a community to make change. Though we are not a big organization, we think BIG and have made an effort to give back to our community over the years, in Portland and beyond. Here are just a few organizations we’ve donated to this year:
Adelante Mujeres — Works to build a more just society by empowering Latinas to lead. By cultivating a safe, and inclusive space for Latinas of all ages to learn and grow, helping them reach their full potential.
Children’s Institute — A social impact organization, creating change, inspiring hope, and building a socially just and equitable future for kids.
Brown Hope — Brown Hope is planting and nurturing seeds for racial justice. They uplift, connect, and celebrate Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities to inspire our collective healing.
Brown Girl Rise — A radical sisterhood of girls and non-binary youth of the global majority* reclaiming their connection to body, community, land, health, and creativity to cultivate a just future where we rise together.
El Programa Hispano — A social service that serves the entire lifespan to address the social determinants of health. Programming include: education, housing, community wellness, UNICA, the first bilingual/bicultural domestic violence/sexual assault prevention and intervention program, and economic opportunities
Hacienda CDC — A Latino Community Development Corporation that strengthens families by providing affordable housing, homeownership support, economic advancement and educational opportunities.
Zenger Farm — A working urban farm that models, promotes, and educates about sustainable food systems, environmental stewardship, community development, and access to good food for all.
Equitable Giving Circle—EGC’s work aims to build immediate and increased equity throughout Portland’s BIPOC communities through a combination of fund development and network building opportunities that center economic equity.
The Floret Coalition—An anti-racist cannabis collective supporting Black, Latinx and Indigenous Communities. Each month we donate to this cause and collectively as a group we raise over $10,000 to a charity in need. Please view the 2022 Annual Report to see all of the awesome organizations we donated to in 2022. This year we raised $145,283 for 13 different organizations doing important, impactful work for their communities.
LOVE FOR MAKE & MARY