We often talk about being highly inspired, and it’s not just about infused creativity. It’s about being inspired to live the life you want and need. It’s about being abundant in your heart and soul. It’s about love, laughter and freedom. It is creative, wild, humble, sexy, kind, magical and beautiful.
Our products are custom formulated and crafted in-house with ingredients from local and regional sources that share our values. We believe that making is good for our soul and we know that taking a proactive role in our own wellness enhances our lives in every form. We are also a women-owned and founded Latina brand relying on our roots in ancestral healing.
We test all of our CBD products with a third party to ensure quality, safety and purity. Our extracts are derived from Oregon-grown and harvested industrial hemp. Discover more about our process and the farm we work with.
a letter from our founder
As a first generation Mexican American I believe in the beautiful and the functional and approach life with this in mind. I am drawn to the ancestral world of medicine making and crafting with the herbs that was inspired by my grandmothers & abuelitas, who were Curandos so long ago. For as long as I can remember, I have been a creative person with an infinity to make with my hands and embrace what nature has to offer. As a kid I was always drawing, playing music and concocting potions. As a young mother I was called to learn more about the plant world and became the healer of my family, much like the women before me.
I have been crafting folk remedies for over 20 years and raised my family on tinctures, salves and natural beauty products we made at home.
When I got a little older 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, 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 it. Plant medicine and creative self-care is a necessity, and I believe in the synergy and magic there.
I am so happy that I have an opportunity to share it with you.
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:
p:ear—p:ear builds positive relationships with homeless youth through education, art and recreation to affirm personal worth and create more meaningful and healthier lives.
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 give over $10,000 to a charity in need.
The Oregon Justice Center—A holistic approach to criminal justice reform.
local & regional ingredients
Made with the finest ingredients using full spectrum CBD, cannabis aromatherapy and herbal adaptogens, Make & Mary’s clean skin care solutions and lifestyle products are organic, wild-crafted, vegan, non-gmo, and cruelty free.
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