Jean's Natural Bath and Body Products

Jean Vavra

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About Jean

I am an Explorer mom and creator of Natural Selection Bath & Body.

School Affiliations

* Parent at Explorer Elementary School


Natural Selection Bath and Body was started in the kitchen of our house in 2000. It is a family owned, woman run business located in San Diego, CA. I have a love for all things handmade and have been designing and making crafts all my life. My interests have ranged from wire wrap jewelry, cake decorating, knitting, sewing and creating wonderfully pampering bath and body products.

We are a true family business. My husband, Jay, is a biology teacher by day and photographer/ webmaster/graphic artist by night. Our oldest son is the Buddha Baby model and you'll see my sister-in-law, Chris (our yoga expert and model) on the various pages of the website as well as our marketing materials. Eileen, my other very talented sister-in-law, and Gale, my very talented mother-in-law have both contributed a great deal with graphics.

I built the business by doing street fairs throughout San Diego county. We have doubled or nearly doubled the first 4 years in business. Since then, and thanks to your wonderful support, we've enjoyed double digit growth every year since.

Our products are now sold throughout the country in gift shops, spas and boutiques. We own and operate Wax and Whimsy in Solana Beach where you can get your used candles refilled with the scent of your choice. We also have a large presence in both Pangaea Outpost Pacific Beach and Pangaea Outpost Del Mar. Our mission is to provide you with personal care products that pamper the body, lift the spirit and soothe the soul. We hope you enjoy our products as much as we enjoy creating them.

Jean Vavra and the Natural Selection Family