About Us

How we began...

MI Hands began as a simple desire to find my daughter a deodorant that didn’t contain parabens or aluminum. I knew I didn't want her to use commercial deodorants, but we also couldn’t find a natural deodorant that actually worked. So I started researching deodorant…how they work, why they work, ingredients, recipes and so on. Then, I started crafting. After some failed attempts, I finally crafted a recipe that worked! It was so much fun and so satisfying to take raw ingredients and put them together in a way that produces a product that not only works, but that is beneficial! I was hooked! I had to make something else! So after deodorant, I tried my hand at lotion…then lip balm…then soap…then shaving cream…then…I realized I had a problem. Haha! Ok…not really…but I had all these ingredients and all these ideas and really wanted to keep making more! So we started selling our products at our local farmer’s market and on Etsy. And years later…I still love designing and handcrafting each product I make! And it is still my desire to provide natural and beneficial products for not only my family but yours too!

Where we are...

Our handcrafted products are made by my hands in the beautiful state of Michigan… hence the name MI (my) Hands :)

What we use...

I use as many natural ingredients as I possibly can and source high-quality, sustainably harvested ingredients. All of our products are made 100% from scratch using formulations that we have designed to be as nourishing and helpful for the skin as possible. And none of our products are ever tested on animals…just the stinky, dry, and dirty skin of our family and friends!

What we don't use...

You will not find:

  • Parabens
  • Aluminum
  • Petroleum products

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Unique Gifts

Let us craft something unique for your next event or special occasion. We can do small and large custom orders. Contact us today to find out how we can help.

Sell our products

We would love to talk with you about showcasing and selling our products in your shop.

Local Events

Eat Healthy Eat Local Festival

  • When: Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Where: Downtown St Johns, Michigan
  • What: 84 local businesses specializing in healthy food, natural remedies, nutrition, and physical/mental wellness. The EHEL Festival connects the community with Michigan made businesses, farms, health food stores, handmade items (soaps/oils, lip balms, cleaning and self-care products, etc.), massage therapists, nutritionists, chiropractors, wellness spas, etc., while enjoying healthy selections from Michigan-Made food trucks.

MSU Arts & Crafts Show

  • When: Saturday, May 19 from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday, May 20 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Where: Grounds of the MSU Union, 49 Abbot Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824
  • What: In its 54th year, the Spring Arts and Crafts show will take place, once again, on the grounds of the MSU Union, which is located on the corner of Grand River Avenue and Abbot Road in East Lansing, Michigan. This year’s show is going to host more than 300 crafters/artisans with many new vendors as well as many returning favorites! There will be a broad range of handmade items including candles, furniture, jewelry, home and yard décor, aromatherapy, clothing, children’s toys, paintings, graphics, pottery, sculpture, photography and much more!

Carson City Frontier Days

  • When: Saturday, June 1 from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Where: Carson City, Michigan, along the street (Second Street) and an adjacent parking lot.
  • What: Family friendly entertainment. 
    • Events include: 
      • 13th Hot Air Balloon Shoot-Out. The skies will be filled with familiar hot air balloons as well as a few new ones. The pilots are excited to be coming back and are hoping to give you a good show!  Make sure you get to the launch field on Friday and Saturday night. 
      • Kids' Heath and Safety Day. 
      • Cemetery Tour
      • Horse drawn wagon tour 
      • Community Picnic on Thursday evening
      • Outdoor Movie on Friday night
      • Carnival throughout the weekend
      • Craft Show on Saturday
      • Fireworks to finish the night on Saturday
      • And much more

29th Annual Ledges Open Auto & Craft Show

  • When: Saturday, July 14 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Where: Fitzgerald Park in Grand Ledge, Michigan
  • What: Come enjoy more than 200 Autos and 20 Craft Vendors. Everyone is welcome to stroll through the park during the show and enjoy 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s music provided by Craig Parish. A variety of arts and crafts as well as car vendors will again be on display adjacent to the car show area.
    During this year’s event the local Grand Ledge A&W and Lions Club will be providing drink and food concessions serving breakfast and lunch goodies for anyone who prefers not to pack their own picnic. The park has plenty of picnic tables, three miles of nature trails, playground equipment, a nature center, and the spectacular Ledges to make your outing a day long, fun filled adventure. There’s fun for the whole family at Fitzgerald Park, so come on out and enjoy the show.

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We love seeing and meeting our customers, so please email us to find out if we will be at a craft show or farmer's market near you!

MI Hands

St. Johns, Michigan

(517) 749-7127