How one Buffalo, WY couple is bottling their passion for natural remedies.
One thing all Wyomingites can appreciate is nature. It’s pure, it’s beautiful, and it surrounds us virtually wherever we go. But Johnson County’s own Tamatha and Mark Grabin have found yet another reason to appreciate nature—its healing power.
The health conscious Grabin’s began their online business, deSensua, after discovering for themselves the mighty tea tree oil. Tamatha, a former registered nurse, noticed certain chemicals were making her skin sensitive, so she began seeking a natural solution. After having great success with tea tree oil, Tamatha and Mark began selling it.
“It sold like gangbusters,” Tamatha says.
One oil turned into 62 essential oils and blends, and come 2013, deSensua was born. As Johnson County is home to the Grabins, deSensua proudly displays their Wyoming pride on the label of every bottle with their signature Blue Buffalo.
deSensua is not just a business. It’s a passion for Tamatha and Mark. Striving to provide the best quality products to their customers, each oil is tested for purity and must meet the standards of being labeled a pure therapeutic oil. Through their impressive product line, you can discover the world via the plants that are all sourced from locales where they are native. Oranges from Italy, tea tree from Australia, and dozens of other natural remedies directly from their country of origin, including the USA. As for extracting from these natural wonders, deSensua teams up with only small- to medium-sized farms, co-ops, and distilleries.
“We don’t realize how much plants can do for us,” says Tamatha. Plant based therapies have been used since the beginning of time, and no doubt people of the 21st century have taken notice of their many benefits. Sold nationwide, each day deSensua receives calls and emails from happy customers telling them how the oils have helped them, Tamatha says. Her personal favorites? Relaxing Sandalwood and calming Lavender, which can also help with those inevitable pesky sunburns this summer. For an invigorating pick-me-up, Tamatha recommends the Citrus Blitz to calm anxiety and bring on the joy!
The Grabins say that “this business has been a blessing,” and keeps them very busy. When they do get some down time, enjoying Johnson County’s trails, the Bighorns, and paddle boarding are a few of their go-to’s.
But downtime is likely in short supply for the couple because deSensua isn’t their only Buffalo-based business venture that they operate online. A year and half before deSensua, they started another company after a conversation at the dinner table with Tamatha’s then-expecting sister. While keeping baby-to-be’s gender a surprise, she still wanted to shop for the pinks or the blues.
The Grabin’s solution? Baby Riddle. With Baby Riddle, when your new addition arrives, so does a gender specific box of goodies for your little one. Moms can authorize their doctors to release gender details to Baby Riddle, and while you’re waiting for your baby’s debut, adorable girl
or boy items are being placed in a care package to be sent after the big day! The online store sells the incredibly soft and adorable line, Kickee Pants. Here’s to the modern mom and dad who love surprises, and to something besides 20 yellow duck outfits!
The Grabins run both of their ventures out of space in the Bomber Mountain Civic Center in Buffalo, WY, a facility that local economic development group, JOCO First, operates as a way to provide needed business space to local entrepreneurs. With the support of their community, happy customers, and continuous growth, Johnson County is excited for the Grabin’s success.