As a Mother of 3 and a full time Entrepreneur, I take pride in our products and love sharing them with all of you. We use only natural products that come from Farmers that are good stewards of the land. I believe in full circle businesses so we try to use recyclable materials and practices in all facets of our business - we aren’t perfect but strive every day to be better for our customers and the planet. Thank you for your support and we hope our company can help enrich your life. - Tara Tickenoff, Founder
California produces the best almond in the world, and while almonds are fantastic as a snack and food item - the fact that Almonds are nearly 50% oil allows us to use the vital nutrients on our skin. Crafted in the Central Valley of California, the heart of Almond country - we are proud to provide a Cold Pressed Almond Oil, made with 100% California Grown Almonds, from sustainable ranches and as fresh as they come.
Meet the Founder:
Hi, my name is Tara Tickenoff! I am 30 years old and born and raised in Turlock, CA aka the Central Valley Ag Land, home of the almonds! lSome of you know me well, and some of you don’t know me at all, so thank you for taking a few minutes to learn a little bit about the face behind “Bloom & Butter”.
First and foremost, I’m a DAUGHTER of Christ! My faith is my daily driving factor, what keeps me going on the good days + the bad days and what reminds me of ALL that we have. I give all the Glory to God.
I’m a WIFEY! I met my husband Tommy in 2018 totally unexpectedly and it was literally LOVE at first sight. We got engaged 4 months later and then married 6 months later in April 2019 at a beautiful destination wedding in the Dominican Republic! My husband is the most selfless, loving, methodical, God-loving HUNTER you’ll ever meet. I’m thankful to be his wife and lucky to have him as a partner to crush life with. I’ll never know a stronger team than our team!
I’m a MAMA + a BONUS MAMA! I have 3 kiddos! 2 step kids (9 Taylen & 5 Weston) & 1 birthed baby (16 months Laken) as I like to call him! I have also had 2 miscarriages which forever changed me. Being a mama (of any kind) is one of life’s greatest BLESSINGS & one of my best accomplishments. My life wouldn’t be filled with the joy it is if it weren’t for my kiddos. They’re my WHY!
A few things that I ADORE besides the obvious: being at home, being comfy, creativity, organizing, traveling, trying new GF food, white wine, oat milk lattes, desserts, country music + rap (LOL yes I’m serious), supporting our military and law enforcement officers, spending time with my family & not talking politics to those who don’t get you.. but I’m PROUD to be an American and we stand for our flag around here.
I’m a HARD WORKER! Since the time I was able to work, I have. Doing anything I could from raking neighbors leaves, to babysitting to mowing lawns every Monday for years when I was 8. With all of my money I saved saved saved. I have always had high goals and knew what I wanted in life. When I turned 15 1/2 my mom was on me to start applying to jobs so that when I turned 16 I had a job lined up. 16 rolled around and I was hired at a local grocery store as a bagger. (One of the best jobs to this day!). I carried over a 4.0 GPA in high school and played multiple sports, but I knew working a part time job was also necessary. Working nights and weekends was my jam! I finally saved for a car and was able to drive to work and school rather than walk, score!
A few years later COLLEGE rolled around. I went to Fresno State for 2 years then transferred to my local college in Turlock, CA- CSU Stan. I graduated with my Bachelors in Business with a minor in Communication in 2014! After prepping for, studying and testing for the Masters program, I decided that it wasn’t for me. I was working full time already at a local developers office and was also working part time as a waitress on nights and weekends, both jobs I carried throughout college as well. I purchased my first home at 24 and I knew all of my hard work was paying off, but that I was just getting started! SAVE YOUR MONEY! I am a notary public, have done interior design work, have taken all of my real estate classes, so on… but NONE of these things were what I knew I “wanted to do when I grow up!”
Fast forward to TODAY! I am finally on a path of doing what I love daily! Although I still work part time for the office where I have been at for 9 years, run other small businesses and mom/wife hard, the grind is real but the goals are bigger! Starting Bloom & Butter in Spring 2021 has been such a learning curve and labor of love but boy I couldn’t be more thankful for the opportunity y’all have given me!
I have always loved SKINCARE & products, have encouraged others to take great care of their skin & to be NATURAL and let your beauty shine! I’m not a big makeup wearer and never have been and thankfully by taking great care of my skin I am able to now say what has worked well for me and now I’m sharing that with YOU!
Everyday I’m learning, growing & finding new ways to expand my product lines here at Bloom & Butter and cannot wait to share those products with you. In 2021, in addition to oil beauty oil, our soap bars and our chapstick, i have been working on and testing products such as Lash Serum and After Sun Lotion. There’s always work being done behind the scenes! Around here, we do ALL THINGS COLD PRESSED ALMOND OIL and I have huge goals for 2022!