We are Rachel and Simcha Gluck and these are our 3 sweet boys, in a picture we took in the Judean Hills, on the Holiday of Purim. Originally, we’re from New York and New Jersey, and we’ve been living in Jerusalem, Israel since the end of 2006, when we fulfilled our dream and made Aliyah! (acquired Israeli citizenship) :-)
We’ve always been entrepreneurial spirits and along our journey, we discovered the world of self development about 15 years ago, which quickly led us on the path of health, wellness, and vitality. This made a huge difference in our lives and allowed us to have children naturally, after more than 10 years of infertility. Thank God for miracles!
Since then, Simcha has become “The Shaman of our Kitchen”; wheatgrass juicing, Vitamixing, fermenting, Kombucha brewing, sourdough bread making, and whipping up Orthomolecular cocktails for our family. He started learning organic herbal salve-making from our close friend, Devorah, who learned from the Amish.
Simcha's recipes are rich, healing, soothing, and delicious smelling... which is what Salves of Jerusalem is known for:)
We love using these different healing salves on our faces and bodies and especially enjoyed giving them to friends and family as gifts. And of course, the more our friends and family used them, the more they raved and encouraged us to turn it into a purpose-driven business.
So we listened, and are so happy we did:)
It’s been a blast growing this family-business out of our home, with our boys helping us package and unwrap, and us getting to blend together rich Galilean wildcrafted beeswax, with Biblical herbs and essential oils that are absolutely delicious and aromatherapeutic, with organic olive oil grown in rich fertile soil, and pressed on one of the five ancient olive presses found here in Israel.
Thanks so much for reading our story and becoming part of our community:)
We put a lot of love and blessings into every batch we make, and hope you can feel it too! Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for special orders, questions, comments, and feedback.
With Love from Jerusalem,
Rachel and Simcha Gluck
Maor, Yakir, and Yosef :-)
"When the day blows gently, and the shadows flee, I will go the the Mountain of Myrrh, to the Hill of Frankincense."
-Song of Songs 4:6