Blissoma holistic skincare is made with care by a small team of people who love doing business in a kind, sustainable way.  Many of our team members also deal with chronic skin problems and sensitive skin. 

Blissoma is created by a small team of heart-centered people in St. Louis, MO.

Many of us have sensitive skin or chronic skin problems, and we love finding sustainable solutions and sharing them.

Our studio is an oasis of healthy excellence and mutual care. We love working for you and with each other!

Photos on this page were mostly taken by the talented Virginia Harold.

Julie Longyear - Herbal Chemist, Blissoma Founder and Owner

JULIE LONGYEAR
Herbal Chemist, Founder, and Owner

Julie began her work with essential oils and herbs in her search for holistic solutions to her own health issues, which include chronic migraines and pain as well as sensitive, acne prone skin.

In 2001 her interest in plant based healing began with the therapeutic properties of essential oils.  After years of research into how phytochemistry can benefit skin she launched Blissoma's skincare line in 2009.  She entered the personal care business as an activist with a desire to re-establish trust and transparency between beauty brands and consumers.  Blissoma's mission remains to help as many people as possible with solving their skin problems using natural, sustainable, healthy products.

Her inquisitive mind, outsider perspective, and deep integrity have guided Blissoma's growth and independence. Forming great relationships with her team, Blissoma's farm suppliers, and other sustainable entrepreneurs is one of the things she loves best about her work.

Julie is just as handy with paint stripping, sanding, and jigsaws as she is with marketing emails, social media ads, and formulation.  She has renovated 2 historic buildings in St. Louis city and is always learning and growing, with spontaneous dance breaks thrown in to keep her energy up.

Julie's expertise in holistic skin health and cosmetic chemistry has been featured by AP News, Happi, Cosmetics Design Magazine, Associated Skincare Practitioners, Formula Botanica, Bust Magazine, Ecocult, Skincare Anarchy and many other publications and podcasts.

JEFF ROSENSWEIG
Manufacturing Coordinator

Jeff joined Blissoma in the spring of 2022 with no previous experience in the personal care world or manufacturing. He jumped in with both feet and has since become an important part of the smooth operations of the Blissoma herbal studio.

Spreadsheets are an exceptional talent of Jeff's. He helps us keep our batch records and inventory organized, and loves creating custom playlists for the workdays - often organized by music release date.

Jeff has training in American Sign Language and is strongly passionate about respecting and uplifting all people. He is an empathetic and kind manager and employes nonviolent communication tactics and compassion with our team.

We are constantly learning new facts about space exploration from Jeff, and if he had his way this whole bio most likely would be devoted to telling you about the latest rocket launches and deep space discoveries.

Jeff Rosensweig - Blissoma Manufacturing Coordinator

Skylar Allen - Blissoma Herbal Skincare Chef

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Manufacturing Coordinator

Skylar was a career chef before joining Blissoma, with 10 years serving delicious food to people.  Her 2 degrees and extensive culinary knowledge serve her well in Blissoma's studio kitchen as she extracts, blends, and emulsifies daily.

She has a deep passion for understanding the fundamentals of the chemistry behind why things work, and a passion for excellence.  The skin of thousands is touched by her creations every day.  It's a big responsibility and she carries it beautifully.

Her love of nature takes her on hikes and rafting excursions, and her enjoyment of WWE wrestling adds a lot of fun to her daily life.  She has lots of energy and enjoys food and art festivals, theater, and sports.

Skylar is a true community spirit and cares deeply for her co-workers and friends.  We're honored to have her working with us.

KAYLA WINKLEMAN
Manufacturing Assistant

Kayla joined Blissoma originally in 2023 and returned to us in 2024 after working briefly in a sleep study clinic.  A desire to help family with their sleep sparked her fascination with the science of sleep cycles. Ultimately she found that a daytime schedule was better for her and she was excited to rejoin our team on a full time basis.

Kayla is efficient and accurate with filling our products and is well-loved as Skylar's right hand helper. Together they make an amazing team, producing tens of thousands of items per year so we can serve everyone that wants healthy skincare.

Kayla loves animals and has 5 cats that have all come to her through serendipitous events.  She loves to travel and recently visited Hawaii on her honeymoon.  While there she had an underwater bridal photo shoot.

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Tru Longyear - Blissoma Fulfillment and Shipping Specialist

TRU LONGYEAR
Shipping Specialist

Tru grew up alongside Blissoma, using many of Julie's creations as they were developed and doing homework in the Blissoma studio in the evenings.

Animals hold a special place in Tru's heart, and she has helped rescue several stray dogs and cats from her city neighborhood.  She dreams of someday having a cat of her very own, but currently enjoys time with Blossom the rabbit and Frodo the Sheltie.

She has a natural knack for entrepreneurship, and she has run her own Depop shop selling vintage clothing since she was 13 with hundreds of satisfied customers over the years.  Tru is pursuing a degree in Business Management with a concentration in Marketing.

Tru has had the good fortune to see Beyonce in concert once already when she was 12 and is looking forward to another concert experience in 2023.

JENNIFER STEEN
Holistic Beauty Therapist and Esthetician

Jen is a graduate of the Christine Valmy International School of Esthetics and the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Her passion for addressing skin concerns with green beauty and holistic wellness practices is what led her to Blissoma.

Jen's own path of healing from work addiction, stress, and perfectionism informs her work helping people reach a better place with their skin. She is an ingredient enthusiast and has a lot of familiarity with allergies. She played a major role in the development of our allergy chart tool for our esthetician community.

Jen's goal is to help people truly heal themselves instead of hiding skin problems. She takes compassionate care of our customers by email, and helps advise other estheticians based on her treatment room experiences with our products.

Jen formerly ran Sacred Elements Skin Studio in New York City and has now relocated to be closer to family.

Jennifer Steen - Blissoma Staff Esthetician

Blossom - Crueity Free Bunny

BLOSSOM
Cruelty-Free Cosmetic Bunny

Blissoma adopted Blossom to help advocate for Cruelty-Free cosmetics and personal care products.  All Blissoma's ingredients and finished products are not tested on animals.

Blossom is a Mini-Rex rabbit.  Her breed is known for having a very short, incredibly soft, velvety coat.  Petting her is like touching a cloud.

She was initially rescued by the House Rabbit Society of Missouri and waited 6 months at their facility for a new home.  Rabbits are the third most abandoned pet in the USA.  They are wonderful, quiet, loving pets.

Blossom is quite smart and somewhat mischievous. She loves to escape her pen and go on adventures.  She also has a magical ability to calm people, and enjoys long snuggles on the couch or in the bed.