MICOPEIA is an all natural and organic wellness and skincare line, founded and formulated by community herbalist Rashon A. Massey. Building upon ancient recipes and production processes that date back many generations, passed down to Rashon while studying under the tutelage of pioneer herbalists to help lessen the associated symptoms and inflammation resulting from his Schwannomatosis (a 1-in-400,000 condition where individuals develop non-malignant tumors on the linings of nerves), MICOPEIA launched for online retail sales in January 2019.
Handcrafting premium and affordable wellness and beauty care that’s convenient and reliable, at MICOPEIA our products are a reflection of our heritage, and in a world that’s constantly changing, taking care of ourselves and each other is a tradition that shouldn’t have to be compromised.
MICOPEIA’s mission is to provide premium, affordable and all natural wellness and body care products while maintaining a commitment to sustainability, giving back to the community, and educating and empowering low-income and underserved communities of color. With a core focus on combating lifestyle and dietary risk factors contributing towards diabetes, high blood pressure and hypertension, MICOPEIA will be able to achieve this mission by increasing healthy food access in the form of small batch value-added products that use raw agricultural ingredients, while offering supplemental education, resources and supplies/tools.
MICOPEIA prides ourselves on our one-of-a kind extraction process mastered by our founder, Rashon A. Massey, after spending time on The Big Island of Hawai'i. While there, Rashon learned a great deal under the blessed guidance and mentorship of two extraordinary souls who are no longer with us - the late, great Bill Breevort, a pioneer of Chinese herbal medicine, as well as Hawaiian-native and indomitable spirit, Kim "Ki'i" Nakamura, who will always be remembered as a loving and well-respected La'au Lapa'au herbalist to the town of Hawi. Building upon their great works and so many of our ancestors, at MICOPEIA, unless otherwise noted for the particular bottled formulation, we make sure that our extracts infuse for a minimum of three moon cycles (12+ weeks), to provide maximum health support.
Here at MICOPEIA, we are proud of our organic commitment!
This means that we do NOT use any conventionally grown herbs in our products. We believe in supporting the organic movement, keeping conscious considerations behind sourcing sustainably wild-harvested plants, herbs and mushrooms, to make sure that we are offering our community the best all natural and organic wellness and body care items possible!
We support family farmers, as well as small and local businesses, and when possible, we strive to even review the harvesting sites of our ingredients that are not produced in-house. These efforts further strengthen the trust that MICOPEIA's herbal-infused products are both premium and handled with care every step of the way!
- At MICOPEIA, our products do NOT use synthetic ingredients, sodium laurel sulfate, parabens, phthalates, chemicals, petroleum and/or petroleum-derived ingredients! Our products are vegan (unless noted otherwise), paraben-free, sulfate-free, fragrance-free, colorant-free, NOT TESTED ON ANIMALS and CRUELTY-FREE!
Our Founder : a Statement
"I often like to think back to when I first started feeling chronic pain during my senior year of high school, and I thought my life was over. I remember my Dad telling me, “Son- maybe this is just a blessing waiting to happen.”
When I was finally diagnosed with Schwannomatosis in 2016, I came up with a vision and business plan that would ultimately evolve into the MICOPEIA product line. In just a few years, this lifelong personal journey has become a communal effort that has helped so many.
I was once 240+ pounds in high school, and never could I have imagined that my journey living with chronic pain resulting from a debilitating condition could inspire and help others in such meaningful ways! I've certainly learned that wellness is not something that is a one size fits all answer- it is a personal journey for each of us; for that reason, I thank you for choosing to incorporate MICOPEIA's handcrafted products into your wellness routine."
Remember - Be Good to Yourself!
Rashon A. Massey