Sights & Sounds: OEM
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OEM is a new kind of drugstore. From nourishing lip balm, soothing cream, incense, and my personal favorite, a rehydrating drink that puts Gatorade to shame—OEM is reinventing tools for care.
I love this statement on their website:
A moment where care flows freely between beings. An experience you are familiar with, but perhaps forgotten. Everything long extinct and everything not yet existing. When Earth was nothing and nothing was Earth. No one was there, but we remember when we were one.
I’ve written about Shun and Ceilidh and their journey with OEM in the past and are always encouraged by their bravery to create new paths forward. When good people make good things, you want the whole world to know about it.
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