Meet the sisters behind Theraganics
Sisters Stephanie and Jennifer Roudabush create natural products to alleviate skin problems for Tulsans of all ages.
Jennifer and Stephanie Roudabush
It started with years of bad skin problems. Sisters Stephanie and Jennifer Roudabush, owners of Theraganics, both had acne and irritated skin before they came to a realization in their mid-20s.
“We realized basically the less we did, the better,” Jennifer says. “My sister was the front leader on that. She realized when she stopped messing with her skin and left it alone, the inflammation calmed down.”
That’s when the work began. Research and trial and error led to the discovery that they didn’t grow up as acne-prone teenagers; instead, they had sensitive skin that reacted to products with detergents, steroid creams and astringents.
“We realized there really wasn’t a product that met all of our allergy requirements, so we played with it on a home level,” Jennifer says.
After two and a half years of experimenting, Stephanie had created recipes that were natural and vegan. She added natural clays, charcoal powder and essential oils.
Excess products were given to family and friends, and after receiving positive reviews, the sisters opened an Etsy store called Theraganics (think therapeutic organics), which later developed into a storefront.
They make all of their products, such as soaps, deodorant and eye cream on-site.
“We look for the highest level of ingredients and make sure our raw materials are sustainably sourced,” Jennifer says.
Theraganics also does custom products, which Jennifer says builds long-term customers.
“Let’s say they have a coconut allergy and one of our major products has coconut oil in it,” Jennifer says. “A lot of times I can make those products for them without whatever their allergens are. It helps us reach a lot of people and cater to the different specifics that people require.”
You can find Theraganics’ products at its storefront or at various local retailers.
6552 E. 51st St. | 918-828-7335 | theraganics.com
11 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday-Friday; 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday