WJR RADIO Interview

January 13, 2019 - http://p.cmlsdet.com/player/?feed=141&id=33914

Our Story


About the owner/founder

Hi! I am Violet Tiani Raterman and am the owner/founder of Tiani Body Care.

I grew up on the Whitney Farmstead in Ann Arbor, MI and learned at an early age to appreciate the value of working with, and supporting my local community. Starting my own natural body care line has been a dream since a young age and it is amazing to see it come to life! 

I launched Tiani Body Care after obtaining a degree in Biochemisty/Molecular Biology and am the formulator of all of Tiani Body Care products. It has been an exciting journey and is the perfect combination of sharing my love for science, supporting our local community and living a healthy life.



Our Mission

Our primary goal at Tiani Body Care is to create safe and quality products made with local ingredients. We source many fresh ingredients from farms/small businesses and use non-toxic ingredients that are suitable for sensitive skin. We use pure essential oils to scent all of our products and avoid the use of all synthetic fragrances. We have even found a few essential oils that are distilled on farms in our very own state!

Our vision is to spread the local movement into the cosmetic industry and share the stories of the farms/small businesses that produce our local ingredients. We plan to continue to increase our local sources as the business grows and provide fresh "farm to bottle" body care products. Stay tuned, we will be adding the stories of our partner farms and local businesses soon!

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Tiani is a very special family name and originated from Italy. The Tiani side of my family has taught me about living a healthy and honest life, the value of hard work, and many of my core values in life. I grew up very close to my Grandama and Grandpa Tiani and have learned so much from both of them. They are currently 97 years old and still have a vegetable garden larger than anyone I know! I still visit them about once a week and they absolutely love hearing about all the adventures Tiani Body Care has taken me on. 

Tiani is also my middle name, so it was really just the perfect name! Thank you for taking the time to read a little bit about Tiani Body Care and let us know if you have any questions at all. Thank you!


A few lovely REVIEWS

The LIP BALM is incredible! My lips are hard to please, most lip balms don’t do much for me, some actually make my lips worse off, Tiani feels amazing. I used the peppermint-sage. It feels LOVELY, so nourishing and comforting, lasts for a very long time and I just love indulging my lips in such a lovely care. It’s like a therapeutic body wrap for your lips. This is the real deal. I look forward to trying the body lotion and hand balm.
— Ilca B.

The English Lavender hand soap is perfect.
And I love the complex and delicate fragrance of the Lavender hand salve. It reminds me of an English garden
— Radin S.

This is my favorite lotion to use! The smell is so pleasant and rubs into the skin nicely. Thank you! :)
— Britney

My mom just purchased a bottle of the orange clove lotion at Kitty Face last night. After trying it for the first time on my forever dry hands- I immediately located your Facebook page & website to place an order. I cannot wait to receive my gift box & bracelet!!! Thank you for driving home the best reason to buy local- QUALITY!
— Michelle W.

Love mine, it’s the only lip balm that had healed my lips! I have four of them!!!
— Renee S.

Delighted to receive our order today so quickly after placing it on the website! We’ve already starting using them and will be getting more to share. Love the fragrances.
— Laura K.

Loveeee these products. Especially when you can buy local/small business. They won’t disappoint.
— Emily W.

I work at a job where I am constantly washing my hands with harsh soap, and the Orange Clove Body Lotion softens my poor rough hands better than anything I’ve tried. I love the smell, I love that it’s not greasy, and I love that it’s made with locally-sourced ingredients. I highly recommend this and will be buying lots for myself and as Christmas gifts!
— Kelly R.

I bought the Orange Clove body lotion over the weekend. It smells amazing and leaves a silky feel. I will definitely be purchasing more products!
— Yo S.

When im washing dishes my hands tend to get dry. A friend recently got me a container of the English Lavender hand salve and i fell in love! Its not at all greasy, smells amazing and really keeps my hands feeling smooth for sometime. I even let my boyfriend try it and he loves it!
— Tani G.

Thank you all! We are so thankful for the overwhelming amount of support and positivity you have provided since launching Tiani Body Care two years ago. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Love, Tiani Body Care