News / water conservation

The Birth of OF

A trip down memory lane, the original Okamura Magic blog

A lot has changed in two years, how 'bout you?


Are we having fun yet?

xo so

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After much consideration and research, we are happy to donate to Okamura Farm's newest passion!

Safe water and sanitation for everyone! Happy Thursday Friends!

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Following the Passion

Even though I'm from Idaho, I'm not a camper.  I'll do it if I have to, but I'd rather stay home and read a book.  Recently our water main to our house broke and we found ourselves without water for four days.  Fortunately, we have lovely neighbors who threaded their hose through the fence so we could rinse our dishes and flush the toilet.  Egad.

Chris and I were so disoriented, probably in part from dehydration, but mostly from the disconnect.  Thinking about regular activities--I need to do some laundry, maybe I'll make candles, cooking--all interrupted.  We wandered around trying to do our normal activities and keep ourselves cheerful despite the impending plumber bill and the fact we are woefully prepared for the zombie apocalypse.   

Water.  Clean, accessible water.  Not everybody has it and this must change.

  What is YOUR favorite accessible water not-for-profit organization?


The water you drink today has likely been around in one form or another since dinosaurs roamed the Earth, hundreds of millions of years ago.

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Welcome to Okamura Farmacopia!

I became a licensed esthetician 2005 and six months later began work at Urbaca Salon in Portland, Oregon.  With a passion for more natural, results-oriented skin care, I am honored to interact with extraordinary people on a daily basis.  From wonderful coworkers to pillars of Portland industry, curious tourists and beyond!  It's a hoot.
In 2009 I trained in the American Cancer Society's Look Good Feel Better program.
In 2011 they found a lump in my right breast but fortunately, with continued monitoring, it is not cancerous.  
Making educated decisions about product ingredients intensified and continues.

In the summer of 2011 I launched Okamura Farmacopia: paraben, sulfate and cruelty free skin care for all.
I hope you enjoy these products and am always open to your feedback!
Thank you for reading!

Sherry Okamura
Licensed Esthetician

Contact me directly at Urbaca Salon
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