About Us

Our Team

Rebecca Moser Biography coming soon

Brenda Herman – Biography coming soon

Lisa Rose – Biography coming soon

Our Founder

Cynthia Ransom, ND Traditional Naturopath

With an undergraduate degree in Psychology, Cynthia returned to school 17 yrs later to earn her Doctorate in Naturopathy and Masters degree at the Academy of Bio-Energetics. Her passion for holistic health was a catalyst in starting Good Karma Skincare. Understanding what goes ‘on’ your body also goes ‘in’ your body, she wanted to create a line of products that were targeted to Anti-Aging, being truly natural and non-toxic. “Too many companies use ‘natural’ as a marketing tool, it really has no legal meaning. We make products that are therapeutic in nature, unrefined oils that have not been stripped of their nutrients, vitamins, herbs and other natural ingredients to restore your skin the way nature intended.” 

As important as Good Karma’s products are, the business plan had to be equally holistic. Good Karma Lifestyle is following in the footsteps of Newman’s Own, using their business model to benefit charities with the profits made. Her heart goes out to the animals of the planet, thus GKS’s first charitable program, “Beauty feeds the Beast™ was born.

Cynthia has closed the doors to her private practice, however her passion for wellness lives on in her book. Using stories from her practice, Cynthia bridges the gap between traditional medicine and holistic healthcare, opening up a world of choices to create and maintain health. She is also a columnist for Her Voice magazine, a quarterly publication in Northern Minnesota.  Cynthia is happy to be in her hometown of Brainerd, Minnesota with her husband Scott and three furry four legged children.

Beauty Feeds The Beast

In 2020, we are continuing our sponsorship with the Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone, Minnesota for the leopard Shazam!

In 2019, we continued our sponsorship with the Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone, Minnesota for the leopard Shazam!

 

8/27/2019 Update on Shazam!

Today 17-year-old, leopard Shazam went to the vet clinic to get two small masses removed from the base of his tail. They have been sent out for further testing. 

Here is a recent picture!

In 2018, we continued our sponsorship with the Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone, Minnesota for the leopard Shazam!


2/26/2018 Update on Shazam!    We received this note and photos from Wildcat Sanctuary:

Most of the cats enjoy the snow. That’s the great part of being located in a 4-season location. Each season brings its own form of “natural” enrichment. Whether it’s rolling around in the snow making snow angels or destroying snowmen the caretakers make for them, the cats have their own special way of making the most of winter.

Shazam is such a typical leopard – fast and cunning. He enjoys trying to startle the new interns. It’s quite the game for him. He’ll often crouch down low against his habitat wall or behind a log. He knows them by voice and who he can startle with a lightning fast leap. That’s why our safety protocol is so important and drilled into everyone. Yes, sometimes even the humans walking by here are “enrichment” for the cats, so we always expect the unexpected and keep a safe distance

We’ve had some pretty cold days the past couple of months. Many below 0 days and nights. We’re so thankful for your sponsorship. You help assure the cats are always taken care of with full bellies and toasty places to curl up, no matter what Mother Nature throws at us.

In 2017, we decided to pick a national shelter/cause.  After meeting with the wonderful caretakers at The Wildcat Sanctuary, we wanted to help.  The Wildcat Sanctuary rescues large cats (Tigers, Lions, Cougars and such) from horrific situations, giving them a life of peace and freedom from small captive, unsafe conditions. The Sanctuary’s mission is “no more wild pets” , educating on the plight of wild animals and the cruelty of being kept as a captive animal for entertainment or personal ownership. These creatures are ‘Wild’ and should remain so.

Thanks to you the first cat Good Karma is sponsoring:

Shazam is a 15 yr old Black Leopard who grabbed a hold of our heart and wouldn’t let go. This stunning black beauty was rescued by the Wildcat Sanctuary from unsavory conditions at a privately owned zoo that could no longer afford to stay open. All the exotic animals were going to be put up for auction, opening their future up to taxidermists, unlicensed animal dealers and more- the Wildcat Sanctuary stepped in and rescued Shazam along with 6 other large cats. He arrived at the sanctuary timid and untrusting, used to living in small sad conditions. With love and care, Shazam has grown into a confident adult leopard,  loving his large habitat complete with high-perches and a climbing log jungle gym.

He even has a best friend; Nikita the White Tiger. 

We hope this makes your heart as happy is it does ours!  Because of you, we are able to help Wildcat Sanctuary and Shazam- hopefully the first of many cats we can sponsor.  We will keep you posted with updates on Shazam throughout the year. Without you this would not be possible- so grateful to all of our Good Karma tribe.

WE THANK YOU

More on the Wildcat Sanctuary here.

HART Pets Animal Rescue

This year we moved our headquarters to Brainerd Minnesota, and in honor of our new home, we donated to our local shelter HART.  We did things differently due to the hectic time (moving!)- we donated money instead of food.  In Gratitude to All!

Happy Tails Rescue

Our choice this year was Happy Tails Rescue

. Not only did we Feed the Beasts this year, but Beauty Cleaned the Beasts as well by delivering three cases of natural pet shampoo and conditioner in addition to dog, cat & kitten food. We could barely contain ourselves with the arrival of adorable kittens waiting to be adopted. Happy Tails has a variety of pets-including birds- all looking for their forever homes.   THANK YOU for supporting Good Karma; you are the best!

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Secondhand Hounds

Today was a great day!   On 6.10.2014, we delivered 580 lbs of premium dog food to Secondhand Hounds. THANK YOU to all the purchase Good Karma products, without you, this would not be possible. Last week we asked director Rachel Mairose of Secondhand Hounds what they were in need of. “Puppy food and grain free adult dog food” were the biggest needs so they went to the top of the shopping list.

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