About us

OR: the alternative

Thank you for visiting OR: the alternative!

This is the home of a brand new, small business from Cleveland, Ohio. Please take a peek at our all-natural body care products – there’s a little something for everyone.

Hope you find something you like, but if not, feel free to contact us & maybe we can whip it up for you!


OR’s mission is to remind people everyday that better, all-natural alternatives exist. We endeavor to create your new favorite body care products by perfecting all-natural recipes that are developed by OR & approved by our customers.


Check out where you can find OR near you and where we will be next on our RETAILERS + EVENTS page!


This was just another “bad idea” Lorraine had – “I’m going to start making homemade, all-natural facial cleanser & lotions!” The primary focus at that time was clearing up her breakouts and doing it naturally. After a few trial recipes for oil facial cleansers, she was acne-free & thought about dabbling in some other homemade body care products.

Soon, Lorraine was creating tester kits for some close friends and family to try the recipes she whipped up in her kitchen. A few more tweaks here and there & BAM! Wonderful all-natural body care products!

One thing led to another and here she is – creating her own website & selling her creations online! WHA WHAT?!


Lorraine McCourt OR: the alternative natural skin care hair Cleveland, Ohio  Lorraine is the creative, yet logical, founder/designer/product developer/photographer/marketing expert/Queen of Hats of OR: the alternative. Since childhood, she has experimented with different forms of creativity to express herself. Currently, Lorraine loves to bake and try new recipes. She brings a touch of personalization to every order and a passion for making useful stuff.


Elmer beagle blue heeler

Elmer is the ever-loyal, adorable helper puppy who enjoys basking in the sun and being around people. Although his lack of thumbs isn’t always ideal for hands-on activities, Elmer continues to charm (& grumble) his way into hearts.


OR all-natural body care products are made in small batches using the best essential oils, carrier oils, and butters to make your favorite stuff. Lorraine & Dustin work at home in their Cleveland, Ohio kitchen.


Have a couple questions? Just wanna chat? You can reach me here: hello@orthealternative.com

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