Elm and Otter is a small, family run business based out of central Florida. As a homeschool mom to an almost 12 year old and a 9 month old, Brittany was looking for a way to provide extra income for our family while still remaining home with her kids (not easy!). She always had a passion for beautiful, high quality, educational but fun toys and knew she wanted to do something with that. First on Etsy, she was blown away for the need for high quality, beautiful, educational toys. All of our toys are made from natural, untreated wood. We use only water based, non toxic paint and natural finishes.