INGREDIENT QUALITY & SUSTAINABILITY
Here's additional information about some of our ingredients, particularly ones that are certified organic, have small amounts of natural preservatives added, are refined in some way, or where sustainability is an issue. We'll do our best to update this section as needed if suppliers change.
Aloe Vera: Certified organic aloe that's grown in USA. Less than a fraction of a percent of natural preservatives are added that include Potassium Sorbate- 0.10%, Citric Acid- 0.095%, Ascorbic Acid- 0.05%, and Xanthan Gum- 0.005%.
Cocoa Butter: Depending on product, is either unrefined or deodorized to lessen the chocolately scent. Cocoa butter is deodorized via steam injection to remove the volatile compounds that create the typical cocoa scent. It's also treated with diatomaceous earth clay in a fine filtration process to lighten the hue.
Douglas Fir Hydrosol: Certified organic. Steam distilled. Grown in USA.
Essential oils: We use high quality, therapeutic grade essential oils from a variety of suppliers. Many oils are certified organic, sustainably produced and fair trade. One supplier works with analytical laboratories and uses celebrated essential oil expert Robert Tisserand as a consultant to ensure purity and the utmost quality.
Flowers: Dried flowers like lavender buds, rose petals and hibiscus are all either organic or culinary grade.
Immortelle (helichrysum) Hydrosol: Certified organic, grown in Italy.
Mango Butter: Certified vegan. Refined. Non GMO, pesticide free, heavy-metal free.
Palo Santo Essential Oil: From Ecuador. Steam distilled from sustainably harvested wood on a farm that has both naturally occurring and replanted Palo Santo trees. This particular farm has already replanted 5,000 trees to ensure future sustainable harvests.
Shea Butter: Certified vegan. Refined. From Ghana. Produced by members of The Global Shea Alliance, who work to make shea production sustainable, high quality and fair wage.
White Rose Hydrosol: Certfied organic, grown in Bulgaria by artisan distillers who specialize in this variety, Rosa Alba. Steam distilled.
We use 100% recycled cardboard boxes for shipping
We avoid the waste of printing and sending packing slips for most shipments
We reuse packaging and padding from other shipments when possible
We are working to shift to reusable glass packaging for most of our products. Stay tuned.
The majority of products are currently packaged in fully recyclable, food grade PET, which is suitable for use with essential oil products.
We encourage you to recycle your empty jars with your local collection or reuse them for other storage purposes.