About Our Topicals
We source organic ingredients where we can, for all of our topical products. We believe that what you put on your body is just as important as what you put in your body. Some ingredients are not listed as organic; keep reading to learn more about how we source our ingredients on this page!
Organic ingredients are produced without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or other artificial agents. To get organic certification growers and farmers have to dedicate at least three years of organic practices before they can begin to use the organic certification label. Crops can be called organic if they are grown in soil that is free from synthetic fertilizers and pesticides - the chemicals we don’t need in or on our body! By keeping synthetic fertilizers and pesticides away from the soil the crops grow in, these plants then are able to uptake sources of nutrition from nature instead of man-made and thereby don’t accumulate the synthetic compounds in their cells - preventing these toxins from getting into or onto our body when we go to use the plants.
Some of our ingredients are wildcrafted instead of organic. These ingredients are sourced from the wild, in their natural and native environments. Harvested from where they grow in the wild, these ingredients are protected from the toxic traditional farming practices. They are often more potent in their constituents and therapeutic compounds as some plants, herbs, mushrooms, etc. are not tended to as one would tend their home garden - receiving no extra support from humans and persisting only through their resiliency built up through generations of growing in the wild. Wildcrafted ingredients often support people local to where these plants grow in the wild and often people who have worked with the land for generations, maintaining balance and reciprocity with nature and the environment.
We source our beeswax from a bee enthusiast and honey collector. Here is what our beekeeper has to say about his beeswax:
“Hi, my family has been working with bees for over 50 years. I'm a second generation beekeeper, and have been working the bees for over 35 years. I started working with the bees for only the honey, but my bees have made over three tons of beeswax this year. I sell most of my beeswax off to big candle makers. My beeswax is all pure, there are no additives or colors. I don't treat my bees with any type of pesticides or chemicals. Most beekeepers use pesticides to kill the mites, I don't! This beeswax is all organic and natural.”