I have had a life-long interest in nature and ecology, and I followed this passion to earn a doctorate in environmental science. I’ve always been drawn to plant essences and to using and creating earthy products with essential oils. As I worked with natural materials, I realized there were important connections between everyday body care and ecological sustainability. While investigating ingredients, I became aware of the conflicts inherent to some of the major oils (palm oil and industrial tallow). I wanted to contribute to positive change, and I started blogging about issues in “everyday ecology.” One Earth Body Care arose out of my vision to provide people with bodycare options that are highly effective, a pleasure to use, and better for people and for the planet.
One Earth Body Care products are palm oil-free & Fair Trade-Certified and our packaging is recycled & biodegradable. To make our solid shampoo and conditioner bars, we melt & press coconut-based surfactants, conditioners, organic oils & essential oils. Our perfumes are custom blends of essential oils in organic jojoba. For our herbal balms, we extract wildharvested herbs in organic olive oil and blend these with beeswax. We make our soaps, beard & body bars by cold process. We do not use perfumes or artificial colorants.