Organic Essence was founded in 2006 after the USDA National Organic Program allowed non-food agriculturally derived products to certify to their existing organic food standard. Organic Essence was one of the first body care product companies to certify to this standard, and to this day is one of a small number to only produce certified organic products. Organic certification matters because deceptive marketing has made ‘natural’ bodycare product claims largely meaningless.
Organic Essence’s DNA is simply about not using the chemicals that raise health concerns because the safest amount of any synthetic chemical is none. The idea of using natural, traditional ingredients and products is attractive because they are well understood. We know the health properties of various fruits, vegetables and herbs and we also know that hemlock is poisonous. Novel synthetic chemicals haven’t been around long enough for us to know what their health effects really are. We do know that every year more synthetic chemicals that were once thought to be safe are now considered dangerous. Products are not just what’s in a package but also the package itself. This understanding led Organic Essence to re-imagine packaging as being part of the life cycle, rather than as something that is dangerous and threatens life.
Organic Essence is where genuinely sustainable products and packaging are being invented and made. Organic Essence products – including their packaging – are derived from life, are a part of life, sustain life and will continue to live in life forever. Organic Essence was made to serve you. Here’s to your good health and your appreciation of life.