Harvest Market is constantly striving to make improvements for our customers. We have been working hard to get our Personal Care Items to a very low/non-existent toxicity level. We like to use the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) Skin Deep database to help us sort through ingredients and products out there, trying to bring our customers safe beauty care.
Most of us are familiar with the dangers of toxins that can be present in our food but often we forget that our skin is the largest organ and everything we put on it gets absorbed internally. We encourage our customers to use the Skin Deep database to learn about what toxins can lurk in topical products as well!
With that, we are extremely happy to announce the arrival of Carina Organics body care. Their entire line rates at the safest EWG standards and they are a company that stands by their mission from sourcing to processing to final product. Their products are biodegradable, making them river and stream safe. They are also gluten free, soy free, corn free and free of other major allergens, with the exception of coconut. They are also free of parabens, cortisone, steroids, DEA (diethanolamine), sulfates, salt (sodium chloride), propylene glycol, aluminum, synthetic fragrances and dyes.
Carina Organics hand harvests their variety of herbal ingredients and saps throughout the year from farms and forests across the Pacific Northwest. This ensures their certified organic ingredients impact nature as little as possible during harvesting.
“This includes impact consideration of emissions, regrowth of the plant being harvested, and the surrounding environment. Those ingredients labelled as green are sourced from QAI/USDA certified growers and account for an approximately 98% of our certifiable ingredients. We also strive to use local organic suppliers and farmers wherever and whenever possible. A selection of these suppliers are too small to receive the accreditation due to the cost, those ingredients are labelled in black as natural and organic. Should a product not be available locally we aim to find the nearest supplier meeting our environmental standards. Every supplier of raw materials is researched to confirm that their methods of farming or harvesting meet these sustainability standards.”
If you are looking for a new shampoo, conditioner, hair spray, hair gel, body lotion, or bubble bath, we encourage you to give Carina Organics a try. They are a safe choice for your beautiful body. Carina Organics is a company that is constantly striving to stand by their ethics and mission. We are proud to offer this as an option at Harvest Market!