What Does ECOcert Mean?
To ensure environmentally friendly products, ECOCERT evaluates the raw materials used in our formulas to ensure ingredients are derived from renewable resources, manufactured by environmentally friendly processes, and are free from GMO and synthetics. The process to earn that ECOCERT certificate calculates both the natural and the organic content in our formulas and evaluates our packaging to ensure it meets their biodegradable or recyclable criteria. ECOCERT is also recognized globally as the leader in natural and organic cosmetic certificates and was the first to develop standards for natural and organic cosmetics. Our products are consistently reviewed on an annual basis.
When it comes to batching our farm-fresh formulas, we have a one-of-a-kind approach. Every product is made by hand on our farm, by our team. This is our do-it-ourselves mentality, and it ensures full transparency, traceability, and accountability for all of our products.
Once our formulas are batched: they move only one room over to be filled by our on-site production team. Our team fills every bottle by hand to ensure products are filled with the utmost care. When we say made with love in Vermont, we really mean it! We never get tired of seeing our signature green bottles filled.
When designing sustainability into every step of our manufacturing process, eco-friendly packaging is at the forefront. We are constantly searching for the newest and most innovative packaging solutions.
Our first choice is to always use glass because it’s infinitely more recyclable and the most sustainable option available today.When a formula can’t go in glass, we use bioplastic tubes made from corn and sugarcane. Our cartons are FSC Certified Paper, meaning they all come from responsible forestry, and we use soy ink.
While we are very proud of our current packaging: we strongly believe the future is refillable. We are so proud to offer our Water-Lock Moisturizer in refillable packaging: and hope to one day offer all products as refills. Stay tuned — we’re hard at work!
Once our farm-fresh formulas have been sustainably packaged, they’re ready to make their way to your door step! Our shippers are all fully recyclable and packed by hand.
While we know that outsourcing any of these steps would be a great way to cut costs, we truly believe that doing everything ourselves gives us control over the process, ensuring traceability, quality control, AND a low carbon footprint!