Our Sustainability Criteria For Ingredients & Packaging
We Care About Our Products, The Planet, and You
How We Select Our Ingredients
We select each of our ingredients to produce premium products while supporting industries and initiatives that are grounded in social and environmental responsibility. Our criteria for ingredients include:
Contributes to a best-in-class product.
Each ingredient must make a meaningful contribution to the quality of the product it's included in.
We have quality metrics for each product category. For example, quality criteria for our hair care products include lather, gentle cleansing, ease of rinsing, conditioning, protection, detangling and combability, static reduction, shine, aroma and healthfulness. Each ingredient will contribute to one or more of those criteria.
Is not a known source of environmental or social conflict.
One Earth Body care does not use palm oil or tallow (animal fat) because of the massive deforestation and destruction of human and ecological communities involved in producing these materials. We avoid palm oil derivatives wherever possible.We strive to stay current on scientific and ecological knowledge about raw ingredients and will continue to refine our formulas according to sound science and client experience.
Is organic or Fair-Trade certified if available.
We believe that organic and Fair Trade practices are important starting points in the quest to develop regenerative agriculture. Organic agriculture is significantly more planet friendly than methods using herbicides, pesticides and fungicides. Fair Trade works to provide a living wage and empowerment to people working in agricultural sectors, generally in poorer countries. Fair Trade certification also requires producers to implement, at a minimum, basic environmental standards.
Our coconut oil and cocoa butter are certified organic and Fair-Trade. The olive oil, sunflower oil, jojoba oil, rosehip oil, and some of our essential oils in our balms and facial oil are certified organic. We use organic plant starches in our natural deodorant. We'll continue to seek out organic and Fair Trade ingredients.
How We Package Our Products
Packaging should not just protect the product, it should protect the health of the planet too. Here are our criteria for packaging:
One Earth Body Care believes packaging should be biodegrade and return to the earth to support life rather than create pollution. Many of our products are packaged in recycled paper boxes, which can be composted after the product is used. We also use some glass and tin, which are reusable and recyclable.
Made from recycled material.
We seek out paper with the highest available content of post-consumer waste and products that are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. Our shampoo bar and conditioner bar boxes are made from unbleached, minimum 30% post-consumer recycled paperboard.
What is fair trade?
Fair trade is a global movement made up of a diverse network of producers, companies, consumers, advocates, and organizations putting people and planet first.
- Empowering farmers and farm workers
- Responsible Farming & Sustainability
- Creating Wealth Through Profits & Growth