where I buy my natural beauty ingredients
I receive a lot of questions and emails regarding where I buy the ingredients for all my natural beauty recipes. The truth is I'm pretty brand loyal to one company that I think is the bomb. I'm super picky about the ingredients I use and truth be told, I don't trust a lot of the brands out there. However, I am completely sold (and have been for years now) on now one of my favorite stores ever and affiliate, Mountain Rose Herbs. Love them!
They are only online and believe you me, you could spend hours looking through the huge selection they have of oils, butters, herbs, teas, spices...the list goes on and on. And their site is really pretty too. And don't even get me started on their catalog (which according to them is so clean it can be composted..and it's lovely to boot).
But what I love the most about them is that they completely stand behind their product. None of the stuff they sell uses any sort of pesticides or chemicals, even if it's not organic. I found this out because I actually emailed them when something I wanted to get didn't have the organic label on it and I was nervous that it meant it may have pesticides or other chemicals. Well they actually emailed me back (good customer service) and explained how they source their products. Instead having me trying to explain it, I think they do a better job of it, so here it is straight from their site:
"Mountain Rose Herbs incorporates its passion for organics into every fiber and thread of its operational foundation. Currently we offer one of the most thorough selections of certified organic herbs, spices and botanicals today, and contrary to other companies who will supply both an organic and conventional variety, organics remain our first and only choice regardless of price or profit! We will never stock a non-organic item if an organic one is available, nor will we offer our customers material which has been conventionally grown using synthetic substances. In the event that certified organic material is not available, we opt for material which was cultivated without chemicals or harvested in the wild, thus liberating ourselves from commercial farming dependencies, and all of these materials have been meticulously analyzed in the lab for both chemical and pesticide residues."
I'm in love with this company and hands down, once you get to know them, you will be too. I would only recommend products that I truly believe in (my loyal readers know that it's rare that I actually recommend products in general...I'm pretty picky). There are those rare occasions that I will need something fast and will have to go to the local health food store to pick something up. However, 95% of all the ingredients I use are from Mountain Rose Herbs. I'm kind of in love with them.
Back to the ingredients...I usually get my little mason jars (for my homemade recipes and products) from the local hardware store, they sell them in packs of 10 or 12. I get those little amber bottles that you see in a lot of my posts from Mountain Rose Herbs.
As always you can reach me by commenting or emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
I think that's it, but if I'm missing anything, please let me know. In the upcoming weeks I'll be sharing how to make a cleansing oil, a toner and my deep hair conditioning experiment.