Karité Organics was born out of our own family’s frustration and inability to find a resource from which we could find natural, organic, and effective skin care products for our baby. I work in the fashion industry and, like most moms, only want the best for my children and do everything in my power to be conscious of the health of my baby, and what it is that I am applying to my child’s skin.
After deciding to break free of conventional social norms, I started to practice lifestyle strategies to regain my own health from hypothyroidism and began applying the changes necessary to restore wellness for the rest of my family. As my family continued to suffer from dry skin, eczema, and other immune system disorders, I began reaching out to find more answers. I learned that the skin is the body’s largest organ and it acts as the first line of defense which separates the body from potential toxins. But it was when I discovered that nearly everything put on the skin gets absorbed straight into the bloodstream, to be distributed throughout the body without any filtering, that I became a believer in the connection between radiant skin health and internal wellness.
I started to investigate ALL the ingredients in the personal care and cleaning products my family was using and became greatly concerned with the harmful chemicals that they were exposed to on a daily basis. According to the latest published data, there are almost 80,000 synthetic chemicals today and over 10,500 of them are used in cosmetics. Close to 90% of these chemicals were never tested for safety, 80% of them have been linked to irreversible long term health hazards, infertility, birth defects and 287 of them were found in newborn cord blood. As my research went on, I came to find out that even the so called natural brands weren’t as non-toxic and safe as they claimed.
Determined to put an end to the seemingly endless search for truly non-toxic organic skin products, and based on the strong belief that it is just as important to feed the skin as it is to feed the body with only the best organic and wild ingredients from nature, I realized I needed to formulate my own product line. I decided to craft my own skin care products from scratch. I began the process by meeting my own family’s basic needs, by using some of the same ingredients that my family was already using as food such as cacao butter, coconut oil and olive oil. While continuing to educate myself, my family continued to grow and slowly everyone’s needs changed from basic body butters, to unique products that could help prevent the appearance of stretch marks during pregnancy, soothe dry skin and eczema, diaper creams, baby balms, rescue balms, after shaves, laundry detergents, surface cleaners, with continuing expansion to soaps, sun screens, insect repellents and others…
By 2012, I was on a mission! And as a result, I founded Karité Organics premium lifestyle brand that features 100% toxin-free, plant based, certified organic ingredients and herbs especially designed for moms to be, infants, as well as the rest of the family. Karité Organics is based in Aliso Viejo, California.