let me tell you why. . .
Like many aromatherapists and botanical evangelists, I started hand crafting my products for a simple reason: I had skin issues and I didn’t trust the items being sold on retail shelves. Why? Because I learned the dangerous truths behind so many of the products I was using every day. Products that I thought were safe. (Pssst – they’re not.)
I researched the reproductive issues associated with parabens and phthalates and the links to various forms of cancer from so many other mainstream cosmetic ingredients. I learned that the United States cosmetics industry is self-regulated and that there are only 11 banned cosmetic ingredients in our country compared to European Union's 1,328. I learned that our skin is our largest organ, and 60% of what we apply to it is absorbed directly into our bloodstream. I studied the origin of our powders, creams, and gels, and wrapped my head around the fascinating job marketers have done over the years to convince us that we need to apply 15 different products a day to look beautiful. (Pssst again – we don't!) I became disgusted with the industry – the machine that it is – and decided to be the change I wanted to see.
I launched Wanderlust Organics because I saw a need for products that make you feel beautiful, pampered, and healthy - in your daily life, and on your grand adventures. I wanted something that would look beautiful on your bathroom shelf, yet practical enough to take camping. But mostly, I wanted something that worked, naturally. Our commitments to trust, quality and integrity are infused into everything we formulate. We believe profoundly in the healing that takes place when we immerse ourselves among the trees; the mountains; the waters; the gardens. They remind us to slow down, simplify, and just be. This connection to nature on a sensory level is at the core of everything we do. There’s a story behind every product we create - a moment we want to remember; an adventure we want to share; a gift we want to give. And it is our greatest gift to be able to offer these experiences to you.
Wander with Love.
Founder & Creator
Less is more.
Every ingredient we use is included for a therapeutic reason, and we do not use fillers of any kind. This means our formulas are pure, highly concentrated, effective, and intentional - a rare find in today's sea of false cosmetics claims. We purchase organic ingredients whenever possible, based on availability. In circumstances where an organic ingredient is not available, we use the non-organic version of the same ingredient. When that happens, it is noted in full transparency on our ingredients list. Our packaging is minimal and recyclable, to intentionally minimize our footprint.
A Note on Natural:
There are often slight differences in the color from batch to batch due to different microclimates in the various areas where some of our ingredients are sourced.
You might also see brown “specs” in some of your products containing Shea butter, as they are natural components of this unrefined ingredient. Store your Wanderlust products in a cool, dark place when possible, as exposure to temperatures above 75 degrees may alter consistency and reduce shelf-life.