Terressentials: Certified to the USDA National Organic Program

WE ARE ARTISAN HAND-CRAFTERS of a wide range of authentic certified organic products: organic skin care, hair care, organic baby products, and other goods made with certified organic oils, herbs and butters. MORE »







WE ARE ARTISAN HAND-CRAFTERS of a wide range of authentic certified organic products: organic skin care, hair care, organic baby products, and other goods made with certified organic oils, herbs and butters.

We are here for you discriminating seekers of genuine certified organic personal care products, who scorn hype, scrutinize labels, demand accountability, and hunger for pristine skin, hair and body cleansing and nourishment. We’re thrilled that you found us! Terressentials is your organic soulmate!

We’re proud to share that we are deeply, extremely committed to producing a wide range of artisan hand-crafted and amazing certified organic products for your organic and vibrant face, body and hair. We’re honored to have delivered our certified organic personal care delights to the thousands of incredibly smart and cool humans dancing around the Earth who have kindly helped us to grow our business with their enthusiastic, happy buzzing.

Terressentials isn’t like other companies. We’ve grown our business for twenty-two years in alignment with our passion for organic principles and our unwillingness to compromise quality for quantity. We have undergone the rigorous scrutiny of the organic certification process—that’s right, certification to our USDA National Organic Progam of the United States of America. Talk about complicating our lives! But to us the complications and intrusions of third-party verification are worth it, because we’re doing it all for you. Certified organic equals cleaner waterways, fresher air, and healthier bodies and minds.

Terressentials proudly lists the familiar organic and comforting healthy ingredients of all of our handmade products so you can easily read them for yourself and compare them to the industrial synthetic ingredients used by most other personal care companies. Why do we hold ourselves to such a high organic standard? We believe that each woman, man and child, and every living thing in our expanding universe, everyone everywhere, benefits from the scintillating energy emanating from luscious high quality certified organic botanical oils and butters, and the certified organic aromatic extracts and certified organic essential oils from all certified organic herbs, spices, flowers, fruits and roots. Sublime organic simplicity.

You’re smart and organic-minded and you seek products that are different and better. You see beyond their natural-organic hype, the happy pictures and happy talk. We know the truth. The most important thing about premium organic personal care products is the vitality and certified organic wholeness and purity of the ingredients. Instead of the industrially-processed oleochemicals glyceryl stearate, caprylic triglycerides, or cetyl alcohol, we use certified organic virgin coconut and hi-oleic sunflower oils, and certified organic cocoa and shea butters. Instead of coco-sulfate, betaines, lauryl/laureth sulfates or decyl glucose surfactants, we use mild, traditional cold-process castile soap made from certified organic virgin olive oil. No parfum or natural fragrance, only inspired blends of certified organic herbals and essential oils. And we don’t slip in any funny stuff in the fine print at the end of the list of ingredients. You won’t see the common industrial synthetics: no -ides, -ates, ethyl-, hexyl-, methyl-, propyl- or phenoxyethanol.

Because you’re smart and organic-minded, you’re probably pretty skeptical about organic product claims, and we’re right there with you. Nowadays, the internet, natural product stores, healthy magazines, even big box stores are flooded with “organic” this and “100% natural” that. But what is really organic? When it comes to skin care, body care, shampoos, lotions and other personal care products, what is the definition of organic? When you see “organic” on a personal care product label, does it mean that a product meets USDA organic standards, or is 100% organic, or is certified organic? It should. But it doesn’t. So, folks, we’re sorry to report that, when it comes to personal care care, if you don’t see the USDA Certified Organic seal, the words “organic” and “natural” don’t mean a thing.

Terressentials true certified organic skin care, body care and hair care products are of unprecedented quality—that’s what our smart customers tell us. Let Terressentials be your certified organic treasure. Certified organic personal care. Honest Certified Organic Equals Real Organic Beauty. Supreme organic sophistication. Sublime organic simplicity.

In addition to fighting for high organic standards, broadening our organic education mission and crafting fresh, truly organic products, we also operate our own organic and fair trade stores, and grow herbs, flowers and fruits in our gardens on our organic acres nestled in the foothills of the Catoctin Mountains near a popular gateway to the Appalachian Trail in the Middletown Valley of central Maryland. If you’re in the area, we’d love to have you pay us a visit! If you’d like to get to know us better now, please do read about what we’ve been up to—our organic activism, media accolades, our published opinions, our community music project, our fair trade business, and more—by perusing our news and articles web pages, and our various social media pages.

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