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Terressentials Team

Contact Us

Call us at 301-371-7333 (M-F 10-4 EST).
Email us at terrehelpdesk@mailworks.org

Terressentials Middletown Retail Store (and office)
2650 Old National Pike Middletown, MD 21769

STORE HOURS:

Mon, Wed-Sat: 11-5; closed Tues and Sun

* Note: If you're in our Middletown area, or planning to be close by and think you might like to visit our shop on a MONDAY or TUESDAY, or after 5 pm (when we don't list open hours), call us at 301 371-7333--we may be available for you to visit!



Who We Are


We are a small family business founded in 1991, and our goal has always been to provide you with amazing, authentic, organic personal care products that are sustainably made, gentle to use, and safe for the environment. We craft, bottle, label, pack and ship our products by hand right here in the foothills of the Catoctin Mountains in central Maryland just two miles from the Appalachian Trail.

      Here's why you'll love our products:

    • Organic, Organic, Organic. Our products are organic. No cheap, synthetic junk.

    • Handcrafted and shipped fresh.

    • Extraordinary quality that goes beyond expectations. You won't believe how good they feel and smell.

    • NEVER tested on animals.

    • NO chemical fragrances—just our luscious organic essential oil blends.

    • MANY options for sensitive and allergy-prone skin.

  • NO synthetic chemicals—just read our ingredient lists. Our products are pure and clean.


As part of our mission, we also support other small businesses and artisans by offering their organic or sustainable and fair trade handcrafted artisan global goods. Our website features a few of these items. Stop by our lively retail store in Middletown, Maryland for a full, fun Terressentials experience or visit our Facebook and Instagram pages to further explore our unique collection of fair trade and handmade gifts and accessories! Don't forget to sign up for our newsletter (link at the bottom of the home page of this web site), too, for news, product update and fun specials--we never spam you!


Our Story


Terressentials was born out of my struggle with the negative effects of chemo on my body and skin and the fear of experiencing cancer and a close call with death at a young age. After surviving cancer and radical, experimental chemo in the late 1980's, I found that I could no longer tolerate the conventional personal care and cleaning products I had been using prior to cancer. The experimental chemo protocol severely disrupted my endocrine system and left me extremely sensitive to synthetic chemicals in my environment and, despite my intensive researching, I could not find many products on the market that I didn't react to. I was cancer free, but still very sick. I adopted an organic lifestyle, moved to the country and learned to make my own organic personal care products in order to regain my health, ease my cancer worries and to feel normal.

In the beginning, my partner Jim and I carefully studied herbology and traditional medicine from a variety of cultures in search of organic ingredients to replace the synthetic chemicals in conventional body care. Because I was so sensitive after chemo, the first products that we developed were our fragrance-free products. As my health improved, we expanded our research and little by little, we developed our hair, body, facial and baby lines. We've had many highlights along the way, including having our Pure Earth Hair Wash featured on Discovery Channel's Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe!

Nearly 30 years later, I still have trouble finding truly organic products body care products, even in health food stores. So many personal care products are labeled “organic” and "natural," but have few actual organic ingredients and many synthetic chemicals not allowed under the National Organic Program regulations. Just read the labels next time you go to the store and you'll understand my frustration. On a brighter note, I'm glad you found us because now you know there really are effective, high-quality, affordable organic personal care product alternatives to all the synthetic chemical fake natural and organic poseur products! Thanks for doing your research and supporting our small organic business! I hope you enjoy our artisan crafted, small batch pure, clean and organic Terressentials products!

All my best,

Diana, co-founder

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