Terressentials Team

Contact Us

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

Terressentials Office
2650 Old National Pike Middletown, MD 21769
Phone: 301-371-7333

Terressentials Retail Store
100 E. Patrick Street Frederick, MD 21701
Phone: 301-378-0069


Who We Are


We are a small family business founded in 1991, and our goal has always been to provide you with amazing, authentic, USDA certified 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 synthetic crap.

    • 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 selling sustainable and fair trade handcrafted artisan global goods. Our website features a few of these items. Stop by our retail store in Frederick, Maryland or visit our facebook and instagram pages to further explore our unique collection of fair trade and handmade gifts and accessories!


Our Story


Terressentials was born out of my struggle with the negative effects of chemo on my skin. After survinging cancer and chemo in the late 1980's, I could no longer tolerate the personal care and cleaning products I had been using prior to cancer. Cancer treatment left me extremely sensitive to synthetic chemicals in my environment and I could not find any 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.

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, we developed some of our fragrance-free products first. 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” but have few actual organic ingredients and many synthetic chemicals not allowed under our National Organic Program federal organic regulations. Just read the labels next time you go to the store and you'll understand the frustration. I'm glad you found us because now you know there really are effective, high-quality, affordable organic alternatives to all the chemical crap! Enjoy our pure, clean organic Terressentials products and please contact us to share your own experiences and stories.

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