Certified Organic, Wildcrafted, Ethically Farmed
CLEAN UNIQUE FORMULAS
We're proud of our ingredients. And we are picky, so they're the very best nature has to offer. Pure. Less. Organic. No compromise. We use only Certified Organic, Wildcrafted and Ethically Farmed ingredients, and Fair Trade where possible.
Our research methods include extensive scientific study reviews and worldwide field research. We analyze scientific studies, ethnobotany research, medical anthropology journals and beyond to find the most potent unique ingredients. We travel worldwide to conduct field research, build relationships with growers, farmers and suppliers around the globe to better understand our ingredients. Ingredient Transparency and Traceability is at the forefront of our ingredient approach.
Every ingredient we choose is a powerhouse of therapeutic benefits in it's own right, but when combined, each works synergystically to enhance the benefits of the others, making the whole greater than the sum of its parts. We think you'll love them.
CLEAN INGREDIENTS = CLEAN BEAUTY AND WELLNESS: the cleaner, the better in terms of ingredients and ours are consciously sourced and thoroughly tested. We use only Vegan, Certified Organic, Wildcrafted, Ethically Farmed and Fair Trade ingredients – Nourished by nature and backed by science. We consider, scientific studies that document beneficial properties of an ingredient and its efficacy with independent subjects; the location, growing conditions and methods of harvest of a plant species and its relatives to find the most effective chemotype for its intended purpose; what the plant means to local people, how they use it and how the plant was utilized throughout history.
HOPEWIND WILL NOT USE. We don't use any additives in our products. Our product philosophy is minimal ingredients with maximum efficacy. We use pure active botanicals. We do not use water in our formulas, therefore do not need the many preservatives and additives required when water is present. A sample of the harmful ingredients that we do not use include: BHA and BHT, Coal tar dyes: p-phenylenediamine and colours listed as “CI” followed by a five digit number, DEA (diethanolamine)-related ingredients, Dibutyl phthalate, Formaldehyde-releasing preservatives, Parabens, Parfum(a.k.a. fragrance), PEG compounds, Petrolatum, Siloxanes, Sodium laureth sulfate, Triclosan.
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CERTIFIED ORGANIC farming refers to what is planted and how crops are grown, cultivated and harvested. In terms of botanical oil cultivation, Certified Organic farmers use ethical farming practices to grow organic plants and protect their plants and the environment from harm at every stage in the process. They ensure that soil is well cared for, utilizing methods that sustain and enhance its health for future use. Organic farming prioritizes natural resources, values bio-agriculture and its products, and ensures respect for the earth. The farmers that produce Certified Organic crops are true stewards of our environment.
Certified Organic BENEFITS our PLANET by:
- promoting ecological balance, protecting natural resources
- conserving biodiversity
- maintaining and enhancing soil and water quality
- conserving wetlands, woodlands, and wildlife
Certified Organic farming DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- harmful or synthetic chemical: pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers which contaminate our PLANET.
- GMO's, (Genetically Modified Organisms)
- over harvesting
- biosolids/sewage sludge
HopeWind uses Certified Organic Ingredients: they are clean, powerful and great for our Planet.
WILDCRAFTED plant oils are distilled from plants that grow wild in their native habitat or ecosystem, among other plants also indigenous to the area and are often found in forests, far from any harmful synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers. Organic by their very nature, this is possibly the healthiest, most natural growing condition for a particular plant species and often yields the finest quality oil.
Additionally, Wildcrafted cultivation completed by experienced harvesters is carefully planned to see that plants are not over harvested, ensuring the sustainability of that particular ecosystem.
Wildcrafted plant oils are wild grown, they retain all the positive attributes of plants grown in their natural habitat. Plants that have been farmed, even organically, may not possess all of the unique traits of Wildcrafted plants.
Some botanical oils are both Wildcrafted and Certified Organic, as they are originally Wildcrafted, then go through rigorous testing and analysis in order to be designated Certified Organic.
Both Wildcrafted and Certified Organic oils can possess slight differences from harvest to harvest, depending on any number of environmental factors, i.e., differences in yearly rainfall. The same type of oil even from the same region, may smell, look, or feel slightly different from season to season, in the way of a deeper hue, or lighter scent. Therefore, products made with these oils may vary slightly from batch to batch which is expected when using the most pure, natural ingredients. Both Certified Organic and Wildcrafted botanical oils are environmentally friendly and because of what they don't contain and both are more pure and safe to use than their commercial grade/conventionally farmed counterparts.
Certified Organic and wildcrafted plant oils for healing are the best choices when possible. This is especially true when using oils that are extracted by cold pressing of the peel, or outer skin of the fruit. With conventionally farmed plants, the highest concentration of pesticides is usually found in the peel, or skin.
HopeWind uses Wildcrafted Ingredients: they are clean, potent and great for our Planet.
SUSTAINABLE & ETHICALLY FARMED
SUSTAINABLE & ETHICALLY FARMED oils come from farms that use no harmful synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers. Sustainable processes are practised at every level of farming, harvesting and oil extraction. Often, the people employed to harvest and extract these oils are local, Indigenous partners with vast traditional knowledge of the plants in their midst, whose work helps elevate and strengthen their communities with good jobs, fair wages and sustainable employment. Sustainable practices also help to preserve, maintain, enhance and strengthen the ecosystem of the plants, to protect the health and well being of current and future generations and the environment, helping the land and forests continue to flourish, and establish long term jobs in the area.
HOPEWIND's partner suppliers include Artisan farms, local farmers co-ops and non-profit associations that oversee fair prices for their products and their workers. As well, we source from local producers dedicated to preserving vulnerable resources and saving endangered species through innovative conservation methods, working together with CITES who certify that no endangered species are being harmed or exported. We have searched far and wide for these invaluable partners to be certain that we not only develop products that are the most pure products available for our customers, but also use as many ingredients as possible that promote sustainability in terms of biodiversity and employment. Education and training local community members in Amazon forest preservation, for example, benefits the immediate district and has positive effects that reverberate regionally, nationally and globally. At HopeWind, we strive for our supply chains to be ecologically ethical and equitable by way of our partner producers and suppliers and we will continue to seek these partners as we grow. FAIR TRADE Some of the ingredients we use in our formulas are Fair Trade and we are always on the look-out for more that meet our high standards for quality and efficacy. Fair Trade means this trade was between companies in developed nations and producers in developing nations, in which fair prices are paid to the producers.
HopeWind uses Sustainable and Ethically Farmed Ingredients: they are clean, and great for People and our Planet
Our PLANET is precious, it is the only one we have,
In every decision we make,
we consider its impact on our PLANET.
At HopeWind, we disclose all ingredients in our formulas and all our ingredients are traceable. We provide information that allows a clear understanding of each ingredient and where they originate. Every HopeWind product page provides a detailed explanation of each ingredient in that product, allowing you the confidence in and knowledge of exactly what you are applying to your skin and diffusing in the air you breathe.
DETAILED INGREDIENT INFORMATION IS PROVIDED ON EACH PRODUCT PAGEOUR PRODUCTS