Laughing Tree Organics products are made with only the highest quality plants, botanicals, and herbs, and are infused with pure essential oils. Without harsh chemicals, parabens, sulfates, phthalates, artificial colors, artificial fragrances, or formaldehyde-releasing preservatives. We use only minimal and mild preservatives for true purity and safety, making everything environmentally friendly for sustainability.
The path that led me to founding Laughing Tree Organics began a little later in my life. In my early forties I was a full-time working mom with a hectic schedule. That meant mealtime was often whatever was easy, quick, and included a vegetable. Our “Brady Bunch” blended family included five growing children, so I always bought in bulk- from laundry detergent to body wash. I rarely read ingredient labels apart from the callouts on the front. If the packaging of common names boasted “healthy” or “essential nutrients”, it was good enough for me.
Then one day during a routine checkup, my nurse practitioner discovered a lump on my neck. How could I have missed it? How long had it been there? I was petrified. Eventually I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, a disease which causes one’s immune system to attack the thyroid gland.
The thyroid regulates metabolism, and as part of the endocrine system, controls the production of hormones and their release. Everything from our growth and development to our moods, sleep, reproduction and tissue function — our very fabric — is impacted by our endocrine system. My doctor informed me that Hashimoto’s is the result of genetics and environment. I left her office thinking, environment? I live in an unpolluted, somewhat-rural area, surrounded by forest! That night, I began researching the disease and environmental impacts. This was the very first step to completely changing my life, and my family’s.
The more I read about pesticides, plastics, and the harmful chemicals that go into all of the products that we use, especially beauty and personal care products, the more horrified I became. Toxic substances like parabens, phthalate, Cocamide DEA, Lauramide DEA, Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate (SLS/SLES), and heavy metals are common ingredients in our shampoos, soaps, creams, hair products, deodorants, make-up, and sunscreens. So many products with hidden toxins that I have been lathering on my body every single day of my entire life! I read as many research studies as I could find and became increasingly alarmed for not only myself and my children, but everyone and their children! Some of these nasty ingredients were linked to cancers, early-puberty triggers, an increased risk of diabetes, behavioral issues, just to name a few. I felt incredibly guilty.
Had I been poisoning my children? I was so angry.
Flash forward a few years and we had become organic, expert label readers. But with five active tweens I was left feeling a huge financial burden buying the kind of products that women in their forties need. Our skin loses elasticity, the production of collagen slows, while the wrinkles really start to show! My personal care budget was through the roof, and I was skimping out on some essentials. The natural moisturizer I was using cost nearly $100. The eye-serum I wanted was priced way out of reach. And, perimenopause was causing night sweats, so I was losing sleep and it was showing.
One morning, groggy at breakfast, my daughter asked me what was wrong and why my under-eyes were so puffy. I snapped, “Because the amount of food my kids eat means that I can’t afford my eye-cream!” She laughed and said, “If healthy skin products are so expensive, why don’t you just make them at affordable costs for others?”
And so, The Laughing Tree Organics was born more than seven years ago. Today, we are a small team that is committed to the belief that truly clean personal care products should be accessible to everyone. None of our products contain harsh synthetic chemicals, artificial fragrances, toxic preservatives, parabens or sulfates.
Our line of natural, organic facial products are made from only the highest quality botanicals, herbs, essential oils, and plant extracts. Our formulas are infused with a high level of vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, amino acids, photo sterols, enzymes, and natural sugars. These provide a vital spectrum of benefits for the mind, body, skin, scalp, and hair to cleanse, purify, hydrate, detoxify, stimulate, soothe, smooth, and protect. They are all designed to be hypoallergenic and cruelty free.
We are committed to ethically sourcing ingredients and gaining certifications such as Organic, Fair Trade, NPA Natural, and Non-GMO Project Verified as we grow. We remain competitively priced in the marketplace and are aligned with a trusted GMP certified facility who formulates and produces in small-batches. We source only the highest quality organic and natural botanical ingredients, and complete cruelty-free testing on all our botanical formulas. We seek out recyclable jars, bottles, tubes, and packaging and are currently looking into biodegradable labels for our packaging, to complement our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint.
We strive to produce the highest quality of natural and organic skincare and haircare products, blending wellness and self-care beautifully.
So, from us to you, heartfelt thanks for choosing The Laughing Tree Organics 100% pure products, and for caring about the ingredients that you offer your family and the impact they have on our planet.
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