The Welsh cleric Geoffrey of Monmouth once wrote that the fields of Avalon “Have no need of the ploughs of the farmers and all cultivation is lacking except what nature provides.It's in our name: Avalon OrganicsOur commitment to organic agriculture extends beyond personal care formulation to a passion for home-grown sustainability, a cleaner global environment and, of course, personal health. Our dedication to these ideals is summarized in our pledge, Consciousness in Cosmetics: To honor our bodies and the world we live in by creating an extraordinary range of truly effective personal care products that are inherently pure, safe and certified to the NSF/ANSI 305 Standard for Personal Care Products Containing Organic Ingredients. Each of our products is made with organic ingredients, including botanicals, extracts and essential oils. We honor ourselves, our planet and our users with the Consciousness in Cosmetics promise. We urge you to take time to honor yourself everyday.MissionOur Mission is Consciousness in Cosmetics®. Through an integrated formulation strategy that governs our every choice -- from ingredients to manufacturing to packaging and distribution systems -- we seek to respect the environment and the health and well-being of our consumers and the personal care industry.First and foremost our purpose is to create an extraordinary range of truly effective personal care products that are inherently pure, safe and certified to the NSF/ANSI 305 Standard for Personal Care Products Containing Organic IngredientsFormulated without parabens, harsh preservatives, synthetic fragrances, artificial colors, phthalates, or potentially harmful sulfates, our products are made with 100% vegetarian, science-based nutrients and natural botanicals, and are designed to reflect your need for a pure and effective line of personal care products. Additionally, our products are created with organic agriculture and long-term sustainability in mind. Choosing ingredients such as organic plant oils and organic botanical extracts serves a two-fold purpose: we believe that pure ingredients help us make the best safe and effective formulations and using organic material encourages a measurable expansion of organic acreage cultivation.Environmental CommitmentOur company is committed to reducing our ecological footprint to help preserve the planet, now and for future generations. Recognizing the need to be good stewards of all natural resources, we are dedicated to reducing, reusing and recycling across all areas of our business and we continuously look for new ways to help protect our planet, from the field to the factory to the shelf.We use environmentally friendly packaging and have a corporate initiative to continually seek out opportunities to further our sustainability and reduce our environmental impact. All of our packaging is recyclable and we deliberately seek out only containers made from materials that are readily accepted by most curbside recycling programs. A majority of our plastic bottles are made from 100% post consumer resin and we strive to maximize the use of post consumer material in all of our containers. This creates a second use for millions of plastic bottles annually that would otherwise end up in a landfill. Our unit cartons are made with 80% post consumer material and the paperboard is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, assuring that only responsibly sourced virgin and recycled fiber is used in its creation.Please help us reduce landfill space and save precious resources by recycling all of your household packaging whenever possible. Together we can create a more sustainable future.We incessantly look for new ways to reduce our environmental impact. Whenever possible, we source packaging components and ingredients locally to reduce the carbon cost of transportation. Simple choices, like sourcing our containers from suppliers near our California manufacturing facility (rather than from Asia as so many personal care manufacturers do) can make a great difference in reducing carbon emissions. We strive to run our business in a manner that promotes long-term solutions to environmental problems, maintains the integrity of natural ecosystems, and conserves the quality of air, water, and soil for our children's children.