The more we learned about the dangers of chemicals that go into personal care and beauty products, the more we knew something had to be done. We were horrified to learn that some of the most common chemicals found in our shampoos today, such as Cocomide DEA or Lauamide DEA, which create a rich foamy lather, are absorbed through the skin where they have been found to form cancer causing nitrates and impair the normal function of the brain and nervous system. Researchers found evidence these chemicals can interfere with the body’s hormones. In a study of the effects of the three compounds on 1,151 pre-pubescent girls in the U.S., researchers found that the chemicals caused a variety of problems in puberty, and triggered early onset. Studies have shown that “early pubertal development in girls can have adverse social and medical effects, including development of cancer and diabetes later in life.” This study was published in Environmental Health Perspectives.
So why should any of this matter to us personally? Well,why wouldn’t it? We all need to be more concerned and aware about what we put into our bodies. But these studies hit home personally for us because we have young children who are living in an age where they are exposed to many more environmental toxins than we ever were growing up. We realized that if we want change, we have to be a part of it; positive change that will not only be good for ourselves, but good for our planet. And this is how The Laughing Tree Organics came to be.
Over the past 8 months we have been working hard to assemble a line of products that use only organic and all natural oils, herbs and extracts.
We adhere to all aspects of a full-cycle, sustainable eco-model that speaks to the integrity of the very genuine potential of humanity and the principles of the highest possible ideals for a sustainable future in generations to come. It is my promise to carefully evaluate each and every product and every procedure we adapt in the process of developing this brand. We value every ounce of energy expended, whether human or natural. We have a strong commitment to sustainable purchasing, efficiency, reduced waste and recycling. All of the products at the Laughing Tree Organics are Vegan Friendly and are never tested on animals. All of our products fall in the range of 70-100% organic ingredients, if you include; natural, plant-based, vegan, fairly traded, permaculture and biodynamic, we are 100%.
We use biodegradable and recycled products for packaging whenever possible. It is our responsibility to do what we can to preserve resources. Because of this commitment, we educate and ask our team and our customers to play their part in this collective program. There is only one earth, and we are all on it together.
In love and light,
The Laughing Tree Organics Team