The Skincare Line
Good Flower Farm skincare is made with natural, organic, and wildcrafted ingredients. Everything we create has been carefully crafted and tested - and it proves that plant-based products with zero added chemicals can work just as well *if not better* than high-end brands with hard-to-pronounce ingredients. Further, we grow organic herbs and flowers that we then use in our products to insure the highest-quality, most vibrant ingredients possible.
We care deeply about our product quality, you, and the earth that gives us the raw ingredients we then use in our products.
Our Practices + Values
We are deeply committed to being environmentally-conscious + intentional - from what we create to what we consume, so we do our best to lessen our footprint from the creation of products + the ingredients used to make them to how they are packaged and shipped.
This is where we really shine, friends. In 2018, we began growing our own organic herbs to use in our products. Our goal is for 100% of the herbs used in our products to be sourced from our land, and we are on our way with each season that passes.
Thanks to amazing US-based companies like Mountain Rose Herbs (from whom we source the majority of our organic essential oils, butters, and other ingredients), we can confidently stand by what we are putting into the products we create for you + your families.
Our herbs, oils, butters, beeswax, and essential oils are all as natural, chemical-free, and safe for you + the environment as we can get them. Nearly all of our ingredients are certified organic, which means they have been grown/raised without the use of synthetic chemicals. Where our ingredients are not certified organic, we indicate in our product descriptions. This is much more rare and something we always consider thoughtfully.
Our packaging/containers are primarily glass + aluminum. We try to avoid plastic as much as possible! Most containers are recyclable and can also be reused by our consumers in creative ways. In 2019, we will further reduce plastic by transitioning our plastic tubes for deodorant + lip balms to biodegradable cardboard tubes.
We are very proud to say we source most of our containers from Specialty Bottle, which has a warehouse local to us here in Nashville. This means we order in bulk and pick up our containers in person, saving copious amount of wasteful packaging materials (think: packing peanuts, bubble wrap, cardboard) it would take them to ship to us otherwise.
All of our shipping + packaging materials are environmentally sustainable. This means that anything we ship comes in eco-friendly (biodegradable, recyclable, + made from recycled materials) packaging from EcoEnclose, a Colorado-based company.
The padded mailers + boxes we ship with are 100% recycled- all made from post-consumer and post-industrial content ♻️
We also use plastic-free shipping tape, which is not only a positive environmental choice on the front-end, but makes recycling easier because the consumer doesn't have to remove the tape before recycling.
Further, our paper and other packing material we use to wrap and pad the products in your packages we mail is all reused from shipments of materials + containers for our business.
Our postal worker picks up outgoing packages (when you shop with us online!) when she delivers our mail, so no extra trips are made to send out your packages.
Good Flower Farm was born Original Organics Herbals in 2014, with a small Etsy shop Rachel started while she and Jon lived in an apartment in Minneapolis working for different nonprofits. Our first product was lip balm, followed shortly after by the staple Moisturizing Lavender Face Cream, Calendula Rose Salve, and Organic Deodorant. Only months after starting the business, the couple relocated to northern Wisconsin, where they lived and worked at an environmental boarding school for high school students.
For 3 years, Rachel ran her organic herbal skincare business solely online while working full-time teaching sustainability education to high school students. Original Organics Herbals grew from a small Etsy shop to a healthy part-time gig, which led to launching a website and expanding sales outlets to other online shops nationwide.
In 2017, life brought them back to Rachel's hometown of Nashville, where she found herself in a position to grow her business even further. She began attending Nashville area farmers markets in 2017 selling skincare, adding cut flowers to the lineup in 2018. 2017 also expanded the business into retail stores around the Nashville area.
Summer of 2018 brought the transition to Good Flower Farm, the name of which encompasses the transition into farming. We've evolved and updated our packaging, ingredients, labels, and of course - name - over the the years, always seeking to minimize our impact on the environment, use the highest quality ingredients + packaging available, and make our products accessible to as many people as possible.