Napa Organics’ Agribeauty products are made in California with fresh, locally grown ingredients. We could purchase bulk olive oil but choose to wait for this nutrient dense, polyphenol rich Mission olive oil that is grown on heritage orchards in northern California.
Hand harvested and cold-pressed within hours of picking, the olive oil you’ll find in our Lotion, Cream, Gel Body Balm and other products is some of the most prized olive oil in California. Most skincare is made with lesser grade ingredients but this olive oil is ‘the good stuff.’ Expensive? Yes. Available in limited quantities? Yes. But it’s all we use for the luxuriously moisturizing and nourishing skincare products found in our hand blended, hand poured, and hand labeled bottles. Your skin will not only be moisturized and hydrated, but protected with the antioxidants, squalene, and hydroxytyrosol found in abundance in high quality olive oil.
What is Permaculture?
Permaculture is a term that goes beyond organic, biodynamic or sustainable. It is a philosophy that in farming, nature knows best. Bob Mollison coined the term in 1978 and defined it as:
“The conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive systems which have the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems. It is the harmonious integration of the landscape with people providing their food, energy, shelter and other material and non-material needs in a sustainable way.”
In other words, sheep and cows do the mowing. Goats prune bushes and eradicate invasive weeds. Irrigation is handled by rain and chickens and ducks keep the bug population in check.
Permaculture farmers are observant ecological stewards of their land and strive to create a natural ecosystem where outside inputs are unnecessary. It’s not a rigid certification-type way of managing livestock and food crops but more a belief system. Creating a closed loop system that cares for the earth and naturally builds up soil rather than depletes it is common sense but not widely practiced anymore.
We're proud to formulate our Agribeauty products with this premium olive oil and to support the family farms that continue to nurture and protect these special trees. We think you'll notice a difference when you try our products and you'll have the knowledge of exactly what you're putting on your skin.