Desert Essence

80 Vanderbilt Motor Pkwy, Hauppauge, NY 11788, US
Phone Number: (800) 645 - 5768

Craft products for the body, skin, and hair inspired by elements of nature and the desert.

MATERIALS

Products that inherently help people and the planet EX: biodegradable phone case, metal straw, bamboo toothbrush

Desert Essence meets three of the IMPACT Requirements: Individual Responsibility, Materials, and Charitable Proceeds.

Founded in the 1970s by Julia, Desert Essence is a rapidly evolving business for 38 years now. Desert Essence’s aim is to craft beautiful products for the body, skin, and hair that are inspired by the fruitful elements of nature and desert. All of their products are vegetarian and certified cruelty-free. Committed to sustainable and natural living, Desert Essence is also a certified B Corporation—meeting the highest standards of social and environmental impact. “In its 38-year history, the brand had undergone a couple of minor updates, but no major redesign. ‘Desert Essence has been around since the ‘70s, so one of the biggest challenges was to retain loyal customers while bringing in new ones to this rapidly expanding natural market,’ says Julia Beardwood, founder, Beardwood&Co.

The ingredients are harvested in the nutrient-rich desert, ensuring responsibility in sustainably sourced materials. For example, Desert Essence incorporates botanicals like Tea Tree, Jojoba and Argan Oil. All the products are made without any unnecessary additives, keeping nature at the core of their mission. Not only are their ingredients organic, but they are also sourced sustainably. Be it from Australia or Peru, Desert Essence partners with suppliers around the globe who share their respect for nature and the planet. This is evident in their over 10 certifications for ethical, organic, and sustainable business. 

Along with the environmental impact through their products, Desert Essence contributes to social change by donating 1% of gross sales of Pure Oil Blend products to Plan International USA. Plan International USA is an organization that empowers girls to end gender inequality and poverty around the globe. The Pure Oil Blend products are designed for nourishment and giving, and each purchase can change a girl’s life for the better.