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Goddess Garden Organics Type Suncare/Skin Care Industry Organic sunscreen and skincare products Founded: 2004 Headquartered: Boulder County, Colorado Key People: Nova Covington and Paul Halter, Co-founders Products: Organic Sunscreen Parent: Crossing Cultures, Inc. Website: www.goddessgarden.com

Goddess Garden is an organic sunscreen and skincare company, based in Boulder County, Colorado, United States. They specialize in using naturally occurring minerals and organic plant-based ingredients. Their products are QAI certified organic, [[1]], biodegradable, non-GMO, [[2]] and cruelty free.

Goddess Garden sunscreens are made with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. As opposed to chemicals in traditional sunscreens that absorb into the skin and absorb and scatter UV rays into the body, mineral sunscreens rest on the skin’s surface and block ultraviolet sun rays by bouncing them off the skin. Goddess Garden products are sheer and are work immediately since they don’t rely on a chemical reaction to be effective.[1]

History Co-founder and CEO, Nova Covington, who has an herbalist background, created the company after discovering her daughter was allergic to the chemicals in traditional bath products, including sunscreen. Paul Halter, co-founder, husband and father, has a nutrition science degree and serves as CFO.

In its early days, Goddess Garden was run from the family basement, where they made an entire line of skincare products. By 2008, the spa products were dropped from the line and the company began to focus solely on sun protection products. [2]

In 2009, the company’s sun care line for children was selected as an “Editor’s Pick” by The Natural Foods Merchandiser Magazine, a leading industry publication for natural products. [3]

From 2010 to 2012, Goddess Garden increased revenue by 395 percent, growing from $305,000 in 2010 to $1.5 million. In 2012, Goddess Garden was ranked #3 on Boulder County Business Report’s Mercury 100 list of fastest-growing companies in Boulder and Broomfield counties for companies reporting less than $2 million in annual revenue. [4] That same year, Goddess Garden outgrew the basement and moved into an office space in Boulder County.

In 2014, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) gave Goddess Garden top ratings for each of their products featured in the guide. The EWG gives products a toxicity rating based on available scientific research that indicates whether an ingredient is relatively safe or relatively toxic.

Goddess Garden is now a $7 million dollar company and employs approximately 40 people [5]All their products are currently being made onsite, in Boulder County, in their certified-organic facility. [6]

Innovations: Goddess Garden has been an innovator in the natural sunscreen category. At one time, natural sunscreen was only available in personal-sized containers, but Goddess Garden sold the first family-sized option. They were also the first to create a non-aerosol continuous natural mineral spray. In 2013, Goddess Garden was awarded the Lance Gentry Innovation Award for their breakthrough continuous spray natural sunscreens released in early 2013.[7]They are still the only organic natural mineral sunscreen spray on the market.

Sustainability Goddess Garden products are made with natural minerals and organic ingredients, making them completely biodegradable and reef safe. Their packaging is also recyclable, which is not common in the body products industry. Even their continuous spray cans are recyclable. Instead of making them from tin, as is the most common, theirs are made from aluminum, with an inner bag that is also made out of aluminum, so they are recyclable.

Goddess Garden has a certified-organic facility and they recycle all their packaging and day-to-day items used in the business. All the electric energy they use comes from wind power and they have taken extra measures to increase their energy efficiency. Sunscreen goes through a baking and cooling process, and in order to reduce energy for the heating process, they use heat-exchange technology to preserve the hot water in a holding tank so it can be used again. Part of production requires air compression, and they have engineered a way to use an air blower rather than compressed air, which uses 1/10th of the energy. [8] Ingredients are sourced from organic farmers and sustainable sources, including fair-trade shea butter from a women’s cooperative in Togo, Africa.

Partnerships Goddess Garden makes a strong commitment to support charitable organizations, especially in the areas of family or the environment. Some of these charities include The Whale Trail, The Nature Conservancy and The Environmental Working Group

References

  1. “Physical vs. Chemical Sunscreen” (2012) skinacea.com. Retrieved 2015-03-25.
  2. Gold, Elizabeth (May 24-June6, 2013) “Revenue blossoms in sunshine at Goddess Garden” Boulder County Business Report
  3. “Goddess Garden Organic Suncare Products Available at Whole Foods Stores in Colorado” Abraham Paiss & Associates Press Release. Abraham Paiss & Associates. 2009-07-06 Retrieved 2015-03-25
  4. Gold, Elizabeth (May 24-June6, 2013) “Revenue blossoms in sunshine at Goddess Garden” Boulder County Business Report
  5. http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Goddess-Garden
  6. “Goddess Garden Our Story” Retrieved 25 March 2015
  7. ”Naturally Boulder Announces Winners of its 2013 Annual Autumn Awards and Pitch Slam” Naturally Boulder Press Release. Naturally Boulder. 2013-10-10 Retrieved 2015-03-25
  8. ”Boulder Innovation Center Adds Goddess Garden Organic Skin Care to Client Roster” Boulder Innovation Center Press Release. Boulder Innovation Center. 2009-01-27 Retrieved 2015-03-25
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