For 30 plus years I have been learning, in earnest, about alternative ways to support my body and my family's bodies to be the healthiest we can be.
One of those ways was in the consumption of organic and low processed foods.
I saw the value of organic food after reading Silent Spring by Rachel Carson, a book written in 1962 about the effects of pesticides on our environment. This book was one my Dad had suggested I should read.
My Dad grew up in the 1930's, in the South side of Chicago, with a Mom who took his cousin Bill and him camping in the summer. He loved it and valued that experience. My first camping trip came when I was 3 months old.
My Dad, Don Jurgs, was an early environmentalist. In the 1970's, he developed an alternative program in the Bettendorf, Iowa school systems. He became the Director of Outdoor Education, an extensive outdoor experience program that ultimately became the largest program of its type in the US and lasted a span of 40 years until it became the victim of budget cuts years after my Dad had died.
When I went to college in the late 70's, I got an honors degree in Outdoor Education and Elementary Education. I learned the value of reducing pesticides and chemicals on our environment by reading Silent Spring. This began my path and my education into many things "alternative".
This is why my daughter's and I have chosen to source as many organic and wild crafted essential oils and organic ingredients that we can in the products we make. We want to offer organic in our selections so that you can make those choices, if you wish.
We also want to support those companies that do so, as well, when we can.