Whose responsibility is it to improve the world in which we live? Is it the individual's? The corporation's? Perhaps the collective whole? We started Sea Witch Botanicals in an effort to do actual good on the planet. We believe in hoisting the boulder of social and environmental good against the endless mountain of strife faced against our world.
Stewardship. We chose the name of the Sea Witch as a symbol of our commitment to keeping the waterways clean of toxins. Synthetic fragrances, preservatives, irritants, and carcinogens insidiously lurk within many products--which we take for granted on a daily basis. We offer all-natural, affordable alternatives to help offset the impact of these "nasties" in our waterways.
Charity. Though a small group, we are committed to contributing to making a positive impact on the environment. As such, we donate to charities like Earthjustice and the Environmental Working Group (EWG) in order to promote awareness, research, and protection of our environment from harmful chemicals in our waterways. We thank you for your support in this effort!
Health. You shouldn't have to be wealthy to benefit from high quality, ethical, all-natural lotions, soaps, salves, balms et cetera. We share our passion with you so that we may all partake in the bounty of the Earth and Seas.
Prosperity. Our cocoa and shea butters are fair-trade. We choose these anti-slave sources in order to encourage farms with fair wages, fair living, and fair opportunities to the people who share their natural resources with us.
On behalf of the Sea Witch Botanicals team, we thank you for your support!
Certified B Corp
Issuer: B Lab
Topic: B Corporations are companies which function to use business to improve the well-being of humans and the environment. We are excited to join the ranks of this illustrious certification, as it has shown that we are faithfully working towards a better future by being great stewards to our employees, global community, and the planet.
1% for the Planet
Issuer: 1% for the Planet
Topic: Members of 1% for the Planet commit to donating at least 1% of annual revenue to approved environmental non-profits. This annual giving is audited and certified by 1% for the Planet to validate the environment is benefited by the donations given. This certification supports a global network of individuals and business members that are promoting sustainability and protecting the planet.
Issuer: Vegan Awareness Foundation
Topic: Products with the Certified Vegan mark do not use any animal-derived or animal tested ingredients in their manufacturing. All products crafted by Sea Witch Botanicals are vegan. We believe plant-based ingredients are the most effective for home and personal care.
Towards Zero Waste
Issuer: Sustainable Connections, Bellingham, Washington
Topic: Companies with the certification of "Towards Zero Waste" show a dedication to a declining trend in the use of landfill-destined consumables. TZW companies choose to recycle, compost, and reuse any ingredients, packaging, and waste. Sea Witch Botanicals makes a concerted effort to source from manufacturers who use less plastic and more compostable packing materials. We sort our waste in all departments of our facility which includes- compost, paper recycling, aluminum and plastic recycling, disposable glove sorting, clean plastic (non-curbside) sorting, and hazardous waste sorting such as ink, batteries and light bulbs.
The Folks at Sea Witch Botanicals
Sea Witch Botanicals is a small family business in Bellingham, Washington. We started this company to make a positive impact on the health of people and the environment through education, outreach, and offering high-quality all-natural alternatives to home and body products that are typically lousy with synthetic fragrances, methylparabens, and other nasties.
We seek to offer natural and ethical alternatives to the home and body products on the market today. We source fair trade ingredients where necessary and opt for non-GMO and organic ingredients as needed. Our products are crafted using purchased green energy; wind, solar, and other sustainable energy alternatives. We even took it upon ourselves to install solar panels on our home! We continue to give to charities, clean up our parks, and fight the good fight.
Your advocacy directly impacts our lives and the communities we support. Feel free to reach out with any questions and come visit us in person at the shows we attend.
Nature Misses You.
Founder & Master Crafter
Alesia is a certified aromatherapist who started her career in massage therapy. It is her goal to help protect the lands and waters she loves by bringing awareness to environmental toxins and getting people to enjoy nature more.
Head of Voice
Co-Owner. Domains include label design, branding, website development, web marketing, IT coordination, and printer-punting. Jhustin is an advocate for green practices in business and personal life.
Head of Culture
Mom and general getting-things-doner, Cat is passionate about providing world-class customer service and empowering people to make good choices in sustainability.
Mother & Overseer
Mother and morale booster, Marian ensures that the team is healthy and organized!
Julie is dedicated to sustainability in business. She ensures we stick to our sustainability goals and coordinates outreach efforts with customers and vendors.
The picture of love and the daughter of Alesia and Jhustin, Ripley is the next generation of environmental stewards!
Sea Witch Botanicals Supports Charities
We started this business with a mission to make a difference in how people viewed their relationships to their body and the environment. Our mantra of "What goes on your skin gets into your body, and ends up in the environment" is what drives us to use quality all-natural ingredients in our home and body products. Environment advocacy is core to who we are, which is why we will continue to donate to these and other charities.
We are a certified 1% for the Planet and a B Corporation, which means that we make a concerted effort to give back to the planet and use business practices which help social, environmental, and economical betterment of our planet.
Your purchase of Sea Witch Botanicals goes to support the following charities
EWG - The Environmental Working Group
The EWG is our first stop when understanding the chemicals found in foods and cosmetics. You know those ingredients in shampoo that most people cannot pronounce, such as isobutylparaben? Well, EWG's Skin Deep database has easy-to-understand resources to help you understand what's going into your body and environment. Moreover, they advocate for transparency in chemical compounds introduced in our day-to-day lives.
Read more about EWG on Charity Navigator.
A Bellingham-local environmental advocacy group, Conservation Northwest supports keeping the wilds wild and works with other agencies to ensure sustainable practices near conservation sites.
Read more about Conservation Northwest on Charity Navigator.
"Because the Earth Needs a Good Lawyer" rings true with Earthjustice. This group takes on government agencies and corporations who tread on environmental laws and strengthens laws in the interest in the environment. If we have any hope in protecting our environment from greed and destruction, it's in the hands of the legal system.
Read more about Earthjustice on Charity Navigator.
Questions or concerns? We would love to hear from you!