Here at Simmons Natural Bodycare it is our mission to provide for the basic needs of our skin and bodies in the best possible way.
That is why the body care products we make are carefully handcrafted in small batches using high quality natural and organic non-toxic ingredients, with formulas that are simple and honest, incorporating only what is needed to create safe and effective products that are a pleasure to use.
Since 1979, when we began crafting soaps, we've always chosen pure, quality vegetable oils & other botanical ingredients for their simple natural benefits. The basic care we provide works by assisting the inherent processes of renewal and protection that keep us healthy and beautiful; care for everyday needs as well as for special needs common to the seasons.
We work to accommodate the basic needs of those special customers with allergies and sensitivities that limit their choices.
All of our products speak for themselves with quality you can feel. We strive to Make EveryDay Special.
However, at Simmons Natural Bodycare, what we make is only half the story.
We believe, practice, and promote a philosophy of sustainablility. This encompasses the use of renewable energy sources and ingredients to create our products, and doing it in a way which does not degrade the environment or cause harm to us and its other inhabitants.
It is not so much the idea of 'doing the right thing', but simply that it is the right thing to do.
This is why we use minimal packaging incorporating as much recycled and recyclable materials as possible. Why our invoices & labels are 100% PCW paper, including the adhesive mailing labels. Even the beautiful handmade Thai papers that wrap our soaps are from trees harvested in a sustainable manner, limbed, so the tree keeps growing.
This is why our ingredients are biodegradable, food grade, and mostly organic, and why we do not test on animals.
Simmons Natural Bodycare is part of a self-sufficient family homestead in the rural mountains of far northern California.
The electricity for our home and business is self generated using solar (PV) panels, a 1kw wind turbine, and a small hydro-power system. Our goal is to live and run our business with as little impact on the planet as possible.
The business began by crafting natural, nontoxic, soaps & body care products to ensure the mildness needed for our own family's sensitive skin. It now provides for our family as part of a working homestead in conjunction with our large organic vegetable garden, orchard, and poultry.
We contribute to our local community and the world community through volunteer work and donations. We have donated 2% of the sales of our bars soaps to Heifer International since 2004 and support other small businesses through our website. Since 2006 we have been 100% Carbon Neutral as we planted enough trees worldwide to offset our carbon emissions through Trees for the Future. In addition, we double our offsets annually by donating to CarbonFund.org to support renewable energy and energy conservation projects, and we continue to plant trees, 1 for every 12 of our 4 oz. bar soaps sold, over 5600 planted to date (2013).
By working in and for our community and environment, serving our customers the best we know how, reusing, recycling, and generally trying to conduct our lives and business conscious of the impact our behavior has on the people and planet around us, we bring into action the beliefs upon which Simmons Natural Bodycare was founded.
Working for a Sustainable Future.
Thank you for visiting our site,
Dennis & Dottie Simmons