The heart & soul of Native Essentials is Italian born Daniela Pelonara. Her Native Essentials journey officially began in 2010, in a tiny studio filled with lots of books, aromatic oils, an extensive collection of exotic botanicals gathered during years of intense travel in the Asia Pacific region, where Daniela has been living for over twenty-five years.
In her formulations, she combines the native Asia-Pacific botanical wisdom with European Aromatherapy and Natural Perfumery to create high-performance, intelligent Sensory Skincare that is truly natural.
Daniela is a certified Aromatologist, a professional Natural Skincare Formulator, a passionate ethical -green-beauty believer and a very busy mum.
We purchase certified organic ingredients (SOIL ASSOCIATION, ACO, ECOCERT, USDA certified) because we believe it's the only way to go for our planet and our health. All our natural and wild crafted ingredients are meticulously tested at every harvest or distillation.
Our products deliver visible results as they are made with the best ingredients we can find around the globe. Some of our ingredients are so powerful and packed with naturally occurring active ingredients that they can be used alone.
We don't need synthetic shortcuts to make our products more commercial and mainstream. Even our preservatives, emulsifiers, solubilisers are naturally derived and widely endorsed by international organic certification bodies.
We protect our precious products with glass packaging and high quality, food grade, recyclable PET. Many of our products are not boxed, and we use low environmental impact paper and labels. We reuse packaging from our suppliers, and we limit the use of water and harsh detergents in our workshop.
We do not test our products on animals, and we are very careful that our suppliers follow the same commitment. We do not sell to markets that require compulsory animal testing.
We refuse to buy any ingredient that is considered endangered (like Amazonian Rosewood) or unregulated (like Indian Sandalwood offered by unlicensed suppliers) or where child labor is involved (African butters).