Akilah’s Essentials is a natural bath and body line you can trust but what exactly does that mean?
I started this company in the summer of 2019. Listening to my friends talk about their day jobs and watching how corporations treated their workers made me want to forge my own path and create something different.
From the very beginning, I wanted my brand to be “earth-first”. Earth first means respecting the environment by sustainably extracting its resources. It also means respecting earth inhabitants by protecting our environment and supporting safe working conditions. This was my vision for my brand and I have began to incorporate these ideas.
Nearly all of my packaging is recyclable, compostable, or post consumer. I have began to increase the amount of organic and fair trade ingredients I use. When I begin to outsource production, I will only work with companies in the United States who pay their workers livable wages and provide safe and healthy working conditions. Eventually, I would like to own the headquarters and be in control of the quality of the working environment. My company will provide livable wages, health care, maternity leave, and much more.
To answer the initial question, a natural bath and body line you can trust not only includes the ingredients but the entire line of production. Help me lay the blueprint for how corporations should operate in the future. With every purchase, shout out, and referral we can begin to make this dream a reality.
Here at Akilah's Essentials we understand the importance of living in harmony with our earth. We believe in doing our part to incorporate sustainability into all our operations. Below is a break down of what we're doing to meet these goals.
The Kraft paper labels used on all our products come from 100% post consumer paper!
Nearly all of our products come to your door in cardboard boxes that can be recycled.
We send your packages surrounded by 100% post consumer recycled crinkle paper that can either be recycled again or composted!
Our 8 oz tins used for our bath salts and milk baths are not only recyclable but also reusable! Store pins, teas, or anything else you'd like after you finish your products.
Our tea bags are made from thin sheets of paper. The tea and the bag itself can easily be broken down in any backyard compost pile.
We do our best to source as many organic products as possible including certain essential oils, herbs, and flowers. See the ingredients lists for details.