By Cannabis Now Sponsor
Hälsa Botanicals is a CBD skincare and tinctures company dedicated to harnessing the power of plants to promote natural wellness while also implementing business practices that prioritize people and planet.
While the company is based in California, Founder and CEO Catherine Bander was attracted to the word “hälsa,” which is Swedish for “health” when branding the company. She wanted to incorporate the Swedish philosophy of using natural, organic ingredients like plant extracts along with an emphasis on hydration, so the name was fitting.
However, the idea of health speaks to more than having healthy skin and feeling good. Hälsa is dedicated to not only the health of their customers, but also the health of the United States and the planet. These three commitments to their customers, their country and the Earth guide how Bander and her colleagues make business decisions.
HALSA’S GUIDING PRINCIPLES
Halsa Botanicals’ three commitments reflect the company’s fundamental belief that you can do well while also doing good.
1. High-Quality, Clean and Effective Products
Hälsa Botanicals was founded out of a desire to provide consumers with high-quality CBD products, made with plant-based ingredients. Organic ingredients are used wherever possible, including botanical oils.
“So many players ran into the market to try and just hit on the excitement around CBD but didn’t really take time to put out good products,” said Bander, explaining her motivation behind starting Hälsa. “What I saw in the market was really frustrating in that there were a lot of players that don’t have integrity when it comes to CBD. I wanted to bring a product line that actually contained the CBD that it said it did, using full spectrum, not an isolate. We want the full botanical power of hemp in all of our products.”
Hälsa’s CBD is sourced from domestically grown and extracted hemp, and all products are tested via third party labs for CBD potency and purity. All products are full-spectrum, and the formulations are custom made – a key separator between Hälsa and other skincare lines, Bander explained.
“Because of our ethos of healthy and natural products, Hälsa products are also vegan and non-GMO,” added Diane Kuyoomjian, Brand and Communications Director, “Increasingly people are looking for ‘clean’ and more natural beauty products.”
2. Committed to U.S. Production
Hälsa uses American-made materials where possible. They work with domestic manufacturers and suppliers, even though their costs are often significantly higher, as they would rather sacrifice profit margin than impact U.S. jobs.
“We do everything we can to source materials and ingredients domestically,” Bander said.
Hälsa’s labs are in southern California, and product boxes are printed by a wind-powered printing factory in southern California. Hemp for the products is now also being sourced from farms in southern California.
Beyond keeping jobs in the U.S., Hälsa is also dedicated to helping women. The woman-owned and managed company aims to be an example for other aspiring female entrepreneurs.
“When looking around at what’s happening in our culture at large, we think it really is important to demonstrate that women start businesses and be successful and also support each other,” Kuyoomjian said.
3. Sustainable Practices
Hälsa’s packaging is made from post-consumer waste and can be recycled and re-sourced after it’s recycled.
“If we chopped down trees and used virgin stock, our boxes would be a little shiner and maybe a little prettier but as a company, our ethos just won’t support that,” Bander said. “We’re not willing to sacrifice the environment for our brand.”
Read on to learn all about three customer favorites from Hälsa Skincare. Scan the ingredient lists and you’ll find ingredients selected for specific nourishing properties, such as honeysuckle, elderflower, lavender, aloe, evening primrose, chamomile, black currant and eucalyptus, And don’t forget the signature ingredient – Swedish twinflower oil, which is highly prized for its moisturizing properties and inspiration behind the name “Halsa.”
A dose of Hälsa Glow Facial Serum conditions skin with floral restoratives, and the superpower of black currant keeps harmful bacteria at bay. Soothing, calming, and healing aloe and elderflower are rich in anti-wrinkling properties and offer protection against sun damage while emollients keep skin smooth and supple.
This is a best-selling item with a loyal customer following that can’t stop raving about how effective this serum is.
Key ingredients: Evening Primrose, Aloe, Hyaluronic Acid, Black Currant, Elderflower, Swedish Twinflower, 500 mg Broad-Spectrum CBD.
TheBreathe Arctic Kelp CBD Masque delivers a healing and invigorating vacation for the face. It helps eliminate blemishes and impurities in the skin while leaving it clean, refreshed and nourished. Algae, combined with honeysuckle, lavender, eucalyptus and chamomile, brings a powerhouse of nutrient-rich minerals to draw toxins from the skin.
Key ingredients: Eucalyptus Oil, Shea Butter, Squalane, Arctic Algae Extract, Chamomile, Lavender, Spearmint, Aloe, 250 mg Broad-Spectrum CBD.
Hälsa’s So Sensitive Roller was specifically created with sensitive skin in mind. Based on a Swedish formula, it combines broad-spectrum CBD with organic plant oils to provide nourishment without irritation.
Packaged in a convenient roller bottle, many customers (women and men) keep this in their purse or pocket and use it as a daily spot treatment on any problem areas like dry patches, age spots or other blemishes.
Key ingredients: Organic Apricot Kernel Oil, Organic Rosehip Oil, Organic Sunflower Seed Oil, Organic Marula Seed Oil, 100mg Broad-Spectrum CBD.
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