Established in 2004, Gaia Essentials was born out of desire for a fulfilling new career and a personal need for some really good soap & moisturizers.
So after spending nearly 30 years working in the automotive field, Gaia Essentials owner Debby Icide switched gears to embrace a long-held passion for botanicals. Growing up, Debby learned much about the plant kingdom from her father who grew acres of plants from seed to harvest in his greenhouse & nursery business and uses some of that knowledge in her business today.
Produced by hand in small batches, each Gaia Essentials product is made from organic food-grade ingredients that are both unrefined and sustainably harvested.
All aromas are derived exclusively from botanical essential oils, wild-harvested herbs and flora and each recipe is meticulously crafted using a vast set of knowledge gleaned from basic skin nutrition and holistic medicine.
Our business name comes from the goddess Gaia. Also known as Mother Earth, Gaia is the nurturer we strive to emulate in the careful crafting of our products.