Established in 2004, Master Creatress Debby Icide crafted, grew and blossomed the lovely, handmade entity she aptly named Gaia Essentials. Born from a need for organic sustainable body products and her love of nature, she spent nearly two decades dreaming up and creating the original products.
In 2021, Debby handed off her small business to a very grateful Courtney Woodrow. Courtney brings her own sparkle from a lifetime of yoga studies, passion for wellness and constant desire to live in pure alignment with nature.
One of those sparkles she has brought into the fold is a very patient daughter, Simone, who has added endless amounts of vibrancy to both in-house creations and media marketing. And one cannot go on about who we are without mentioning The Muscle. If you have been to a farmers market then you have undoubtedly witnessed Courtney's right hand man, Eric, in action, either swiftly manipulating a cantankerous market umbrella or just as deftly handling the finances both behind the scenes and in person.
Still 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 aka Mother Nature
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 to support beautiful You.