Ingredient Sourcing Story: Lemongrass
Naturopathica partners with small farms and businesses around the world to source ingredients in a way that’s sustainable to the plants, environment and local communities. We are partnered with a cooperative in Nepal that cultivates, harvests and distills the Lemongrass Essential Oil found in our body care products.
The project also assists in providing microfinance for cultivation and gives assistance and technical instruction in harvesting and post-harvesting techniques.
Supporting this cooperative has allowed for these communities to expand and diversify the agricultural base while providing economic opportunities to the rural population. This gives Nepal the opportunity to develop their own economy and expand beyond dependence on Indian markets.