GARA Skincare is a unique collection of organic, herb-infused remedies designed to soothe the skin and heal the body. We honor the medicinal properties of these plants through small-batch preparation and custom extractions. GARA, which represents Grass and Root Apothecary, was founded in 2013 as a quest for personal products with high integrity and truly organic ingredients.
Each batch is seasonal, distinctive, and handcrafted. GARA grows or ethically sources all ingredients, and distills and processes many of their own oils. GARA focuses on sustainable, slow skincare and is involved in each step of the process. Sowing the seeds, tending the garden, harvesting and processing herbs from their micro-farm and GARA partners with other cultivars for more specific or unique herbs.
GARA Skincare utilizes Miron violet glass for solar-infusions based on the lunar cycles and distills each hydrosol in the traditional method using a copper Alembic still. Many of the hydrosols are created from plants native to Southern California and all of them are distilled from fresh plant material, grown locally and sustainably harvested.