Our Ingredient Policy:
We use only the highest quality unrefined, non-deodorized, certified organic ingredients (with the exception of creosote, plantain, and prickly pear which we wild harvest from the surrounding desert).
When we say that Marfa Medicinals is a 100% organic and cleanly formulated line of products, this is what we mean:
- Every single one of the ingredients we use is certified organic (with the exception of the three plants we wild harvest. These are organic but not certified).
- We use whole plant ingredients that are very minimally processed. We do not use any derivates of plant ingredients- only the plant ingredients themselves. For example, we use raw virgin coconut oil but will not use fractionated coconut oil. We use beeswax but not vegetable emulsifying wax because the former is a naturally occurring ingredient in its native form while the later is a highly processed and lab-engineered amalgamation of plant derived substances.
- We make all of our own infusions and tinctures by hand in the studio which allows us to interact with our raw materials and to ensure the freshness and potency of these compound ingredients.
- We do not make creams or lotions because they require emulsifiers, stabilizers, and preservatives to be pleasant, shelf stable, and effective. Instead, we make serums and balms which don't necessitate the addition of anything other than the purest plant oils.
Because we only use unrefined botanical ingredients it goes without saying (but is still worth mentioning) that our formulas are completely free of parabens, PEG’s, phthalates, sulfates, propylene glycol, petroleum products, silicones, synthetic fragrance, preservatives, GMO’s, and artificial colorants.