In the beginning...
Once upon a time, we ran across an article that pointed out harmful ingredients that are in many skin care products we use on a daily basis. It was particularly shocking to see how toxic some sunscreens can be (try saying Oxybenzone or Octinoxate, 3-BC or 4-MBC), particularly for our little ones. We decided that it was time to find a better option. Through research and trial, trial and research, and testing many recipes that we found online, we arrived at what has become Finny Farm Natural Sunscreen. This product has become a favorite among friends and family, who have spurred us on to make it available to others as well!
Due to the rapid success of our sunscreen, we have decided to share it and some of our other favorites with you. Head on over to our shop to see what's in store for you! We have continually added to this collection. Family favorites include our Bug Spray, All Better Balm, Butt Paste (aka diaper cream), Hand and Surface Spray, and a variety of our healing remedies.
Skin Care from Head to Toe
Nourishing Body Lotions scented with delicious therapeutic essential oils, including lemongrass, bergamot, lavender, tangerine, and grapefruit.
Keep your hands wonderfully moisturized with our Nourishing Hand Lotion- excellent for dry winter hands, which just the right combination of oils and butters to moisturize, but not leave your hands greasy for hours. If you need something a little thicker, grab a jar of Gardener's Hand Salve or Lotion Paws. For the super-dry, chapped, cracked, or even burned skin, choose our favorite All Better Balm.
Infused with rosemary and peppermint, our Refreshing Foot Cream invigorates tired, achy feet after a long day.
Making soaps is quite a bit of science, a dash of creativity, a pinch of art, and a whole lot of healthy clean for your skin. Finding the right ingredient balance for the perfect consistency, pH, and cleansing power is a challenge we have accepted and conquered. The greatest challenge is to pick favorites to keep in stock! Our soaps are all completely plant-based and vegan, gentle on the skin, and pretty to boot!
We feature both completely natural soaps and artisan soaps. Our natural soaps are fragranced with essential oils only, utilizing natural clays as colorants. Our artisan soaps are still made of the same base ingredients, but we use fine fragrance oils for scenting and a variety of pretty micas to create interesting swirls and pretty designs. The fragrance oils are still essential-oil-based, and, as with all of our products, are phthalate and paraben-free.
Our hand-poured, 100% soy wax candles are not only beautiful, but also burn slowly, and clean. This soy wax is US sourced and a renewable form of energy. These nice aromas will fill your home for hours upon hours!
We have a passion for healthy healing, utilizing the power of plant extracts. We use 100% therapeutic grade essential oils in all our roller bottles and ointments. While we cannot make medical claims, the names of the individual remedies speak for the body system they support.
Mission and Passion
It is our vision and mission to keep these items affordable. There are many option out there if you search long enough, but at a price point that may not be affordable for the average family. In our opinion, you shouldn't have to apply for a second mortgage to provide healthier options for your family! Healthy ingredients are our passion- affordable prices our mission! We look forward to serving you...
Our list of suppliers is increasing and we strive to bring you the most natural, unrefined, sustainable-sourced products possible. It is our mission to use high quality ingredients and our products are always made in small batches, hand-crafted right here, in the Finny Farm kitchen. Some products contain essential oils- we only use 100% therapeutic-grade and safe for consumption labeled essential oils. That is our commitment. Period.
Zinc Oxide- not all zinc oxide is created equal. We are careful to only use non-nano zinc oxide, meaning that the particles are not crushed into nano-sized particles that then enter your body, instead it creates a protective barrier on your skin. This becomes the primary barrier and SPF in our Sunscreen, but also creates the healing, protective barrier in our Baby Butt Paste. Surely, you don't want to put nano particles of zinc oxide on your baby!
Essential Oils- what you see is not always what you get! Because EO's are not regulated by the FDA, it can be difficult to figure out which products are of legitimate quality. We have done extensive research and have landed on a brand we trust. While this makes our materials more expensive, we feel extremely good about what we claim and are committed to the highest quality ingredients.
Butters- such as Shea, Mango, and Cocoa; Our butters are raw, organic, and unrefined. They come in beautiful, raw logs, with swirls running throughout. Delicious- almost good enough to eat!
Carrier Oils- such as Coconut, Olive, Sweet Almond, Grape Seed, Apricot Kernel, and Avocado Oils. We use unrefined and extra-virgin whenever we can.
Disclaimer: We currently only use Vitamin E (a natural anti-oxidant) to preserve our products. This extends the shelf life a little, but you should be aware that most products have a limited shelf life. A few or our products contain distilled water, which creates a breeding ground for bacteria that inadvertently is introduced to the jar when you use the product. For these products we have found a paraben- and formaldehyde-free preservative called Optiphen Plus. We use the smallest amount possible to keep our products as natural as possible, while ensuring high quality and shelf stability.