Beauty through nature. Farm to skin. That's what founders Mabel, Jessica and Alex strive for every day. They work with family-run farms in Colombia (where they are from) who use biodynamic gardening to grow the plants and flowers organically, without the use of pesticides or harmful chemicals.
Mabel and Jessica recently took a visit to Colombia to meet the three family farms behind Florivera's ingredients.
Experimental organic farm on a mountainside just outside of Bogota, Colombia. Here they grow a number of essential oils, and chemist Francisco is always adjusting their growing patterns around the farm based on climate changes due to global warming. Pictured from left to right: Arnulfo, Florivera Founder Mabel, Chemist Francisco, Manager John, William, William's Wife Carolina
A lot was taken away from the experience at Aurora's Farm. We exchanged stories of family, passion, loss and determination. This farm is where our champion ingredient is grown. Calendula - the most healing, anti-inflammatory, antiviral herbs on the planet. Nicolas, pictured below tends to the Calendula crops every season, rain or shine.
The Citronella Farm
Deep in the Colombian Jungle, we were welcomed by families and groups of displaced people, all whom work for and call the citronella farm home. This group was eager to meet with us as they've recently been faced with the challenges of large petroleum corporations wanting to purchase their land. Our aim is to support these farms in the hope of preventing them from being forced off their land.
Our farmers have passed down their skills and hard work through generations. Our products are filled entirely with their extracts, all design to nourish, heal & hydrate the skin while providing exceptional results.
" The earth has music for those who listen." William Shakespeare