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Sustainability Story: Leaf People

Dive into our ethos on manufacturing and relating to the planet at Yoga + Life Magazine this month. Medical herbalist Julie Levin founded Leaf People, a sustainable skincare brand that blends botanical science with western medical herbalism, in 2003. Based out of Carbondale, Colorado, the line was inspired by Levin’s deep connection to the earth. […]

Back to College Essentials 2020

Featuring Leaf People’s Green Tea & Peony Eye Serum to keep your peepers perked up for this school year! The unique formulation of white peony, arnica, reishi, green tea and helichrysum (which aids the skin renewal process) was created with botanical science and western medical herbalism in mind. This oil-based product contains fairly traded ingredients, […]

How to Choose A Skin Care Company

It’s incredibly difficult and overwhelming to pick between natural skincare options, as the industry has blown up in the past five to ten years. When things come in such beautiful packaging covered in buzzwords, it’s difficult to know what’s what. With the onslaught of holiday advertising coming toward us, we’re leaning heavily on ways to […]

Founders Series, Part 4

Photo: The beginning,  an early morning at the Aspen Saturday Market,  featured in Aspen Sojourner Magazine During my time in the jungle, I had a strong vision about wanting to share the stories of plants. Having spent the previous 15 years working with clay, this idea first took shape through a series of ceramic vessels called the […]

Founder Series, Part 1

Photos: my record size king salmon – age 6, being primped for a sister city celebration in Hokkaido, Japan – age 15, photo of Homer – photo credit unknown. In the beginning… The core philosophy behind Leaf People is largely influenced by my childhood in Alaska, with its entrepreneurial and self-sufficient spirit. My family lived […]