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Grounded Ingredients wants to help you mind your beeswax

04 October 2021

Sustainable and pesticide-free bee byproducts are hard to source, let alone organic. Once we found a local, transparent beeswax producer, we quickly realized this was only half the battle. 

Spotlight on a Producer of African Indigenous Ingredients: Like Mountains Essential Oils

13 August 2021

The story of production behind Like Mountain's rose geranium oil is as exceptional as the product. Owner-founder Anri Manderson is dedicated to creating a beautiful ingredient while enriching and restoring the environment and community around her.

Spotlight on an Indigenous African Ingredient: Namibian Myrrh

12 July 2021

We chat to Karen Nott, plant ecologist and sustainability advisor to the Kunene Conservancies Indigenous Natural Products Trust, a critical champion of this remarkable plant and the people who hold its traditional knowledge.  

Spotlight on a Small Brand with Big Plans: in Conversation with Le Riche Naturals

05 July 2021

Small brands can play a big part in supporting regenerative agriculture and ethical wild-harvesting practices, so we thought we’d sit down with one of our favourites. Grounded’s resident botanist Elzanne Singels speaks with Lushinka Louw, founder of South African cosmetic brand Le Riche Naturals.

The Messy Truth Behind Fair Pricing & Reinventing the Middleman

27 June 2021

Grounded co-founder Thekla Teunis describes the profit breakdowns in conventional agricultural systems, and why farmers and producers systematically get squeezed out of the pie. Thekla explains why this is, and what Grounded is doing to disrupt the status quo.

Grounded launches the world's first online wholesale platform for regenerative ingredients

15 June 2021

Introducing Grounded Ingredients! Grounded Ingredients is the world’s first marketplace built to offer regenerative ingredients to brands making ethical, traceable products. This novel platform sources wild and cultivated natural goods from independent producers committed to regenerative farming and sustainable wild harvesting.