|The Spark Behind The Grapeseed Company began when Kristin returned to a landlubber's life after a two-year adventure sailing a 30-foot sloop from Boston to the Caribbean with her partner Peter. Living off solar power, fishing for food and carrying their trash and fresh water supply, they gained a deeper respect for treading lightly on our planet.
In her travels, Kristin discovered the benefits of natural oils and plants being used by local islanders. During the ocean passages, she studied herbs, essential oils and the craft of making natural skin care products. In 2004, Kristin launched The Grapeseed Company, a line of bath & body treats created from the byproduct of wine in their new wine-centric hometown,
Santa Barbara, California. Kristin & Peter started selling the vinotherapy scrubs, oils and lip balms online and at the local Sunday Beach Market...
Today, The Grapeseed Company creates over 80 skin, hair, bath & body products
utilizing fresh, local ingredients. They operate 2 retail stores in California as well as
wholesale & private label options for customers around the world.
Then came the Dirty Dog A division of The Grapeseed Company, Dirty Dog Organics came about due to the lack of quality green products in the pet care industry. Kristin and Peter adopted Surf, the face of Dirty Dog Organics, from a local animal shelter and were frustrated by products claiming to be "natural" that were full of chemicals and sulfates. They went to work creating the Dirty Dog Organics line, focusing on the pure cleansing properties of botanical ingredients. Now Surf enjoys his baths; must be all of the love and compliments he gets on his shiny, fresh smelling coat. Being the spokes-pup for Dirty Dog Organics sure does beat the pound!
local | organic | fresh
all products created by The Grapeseed Co. are paraben, sulfate and phthalate free
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