The spark behind The Grapeseed Company began when Kristin and Peter moved to Santa Barbara, California after a two-year adventure sailing from Boston to the Caribbean. Living off solar power, fishing for food, 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. At times it was challenging
to get to stores, so Kristin began making products for use on the boat.
In 2002, Kristin and Peter got engaged in the British Virgin Islands, sold their sailboat and settled in Santa Barbara. After falling in love with wine country, Kristin began experimenting with the benefits of grapeseeds. Two years later, she launched The Grapeseed Company, creating the first vinotherapy line upcycled from the byproduct of the local California wine industry. Kristin & Peter started selling their wine based scrubs, oils and lip balms to friends, online and at the local Sunday Beach Market...
Today, The Grapeseed Company creates over 80 vinotherapy skin, hair,
bath & body products utilizing fresh, local ingredients. The Grapeseed Team
operates 2 retail stores in California as well as wholesale and 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; it must be all of the love and compliments he gets on his shiny, fresh coat. Being the spokes-pup for Dirty Dog Organics sure beats the pound! Most days, he will happily greet you at the Santa Barbara store.
local | organic | fresh
all products created by The Grapeseed Co. are paraben, sulfate and phthalate free
we are proud to be a member of PETA's Caring Consumer Program