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As environmentalists, our founders are inspired by Mother Nature. Fabian Lliguin and Anna Ayers work alongside the Indigenous People of the Amazon to gather rainforest grown ingredients only from self-sustained forests. Our promise is to never harvest non-regenerative rainforest ingredients.
Rahua created a new cosmetic category that transcends organic and fair trade, called Symbiotic, which means ingredients are grown wild (not farmed) in the virgin rainforest, are hand processed through ancestral knowledge and the makers are paid an above fair-trade price to build economies and strengthen the position of the Indigenous People. By doing this, Rahua has helped them create a healthy self-sustained economy which encourages them to continue living in the Amazon utilizing their special traditions and ultimately being the guardians and protectors of the Rainforest.
Our Palo Santo Oil is artisanal made through traditional process. Rahua only uses naturally fallen, weather-aged wood and does not harvest live trees. Above and beyond preserving existing trees, we work with local communities to plant Palo Santo seedlings and balance the loss population over-harvested in other areas.
Our key ingredient, Rahua oil, is obtained through an ancient ceremonial process in the rainforest. Through indigenous wisdom, families sense that environmental conditions of a full moon is optimal to perform the ceremony, extracting the nuts’ most potent nutrients. The men gather the precious Rahua nuts from self-sustained trees, and the women cook and hand-extract the oil.
MORETE OIL & SACHA INCHI OIL
Also obtained through a traditional process, Morete fruit and Sacha Inchi nuts are gathered from trees in the forest. Both men and women contribute to the extraction process to procure these nutrient-rich oils.
More Sustainable Efforts
Water Conservation Our non-toxic, clean formulas prevent pollution of our water ways.
Packaging The plastic product packaging we use, #1 PET,is 100% recyclable; recycled worldwide and reused to make everything from park benches, designer carpets, clothing and lots more. Our potent plant-derived, organic ingredients create high-performance, concentrated formulas which require less usage than synthetic formulas. Less consumption reduces package use dramatically.
Because trash washes ashore from garbage build up in the ocean, in collaboration with our environmental group,Ecoagents, Rahua created thePink Flamingos Project, a continuous environmental clean-up effort working with locals to clean natural habitat areas of the pink flamingos and other endemic species in the Galapagos Islands.
Lliguin and Ayers’ approach to founding their company was to establish a business model with philanthropy built into the DNA and company function with reverence to Mother Nature. Prior to creating the company, they were brought together through environmental passion and preservation establishing the non-profit organization,Ecoagents, with a mission to create awareness about the Amazon Rainforest and the importance of protecting it, the Indigenous People that live there, and their wisdom. While on this mission Rahua became that channel to do the work. By producing ingredients through revived traditional methods, the tribal communities have established economies and take great pride in their culture and land. The couple’s philanthropic approach is to empower the Indigenous People to create and sustain an economy based on preserving their traditions, in doing this – simultaneously they remain strong as the forest’s guardians and protectors living in balance and nurturing its abundance for generations.
Carbon Neutral and Beyond
Thus far Amazon Beauty, Rahua and Ecoagents’ environmental work in the field have been a success! We have preserved 37,500 hectares of pristine and biodiverse tribal lands deep in the Amazon Rainforest for perpetuity. Ultimately producing oxygen and offsetting the carbon footprint for every single one of our clients, retail partners and more! We are proud to say we are beyond carbon neutral and generate oxygen surplus. Beauty is Power!