We’re very fortunate to be located in a particularly beautiful part of the world (google ‘Maleny’). We have wonderful wildlife, valleys and rich pastures which surround Four Cow Farm and that makes us especially mindful of how important it is to make products which don’t harm the environment. So it’s an interesting benefit that, because we make our skincare on our farm, we need to take extra care in making sure there is nothing harmful in our skincare.
Have you ever thought about where your skincare goes when it disappears down the drain? Well we definitely do! Most of our ‘grey’ water from the production of our skincare goes straight into our paddocks, which is why every ingredient we use is chosen very carefully - i.e. we can’t have that run-off affecting the health of the animals in and around our environment.
It’s clear that chemicals in commercial, mass-produced skincare have an adverse effect on the environment. There’s the run-off from fragrance ingredients causing disturbing changes in fish and sunscreen chemicals causing damage to our coral reefs that is well researched. All of this from the build-up of millions of skincare products being manufactured, used and washed out into our ocean systems.
So, when you next use your cleanser or shampoo or put on your lotion, spare a thought about where it goes after it’s left you and perhaps do your bit for the environment by choosing only all-natural skincare :)
From all of us at Four Cow Farm