Made in Vermont on our farm; we grow, manufacture, fill and fulfill. Being located on the farm and growing our own ingredients help ensure the highest quality actives for our products. To be in the business of skincare you should own the process from start to finish. The majority of Tata's competitors are simply marketing companies, who buy formulas and outsource formulation, batching, filling, fulfillment and customer service. Tata calls them ‘beauty brokers’. Tata Harper never uses ingredients that have questionable health repercussions. Check out the Skin Deep Database. It was created by the Environmental Working Group. The website rates the toxicity levels of personal care products. Europe has banned over 1,100 chemicals as ingredients in personal care products, while in the US less than 50 have been banned. Because of this and more, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics was created (Washington D.C.) in 2002 as a public industry watchdog to conduct scientific research, monitor and report on toxins in personal care products for the benefit of consumers. Only Clinical grade 100% all-natural – synthetic chemical free and non-toxic ingredients are used. Competitors mix synthetic ingredients with natural ingredients and use marketing to brand themselves ‘natural’. Tata Harper uses only the highest quality natural ingredients including exquisite essential oils. Tata uses glass whenever possible and minimizes the use of plastic. She uses treeless labels. She buys our electricity from sustainable sources. Since she formulates, batches, fills and fulfills from one location she lowers her carbon footprint. Competitors spend more money on packaging than the product, using mainly plastics, which end up in landfills and the ocean. They formulate, batch and fulfill from multiple locations increasing their carbon footprint.