I believe love is the most powerful healing tool available.
I am Laurel, the founder, formulator, plant communicator, loving center, and driving force behind Laurel Whole Plant Organics. Years of multidisciplinary training have led to work as a sommelier, herbalist, phytochemist, slow beauty advocate and creator of farm-based beauty rituals. Today, I call upon knowledge gained in each of these areas to collaborate with our partnering farms, source and test our ingredients, and develop new formulas. Nature is my greatest inspiration and catalyst for my creative expression.
A curiosity sparked by my own health journey is what initially drew me to natural beauty and holistic health practices. I was moved by the power of plants and awestruck at their healing abilities as compared to pharmaceuticals. As a fervent traveler, I often found there was void in non-toxic beauty options at the destinations I loved. I made it my life’s mission to create products that I wanted for myself: products that harnessed the efficacy of authentic vibrant plant medicine, that were made thoughtfully by hand, and that only elevated the sacred ritual spa experience of each unique destination. My background as a certified sommelier and discerning nose lent itself perfectly to my education in herbal plant studies and deep understanding of plant biology. I discovered my unique ability to acutely understand each plant’s function and determine the purity of every raw ingredient. My passion for biodynamic farming practices informed my decision to select only ingredients that are artisan-farmed and as local as possible.
I believe love is the most powerful healing tool available. I love what I do and I feel so lucky to get to share the science, efficacy, and heart of plants with others. I love my adorable and spoiled dogs, my husband, and my family. I love farms, food, nature, wine and music. A trip to Big Sur in my early twenties changed my career path to the one I’m on now. My favorite days ever are spent in nature; redwoods, wild flowers, and an ocean breeze are such gifts to love. If I could make a balanced diet from French wines, French cheeses, and cold pressed green juice then I would.