A healthy conscience

Few things are more beautiful than peace of mind, body, and spirit. Inspired by the nature around us and the lifestyles of those who embrace it, Desert Essence was founded in 1978 to bring the best of nature’s offerings to personal care regimens everywhere. Inspired by the desert and all that it has to offer, we became the first company to market Jojoba Oil. We then went on to introduce Tea Tree Oil to the US market.

Since then, we have expanded to include natural and organic beauty care products specifically formulated to improve the lifestyles of today’s most health-conscious consumers. As we discover more natural ingredients, our products will continue to evolve, but our core values remain constant, staying true to you, to our inspiration—the desert—and to the Earth that nourishes us.

our values are clear


  • Harmony With Nature
    Just as nature is kind and giving to us, we strive to be kind and giving in return. The desert is both the source of our ingredients and a model of pristine balance and sustainability, where limited natural resources, if used responsibly, offer untold benefits. With this in mind, we extract our ingredients with environmentally sustainable, ecological, and responsible practices at all time

  • Harmony With Health
    The foundation of any product is its ingredients, and we believe in using only the best to create high quality natural products that also deliver a wonderful, healthy beauty experience. We want our products to always work in harmony with your body; for this, you should never have to wonder what’s in them. All our ingredients are clearly labeled on the product and our website for your knowledge.

  • Better Practices Makes Perfect
    We strive every day to ensure both our products and our practices reflect the serious commitment we make to the health of our planet. To support sustainability, we use natural and organic ingredients from around the world. We support a federation of Australian plantation farmers who have signed a pledge not to use any artificial pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides.

  • Green Through & Through
    We see sustainability as a living, ever-evolving commitment, and through our partnership with Renewable Choice we're constantly finding ways to be greener and better, like supporting wind power, offsetting 100% of our electricity annually by purchasing energy credits, printing all our brochures on recycled paper, and doing the simple things like turning off the lights when leaving an office or room.

  • Animals Are Beautiful
    We are excited and proud to have been certified by Leaping Bunny. We as a company and as people do not believe in animal testing of any of our products or ingredients used in making them. We require all our ingredient suppliers to abide by this same principle. Animals are Beautiful.

  • Personal Care = Customer Care
    Our business is personal. We value the trust you place in our company and our products. Everything we do—from reformulating our products to researching new ingredients to helping you choose the right skin care regimen—is done with your wellness and happiness in mind.