Hi, I’m Liz, founder of Verdant.
I grew up on a 40-acre homestead in Washington State, where from a young age I followed my mother around the garden, pasture, root cellar and kitchen. This instilled in me a love for the natural world, an understanding of plants and animals, and a belief in the connectedness of all things. I’ve brought this full circle as a student of horticulture and herbalism, and through founding Verdant.
All Verdant products are handcrafted in small batches from my Santa Cruz kitchen. The Verdant mission is to harness the healing powers of plants as simply as possible, using the purest ingredients available. With this formula, I believe it’s possible to have high quality AND accessible plant-based skin solutions.
I am dedicated to sourcing botanical ingredients that are ORGANIC and FAIR TRADE, and Verdant is certified CRUELTY FREE through the PETA Beauty Without Bunnies program. My products are free of parabens, petroleum, sodium lauryl sulfates, sodium laureth sulfates and phthalates. I also use minimal and sustainable packaging.
When you purchase Verdant, you are part of a growing, conscious movement to nourish our bodies and respect the earth while enjoying the bounty of gifts that the botanical world offers us.
Elizabeth S. Hodges, Owner + Maker