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Maker Spotlight: Ali of Earth Harbor Naturals


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EARTH HARBOR NATURALS
Beauty from the sea — proven, nontoxic, & inspiring. 

Based in Saint Simons IslandGeorgia, Earth Harbor Naturals is a new skincare line centered around high-performing ocean nutrients and active botanicals. 

All products are synthetic-free, sustainable, organic, vegan, and cruelty-free, and they partner with 1% For The Planet® to save marine life. 

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FOUNDER STORY
Earth Harbor Founder, Ali, is a St. Simons Island native, herbalist, and health scientist, and created the original products out of her treehouse kitchen. All products are still made in small batches, "with love and mermaid vibes" by beach beauty minimalists.

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Ali recently shared the raw + real story of how Earth Harbor began on Instagram - @earthharbor. I'm copying an excerpt over, because it shows the power of perseverance, determination, community, and how shopping small can truly transform people's lives. In addition, it's always helpful to dispel myths that you need a lot of connections, experience, money, etc. to get a new business off the ground. 

"First: Earth Harbor is a small, independently woman-owned business that started 18+ months ago using $2500 that I’d worked hard to save. I had no connections in the beauty industry nor former knowledge of how it worked at all. Earth Harbor is entirely grassroots with no funding, no loans, no independent wealth anywhere to help out, and profitable since day 1 (aka the day of my first farmer’s market!). 🌱 .

I like this to be a message of hope to all of you wanting to chase your dreams and knowing that you can do it, too... even if you’re still paying off student loans, have kids, have medical bills, have mental or physical illnesses, or any other hardships that seem insurmountable to break into any industry with (all of those mentioned are things I still struggle with so you are not alone, and know I’m just a DM away from championing you on! ❤️) ."

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If you're looking for glowing skin and appreciate a daily indulgence, give this line of sea-based products a try. The reviews speak for themselves:

    • We are continually blown away but this amazing company! 
    • Well packaged with quality ingredients.
    • Worth the price tag.
    • EXCELLENT in every way!
    • The quality is fantastic - the product and packaging feels very high end, but at a very reasonable price point.
    • You can't go wrong with these lovely natural beauty products.

 

MAKER SPOTLIGHT SERIES
The Giften team is passionate about supporting emerging entrepreneurs and inspiring small businesses. In this series, we provide a peek behind the curtain to shed light on the real people pouring their hearts and souls into their business ventures. For these makers, this line couldn't be more true:

“When you buy from a small business, an actual person does a little happy dance.”

And when you buy from a small business that buys from small businesses... the cycle continues! While we can't compete with big box advertising budgets or promise same day delivery, we can band together and make a huge impact, one happy dance at a time. 

 


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