We are the skincare solution for anyone who wouldn't put anything on their skin they wouldn't trust eating.
Drifter Organics was born out of my (Micaela) lifelong autoimmune diseases. I've had eczema all my life—as in I remember coming home from preschool with bloody hands because the skin on my hands was so irritated, I would literally rub them on the rug in the classroom to relieve the itchiness. In 2014, I was diagnosed with leaky gut caused by what was suspected to be Celiac disease (the body’s inability to process gluten), but ended up being dysbiosis (an imbalance of good bacteria to bad bacteria in the gut). I had always been a healthy eater, but to heal my leaky gut, I had to temporarily eliminate a lot of foods from my diet, which meant revamping my entire skincare regimen. With the amount of time my mom and I invested into finding suitable skincare options for me, we decided to make them ourselves. I learned not only to be careful of what I ate but also to be mindful of what I put on my skin. If I had difficulty finding skincare I could use, we figured others must be in the same situation—especially with food allergies and sensitivities being on the rise—so why not create a safe alternative for everyone?
Drifter Organics body butters are made with:
- Shea + cacao butters
- Various carrier + essential oils
In April 2016, we launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise the necessary funds to produce our products on a grander scale. In just 30 days, 378 backers helped us raise over $11K! You can see the Kickstarter campaign here.