Lorena, the founder of Ancestral CR, personally grows a majority of the herbs, plants and fruit that she blends into her soaps, oils, and spices. She lives in a tropical area northwest of San Carlos in the volcanic mountains of Costa Rica.
Not being a chemist she pursued a long road of trial and error until she developed something perfect. She studied extensively, spent long nights doing research, and sought help from fellow soap makers, chemists, naturists, and herbalists that shared their insight and at times even donated equipment to her.
She now has a range of soaps, shampoos, spices, and lotions that are 100% natural and obtained from plant ingredients she has obtained locally.