Our aim is to provide the cleanest possible products for your body. This means 100% natural products, full of medicinal organics and completely free of cortisone, steroids, DEA (diethanolamine), sulfates, salt (sodium chloride), propylene glycol, aluminum, synthetic fragrances, and dyes. With a constantly increasing awareness of the potentially harmful chemical and synthetic ingredients used in health and beauty products, it is becoming more apparent that safer, naturally derived and organic alternatives should be made available.
Many synthetic ingredients, such as those noted above, are potentially harmful chemicals used in most beauty related products available on the common market today. They are inexpensive and make the products appear richer in quality by providing either foam enhancing, thickening or moisture retaining properties to the product. These ingredients have undergone extensive testing and many are now recognized as potentially harmful to human health or the environment. They can be absorbed through the skin and into the blood stream and may eventually accumulate in various organs of the body.
At Carina, we have chosen a healthier approach to manufacturing self-care products. Since Carina's inception in 1972, replacing chemical and synthetic ingredients with natural and organic plant extracts, essences, and oils has been central to our focus and philosophy. This simple formula has helped Carina and its products become recognized and preferred internationally. Organic ingredients such as palm kernel extract and coconut provide our shampoo products with mild, yet effective, cleansing properties and The foam produced is rich and creamy. This is due to the essential tree, herb, fruit and flower extracts that are added to complement our formulations. In our skin creams and conditioners, organic essences and oils from avocado, olive, flax seed, pumpkin seed and sunflower help the skin to naturally retain and maintain its moisture level and hydration so it does not dry out prematurely.
Towards the end of the “weeping” season is the point in time when we at the Carina Corporation begin to harvest. It takes a little longer to harvest the sap by hand rather than the modern conventional methods of tapping or ripping the tree apart, but the wait is well worth it. Our old fashion methods allow us to simply pull or lightly scrape off these dried clumps of sap, which allows the trees to remain unharmed, and in perfect health to produce more essence for years to come.
We take great pride in using the highest quality ingredients possible in our formulations. A personal "hands-on" approach is taken when selecting and harvesting the proper tree essences, herbs, plants, fruits, flowers and vegetables.Throughout the year, ingredients such as alfalfa, chamomile, echinacea, nettle, red clover, along with a variety of botanical tree essences, are hand selected and harvested from different regions of the Pacific Northwest's forests and farms. With a distinct focus on holistic remedies, purity, craft, and quality, all Carina products are manufactured by hand on the North Shore of Vancouver, British Columbia.