- About Artesana -
Artesana- A Spanish word meaning craftswoman – a person who makes a high-quality or distinctive product in small quantities, usually by hand or using traditional methods.
We make all our products by hand in Hong Kong, using the highest quality ingredients, and ensuring natural authenticity is key in our production processes.
From Amazing Salves to Artesana
Artesana’s first creation was The Amazing Salves, inspired by the Christian hymn Amazing Grace. As a memorial to and in honor of God, I was inspired to make a handmade salve. With the help of the salve, He blessed and healed a four-month old baby suffering from eczema. After receiving a parent testimonial from a grateful parent, and by the Grace of God, Artesana was born.
What Oils does Artesana use?
Only cold-pressed, plant-based oils are used. Cold-pressed oil is oil produced through a combination of grinding and low heat. With the cold-pressed method, the flavour, nutritional value and colour can be preserved. All oils used are strictly chemical-free processed. No animal oils are used.
Commitment to Natural Authenticity
We source ingredients from all around the world, including:
South Africa - we can gain an abundance of wild harvest produce, while supporting the tribes and economy under the Fair Trade programme;
Germany and France – we source high quality ingredients from local farms with worldwide-recognized organic certification;
North America – we use a variety of ingredients, derived and produced from natural, plant-based or earth-based raw materials.
We purchase raw materials certificated by Eco-cert, UK Soil Association, Non-GMO project, USDA Organic and prefer those who participate in the Fair Trade programme. However, we also source from the wild harvest, where the soil is not farmed in the sequence progression and is free from pollution.
All of our ingredients and products are not tested on animals. (They are, however, tested on family members and close friends). We are big supporters of cruelty-free products.