It's All About the Soil

All things considered, we are in some pretty overwhelming times. If we’re not mindful, the daily deluge of news about global crises can create a constant internal game of anxiety whack-a-mole.

When we watched the film Kiss the Ground, however, we experienced a huge exhale of relief. The answer to so many of our global issues, it seems, is as simple as regenerating the soil. The film, which Fast Company calls “Climate Skeptic Proof,” and The New York Times says, “Inspires a rare feeling of hope,” explores how regenerative farming practices can reverse climate change, heal communities, solve food insecurity, stabilize economies, improve health, and more.

This World Soil Day we bring attention to the importance of soil health. Our company’s phrase, “soil-to-skin,” has meaning because we spent decades cultivating relationships with farmers around the globe from whom we source our ingredients and who dedicate their lives to responsible growing practices. 

Regeneration does not only pertain to soil; it applies to every aspect of Human Care. This includes our thoughts, words, actions, creative endeavors, what we put in our bodies, and, yes, what we put on our bodies, too.

On the front of Pangea's new, Plastic-free packaging, you'll notice a topographical map of the region of the primary ingredient in each product. This map is a reminder of not only the places that our ingredients come from, but of the people that make these products possible, and the soil from which they're grown. The choice of products you put on your skin is an excellent place to start when it comes to the bigger picture.

Happy World Soil Day. If you want to learn more about getting involved with soil regeneration education, please visit Kiss the Ground, whose mission is to awaken people to the possibilities of regeneration.

image credit: Benjamin Combs