issue four : the magician
We love brands and products that are consciously produced, effective and enhance our modern lifestyle. So read on to discover why we are in love with Cult of Treehouse.
I met co-founder, Amelia Rynkowska, a number of years ago on a shoot for our mutual friend, Hermoine de Paula's couture bridal wear campaign. We connected over our reciprocated passion for environmental respect and untainted beauty products. She told me then, about this beautiful brand she was creating by moonlight. Founded in a treehouse.
Cult of Treehouse is about mobilising a new kind of ‘cult’, with the premise of ‘branching out’ rewilding one’s body and life without comprising on lifestyle, being conscious of our everyday responsibilities and maintaining a symbiotic relationship with our environment. Can you see why we HAD to feature them in our "The Magician" issue?
We love that Cult of Treehouse exercise alchemy (their word, not ours) when conjuring up their holistic offerings. Their alchemy has been created to encourage healing both physically and metaphysically. Blending a combination of active, high vibe concentrated botanicals and the energies of stones and trees for a full spectrum experience, a whole mind and body trip.
Using only plant based, food state and biocompatible herbs, plants, trees and roots in their small batched elixirs, they are able to ensure that each ingredient has either been carefully (and patiently) made by hand or consciously sourced and selected for their high vibe qualities.
Every ingredient has been carefully considered to be effective as possible without harming the skin’s natural microbiome. With each product retaining a PH of 5.5 (the skins natural PH).
The product scents are powerful and arresting. You can smell the earth and her many stories.
by the light of the moon
How could we do a brand review with a focus on pagan practices and not have them made with the help of moonlight?
Yep, you guessed it. All of their treehouse made essences and extracts are made on a full moon. The essences are charged with the light of one full moon over a 48hr period to steep the most energy whilst the extracts are made in six-week cycles.
The dark violet UV light filtering glass bottles that contain these precious potions, not only look the part (made by night) but also serve as protection to their potency.
All things considered
Consideration for the environment, in our opinion, is equal, if not more important than the ingredients list. As it happens, however, brands that are considering the environment are also considering what goes into the packaging, and vice versa. Cult of Treehouse is no exception. In fact, they go further than most in their environmental consideration.
To reduce unnecessary felling of their beloved trees - the very things that held the house in which this brand was conceived - all of the product information has been streamlined to fit on individual bottles and are then package in reusable embroidered organic cotton drawstring bags. Black, of course.
All of their products are biocompatible and multifaceted, meaning one product does a lot of things. We love a multifaceted product here at UNTAINTED. This not only saves you money, it also saves you space. Space is a luxury many of us in the modern world don't seem to have at our disposal these days.
Cult of Treehouse made the conscious decision not become "organic certified" because they preferred to spend the 'stamp fee' on supporting environmental and reforestation charities instead.
"Using a combination of organic ethical, sustainable wild crafted unmutated and unprocessed ingredients, which to us are just as important and do not always come under certified ‘organic." They feel that it is an added marketing expense which could be put towards better use. And so they do.