Juniperseed Mercantile

Down To Earth Decadence

Who They Are

Juniperseed Mercantile founder, Tiffany, started her company by selling her handmade products out of a picnic basket. Her organic hand towels, facial rounds and lip balms were all inspired by her inability to find low-priced, environmentally conscious options at her local retail stores. With a strong science background, Tiffany began making her own earth-friendly lotions and soaps. These “picnic basket” creations became so popular that she named her company Picnic Basket Crafts, selling to neighbors, friends, and family.

It was when Tiffany teamed up with her mom, Joan, that they changed the name to Juniperseed Mercantile. Together, they began crafting a large inventory of products from lotions and soaps to gentle household cleaning supplies. Tiffany and Joan continued the family tradition of earth-friendly living, passed down from Tiffany’s Oma (Joan’s mother). In 2018, Tiffany decided to hire a staff that would help her to open her first brick and mortar store where all Juniperseed Mercantile products are still made by hand today.

After being on the market for only a couple of years, Juniperseed Mercantile has already achieved what they originally set out to do, create quality self-care products for their customers while making a difference for the environment.


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Why We Like Them

Juniperseed Mercantile takes great pride in the deep rooted eco-conscious living traditions that they were founded on. Handmade in Littleton, Colorado, all of their products are made from organic ingredients when possible and packaged in glass bottles, aluminium tins or compostable tubes to reduce plastic waste.

Created without sacrificing quality or efficacy, Juniperseed Mercantile’s small batch products are something you can feel good about using. On top of producing earth-friendly products, Juniperseed Mercantile also places a deep emphasis on supporting education, community and resurrecting lost skills by offering educational workshops at their store in Littleton. They even offer refills at the store, and encourage the reuse of all of their bottles when possible.

While many of their products offered are organic and vegan, Juniperseed Mercantile places a heavy emphasis on the fact that all of their products are completely free of palm oils. After the Australian wildfires, they implemented the reformulation of their products to avoid the use of palm oil. They continue to support the rainforests by donating to restoration funds periodically.

  • Compostable - EarthHero
    Compostable
  • Vegan
    Vegan
  • Handmade
    Handmade
  • Made in the USA
    Made in the USA
  • Hemp
    Hemp
  • Organic Cotton
    Organic Cotton

This product contains material that can break down into soil in either a backyard or industrial composting system. These products are declared compostable by the manufacturer, but may not third-party certified. Contact your local waste-hauler or composting facility to determine where these materials may be accepted. Certain materials may be better fit for industrial facilities than backyard composting systems. Industrial facilities may not exist in your area.

This product does not contain any animal products or byproducts, and has not been tested on animals.

We support small businesses and craftspeople who create each of their products with care. Handmade products are generally produced on a small scale, without the use of large energy consuming factories and production facilities. Buying handmade helps support art, communities, and people’s livelihoods.

This product was made in the United States. Buying locally made items helps to reduce harmful emissions that result from transportation during and after the production process. Purchasing products made in the United States also ensures that the items are produced in ways that meet strict safety and labor standards.

This high-yield crop grows quickly and usually doesn’t rely on harsh pesticides and fertilizers, making it a dependable renewable resource. The cannabis plant produces more fiber per acre than common textile crops like cotton and flax, and actually adds nutrients to the soil instead of depleting them! Hemp is strong, breathable, and moisture wicking, and it requires minimal dye during fabric production due to its high absorbency qualities.

Organic cotton production uses zero chemical pesticides and fertilizers, promoting a healthier use of land and decreasing harmful agricultural runoff. By steering clear of toxic chemicals, workers experience less exposure to hazardous conditions, promoting social responsibility as well as environmental stewardship. Plus, farming methods for organic cotton have been shown to use up to 20% less water than nonorganic production methods. Choosing organic cotton eliminates the use of insecticides and other harmful chemicals, promotes efficient resource use, and results in a safer products and a cleaner planet!

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