the raw power of nature
We are an ingredient-focused brand dedicated to creating all natural, effective and ready-to-use hair and skin care. We aim to showcase the raw power of nature by focusing on single ingredients and paying homage to their source: the diverse landscapes of Ecuador.
We believe that the body is deeply connected to the Earth. We strive to empower that relationship through natural self-care rituals, harnessing the earth’s power into high quality products that are 100% natural.
From the Heart of the Equator
Allpa— the Quechua term for earth, land, soil. The source of all life, specially for the indigenous communities in Ecuador, where cultivation and farming are fundamental for their survival.
With its unique location at latitude zero (right on the Equator), Ecuador is in the center of the world, home to many different kinds of ecosystems, along with the harshest and most diverse climates. In turn, life at the center of the Earth adapts to its surroundings, becoming the most resilient and powerful on the planet.
This is why we source all our ingredients from all across Ecuador, to translate these high quality ingredients into unique, pure and effective hair and skin products. As we expand our product line, we have also started sourcing from neighboring countries, such as Argentina and Chile, to get the best ingredients available to us.
Natural, Pure & Organic
All of our oils are 100% natural, pure and unadulterated. By avoiding all harmful fillers, artificial fragrances and coloring, we ensure that each product is at its finest and natural state, preserving all its natural beneficial qualities.
Pure, natural oils, such as the fixed or “carrier” oils extracted at Allpa Botanicals, are lighter in color and aroma and are more easily absorbed by the skin. This is due to our specialized cold pressed or infused extraction process, which is what makes them safe for direct application and do not need to be diluted.
Each ingredient is ethically sourced, harvested and handpicked by local Ecuadorian farmers from crops all over the Andean region, empowering local communities and showcasing all that their land has to offer. Everything we work with is harvested in small batches to ensure their quality and freshness.