Zoe means "life," and our mission is to celebrate and protect the lives of our children, family, community and planet. Zoe Organics uses only the most pure, organic ingredients because we believe in the necessity of eliminating toxins from our bodies and the environment. We also believe that green living doesn't require that we compromise quality or aesthetics. We practice fair trade and social responsibility, with the goal of enhancing lives in every community we touch.
On January 24, 2009, Suzanne Hamilton – my dear sister-in-law, mentor, fellow entrepreneur, and friend – passed away, leaving behind a beautiful legacy and her precious-3-month-old daughter, Zoe Anne. I had been working on this organic product line for months, and Suzanne and I had discussed the need we saw as mommies for a truly natural, organic line that combined luxury, health and wellness, and social responsibility. Most product lines we had come across failed in at least one of these areas. Truth be told, I had picked out another name for this product line, but was never content with it. One day after Suzanne’s death, during some quiet time, the name “Zoe Organics” dropped into my heart. I knew it was right. As I continued to reflect on that name, I was amazed at how it captured the entire essence of the company. Zoe means “life,” and even more specifically, “life as God intended.” Suzanne knew how to celebrate and live life better than anyone I have ever known. It was contagious. How fitting that her own daughter was given the name “Zoe,” a part of Suzanne that will keep on living. Suzanne spent the last months of her own life fully dedicated to her sweet baby girl. And in that same spirit, Zoe Organics seeks to celebrate and cultivate life, and in doing so honor mommies and babies everywhere.
Heather’s education in health and wellness began at an early age. As a child, she suffered from allergy-induced asthma and was on a restricted diet, regular medication, supplements and allergy injections. She will never forget the severe asthma attack she had from a children’s bubble bath product. Through the years, she outgrew her asthma and today she attributes her conscious lifestyle to feeling better and stronger than ever.
As the wife of her high-school sweetheart and the mother of 3, Heather’s priority is the health and well-being of her family. She began making skincare products in her kitchen after her second baby was born. “There were just too many toxic or unnecessary ingredients in the personal care products on the market, and not enough of the good stuff!”. Not long after that, Zoe Organics was born and Heather’s commitment to creating new 100% organic and natural skincare and home products for conscious families continues.
As creator and innovator, Heather is all too familiar with the inspiration downloads that come in the wee hours of the morning. Usually after one of her kids wakes her up. Running a business and a thriving household is not an easy job, but Heather claims that Zoe Organics was birthed out of her desire to combine the things she cares about most and do the work she loves.
Her family lives on 5 acres in northern California, where together they are learning the joys of homesteading and living conscientiously.
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