Scratch Goods began out of a personal need for simple, natural, affordable skincare. co-founders maureen and elizabeth, high school friends now living in chicago, realized that while they were eating clean, their personal care products were still laden with questionable ingredients. knowing that 70% of what is applied to our skin is absorbed into our bodies, they slowly purged from their homes everything containing parabens, sulfates, pthalates, synthetic fragrances, + dyes.
replacing these items was much more difficult – truly natural products were hard to find, and often came with high price tags. so they rebuilt their own personal care regimen from scratch, in elizabeth’s apartment kitchen. their requirements for product development remain the same today: food-grade ingredients that are safe enough to eat, fragrance from pure essential oils only, and zero water, eliminating the need for synthetic preservatives.