Meet Ali Perry-Hatch, MPH: the beach wanderer, herbalist and toxicologist, who created Earth Harbor out of her treehouse kitchen.
Growing up on the beautiful St. Simons Island, Georgia, I was instilled with a deep love of nature, the ocean, and island life at a young age. As a child, I created natural “beauty” concoctions to share with friends and family, from marsh mud masks to sea salt sprays.
During my career as a humanitarian engineer, I specialized in global environmental health and toxicology. I traveled the world researching how many toxins we are exposed to daily, how those synthetic chemicals negatively affect our health, and how to use beneficial natural alternatives instead. I have dedicated my life to making an impact with this knowledge.
While I was in grad school, my husband and I chose to live in an off-the-grid treehouse we built as we began practicing a mindful lifestyle. A short time later, I was in a near-fatal car accident. Recovery was slow, painful, and anxiety-ridden as I suffered from both physical and mental injuries. A time came when healing seemed to completely stop, and I thought I would never regain my pre-accident self. At this time, I also found out I was pregnant with my miracle baby boy! The culmination of these life-altering experiences is when I knew I had to take clean living to the next level by being more critical of what I was putting both in and on my body, as well as its effects on the environment and humanity.
My biggest struggle with having a natural lifestyle was finding a comprehensive range of premium natural beauty products that was versatile enough for my ever-changing skin (and life) and that lived up to my strict standards of being effective, ethical, purely natural, rooted in science, sustainable, and affordably indulgent (all while sparking joyful wonderment!). That’s when I started making my own right out of my tiny treehouse kitchen — and Earth Harbor Naturals was born!