Founded in 2015, self-taught distiller, Cortney Herrera began Wildcare with a dedication to create effective, holistic skincare based on the indigenous plant life in her landscape. Through red cedar forests of the Pacific Northwest, to velvety white sage in the Topa Topa mountains of Ojai, California, Cortney and her husband Alejandro actively seek out and learn from nature on a weekly basis. Receiving formal training in Culinary Arts along with completing a year long internship in Herbal Medicine in Portland, Oregon, she directly experienced the synergistic benefits of purely natural ingredients and therapeutic botanical care from the inside, out.
Rosemary + Bay Hydrosol was the first distillation and the catalyst that birthed Wildcare. Having various inflammatory skin maladies for most of her life, Cortney noticed immediate personal benefits from the use of this particular Hydrosol combination, distilled from the organic plants in her California garden. This led to further research and confirm that both ancient and contemporary researchers agree - Hydrosols heal. Wildcare is humbled to participate in this 3,000+ year old artisan process and extend its magic to you in every drop. Through the intelligent use of earth-grown materials and innovative natural ingredients, the hope for Wildcare is to realign ourselves with nature, creating balance through botanical alchemy.