Founded in 2015, self-taught distiller, Cortney Herrera began Wildcare with a dedication to create effective, holistic skincare based on the plant life in her landscape. Through red cedar forests of the Pacific Northwest, to sweet jasmine blossoms in sunny California, Cortney and her family actively seek out and learn from nature on a weekly basis. Inspired by visuals, scent memories, and feelings from nature, the formulas and product names in the line often make their way into Cortney’s dreams - an authentic relationship deeply built on trust, connection and patience. Receiving formal training in Culinary Arts, a year long internship in Herbal Medicine, and a long winding path of continuing education and research, 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 slow, artisan process and extend its magic to you in every drop. Through the intelligent use of earth-grown materials and thoughtful natural ingredients, the hope for Wildcare is to advocate for and realign ourselves with nature, creating balance through botanical alchemy.