Who we are
My name is Diane Schips and I am the owner of Green Fire Herbs. As an herbalist, I formulate and
make everything I sell. To an herbalist, any useful plant is an herb, including the oils and
butters derived from plants. I only use unprocessed oils and butters, cold pressed where
appropriate, or extracted in the manner best suited to the oil or butter when not. I also use
herbs, charcoal and clays for color, and herbs and essential oils for scent. While traditionally,
many health and beauty formulas contain animal products, due to the nature of my business I choose
to only use goat milk and beeswax and honey.
There are an increasing number of ingredients that are available to home crafters today, many of
them manmade. Some very nice products can be made with these, including some amazingly beautiful
soaps. I choose to not use these ingredients unless they are necessary. Some products however must
be properly preserved (I use one certified for use in organic products, NeoDefend), and an
emulsifier makes a stable lotion (I use a vegetable derived emulsifier).
I focus on products that contain ingredients traditionally known to help overall health, and to
that end, soaps and lotions are my main lines; however, I also make salves, balms, lip balms,
essential oil blends in jojoba oil, sleep pillows, pet products, and more, all designed to be used
in conjunction with any lifestyle.
Green Fire Herbs subscribes to the belief in a healthy, sustainable, and well educated world, and
we try our best to provide products within that model. To that end, we as a company and I as the
owner, work hard to insure that our ingredients are as naturally and sustainably sourced as
possible. We also believe in giving back to the community, donating a portion of proceeds to
specific charities and encouraging buyers to take an active interest by allowing them to choose
the charity that benefits from their specific purchase. We are in this world together, and believe
that the best products benefit everyone.