Jess Hunt-Ralston, the blonde bombshell behind the all-natural Atlanta-based skincare line, Little Otter, shares the inspiration behind her eco-friendly and charitable beauty essentials. @littleotterskincare; @jesshuntralston
What sparked the initial inspo? I couldn’t find highly effective natural skincare with organic ingredients and sustainable packaging, so I set out to make it. After sharing balms and oils with family and friends, my husband and I started getting requests for more Little Otters and realized lots of folks might support clean, green beauty that gives back. [10% of proceeds go to support clean water causes.]
Why face oil and lip balm? I started with two products you can use each morning, starting the day showing your skin some love. While a fabulous face oil and perfect lip balm might be a small part of your daily routine, they make a big difference in how you look and feel.
From where are the organic ingredients sourced? We source our oils from a distillery in France that GC/MS tests every batch for purity and certifies them organic. Our coconut oil is fair trade and organic, and our beeswax comes from an American family of beekeepers who rotate their hives with the seasons.
Favorite part of being a business owner? It has to be the stories people share because of these products. When someone notices your Golden Light glowing skin or that your lip balm is in a compostable tube, they start a conversation and you get to share your story—why you decided to buy it, what you love about it, what it supports and why that matters.
What’s on the agenda for 2020? Little Otter will be popping up on a few TBD field trips with our friends WildArk, Georgia Conservancy, Patagonia Atlanta and Fresh Harvest in sustainably minded shops around Atlanta!
Photography by: Chad Ralston | Product phots by Chad Ralston and Jess Hunt-Ralston