How do I pronounce Erthecode?
“earth-code”. We decided to pay homage to the word and start where it all began sometime around 1066 A.D., when our planet was referred to as “erthe”.
How did Erthecode come to be?
After our Founder realized how magical plants are in helping heal his wife, he began passing out some products to family, friends and colleagues and when they all came back asking for more repeatedly, it was abundantly apparent there was a need to make these plant based products available to the world. Clearly, the need to feel better in a natural way, without an abundance of potentially detrimental side effects, is a pertinent and critically important call to action. Put another way, we all simply want to sleep better, experience less stress, pain and inflammation in order to live longer, fuller and happier lives.
Why do we have both topical and ingestible products?
It all begins with a happy body which in turn creates beautiful skin. We help people heal their inner selves, beginning with our Gut Balance pre & probiotic, because if you gut is unhealthy, then you more than likely are not sleeping well, have rampant inflammation and runaway stress coupled with chronic aches and pains.
At Erthecode, we look at the entire body as a comprehensive and immersive project, with all parts deserving compassionate and efficacious attention so we can focus on living our lives to their fullest, free of chronic stress, pain and disease.
How do I know which Erthecode product is best for me?
All of our products have been rigorously tested individually and as interchangeable parts that work in harmony together (or as we say in the health field, “stacked”). Here at Erthecode, we all personally have our products in our bathrooms, kitchens, offices and nightstands ready as they target different situations that occur daily. Refer to our product pages and our ingredients glossary where we provide product benefits, how to use, scent profiles and comprehensive ingredient profiles. Our goal is to always communicate all necessary information clearly so you can make an informed decision that is best for you. If you still are not sure, we'd love to help guide you - contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
as we LOVE speaking directly to our fellow Erthecoders.
What separates us from the other skincare and wellness brands?
At Erthecode it has been a three prong effort:
1. clean ingredients living in cleaner packaging.
2. High potency with amazing results.
3. Giving back to Mother Earth.
For starters, we care deeply about the products that you are putting inside your bodies and on your skin, and what those products live in is critical. Clean, transparent products that live, sometimes for many months at a time, in 100% earth friendly compostable packaging is our #1 priority.
Taking it further, in terms of brand differentiation, are our high potency formulas: after years of rigorous research and testing, the results were clear: our bodies thrive on super potent doses of plants that when combined properly, help us achieve balance and a state of decreased inflammation. Lastly, as stewards of our beautiful planet, giving back every single day is a integral part of the very fiber that makes this brand special. Every time you use an Erthecode product, 5% of that purchase is directly sent to eradicate the earth from heart wrenching animal poaching. Could you imagine a world without elephants, rhinos or lions? As a brand we cannot, which is why we implemented this giving platform from day 1 and we will not stop giving until we help VETPAW eradicate poaching from the face of the Earth.
What does the plus symbol (+) mean on some of our products?
When you see the + that means we have supercharged our plant ingredients with hemp derived CBD (phyotcannabidoids). All of our handcrafted hemp comes from our pesticide free farm in Colorado that is FDA registered, U.S. & GMP certified as well as Kosher Certified. Our rigorously tested farm to bottle extracts are free of any phthalates, parabens, additives or preservatives. Our hemp ingredient is either marked THC free or full spectrum, where we adhere to the legal FDA rule of less then 0.3% THC. Absolutely none of our products, ingestible or topical, are psychoactive, which means you will not get high.
Is our packaging recyclable?
Yes, we eliminated unnecessary packaging whenever possible. Our bottles and jars are made with Certified Post-Consumer Recycled Material (PCR). When the aluminum and polypropylene cap is separated from the bonding adhesive, both parts can be recycled. We also use water-based inks and finishes that will not harm nature. Our packaging partner’s approach minimizes environmental impact by incorporating best practices: renewable energy, energy efficiency, process improvements, and waste recycling. Our packaging utilizes recyclable or recycled paperboards, and is manufactured using 100% clean, renewable wind energy, in a Zero Waste to Landfill and Carbon Neutral facility. Their industry-leading sustainability initiatives have been recognized by trade organizations, customers, and non-profit organizations. We are very proud to package and ship to our customers in 100% compostable pouches. We hope we can be a beacon to other companies to follow in our quest to protect mother earth and our futures. If you are interested in making a difference, we'd love to share our compostable information - contact us at email@example.com
Are our products third party tested?
Our proprietary botanical formulas are curated in a FDA Registered and cGMP-compliant facility. Their process meets USDA Certified Organic and Oregon Tilth standards and are Leaping Bunny Certified.
Our hemp testing laboratory is the first and only to be certified with Colorado Department of Health and Environment (CDPHE). It’s also ISO/IEC 17025 accredited by the American Association of Lab Accreditation (A2LA) and is the first and only compliant hemp testing laboratory meeting cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices) and GLP (Good Laboratory Practices) requirements.
Are our product ingredients sustainably sourced?
Everything Erthecode is grown and manufactured inside the USA. We choose our vendors and partners responsibly as we conduct the research to select not only the best in quality but also the best in practices. Our handful of brand partners share our belief in the 7th generation stewardship philosophy that the decisions we make today should result in a sustainable world seven generations into the future. Our farms are all free of pesticides and the end products contain no phthalates, parabens, additives, or preservatives. We also work with manufactures that are 100% cruelty free Leaping Bunny Certified.
Wellness and plant Education
Why is Erthecode plant based?
The decision was simple - our bodies just love plants ! Rigorous studies continue to show favorable results that from our immune systems to the lining of our stomachs, plants have essential nutrients that we cannot contain from other foods and wellness products, especially those that are highly processed. The high antioxidant, vitamin, mineral and phytochemical properties of plant extracts help your cells thrive and remain healthy, supercharging our immune systems. Results continue to show that individuals who live a plant based lifestyle generally eat few calories, weigh less, and have a lower risk of heart disease and other inflammation linked degenerative diseases.
What is a plant based lifestyle?
A plant based lifestyle consists of a drastic minimization of anything processed. Consuming minimally processed or raw supplements and foods such as fruits, whole grains, vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes, spices and herbs regularly just makes our bodies happy. That said, we believe in a life that includes moderation - fish, dairy, meat and poultry that is sourced from clean, cruelty free, environmentally friendly sources.
What are adaptogens and why does Erthecode use them?
Adaptogens are plants and mushrooms that help your body respond to stress, fatigue, anxiety and aid in overall well being (Homeostasis). Adaptogens are a balance driver that help a body return to a state of low inflammation and agitation. At Erthecode we use high concentrations of the most powerful known adaptogens: Ashwagandha, Rhodiola and Valerian Root because these well studied, powerful plant extracts can help lower levels of cortisol in your blood stream, the stress hormone that creates anxiety, agitation, mood swings and inflammation.
What is Erthecode’s answer to sustained and chronic stress and what does it actually do to us?
Overexposure to cortisol and the constant activation of the human stress response system puts our bodies at increased risk of: Heart disease, heart attacks, high blood pressure. stroke. weight gain, sleep problems, memory & concentration impairment, muscle tension, chronic pain, digestion issues, anxiety, depression and chronic headache pain, to name a few. Erthecode’s answer to this growing humanity issue is to combine high dosages of plant extracts, including adaptogens, to naturally help the body combat chronic stress and runaway inflammation.
What is homeostasis and why is it important?
Homeostasis in a word is “balance". More scientifically, homeostasis is a state of physiological balance among all of our bodily functions that we need to not only survive, but live a long and healthy life. Medical examples of homeostasis include but are not limited to: normal body temperature, blood sugar regulation and healthy blood pressure.
How are plants and inflammation control related?
Science has proven that long term physiological inflammation is the root of all degenerative diseases. Critical phytochemicals and antioxidant rich plant extracts help boost your immune system which helps your body neutralize debilitating toxins from bacteria, rampant pollution, climate change, processed foods and viruses. At Erthecode, we utilize ingredients like konjac root (prebiotic), turmeric, ginger root. green tea, ginseng, Phytocannabinoids (CBD), ashwagandha, rhodiola, marula and chamomile, in addition to a host of others, in order to help your body combat rampant inflammation. Conclusion: the anti inflammatory and antimicrobial nature of our plant based ingredients can help protect us from the ravages of our stress filled, modern day lives.
Orders and Shipping
How long does it take for my order to ship?
Orders placed after 12pm EST on a business day or national holiday will be shipped the next business day. Orders placed over the weekend will be shipped the following Monday.
How are shipping rates calculated?
Shipping rates for your order will be calculated and displayed at checkout based on the distance to the destination from our warehouse in Florida.
Do you ship internationally?
At the moment we do not offer international shipping. However, we do try and address requests on a case by case basis. Please make to sure to join our e-newsletter and become an Erthecoder in order two receive all updates, including updated shipping options. We are working hard to offer shipping preferences to international destinations, where applicable.
Returns and Exchanges
Is my order eligible for a return or exchange?
To be eligible the item must be in the same condition as received and in its original packaging. We understand that you may have tried the item, we can’t blame you for that! If less than a quarter of the item is used you are still eligible to return, if it is more it is not.
How do I initiate a return or exchange?
To begin your return or exchange, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
with your full name and order number. We will send you a free return shipping label and instructions on how to send your package to us.
If you are approved, we will immediately refund you, however, it will take up to 10 business days based in your card carrier’s internal bank procedures.
For lost items (that do not make it to your door) we will issue a refund with proof from tracking number. For stolen items we will review on a case by case basis.