316 Traditional Remedies

Providence, Rhode Island · 20 Sales


316 Traditional Remedies

Providence, Rhode Island 20 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   316 Traditional Remedies - Truly Organic & Natural Whole Body Care that is So Loved!


316 Traditional Remedies - Truly Organic & Natural Whole Body Care that is So Loved!

Christina Almonte

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Esteverde on Sep 3, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

This magical soap always transports me to a secret waterfall hidden deep in the Amazon Rain Forrest under a lush canopy of healing vines and trees where body, spirit and soul are refreshed, renewed, and restored.


Out of Love

Who knew I would be making soap?!

Since the age of 13, I had a dream to find the cure for cancer. This brought me to live and work with indigenous healers and communities of the Amazon region in Ecuador back in 1989. After falling in love with the people of the forest, I have had a desire to bridge the gap between traditional and western medicine. Since then, I have worked as a research scientist studying medicinal plants within pharmaceutical industry and now travel to the bush of Papua New Guinea to encourage and support healers and their communities.

I also have had to see loved ones, including my husband, Jim, going through all the struggles of living with cancer. We became more aware of what we were putting in and on our bodies. We started using what was organic and natural but also realizing the need for quality truly natural products. I also realized I had to do something to help save the forest before potential new medicine and cures were gone forever.

In 2007, I was working with a woman to make soap with herbal remedies in PNG for her own local business. This creates a sustainable product both for their environment and their culture.

I returned home to the states with a few bars and started gifting them to loved ones going through cancer. The soap was something they could use each and every day even if there time here in this world was limited. They knew that the soap was created out of love, with organic ingredients and only plant extracts for aroma. I always included a handwritten note to remind them that even during the hard times of this life, God "So Loved" them (John 3:16).

Before I knew it, I realized this was a way for me to pave (financially support) a way for the healers and their communities to reach the world. The brand, 316 Traditional Remedies, was born in Nov 2008 and we have been growing ever since!

316 Traditional Remedies is the first of many future brands to come forth out of my work with these indigenous healers. I create the products here in the Providence, RI region of USA and product profits return to the healers & communities of PNG. It is a long and costly process but so worth it!

Out Of Love, we give to you 316 Traditional Remedies.


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  • Christina Almonte

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    What started as a dream to find the cure for cancer, turned into a life long mission to bridge the natural & modern worlds. My work began in 1989 in Amazon of Ecuador & since 2007, Papua New Guinea. Product purchases support healers & communities.

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