photo: McEvoy Ranch
Olive oil has long been known to be a natural moisturizer, so it's no stretch of the imagination that it would be a welcomed addition to a body care line. Recently McEvoy Ranch, an organic producer of some truly yummy artisan olive oil, did just that. McEvoy calls the line 80 Acres Body Care after the land on which the ranch grew its first Tuscan olive trees nearly 20 years ago. McEvoy Ranch introduced 80 Acres Body Care Line as an organic line of body care products incorporating the carefully produced olive oil that put McEvoy on the map. 80 Acres products also blend sunflower, jojoba, and grapeseed oils infused with aloe vera, chamomile, and lavender. The line is green in fragrance and concept, and developed to mimic the taste of the ranch's early-harvest oil -- very green and herbal. The line is also free of parabens. McEvoy is currently marketing 80 Acres products such as body lotion, body balm, olive oil soap, and body wash. There's even a burning soy candle in a 100 percent recycled paperboard box.
McEvoy Ranch's Focus on Sustainability Creates a Better End Product
Inspired by the original 80 acres of the 550-acre ranch upon which McEvoy first planted Tuscan olive seedlings, the green product line's foundation is McEvoy's high quality flagship product, olive oil. The company has always had an eye towards green and is a certified organic producer. In order to be certified by the California Olive Oil Council (a domestic standard for olive oil) a producer can't use any chemicals in production and the acidity of the olive oil must be less than half of one percent. The less acidity the more antioxidants and nutrients remain in the oil. McEvoy has found that this approach to its body care product line increases each product's pleasure quotient because adding chemicals in the production process can cause rancidity.
McEvoy's commitment to green doesn't end there. The company also strives not to produce any excess waste in the production of the new product line, and composts what waste is produced. McEvoy even combats its most bothersome pest, fruit flies, with an all natural, sweet fermented substance called Spinosad.