Situated in Guatemala, Tierra & Lava believes you shouldn’t have to compromise with natural skincare - you can have a product that is both kind to your skin and the earth. All of their ingredients are locally sourced in an ethical and transparent way so they can ensure quality at every part of their journey; from inception to the final product.

Lucy Ashman, the creator and founder of Tierra & Lava builds relationships with their farmers and financially supports them so they can carry on the legacy of their disappearing traditional cultural practices. Many of their ingredients are grown in their very own organic garden, ensuring the utmost level of care. Because they are so connected to where their ingredients come from, they work to preserve their natural integrity - using as close to their whole, raw, and unadulterated forms as possible.

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  • Turmeric & Vanilla Sunscreen
    $20.00

    Reef-safe, water and sweat resistant. Tierra & Lava's natural sunscreen is simply 8 nurturing botanicals and 2 minerals that protect skin. Blends easily resulting in long-lasting hydration and making it an excellent option as both a sunscreen and 'after sun' product. Tierra & Lava's primary mineral (Zinc Oxide) is considered nonallergenic and non-comedogenic. Mineral sunscreen is less likely to irritate sensitive skin since ingredients aren’t absorbed into the skin itself. This cream sits on top of your skin becoming a physical barrier to the sun’s ray and starts protecting your skin immediately after application. Tierra & Lava's sunscreen has been extensively tested, it is gentle and safe on all skin types including children, athletes and outdoor adventurers playing under the sun. Guatemalan Sourced Ingredients Made with a combination of Macadamia Oil from a neighboring farm, Cocoa Butter from an organic farm in Izabal, raw sustainably harvested Golden Beeswax from San Cristobal el Alto and cold pressed Coconut Oil from the Rio Dulce region infused with fresh French Marigold petals from our organic garden help your skin retain moisture and protect against the elements. Tierra & Lava's fresh organic Turmeric contains potent anti-carcinogenic compounds and antioxidants and a touch of Vanilla containing Vitamin B adds an uplifting scent. The packaging is a reusable and recyclable plastic-free metal tin. What is Broad Spectrum? The FDA recommends using “Broad Spectrum” sunscreen so you will be protected from the two types of light that can harm your skin and cause cells to mutate into cancer: ultraviolet-A (UVA) rays can prematurely age skin, cause wrinkles and age spots, and ultraviolet-B (UVB) rays cause sunburn and skin inflammation. Broad spectrum offers more protection that a higher SPF since SPF currently only measures UVB, and very high SPFs decrease UVA protection. This SPF 15 will protect you from 93% of UVB rays, and although UVA rays are currently not rated, our mineral based broad spectrum sunscreen offers protection from both UVA and UVB rays.  

  • Mayan Black Salt & Ylang Ylang Deodorant
    $22.00

    This exotic floral scented deodorant draws out impurities and helps restore balance to your skin. This natural deodorant uses key ingredients that have anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that get to the root cause of armpit odor, bacteria, without the cost of any harmful synthetic ingredients or chemicals that can break down your armpit skin’s natural barrier and microbiome. Tierra & Lava's Mayan Black salt is extracted by families in the Guatemalan Highlands using over 100 year-old traditions. Salt has effective anti-bacterial properties and draws out impurities from your skin, which is especially important in your armpit, where the skin can be very sensitive. Ylang Ylang essential oil adds an exotic floral scent and works to balance the sebum in your skin. Cocoa butter and coconut oil, which are also locally and sustainably sourced, both act to protect and moisturize skin. Believe it or not, our armpits are home to 20 lymphnodes. We aren’t here to give you a biology lesson but our lymph nodes are a vitally important part of our immune system and serve to filter out toxins from our tissues. Our armpits deserve to be cared for in a way that reflects their fundamentally important role as a part of our body. Their natural ingredients help to nourish and protect our armpit’s and show them the love they deserve. Includes an “Armpit Detox” that preps skin to maximize our deodorants benefits. If you are new to natural deodorants or have been looking around for one, you may be aware of the stinky ‘transition period’ during which your body adjusts to using a natural deodorant in place of your previous ones.  This can be an awkward time to get through as no-one wants to have bad smelling armpits in a business meeting or in public. This is where their ‘Armpit Detox’ provides an unmatched value. Not only does it eliminate the whole transition period, meaning that our deodorant is effective immediately, but it is also a fun, novel experience for a part of the body that doesn’t normally get this kind of attention. Treat yourself to an armpit mask with Mayan Red Clay and Volcanic Sulphur and see the difference for yourself. Why it works - the clay is rich is calcite, iron and other minerals and has a low PH which is unusual for a clay - often clay masks recommend combining with apple cider vinegar or other low PH product in order to lower the PH. The lower PH is important because the higher (more alkaline) the PH of the skin, the more possibility there is of body-odor producing bacteria. The yin to the clay’s yang is the volcanic sulfur, hand collected from the active volcanoes in Guatemala. Sulphur works to dry out problem areas while exfoliating and shedding dead skin cells to make way for newer healthy skin, which kills bacteria and prevents it from spreading. Instructions: Mix the contents of the sachet with a little water to make a paste. Apply the paste to the armpits and let it dry for 10-15min. Rinse in the shower. Suitable for all skin types. Dermatologist tested and approved.  

  • Mayan Soap Sampler
    $28.00

    Experience Mayan care with this three soap sampler that comes with a hand woven and crafted Guatemalan textile pouch. Makes a great gift for someone that deserves some pampering. All of Tierra & Lava's soaps are made using cold process techniques. They are inspired by traditional Mayan practices, drinks and spices. Close your eyes and turn your shower into a peaceful and sensual experience with the sweet, subtle scent of incense and rose or a morning coffee with a touch of cardamom - or even a thermal bath with precious black salt and eucalyptus. CARDAMOM COFFEE Made as a strong espresso transformed into a soap with the addition of cardamom essential oil and organic cardamom seed from the Alta Verapaz region of Guatemala. The coffee provides an exfoliant and the caffeine helps increase circulation. MAYAN INCENSE  Infused with sacred and traditional essences of Mayan ceremonial incense: Frankincense, Myrrh and Copal from the Mayan site Uaxactun. We add Rose Absolute for a relaxing blend of essential oils that smells divine and keeps skin moisturized. Roses are also everywhere to be seen in Antigua - the local market is brimming with a wealth of varieties. HERBAL BLACK SALT This unique soap bar is packed with the precious Mayan black salt from a highlands town in Guatemala. Considered sacred by the Maya and used for therapeutic purposes, our black salt is extracted by families in the Guatemalan Highlands using over century-old traditions. This soap is made using the brine method and gives you a very gentle and relaxing exfoliating soap. This soap is a gentle exfoliant blended with relaxing essential oils.  

  • Chamomile & Neem Deodorant
    $22.00

    Ditch the harsh chemicals - show your armpits the love they deserve with this refreshing natural deodorant. An extra-gentle skin-soothing deodorant that works to effectively control unwanted odor-causing bacteria. This natural deodorant uses key ingredients that have anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that get to the root cause of armpit odor, bacteria, without the cost of any harmful synthetic ingredients or chemicals that can break down your armpit skin’s natural barrier and microbiome. Cornstarch and Arrowroot help absorb moisture/ sweat. Neem and coconut oil possess anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that helps eradicate the bacteria in armpits that cause unwanted odor. Not only does it help eliminate odor, but it also helps protect and moisturize skin. Harvested from Tierra & Lava's garden, they infuse fresh chamomile blossoms in coconut oil for over 6 weeks to extract the optimum essence. Chamomile acts as a soothing, hypo-allergenic and anti-inflammatory agent. Cocoa butter and coconut oil, which are also locally and sustainably sourced, both act to protect and moisturize skin. Believe it or not, our armpits are home to 20 lymphnodes. We aren’t here to give you a biology lesson but our lymph nodes are a vitally important part of our immune system and serve to filter out toxins from our tissues. Our armpits deserve to be cared for in a way that reflects their fundamentally important role as a part of our body. Their natural ingredients help to nourish and protect our armpit’s and show them the love they deserve. Includes an “Armpit Detox” that preps skin to maximize their deodorants' benefits. If you are new to natural deodorants or have been looking around for one, you may be aware of the stinky ‘transition period’ during which your body adjusts to using a natural deodorant in place of your previous ones.  This can be an awkward time to get through as no-one wants to have bad smelling armpits in a business meeting or in public. This is where their ‘Armpit Detox’ provides an unmatched value. Not only does it eliminate the whole transition period, meaning that our deodorant is effective immediately, but it is also a fun, novel experience for a part of the body that doesn’t normally get this kind of attention. Treat yourself to an armpit mask with Mayan Red Clay and Volcanic Sulphur and see the difference for yourself. Why it works - the clay is rich is calcite, iron and other minerals and has a low PH which is unusual for a clay - often clay masks recommend combining with apple cider vinegar or other low PH product in order to lower the PH. The lower PH is important because the higher (more alkaline) the PH of the skin, the more possibility there is of body-odor producing bacteria. The yin to the clay’s yang is the volcanic sulfur, hand collected from the active volcanoes in Guatemala. Sulphur works to dry out problem areas while exfoliating and shedding dead skin cells to make way for newer healthy skin, which kills bacteria and prevents it from spreading. Instructions: Mix the contents of the sachet with a little water to make a paste. Apply the paste to the armpits and let it dry for 10-15min. Rinse in the shower. Suitable for all skin types. Dermatologist tested and approved.  

  • Mayan Bliss Balm
    $20.00

    Meet your new best friend - this is the go-to balm for just about anything. It’s a touch of bliss for dry lips, elbows, hair tips, or minor grazes. This all-in-one balm is formulated with ingredients chosen for their synergy and traditional Mayan medicinal uses. Combining 3 varieties of Mayan Melipona Honey, each with their own distinct qualities, coffee extract, macadamia oil for rich moisture and gloss, fresh turmeric, calendula for it’s healing and soothing properties and a touch of mandarin, this balm is both nourishing and invigorating for the skin.  

  • Copal & Lemongrass Deodorant
    $22.00

    Ditch the harsh chemicals - show your armpits the love they deserve with this refreshing natural deodorant. An extra-gentle skin-soothing deodorant that works to effectively control unwanted odor-causing bacteria. This natural deodorant uses key ingredients that have anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that get to the root cause of armpit odor, bacteria, without the cost of any harmful synthetic ingredients or chemicals that can break down your armpit skin’s natural barrier and microbiome. Copal and lemongrass possess powerful anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties and work together to help eradicate the bacteria in armpits that cause unwanted odor. Not only do they help eliminate the odor, but they also leave armpits with a fresh, natural, and herbal aroma that is unisex. Tierra & Lava's copal is wild harvested from the Mayan village of Uaxactún. Their lemongrass, which is a traditional scent of Mesoamérica, comes directly from their own garden. Cocoa butter and coconut oil, which are also locally and sustainably sourced, both act to protect and moisturize skin. Believe it or not, our armpits are home to 20 lymphnodes. We aren’t here to give you a biology lesson but our lymph nodes are a vitally important part of our immune system and serve to filter out toxins from our tissues. Our armpits deserve to be cared for in a way that reflects their fundamentally important role as a part of our body. Their natural ingredients help to nourish and protect our armpit’s and show them the love they deserve. Includes an “Armpit Detox” that preps skin to maximize their deodorants' benefits. If you are new to natural deodorants or have been looking around for one, you may be aware of the stinky ‘transition period’ during which your body adjusts to using a natural deodorant in place of your previous ones.  This can be an awkward time to get through as no-one wants to have bad smelling armpits in a business meeting or in public. This is where their ‘Armpit Detox’ provides an unmatched value. Not only does it eliminate the whole transition period, meaning that our deodorant is effective immediately, but it is also a fun, novel experience for a part of the body that doesn’t normally get this kind of attention. Treat yourself to an armpit mask with Mayan Red Clay and Volcanic Sulphur and see the difference for yourself. Why it works - the clay is rich is calcite, iron and other minerals and has a low PH which is unusual for a clay - often clay masks recommend combining with apple cider vinegar or other low PH product in order to lower the PH. The lower PH is important because the higher (more alkaline) the PH of the skin, the more possibility there is of body-odor producing bacteria. The yin to the clay’s yang is the volcanic sulfur, hand collected from the active volcanoes in Guatemala. Sulphur works to dry out problem areas while exfoliating and shedding dead skin cells to make way for newer healthy skin, which kills bacteria and prevents it from spreading. Instructions: Mix the contents of the sachet with a little water to make a paste. Apply the paste to the armpits and let it dry for 10-15min. Rinse in the shower. Suitable for all skin types. Dermatologist tested and approved.    

  • Warrior Bundle
    $34.00

    This bundle is for the warriors that brave the elements - stay protected with Tierra & Lava's Turmeric & Vanilla Sunscreen SPF 15 and Chest Soother Ointment that can be used to alleviate/ heal itchiness, inflammation, and pain from bug bites, as well as soothe cold symptoms. Turmeric & Vanilla Sunscreen SPF 15: Reef-safe, water and sweat resistant are properties that make this SPF the ideal choice for any ‘outdoorsman’. This natural sunscreen is simply 8 nurturing botanicals and 2 minerals that protect skin. Blends easily resulting in long-lasting hydration and making it an excellent option as both a sunscreen and 'after sun' product. Chest Soother Ointment: This multipurpose ointment works as a warming muscle rub and can provide great relief for itchiness, inflammation and pain from insect bites. The raw golden beeswax is rich in vitamin A, which helps create a moisture seal that promotes cell regeneration, perfect for insect bite relief. Scented with lavender, peppermint, and hints of cinnamon, this balm smells as good as it feels on the skin.  

  • Little Jaguar Bundle
    $49.00

    An essentials bundle for your little jaguar, aka: a bundle for your bundle of joy. Includes three incredible, multipurpose relief products that are formulated to nourish even the most sensitive of skin. Free of chemicals, mystery ingredients, artificial colorants & fragrances, and full of fresh botanicals. Baby Bum Balm: The ‘holy-grail’ natural diaper rash cream for your baby’s bum. Our handcrafted small-batch Bum Balm ointment provides long lasting protection and relief from skin chaffing for any age, from newborns to adults. Pediatrician and Dermatologist approved. This balm is formulated to absorb well into the skin, so it doesn’t leave a thick residue. It is free of any artificial colorants or fragrances, so it doesn’t stain clothes or cloth diapers. Chest Soother Ointment: This multipurpose ointment works as a warming muscle rub and can provide great relief for itchiness, inflammation and pain from insect bites. The raw golden beeswax is rich in vitamin A, which helps create a moisture seal that promotes cell regeneration, perfect for insect bite relief. Scented with lavender, peppermint, and hints of cinnamon, this balm smells as good as it feels on the skin Chest Soother Ointment: The ouch ointment contains a medley of powerful healing and soothing properties in its ingredients - from arnica, myrrh, lavender, and calendula, these ingredients work together to help treat skin irritation from scraped knees to paper-cuts or minor burns. Fresh aloe vera and gentle base oils act to help calm and revitalize the skin. Ingredients undergo a slow and deliberate maceration process to extract the most efficacious properties of each, ensuring the best possible product to help heal your skin.  

  • 'Pakal' Bundle
    $59.00

    ‘Pakal’ is the Mayan term for ‘shield,’ which is representative of our three-deodorant bundle that protects your underarm skin from odor-causing bacteria. These deodorants will leave your armpits feeling and smelling fresh. Formulated with only natural botanicals and minerals, and free of harmful or irritating chemicals and artificial fragrances, our deodorants leave your skin nourished. Copal & Lemongrass Deodorant: Copal and lemongrass possess powerful anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties and work together to help eradicate the bacteria in armpits that cause unwanted odor. Not only do they help eliminate the odor, but they also leave armpits with a fresh, natural, and herbal aroma that is unisex. Our copal is wild harvested from the Mayan village of Uaxactún. Our lemongrass, which is a traditional scent of Mesoamérica, comes directly from our garden. Mayan Black Salt & Ylang Ylang Deodorant: Tierra & Lava's Mayan Black salt is extracted by families in the Guatemalan Highlands using over 100 year-old traditions. The painstaking process takes weeks to complete, and the knowledge of the sacred practice is waning. Salt has effective anti-bacterial properties and draws out impurities from your skin, which is especially important in your armpit, where the skin can be very sensitive. Ylang Ylang essential oil adds an exotic floral scent and works to balance the sebum in your skin. Chamomile & Neem Deodorant: Harvested from Tierra & Lava's garden, they infuse fresh chamomile blossoms in coconut oil for over 6 weeks to extract the optimum essence. Chamomile acts as a soothing, hypo-allergenic and anti-inflammatory agent. Neem and coconut oil possess anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that helps eradicate the bacteria in armpits that cause unwanted odor and helps protect and moisturize skin. Perfect for those with more sensitive skin, it is baking soda-free.  

  • Gentle Goddess Bundle
    $69.00

    Getting the soft, moisturized skin of your dreams just got easier with Tierra & Lava's new skincare bundle! Includes a Chamomile & Myrrh Face Serum for Normal/ Sensitive skin and our all-in-one Mayan Bliss Balm. Chamomile & Myrrh Face Serum: This gentle face serum is an ultra-soothing, nourishing aid to irritated or damaged skin that relieves redness and burning, and repairs the skin's surface with infused nutrients. This serum is formulated best for Normal/Sensitive skin. Made with fresh botanicals local from our garden and our sustainable fair-trade suppliers Mayan Bliss Balm: This all-in-one balm is formulated with ingredients chosen for their synergy and traditional Mayan medicinal uses. Combining 3 varieties of Mayan Melipona Honey, each with their own distinct qualities, coffee extract, macadamia oil for rich moisture and gloss, fresh turmeric, calendula for it’s healing and soothing properties and a touch of mandarin, this balm is both nourishing and invigorating for the skin.  

  • Glow Goddess Bundle
    $69.00

    Getting the bouncy, glowing skin of your dreams just got easier with Tierra & Lava's new skincare bundle! Includes a Hibiscus & Rose Face Serum for dry/ mature skin and the all-in-one Mayan Bliss Balm. Hibiscus & Rose Face Serum: This bright botanical serum is nourishment in a bottle. It is rich in nutrients that promote collagen and contains Hibiscus, which is a natural source of retinol - giving your skin a bouncy and dewy glow. This serum is formulated best for Dry/Mature skin. Made with fresh botanicals local from our garden and our sustainable fair-trade suppliers. Mayan Bliss Balm: This all-in-one balm is formulated with ingredients chosen for their synergy and traditional Mayan medicinal uses. Combining 3 varieties of Mayan Melipona Honey, each with their own distinct qualities, coffee extract, macadamia oil for rich moisture and gloss, fresh turmeric, calendula for it’s healing and soothing properties and a touch of mandarin, this balm is both nourishing and invigorating for the skin.  

  • Winter Wanderluster Gift Set
    $65.00

    For any beauty lover, this curated gift set of artisan-crafted fair trade products will warm their heart while making a social impact.   All items come housed in an Original Source and Supply Zero-Waste Zipper Wash Bag featuring hand illustrated Sri Lankan animals, fruits and wild plants from India: Shea Yeleen's Lavender Honeysuckle Rich Shea Body Butter Cream from Ghana Tierra & Lava Mayan Bliss Balm from Guatemala Essential Oils of Peru Lemongrass Essential Oil from Peru  Each product positively impacts the communities from which they are sourced. 1. Island Design Cotton Canvas Wash Bag from Original Source and Supply Fully lined with internal divider 100% Zero-Waste cotton fabric and trims Made in Karur, India using a sustainable design approach 2. Shea Yeleen Lavender Honeysuckle Rich Shea Body Cream Packed with natural, unrefined shea butter produced by a women’s cooperative in Ghana, Shea Yeleen's ultra-hydrating formula is rich in vitamins and will instantly smooth your skin, leaving it glowing. This smaller size is great for the purse or bag during travel and commutes. 3. Tierra & Lava Mayan Bliss Balm Meet your new best friend!  This is the “go-to balm” for just about anything. It’s a touch of bliss for dry lips, elbows, flyaway hairs, or minor grazes. Formulated with ingredients chosen for their synergy and traditional Mayan medicinal uses, Mayan Bliss Balm combines 3 varieties of Mayan Melipona Honey (each with their own distinct qualities), coffee extract, macadamia oil for rich moisture and gloss, fresh turmeric, calendula for its healing and soothing properties and a touch of mandarin. This balm is both nourishing and invigorating for the skin. 4. Essential Oils Peru Lemongrass Essential Oil 100% Pure Lemongrass Essential Oil. Known locally as Hierba Luisa. Steam-Distilled. Fresh exotic grass and vibrant lemon. Native to Southeast Asia, this Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) is cultivated in the crisp terroir of high Andean valleys in the Cusco region of Peru. Use as aromatherapy to relieve stress and anxiety. For skincare, use as a natural astringent and anti-bacterial. A $75 value for $65.