Hi there 👩🌾👨🌾 ,
We are Nok and Kampon, the founders, farmers and makers behind Happy Earth Farm - a small organic farm in Thailand where we make body care goods entirely from what we grow. We are so glad you are here!
For almost 20 years, we have been working on this land and turned a once industrial farm into a certified organic farm. Throughout this journey, we have learned so much not only about ourselves but also about the interconnectedness that all creatures share with one another on this planet Earth.
You could say that our journey began in 2005 when our daughter was born and we returned back to our family farm, but the truth is, it all started long before that, when words like climate change or zero-waste lifestyle did not exist.
Years before starting the farm in 2005, we both were working at local Non-Profit Organizations in resource management, forestry and alternative agriculture promotion for several years. We got to work with the hill tribes in Chiang Mai on projects that prevent deforestation. We worked with villages in the North East of Thailand to protest against the construction of a dam. We organized protests against the government’s policy to build an electric plant in the South of Thailand. We interviewed community leaders on the impact of environmental policy and organic farming. We saw how government policy and industrial development have had an impact on the local community, health and the environment first hand and we are motivated to do whatever we can to protect what we have.
Unfortunately, money often wins over the people and most of our effort went in vain. We felt a disconnection between people and the environment and we were defeated over and over again.
With growing frustration with the government policy, capitalism and the deteriorating state of health and environments, we felt like something needs to change.
When our daughter was born in 2005, we realized that we could not wait for anyone to change the world for us, but we need to change it ourselves. So, we decided to create the kind of life where we can truly be self-sufficient while reducing our ecological and environmental footprint at the same time.
Luckily, we have a family farm in Uthaitani. After quitting our jobs, we all moved back to the farm in the hope that our daughter could grow up in the most natural environment possible.
Despite the rocky start turning a once-industrial farm into an organic farm, we started to implement regenerative farming principles to grow food on our land. Believing in the interconnectedness of all life forms on earth, we see our farm as a whole ecosystem where we need to work with the “life force” of Mother Nature to heal the earth and grow food without the use of chemicals. Not only do we avoid any pesticides or herbicides on our land, we also try our best to use only our farm’s own resources in growing food. For example, we make our own fertilizer from chicken poop. We rely on the farm’s biodiversity including bugs and bees to protect our orchard from harmful insects.
It was not an easy journey, especially when our family didn’t understand what we were trying to do. Many times, we had to stand up for our own beliefs. Many people were looking down at us and said it sounds good in theory but it’s a different thing in practice. After a few years, one day we felt like we couldn't do it anymore and really thought of giving up. At that point we started to look around us and hear birds chirping and bees buzzing on our field. Our rice, sesame and all our plants looked like they were all thriving happily together with all the different creatures on our land. That’s when we realized that all our time and effort was not at all lost. We were able to restore the vitality of the land and all lives on it. We were making Mother Earth happy. That’s why we named our farm ‘Happy Earth’.
At around the same time, we also started to learn about different herbs and the traditional healing wisdom from the locals. Stories from the past told us how people used to clean their bodies, how limes are great for hair and scalp and how people would pat their face with rice water before going out. The more we learned about it, the more we were inspired to replace our usual chemical body care products by making ones of our own. In part, because we want to preserve these folktales for the future generations. At the same time, we felt like we could no longer trust the profit-seeking corporations to have our best interest in mind.
Within 5 years, we managed to get an IFOAM organic certification for our farm, and we were able to replace all the chemical body care products with ones of our own. At the same time, our farm started to bear more fruits than we could finish.
Instead of just selling our crops to middlemen as cash crops like other farmers, we decided to use them to share our story, spread the philosophy of living in harmony with Mother Earth, and inspire change from within.
Thanks to grandma and many old folks who shared with us stories of how they used to care for their body combined with our knowledge of medicinal herbs and homemade body care products, we were able to come up with a line of products that are totally free from chemicals by using only what we grow at the farm. And we consider them the gifts from our land to the world.
Through these gifts, we hope to bring back the old ways of living and take people on a journey to self acceptance and reconnect everyone to Mother Earth once again.
Hopefully by sharing this journey with you, we can inspire you to join this journey to live, learn, and grow together with Mother Earth.
Thank you for reading this far. You can learn more about our products, check out our Instagram profile or sign up to our Newsletter for the latest updates.
Sending beautiful rainbows and butterflies from our farm your way wherever you are,
- Nok & Kamphon.
Kind words of encouragement
The No-Poo Head-to-Toe Wash is the BEST Handmade personal care product on ETSY!!! This product is simply the best product I've tried in a long time and it doesn't get any better than this. It makes my frizzy hair so manageable! Each strand feels moisturized without any residue or build-up. It's the perfect body wash, too! My skin feels smooth and the fresh citrus scent is exceedingly refreshing. Dunno how exactly - but it lessened the intensity of my migraines. Can't believe a single product can be THIS GOOD! Purchase several bottles and each bottle was triple wrapped with biodegradable materials. Inside is a nice handwritten postcard and a sample pack of organic Jasmine rice powder grown and processed at the same farm! It's a beautiful model of permaculture success! Seller has excellent communication. Need I say more? Try for yourself to believe.
LOVING my beautiful concoction of #nopoo organic homegrown 100% natural cleanser from @happyearthfarm. I use it like green gold (it's green inside). The lovely makers have their own organic farm in Thailand and produce this head to toe cleanser with only 3 ingredients, all grown on trees on their farm! In fact, this cleanser is SO organic and #nastyfree that the bottle recommends keeping in the fridge once open. It's moisturizing for my hair and the smell is like ripe fruits growing in an orchard! I love love love the product and the ethos behind it (swipe right to see my bomb volume wash results with just this conditioner) yes to the #crueltyfreelifestyle!
I am absolutely in love with the scent of this product! The fact that it's only made with just a few, natural ingredients makes it the perfect mixture to add to any DIY body care recipes. After a day at the beach, I love using it in coconut oil and brown sugar scrub. It reminds me of being back in Thailand. It's great in body scrubs because the kaffir lime lends a beautiful refreshing note. I'm also prone to dandruff and itchiness on my scalp, so I have to do scalp detoxes weekly. This has also been great to use in my scalp detox. I blend up a cucumber, add the product, then add some rosemary essential oil to help promote hair growth. The bitter orange in the kaffir lime is an added bonus because it helps condition the scalp and hair. Done! This product is great it's only made with natural ingredients and doesn't require any preservatives because kaffir lime is naturally anti-bacterial. Beyond the actual benefits of this product, I'm in complete support of companies such as this one. I do my best to support small, independent, and like-minded companies that believe in using natural products that will not destroy the environment. Seriously, try this out!
Woah! I have never enjoyed lime eo but this cold pressed lime oil has a huskiness and fruity bite to it that lures me in! It sedeuces all my senses. I got it to use as deodorant under my arms while I detox and wow it lasts all day and my arms smell like lime! It is hard to find true quality cold-pressed essential oils and I am so fortunate I have found this place. The seller is amazing. Her personality makes me feel a kinship to her and will keep me coming back and recommending to others!
If you are looking for a great face mask, try this jasmine rice... All that is needed is some liquid to make a paste. I used water... also plain yogurt, can be use as well! I have only used once and my face was smooth when rinsed.. I'm sure with more use, even better results. I will report back again! This is a smll family run business with excellent customer service from the owner herself with personalized customer service! If you go to their store there is a little story about how the business came to be.. God Bless and hope the business will contimue to thrive. Warm Regards, Susie..
This product has absolutely changed my skin. My skin type is extremely dry, and this body wash has made my skin silky smooth. I don't need to apply very much lotion afterwards sine the body wash leaves me super moisturized. Also when rubbed into the skin in the shower the aroma of the bodywash is heavenly. The scent reminds me of walking in a tropical forest. I will never use another body wash again. I will be a forever customer for however long they make this product! A huge plus is that it's completely organic with little ingredients which is already hard to find products like that on the market. All in all, it's an amazing product I can't say enough good things about it. Will contimue to recommend it to my friends and family.
Love the head to toe body wash - it’s kind to the skin and cleans well. It’s for lazy people like me — have one bottle in the shower to use however! Makes me feel better that it’s all natural and made with fair trade practices! Farm-to-Bathroom is my jam 🙂
"I love love love these products. Happy Earth Farm embraces the concept of Food as Medicine 100%. Try it out and you will see! Cleanse and nourish at the same time. Thank you!"
Really love the message of this brand and the shampoo conditioner body wash Especially the founder who is always so passionate to share on how to love the earth
- I love Happy Earth products. I am using them for almost one year. The head-to-toe bath is just perfect for my skin and I love the smell as well with just three ingredientsMoreover, I find the farm's concept great! You just feel their passion in their products. Thanks
- We need more such inspiring people and initiatives!