Native Touch is a veteran and Caribbean Native American owned and operated business based in western North Carolina, a region that is leading the nation in natural products, biodiversity, and culture.
Joseph and Laralyn RiverWind are the founders and co-owners of Native Touch. They are also nationally-acclaimed, NAMMY (Native American Music Awards) winning recording and performing artists in the band The Blessed Blend, composing and performing music that blends Native American and Celtic sounds to create a harmony of tribal music from these two ancient and still-thriving indigenous cultures.
Joseph is a U.S. Army veteran of eight years and a strong proponent for veterans’ rights. He is the Chief-Select of the Jaguar Clan of the Turabo Taino Indian Nation and also serves on his Tribal Council.
Laralyn is an herbal biologist and a doctorate student of naturopathy. Abandoning her traditional western medicine education, she opted to return to her roots… literally… to the herbal medicine her father taught her from youth. All of Native Touch’s herbal products are all natural and original formulations of Laralyn RiverWind. She is the Emissary for the Turabo Taino Indian Nation and is on the board of directors for the North Carolina Natural Products Association.
“Our philosophy: Our elders teach us that if you can’t eat it, you shouldn’t put it on your body. This is the philosophy that inspires us to make quality, affordable, natural products that you can feel safe to use. Our vision for the future revolves around the ancient indigenous wisdom of basing the decisions of today on the way it will affect the next seven generations. With this in mind, we are committed to using fair trade ingredients in our products, organic when possible, and eco-friendly, minimal packaging. We strive to be Green in every way, investing not just in you but the rest of humanity and our most precious mutual resource, our planet.
“How are we different? One thing that sets us apart from other body care companies is that we are not rebottlers. All of our products are original, proprietary recipes formulated by herbal biologist and company founder, Laralyn RiverWind.”
— Joseph and Laralyn RiverWind