"Healing comes from Nature and not from the physician."-Paracelsus
With locations on Florida's Gulf Coast on Pine Island and in Naples, Pine Island Organics creates natural, botanical personal care products in service to our customers, our community and our planet.
Over the past three and a half decades, Pine Island Organics' founder, Dr. Patrick Barron, has been at the forefront of integrative physicians who believe that healthcare reform is about effectively changing the way we live, eat, care for our bodies and practice medicine. His holistic approach to well-being is reflected in the products he developed for Pine Island Organics by drawing on his lifelong interest in herbs and botanicals and the deep roots of his scientific training.
Early in his career, Dr. Barron owned and operated an organic vegetable farm in southern Ohio while studying Chemistry at Ohio University, Rehabilitation Counseling and Psychology at Marshall University and traditional Appalachian Herbal Medicine with Clarence “Catfish” Gray in West Virginia. He continued his studies in botanical medicine, ethnobotany and pharmacognosy with Drs. John Bastyr, Silena Heron, William Mitchell and Edward Madison and was introduced to Functional Medicine by Drs. Jeffery Bland, Alan Gaby, Joseph Pizzorno and Jonathan Wright. He obtained medical degrees from Bastyr University (Naturopathic Doctor), Universidad Central del Este (Medical Doctor) and the University of Washington (Post-Doctoral Studies). Dr. Barron has practiced medicine and served as a medical consultant, educator and author. He is co-founder of Pine Island Publishing and the nonprofit Organic Farming Institute.
Dr. Barron established Pine Island Organics in 2007 to create self-care products from high-quality, hypo-allergenic ingredients that are:
Certified Organic (Whenever Possible)
Never Tested on Animals and
Packaged and Shipped in Recycled Materials
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In March 2020, Pine Island Organics merged with the SOSH Collection, a Naples-based trade group who share our passion for sustainably-sourced, organic products. Led by Aboma Taye, the SOSH Collection imports organic artisan clothing and handbags from Ethiopia. Their light, airy, casual wear is inspired by a love of handwoven fabric, a desire to preserve the beauty of this traditional craft, and a desire to empower women across Ethiopia. SOSH handbags feature ethically sourced, hand-screened textiles and leathers from the region where humankind originated.