Carroll Dunham, is a Princeton educated medical anthropologist who has lived and researched traditional ayurveda and Tibetan medicine in the Himalayas with traditional healers for the past twenty five years. National Geographic’s Expedition and Adventures Himalaya and Mongolia expert, her passion for traditional healing and medicinal plants of the steppe, plateau and micro biodiversity of the Himalayan region and desire to alleviate poverty through income generation of women led to the creation of Wild Earth.


Before Carroll started Wild Earth, she worked closely with Body Shop founder Anita Roddick, traveling the world in search of efficacious traditional bodycare ingredients that could help sustain communities through trade. Wild Earth was born from rural village women in Humla asking Carroll how to create an economically sustainable existence from their natural resources. Thus, Wild Earth was born: to help women gain livelihood through making handcrafted herbal products. Today, Wild Earth is run by a staff of 25 from its workshop in Kathmandu, sustaining families. The maker of the finest handcrafted botanical sustainable body care products in the Himalaya we seek to train, empower and support sustainable business development in the Himalayas.


She is deeply committed to running an environmentally responsible business, and educating people about the extraordinary benefits of Himalayan organic and premium natural skincare based on traditional wisdom rich with Himalayan botanicals used on the skin for thousands of years.