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About this project

Currently millions of gallons of dangerous toxic chemicals are being sprayed on our food!

EcoSeal has developed NMX as a safe alternative to these chemical solutions. NMX is an essential oil based biopesticide that was invented by Dr. Geoffrey Smith and Dr. Hugo Morales. Essential oils are like Nature's Pesticides.

Over the last two years, NMX has been tested  and been shown to be as effective at protecting food as synthetic pesticides. 

NMX being tested against conventional fungicide. NMX on left, conventional fungicide on right
NMX being tested against conventional fungicide. NMX on left, conventional fungicide on right

By the way, NMX does not harm honey bees. Bees actually harvest nectar from the plant that produces our oil.

EcoSeal's Save the Bees Tees
EcoSeal's Save the Bees Tees

The key ingredient is so safe that EcoSeal has made a line of lotions out of it.

EcoSeal's face lotions
EcoSeal's face lotions

EcoSeal is trying to bring this awesome green safe bio-pesticide to market so that people don't have to eat toxic chemicals.

Delicious safe food
Delicious safe food

EcoSeal is setting up and performing more efficacy tests so that we can get NMX registered with the EPA and prove that it is an effective alternative to synthetic chemicals and pesticides.

The Salinas Valley, the Salad Bowl of the World. Photo taken on an EcoSeal market validation trip
The Salinas Valley, the Salad Bowl of the World. Photo taken on an EcoSeal market validation trip

Currently we are raising funds to get NMX registered with the EPA. Due to the heavily regulated industry of pesticides, even the registration of a safe food based product takes a lot of time and money. As a startup we need to hire a consultant to talk to the EPA for us before we can even begin the registration process. Large chemical companies have a direct line to the EPA and are not bothered by the large registration fees because they have their lobbyists and tons of money.

Here is the story of EcoSeal.

Risks and challenges

As with any startup, there are areas of risk with this commercialization project. The largest risks associated with this project are complications with EPA registration process and the efficacy of the product not competing with existing organic pesticides. We are doing our best to control both of these through extensive research and working with the best and brightest people. In order to ensure that the NMX technology is a market success we have conducted extensive market research. This research revolved around a National Science Foundation funded market study where we identified major pain points that organic farmers have that are not being met by current organic pesticides. We are mitigating the risk of NMX getting tangled up in the EPA registration process by working with one of the best and most passionate biopesticide consultants in the industry.

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    Pledge $5 or more and EcoSeal will officially recognize you for helping save the bees and making the world greener!

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    A hand written thank you note from the founder Luke Smith. He appreciates all the help.

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    Baggy of Seri hand harvested Oregano. Ecoseal has been in talks with the Seir Indiains, an indigenous people group near the Sea of Cortez in Mexico, to help supply our key ingredient. The Seri are looking for sustainable economic resources to help support their villages. The idea behind the EcoSeal-Seri partnership is free trade and sustainability. With the abundance of oregano that grows wild in the region of the Seri, the gathering and selling of the plant could result in a sustainable income for the Seri community.

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    EcoSeal's Oregano based facial lotion.
    We have developed a new line of skin care products based on our NMX technology. The lotions have no synthetic chemicals and range in use from skin care creams to ointments that control or eliminate various fungal skin infections. The skin care cream is called Shea au Lait and is a Shea butter-based formula that combines plant oils and milk protein that is loaded with invigorating anti-oxidants and a unique fatty acid profile designed to nourish and heal dry or damaged skin. Shea au Lait (or Oil of au Lait) also has sun-block properties and the NMX ingredient has been demonstrated to eliminate harmful skin bacteria like Staphylococcus aureus.

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    Baggy of Seri hand picked Oregano, Save the Bees Tees, and EcoSeal's Oregano Based Facial Lotion.

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    Support green organic environmentally-friendly pesticides that do not harm bees!

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