Debra and Hugo Saavedra founded Hugo Naturals to provide customers with all-natural, gluten-free personal-care products. The couple started by crafting handmade soaps to sell at their local farmers market in the mid-2000s. As Hugo Naturals garnered more attention, the Saavedras expanded their product line to include everything from lotions and shower gels to massage oils and body butters. Operating from Chatsworth, California, Hugo Naturals manufactures every one of its products in the United States without the use of animal-tested products, chemicals, or preservatives. Operating on the belief that skincare items should be healthy and natural enough to eat, Hugo Naturals utilizes food-grade ingredients. Hugo Naturals endeavors to provide nurturing skincare products for people of all ages and recently unveiled a new line of baby products specifically designed to meet the needs of infants with sensitive skin. The Celiac Sprue Association also recently awarded Hugo Naturals its Recognition Seal for maintaining an all-inclusive line of gluten-free skincare products. Hugo Naturals provides a complete list of all the ingredients used in its product line on its website, www.hugonaturals.com. The Saavedras frequently present information about Hugo Naturals products on television and in-person at markets across the country. In March 2010, they plan to travel throughout California, Nevada, and Arizona, making appearances at Whole Foods Markets to discuss Hugo Naturals items and an all-natural lifestyle. Specific dates and locations of these engagements are available on the company’s website. Customers can purchase Hugo Naturals products at several specialty markets or online, and individuals or businesses interested in becoming wholesale partners with Hugo Naturals are invited to complete an online form to receive more information.