GLOB Releases First Eco-Friendly Botanical Paints for Families and DIY Projects

Berkeley, California (EastBayDaily) — Just in time for the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, eco-paint maker GLOB introduces natural, vibrant craft paints perfect for sustainability-conscious families.

In the world of chemical art supplies, GLOB’s paints offer the first botanical alternative for craft making and greening homes. Created by cultural anthropologist and artist Ashley Phelps, GLOB paints come in six bright colors made from plant-based ingredients such as gardenia and saffron.

Phelps was inspired to make eco-friendly paint after noticing how years of using regular artist paints had damaged her skin. After inquiring into the world of paint manufacturing, she discovered that lax regulations have left consumers unaware of toxic ingredients in their children’s art supplies.

“What do we really know about the synthetics in our art supplies and their effect when absorbed through our skin?” said Phelps. “I knew there had to be a safer, greener alternative out there and I was determined to find it.”

What she discovered was a long history of vibrant pigments that have been used by cultures from India to South America in artists’ paints and body products. Incorporating these safe cosmetic and food grade ingredients, GLOB now offers unique paints that are non-toxic, biodegradable and perfect for crafts and DIY projects.

For an exciting activity that both children and parents will love, GLOB also offers powdered paint blends with organic extracts that are easy to make – just add water – and have unique fruity smells, like lemon verbena and basil. The dry paint blend collection is available in recyclable paper packages or easy shake jars made for a good time. Go ahead, GLOB it on!

GLOB art products are available online at and in select stores. Photos of the products can be downloaded on

About GLOB:     Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Berkeley, CA, GLOB is the leader in eco-friendly paints made from non-toxic, natural ingredients. GLOB’s botanically crafted products are colored by fruits, vegetables, flowers and spices and are made in the USA in an FDA and EPA registered facility.

Unmatched in quality and environmental synergy, GLOB paints are natural, non-toxic, free of chemicals, parabens, petroleum and synthetic preservatives; gluten-free, and soy-free. The products conform to ASTM D-4236. Recommended for ages 3 and up.


Ashley Phelps