Our Organic Story

OntkOrganix began several years ago on a little island in Lake Erie with Great Grandmother Christina Parker. She created Gramma’s Salve to help heal her family of mosquito bites to rashes that came with island living. Christie Ontko used her Great Grandmother’s recipe as the beginning of OntkOrganix after learning of the toxins in skin care products and wanting better for her family. Lavender Balm was created after Christie used the fresh lavender from her Put-in-Bay garden. Today, you can find over 40 organic products in the OntkOrganix collection for happier, healthier living.

Family Inspired. That’s why I first created OntkOrganix products. I wanted better for them.

When my oldest daughter, Anna got sick over a decade ago, this was my wake-up call. I did my research, as any crazy love-filled mom would do. I started reading ingredient labels and researched about each and every one of them. I was appalled at what was inside of our food! Then, onto the cleaning and body and skin care products, oh boy...

I began shopping smarter, but still many “natural” products contained questionable preservatives and fillers.

Then, a few years ago, I decided to make my OWN stuff. Safer. Organic with no chemical preservation. I first made a product that our family had used for generations on Put-in-Bay called Gramma’s Salve. Next, using lavender from my island garden I developed Lavender Balm. Now, over 40 products have been created for the OntkOrganix family. From mine to yours.

Happy healthier living!
Love, Christie Ontko
(AKA Fulton & Engel).

Our Team

Christie

Founder & Owner


Founder, owner, and OntkOrganix creator from Put-in-Bay and Maui. When not in her gardens cutting lavender, drying mint, or cultivating jewelweed, she can be found in her laboratory mixing new concoctions. Her inspiration come from her two daughters, Anna & Meredith, along with her husband and test subject, Cliff. Christie can be found managing her Put-in-Bay home in the summer and drawing continuous inspiration from Maui during the winter months.

Anne

Ohio Operations Manager


Anne manages OntkOrganix creations in Ohio and product distribution on the mainland. She can often be found hosting OntkOrganix pop-up shops in area businesses or at local festivals. When not busy creating in the kitchen, she can be found at a function for one of her three children or sailing the Great Lake Erie. Her favorite OntkOrganix product is Lavender Balm as two of her children are active swimmers and bring home a lot of chlorine.

Natalie

Bookkeeper


Natalie is OntkOrganix bookkeeper and Christie’s favorite little sister. She is hyper-intelligent with numbers and a former member of the US Air Force. We are grateful for Natalie’s service and the experience she gained while in the military. When not crunching numbers, she is a loving mother to two strong daughters and military wife to a Colonel.

Lori

Maui Operations Manager


Lori manges OntkOrganix creations in Maui. When not in her garden, Lori volunteers to help protect the Honu, or sea turtles, off the shores of Maui. Paddling on the ocean is a way to connect with sea creatures and where she feels most at home. Lori is passionate about saving the reefs and helps us spread the word by educating people on the effects of non-organic sun care products. Da Balm is her favorite OntkOrganix product.