Our planet is our past, our present & future. We are committed to doing all we can to look after it's precious nature & resources for current & future generations.
We feel strongly about workers receiving fair pay & good working conditions, & we work with small businesses & collectives across the world, from Lavender farms in the U.K. to womens' collectives in Ghana harvesting raw Shea Butter.
As many as our raw materials as possible are sourced from the U.K. Plants such as Peppermint, Lavender & Chamomile grow well in our climate & our supplier grows & distills the essential oils & floral waters on their farm in Surrey.
Further afield, we search out local businesses which can directly enrich & develop the lives of people in the local community.
The Rosewater we use is sourced from the famous 'Valley of the Roses' in Bulgaria. Here, several small family companies who have worked the land for generations work to the same traditional methods.
All our packaging is fully re-cycleable.
We use flint glass, pet plastic & aluminium.
The packaging is very useful to re-use. Jars can be recommissioned to decant products for holidays, or to pop into a handbag. We have also found them very useful in the kitchen for salts & herbs & spices etc. They are made from flint glass with aluminium lids, & will last a lifetime.
Floral waters, aromatherapy mists & facial toners are packaged in highest grade, blue pet plastic, and again will last a lifetime. These bottles can be re-used very successfully, to de-cant from larger bottles for convenience or holidays or to create flavoured oils in the kitchen. They can also be utilised to experiment with making your own skincare products or aromatherapy mists.
We encourage against unnecessary packaging, (which will simply be thrown away), aiming to use as little as possible using the highest quality, with all instructions & details on the product.
Manufacturing in the U.K.
The vast majority of skincare products are manufactured in Asia & then imported into the U.K.
All our products are made in the U.K, and this will always be the case. There are several reasons for this.
We firmly believe in investing in developing skills, investment & creativity in the U.K marketplace.
There is also a much lower carbon footprint in making the products in the U.K.
We believe in the re-generation of manufacturing in the U.K. using new technologies & greener energy to develop sustainable models for the future.