Natural to us means that our ingredients are derived from sustainable plants with the minimum amount of processing required. The only exception to this is Beeswax which is natural but not derived from plants.
We are very careful to ensure that our suppliers can trace the origin of the materials they stock.
Wherever possible, we give preference to Fair Trade and small Co-operatives.
We pay a premium to ensure that all our essential oils are of very high quality and have full traceability.
To minimise the adverse effect on the environment, we try to use produce that is either organically grown or grown with the minimum use of fertilisers or pesticides.
Packaging – the packaging that we use is from either recycled material or is recyclable/reusable in itself.
We much prefer to use glass jars but where these are not appropriate we use plastic made from a biopolymer, one that is also fully recyclable.
We pay a premium for our plastic bottles, with biopolymer PET being much more expensive than standard PET bottles. This means we use an eco-friendly and sustainable plastic made from a biopolymer that is a by-product of making sugar, one used in place of ethylene or oil.
We are a workshop and not a shop in the traditional sense, and so, if you decide to bring something in to be replaced please do let us know in advance so that we can ensure we have enough product in stock.
Waste Generation and Disposal – we recycle or reuse all cardboard, paper, glass and plastic.
We also offer a Refill Scheme to all our customers to enable them to re-use bottles thereby cutting down on waste.
Our finished products are all bio-degradable.
Sometimes we get asked why our outward packaging varies from parcel to parcel (some have bubble wrap, others air bags or card). The reason is that what you will recieve has been wrapped in materials that we are re-using.
Product Miles and Impact of Transport – where possible the use of UK suppliers for all of our raw materials and packaging.
Energy requirement – this is relatively low and we continually investigate energy sources that have a positive effect on the environment and as we expand these will play an ever important part in what we do.
We are committed to continually monitor our working practices and to seek opportunities to improve them in ways that have a positive effect on the environment.