We use up to 99.5% organic ingredients in our product formations. There’s a reason for this, our strong commitment to combatting climate change, and our whole reason for starting making skincare products.
Organic means working with nature. It means higher levels of animal welfare, lower levels of pesticides, no manufactured herbicides or artificial fertilisers and more environmentally sustainable management of the land and natural environment, which means more wildlife.
What makes Organic farming so vital for the protection of our wildlife? Life’s not easy for some of our most loved species. Our bees and other pollinators have lost much of their natural habitat in the past 60 years, including 98 per cent of wildflower meadows.
Over half of Britain’s wildlife species have declined since 1970, and more than one in ten are currently facing extinction. Intensive farming practices have been identified as the primary drivers of these declines.
Because of the complete absence of manufactured herbicides and the severely restricted use of pesticides, Organic farms are havens for wildlife and provide homes for bees, birds and butterflies. Research suggests that if all farming in England and Wales was Organic, pesticide use would drop by 98%!
Combating climate change
Agriculture plays a big part in climate change and is responsible for around one third of total green-house gas (GHG) emissions worldwide. If half of all farming in the European Union converted to Organic by 2030, we could cut almost a quarter (23%) of the EU's greenhouse gas emissions simply by increased soil carbon sequestration, a reduced use of mineral fertilisers.
This is because healthy soils are a major store of carbon, containing three times as much carbon as the atmosphere and five times as much as forests! If all UK farming was converted to Organic, at least 1.3 million tonnes of carbon would be taken up by the soil each year - the equivalent of taking nearly 1 million cars off the road!
Organic farmers are helping to look after our wildlife by managing and maintaining habitats, which is a vital part of a successful Organic farm. On average, plant, insect and bird life is 50% more abundant on Organic farms. Organic farms are also home to 30% more species on average.
Our Environmental Policy
We use organic ingredients wherever possible, up to 99.5%.
We are committed to offering products that are skin friendly AND planet friendly.
We are committed to reducing the consumption of natural resources. We are as careful as we can be about where, by whom and how our materials are grown, harvested and transported. This is not always easy. As we grow we will further invest up the line until we hope to be able to afford to visit and buy directly from producers.
We recognise that our business has an effect on the local, regional and global environment, and strive to have a positive impact on these.
We continue to contribute positively to the environmental well-being of the planet and actively conserve resources.
We use only biodegradable, compostable and recyclable materials in our packaging.
We produce only biodegradable products.
None of our ingredients or products are tested on animals.
All of our ingredients are GMO free.
We are committed to continuously assessing our environmental performance.
We will continue to work on improving our environmentally responsible business practices as a priority and we will continue to make hard decisions to ensure that our small company will contribute to increasing the chances that the world that we leave to our children is one of which we can be proud.