what's in our products
All of our personal care formulations are free from skin irritants such as petrochemicals, sodium lauryl/laureth sulphate and propylene glycol. We don’t add artificial colours, fragrances or harmful preservatives.
Our view* is that natural is either found directly in nature or derived from plants (herbs, fruits or vegetables), and is of beneficial value to our body or skin. We also realise that every natural ingredient needs some sort of processing so that it can be used, eg pressing, extraction, etc.
*There is no legal definition of ‘natural’ in the European Union!
We aim to use organic and plant-derived ingredients that are responsibly and fairly sourced. We exclude all petrochemical ingredients, and try to find the best plant-based alternative. Cosmetics and toiletries can often include soy and palm oil. Choosing organic sources should mean these are from sustainable sources, but we are aware of the debates, for example around ‘responsible’ palm oil. We’ll look out for ethical, certified sources or more sustainable ingredients and we’ll change our recipes to include them.
As a small company we realise it’s going to be a challenge to seek out better alternatives and find partners who can help us source sustainable, natural and ethical ingredients. We want to make informed decisions about what ingredients we use, where those ingredients come from and how they are processed.
Whilst we haven’t certified our products with the ‘Soil Association‘ or ‘COSMOS‘ this is something we are looking to do in the near future. We are purchasing our organic ingredients (marked with a *) from suppliers that have the Soil Association approval.
What we don't use
Our ingredients do not include:
- Mineral Oil
- Palm Oil
- DEA (Diethanolamine)
- PABA sunscreen
- Petrochemical sources & derivatives
- Plastics and micro-plastics
- SLS/SLES derived from sulphur or petrochemical sources
- Synthetic fragrances
- TEA (Triethanolamine)