Environment and Ethics
We make sure we are as green and ethical as possible. We use the Aluminium tins as although they are more expensive, all councils in the UK offer aluminium recycling while only a very few offer plastic recycling. We encourage all of our customers to recycle the tins. We minimse on the use of plastics at all points of our production process. We buy and store in glass or aluminium containers where possible and use suppliers that reduce waste. We are not yet zero plastic, but all of the plastics that we do use are recycled.
All of our packaging except the tape is biodegradable. We post out in cardboard boxes and use biodegradable packing peanuts made from plant-based starch sources which are non-toxic.
Our beeswax is English where possible as we have a lot of good quality beeswax in this country so there is no need to import this. In terms of our oils, these are all imported as there are no sources for these in this country. Sadly when it comes to carrier oils and essential oils, there really is no such thing as fair trade yet. However, we only use suppliers that have a strong ethical policy and work hard to source their products from ethical sources. This is the closest we can get to fair trade. We use organic products where we can, but very few of our ingredients are organic as this would push the price of the product way beyond most people’s means.
None of our products have been tested on animals. We are firmly against animal testing. We do test them on our children quite regularly though!