by Fiona McBryde April 18, 2018 2 min read
We’re fully traceable from seed to soap!
We use organic ingredients including plant oils and butters to make our soaps and skincare products. For us, organic ingredients are an absolute joy to work with. They have a beautifully rich and unctuous quality. Side by side their non organic cousins, we can see, feel and even smell the difference. In our experience their superior quality carries through to the final product. If our mission is to create the best soap we possibly can, then using organic ingredients helps us get there.
Earlier this year, we decided the best way to let you know that our products contain these wonderful ingredients was to become certified through the Soil Association.
It’s been quite a journey!
What it takes to become certified
To meet the Soil Association’s strict guidelines, we have had to demonstrate that our products are sourced and manufactured using sustainable ingredients, not tested on animals, free from harsh chemicals, nano particles, parabens, synthetic dyes and artificial fragrances.
However, certification through the Soil Association is not simply about the ingredients we use, it’s also about making sure that all aspects of our business aresustainable and environmentally sound. As a result, our procedures, packaging and even our premises have all been independently inspected.
Why certification matters
The organic skin care industry is unfortunately not legally regulated in the same way as organic food and drink. This means it’s easy for a product to be labelled as organic even if it only contains a tiny amount, and even if it contains a whole other host of harsh chemicals.
Looking for an organic certified product means that you, the consumer, can be confident you are buying a genuine organic product.
The Soil Association symbol is, for us, the benchmark in quality and the clearest way to show that that our products are produced in a way that works with nature and not against it.
It doesn’t stop there!
Becoming organic certified is more than just a tick in the box. It’s an ongoing process that requires us to keep a close track on everything we buy and make. It means a little more thought and effort, but we think it’s worth it. Being a member of the Soil Association enshrines our values as a company.
We’re now looking forward to creating lots of lovely new treats for the skin that don’t cost the earth!
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