Elementally Friendly

20th February 2019, posted by Elemental Herbology

Here at Elemental Herbology, we believe that doing good, feels good.

 

Sustainability is a hot topic in the beauty industry, and rightly so. Last year, Zero Waste reported that more than 120 billion units of packaging are produced by the cosmetic industry annually- that’s 16 jars and bottles per person around the globe!

We understand the urgency to save our planet, and we’re making small but significant changes to ensure we’re doing our bit.

 

Sustainability starts at the seed

We are proud to support the responsible production and harvesting of our raw materials.

We source our natural ingredients from the world’s most reputable suppliers and work with projects such as Phytotrade Africa that help to regenerate the environment and support local communities across the globe.

Not only is this kind for the planet, but it also means we produce the purest, highest quality ingredients to blend into our bottles.

Packaging pollution

Elemental Herbology is 99% recyclable, and we’re always looking for new ways to further reduce our packaging waste.

We ensure any outer boxes for our products are a snug fit, meaning we eliminate the need for cardboard inserts and reduce paper waste.

Our jars and bottles are also true to size, meaning no deceivingly large containers- we’ve been there and know the frustration!

Plant Power

We’re making a conscious effort to provide animal-free products to our customers, as well as ensuring we are cruelty-free in everything that we do.

We have over 20 Vegan products from bath & body to facial treatments, helping you to be kind to animals without the compromise.


How can you help?

Change begins at home, and no change is too small when it comes to sustainability. Want to green up our beauty routine? Here’s how:

  1. Ditch the disposables

Still reaching for single-use cotton pads or face wipes? Swap these for reusable options such as face cloths. Our Purify & Soothe Cleanser comes with a washable muslin cloth, which not only replaces the need for disposables but also gives you a deeper cleanse.

  1. Add a bin, by Royal Appointment

We’re taking advice from Prince Charles on this one, who has urged us all to add a recycling bin to our bathroom. As it stands, only 50% of bathroom waste is currently recyclable and whilst this is set to change, it’s important to check the packaging for the ‘recyclable’ logo and ensure we’re binning our bottles correctly.

  1. Check your ingredients

We know it can be a mind field out there when it comes to which ingredients we should and shouldn’t be using. Here at Elemental Herbology, we avoid ingredients such as synthetic fragrance, colour, sulphates, parabens and mineral oil. We also partner with Green Palm to ensure our palm oil is sustainable and ethically produced.

 


Our Elementally Friendly Top picks

 

Neroli & Rose Body Wash

Our Neroli & Rose Body Wash is an SLS-free formula infused with pure Orange Flower Water, Evening Primrose and Rose Oil to gently cleanse and purify dry skin. Suitable for Vegetarians & Vegans and suitable for use during pregnancy.

Harmonising Cleanse Facial Cleanser

Our Harmonising Cleanse Facial Cleanser is a light cleansing oil infused with 100% natural and nourishing plant oils to effectively remove impurities and all traces of stubborn make-up. Contains sustainably sourced Argan Oil. Suitable for Vegetarians & Vegans and suitable for use during pregnancy.

Hyaluronic Booster Plus Serum

Our Hyaluronic Booster Plus Moisture Serum is an instant antidote to dry, dull complexions. This easily absorbed serum contains Vegan Hyaluronic Acid and Apple Extract to protect against moisture loss and plump out fines lines and wrinkles. Suitable for Vegetarians & Vegans and suitable for use during pregnancy.