The LEAFOLOGY range…
… is created in small, fresh batches in an Oxfordshire village, and products are certified according to EU regulations.
… uses only pure, plant-derived ingredients. No synthetic fragrances or colours, and no parabens, petroleum/petro-chemicals, PEGs (Polyethylene Glycol), palm oil, sulphates… Basically, only the good stuff. Plants really are enough.
… does not support animal testing (see Harvey, below, who only wants to drink his tea in peace).
… is proudly suitable for vegans; no animal-derived ingredients or processes whatsoever.
… sources raw ingredients as responsibly as possible, buying significantly from a trusted wholesale company that in turn sources from local cooperatives and community projects which care about people and the environment. Keeping on top of the best ways to play a part in environmental ethics and sustainability is an ever-evolving practice; my approach is to try to do as well as possible and respond quickly to any changing information.
… proudly supports The Gatehouse, a drop-in, open-door café, activity & support centre in Oxford city centre, which exists to provide a calm, safe refuge for people who are homeless or vulnerably housed. A part of the profit made from each Leafology sale is sent directly to this compassionate organisation.
LEAFOLOGY chooses environmentally-friendly packaging and refill options (see ‘one pump for life’ below!), avoiding plastic where possible and instead opting for…
…GLASS: A product encapsulated by glass holds its own apothecarial charm on your boudoir table as well as ensuring the natural oils are well protected. The glass is partially recycled and fully recyclable/re-usable after use.
…ALUMINIUM: That funky screw-top, light-blocking, metallic style is both a modern classic and a most-friendly friend of the environment. Aluminium is endlessly recyclable and the process requires only low heat, which helps the carbon footprint. The aluminium packaging used by LEAFOLOGY is often made from 100% recycled material. EPA lining ensures that the product keeps its integrity; no mineral leaching!
The bottles and jars can be re-used by customers at home. Get creative!
*** ‘ONE PUMP FOR LIFE! ***
Re-use your pump lids & save money as well as the oceans!
The majority of the Leafology range is intentionally & proudly plastic-free, apart from the few glass bottles which are topped with recyclable PET plastic pump-dispenser lids until viable alternatives are successfully sourced. However, if you want to avoid plastic, these can be bought optionally with elegant metal screw-cap lids instead (and as they are simpler and therefore cheaper to supply, the saving is passed on to you!).
Choose your lid option when you add your item to your basket. This means you can:
– buy your first product with the pump lid (recommended for easy use when dispensing), but
– choose to buy all your future re-fills of the same size bottle with a plastic-free metal screw-cap instead, and simply transfer your old pump lid over to your new bottle. Every little helps!
– OR, you can bypass the plastic completely and simply opt for the (rather elegant) metal lid from the word go, keeping your Leafology supply extra ocean-loving and gleaming.
…It’s up to you!
When shipping items, Leafology’s jiffy bags or boxes are not filled with plastic or polystyrene filler (or if they are, this is re-using that which is sent to me by suppliers, never purchased for this purpose), instead preferring tissue & crinkle paper (in funky leafy green) & other more environmentally-friendly alternatives to protect the products inside the package.
Finally, Leafology’s business cards are made of recycled cotton T-shirts. Weird, I know, but kinda cool.