Environment and Ethics Policy
At Lily’s Garden Organics we try to be as environmentally friendly as we possibly can.
Our skincare products are made from as close to 100% organic ingredients as we can get. Some ingredients are impossible to source organically but when this is the case we still choose to use 100% natural without using any synthetic chemicals whatsoever. This means no parabens, no silicones, no sulphates, no mineral oil, no synthetic fragrance or colours – not even to make the products look or smell more aesthetically pleasing. All of our fragrances are from plants, with no exception. We do not use ingredients which have a negative impact on the environment (e.g. palm oil).
Our candles are made from 100% ethically sourced soy wax and aromatherapy oils. We do not use organic oils in our candles as we feel this would be wasteful because of the amount required and we are always mindful of the sustainability of our raw materials. The oils we use are still 100% pure and ethically sourced. We do not use paraffin wax or synthetic fragrances as these have been found to create toxins in the atmosphere.
We work exclusively with companies with the same environmental and ethical standards as ours, even if that costs us more.
Neither the ingredients in our products nor the finished product are tested on animals. We will not sell to any country that requires animal testing.
We debated how to package our products for a long time and after much research we decided to use PET plastic for our skincare rather than glass. The recycling abilities of glass are very good but this is significantly outweighed by the energy required to recycle and transport glass. Therefore, we chose to use PET plastic as it gives many of the advantages of glass (good recyclability and no leaching into the soil) without the disadvantages. PET plastic has a low transportation weight and requires very low heat to recycle.
We also felt that packaging baby products in glass could pose a safety risk as there is a greater chance of them being dropped and smashed around children, especially when you need more than one pair of hands!
We do not use any unnecessary packaging on our products so as to reduce waste and all of our outer packaging is recyclable.