The English weather produces strong plants and rich biochemistry. For example in terms of root production cold winters are essential for creating the correct biochemistry, as in the case of the Marshmallow and Comfrey root we use. As for the more floral herb parts, these do equally well in an English Summer and there is nothing quite like the sight of flowering Lavender, Clary Sage and St John’s Wort, and the vivid purple, lilacs, yellows and pinks they produce. To imagine all this ending up on your skin is truly wonderful.
As with the herbal medicine range, the plants are treated in accordance with good manufacturing guidelines during harvesting and of course while being processed. The factory has a Herbal Medicine Licence of Competence, issued by the Department of Health due to the production of Herbal Medicines on site.
The essential oils are chosen purely on force of fragrance. They may be sourced therefore from either the UK, Europe or further afield. Essential oils are a specific plant component and sometimes the sunny nature of the Mediterranean climate can be vital, yet sometimes locally grown English Chamomile wins through!