Born in the heart of the UK in 1995, Botanics was created with the pioneering vision that high quality natural beauty products should be accessible to all. Our passion is plants. Our philosophy is grounded in our heritage and rooted in our belief in the restorative power of plants to improve the world that we live in. All Botanics products are formulated with honesty, integrity and transparency from natural, ethically sourced and sustainable ingredients, without compromise. We are passionately committed to not testing on animals, so all of our products are tested on humans and suitable for vegetarians. We contribute to our consumers’ tomorrow by protecting the world we live in, reducing our impact on the environment whenever and wherever we can.
ETHICAL SOURCING AND SUSTAINABILITY
We seek to conduct our business activities in a way that reduces our direct and indirect impacts on the environment whilst promoting practises that help to protect the planet and support sustainability. We are constantly working to improve our impact on the environment.
Waste reduction and climate action are of utmost importance to us and wherever possible, we endeavour to reduce our carbon footprint and our impact on the environment with everything we do. We also hold our suppliers and partners to account for our own environmental standards.
We’ve always believed in the power of plants to unearth better for our skin, now we want to show how they can help us unearth better wellbeing too.
WHAT IS ECOTHERAPY? Also known as “nature bathing”, ecotherapy is the name given to a wide range of treatment programmes which aim to improve your mental and physical wellbeing through doing outdoor activities in nature (Mind, 2015). Nature-based activities, such as gardening and farming, have been used as part of mental health treatments around the world for centuries.
WHY ECOTHERAPY? Today’s busy lives can have a significant impact on our mental and physical wellbeing. However spending time in nature is proven to have positive benefits on wellbeing. Nature has wonderfulhealth-promoting properties: reducing the stress hormone cortisol, heart rate, depression, anxiety and frustration A study found exposure to trees, the sky and birdsong in cities improved mental wellbeing. The benefits were still evident several hours after the exposure (Mintel, Come and Learn Happiness2019).
WHAT’S NEXT? LET’S GROW TOGETHER We will be creating more content to educate people on the benefits of ecotherapy and inspire everyone to get outdoors in nature. This is still an under-researched area therefore we will work with our partners to generate more insights and awareness to ensure more than 1m people benefit from the holistic health benefits of ecotherapy in the next year.