We are delighted to announce that Odylique, a multi award winning company, has rejoined the OTB! Odylique was one of the first companies to create certified organic cosmetics and have certified their products as organic from day one. Not only are they one of a handful of companies that has achieved these organic standards for their whole range, but they were also the first company ever to make a shampoo certified for its organic ingredients!
Since the introduction of the harmonised organic standard COSMOS, of which the Soil Association is a part, all new Odylique products are certified to COSMOS as well the Soil Association.
The idea of the brand started in the late eighties with Margaret Weeds, a contemporary of Anita Roddick, who was qualified in herbal medicine and aromatherapy. She and her children suffered with sensitive, sore, dry and itchy skin. Bolstered by her exceptional knowledge of herbs, Margaret started to experiment with organic herbs, plant oils and natural active ingredients. This experimentation resulted in a small range of gentle but effective formulas that greatly helped the family’s skin complaints.
Fast forward to 2003 when Margaret and her daughter Abi launched Essential Care. In 2014, after a decade of bringing certified organic skincare to the market, as well as the world’s first Fair Trade make-up, they rebranded and changed the company name to Odylique.
Margaret’s daughter Abi is now the company’s managing director and Odylique is based in the rolling fields of Suffolk where all their products are handmade, and visitors are welcomed in to enjoy the botanical gardens.
The supplier of each ingredient that they use must have its own certificate of organic status and, where organic is not available, the supplier of each ingredient must provide a declaration to prove that it is GM-Free. Odylique also has rigorous standards in place and their products never contain synthetic chemicals, artificial colour, fragrance or preservatives, metals, sulphates, common food allergens and less common cosmetic allergens.
Odylique decided to rejoin the OTB after several years’ absence as they believe in the unified message that the Organic Trade Board is pulling together for the industry. There is true power when we stand united as an organic industry and speak together, and Odylique see value in being part of that. As for the company itself, it will continue to push the envelope for innovative products for those suffering from skin challenges.
You can buy the full Odylique range on their website, as well as in an increasing range of pharmacies and independent shops.