At Herlum, sustainability means existing in the present without compromising our future. We follow the principle of the circular economy: all of the materials and components in our products are designed to be reused, recycled and reinvented again and again and again. Read more about our choices here.
Recycled, ocean-bound bottlesHerlum bottles are made from recycled mono-material obtained from PET, which is the easiest type of plastic to recycle. Our packaging is manufactured in Britain, using sustainably sourced material from Central America, the Caribbean, South America, the South Pacific, the Middle East and North Africa. This approach prevents plastic pollution reaching our oceans, cleans up existing waste, and encourages micro-entrepreneurship in developing countries.
The dispensing pump used in our products is from the world’s first ever 100% recyclable range, as confirmed by independent recycling specialists. This environmental breakthrough solves one of plastic packaging’s most difficult issues; until now, all standard dispensing pumps were sent for incineration or to landfill after use.
Carbon balanced by the World Land trust
100% free from palm oil
Even sustainably produced palm oil has ethical and environmental drawbacks, and so we never use palm oil of any kind in our products. Instead, we have opted to eschew unnecessary product features, such as boosted foaming agents. We source sustainable alternatives, such as a gentle, non-drying surfactant obtained from coconut and an emulsifier derived from sunflower oil and sugar beet. Though more costly, these alternative ingredients allow us to create pleasing, effective formulas without compromising on quality or sustainability.
Fewest possible ingredients
We believe that simplest is best – for our skin, our homes and our environment. All of our formulas are developed using the fewest possible ingredients, and every ingredient used serves a clear purpose. This approach means less waste, and more transparency.
"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together."
Vincent Van Gogh