Responsible Practices

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 bottles

Herlum 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.

 

 

Sustainably-sourced ingredients

We work with the leading provider of 100% natural and pure ingredients ethically sourced from the Amazon rainforest. Known and valued worldwide as a reference for sustainable development, our trusted supplier works closely with local communities, promoting alternative sources of income that have improved the lives of more than 2,500 families, while also preserving natural resources.

Recyclable pump

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

We offset the amount of CO2 used to make our candles’ packaging by protecting tropical forests through the World Land Trust, an international conservation charity supported by Sir David Attenborough. Our printing process uses vegetable inks and water-based coating, while the glass is recycled and fully recyclable – use it as a vessel to drink from, to keep flowers in, or any way you wish.

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.

 

Minimal packaging

Rather than use silk-screening, our simple designs are finished with adhesive labels. This preserves the value of our plastic and glass containers, allowing them to be easily reused and recycled. What’s more, we always use minimal materials to pack and ship our orders. Our tissue paper and cardboard boxes are 100% recycled and recyclable.

 

"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together."

Vincent Van Gogh