Who We Are
Hi, we’re Christina & Jenny.
Welcome to our family business, formulating & manufacturing botanical cosmetics with sustainability and product excellence at its heart.
We began Essench in 2019 knowing we wanted to build a cosmetics brand that had product excellence and customer satisfaction. We want to pass on our experience in designing and producing products that represent our core values. Essench started as a retail business but we quickly discovered our love for the formulation and manufacture of natural products. We loved working with natural ingredients so much we both worked towards being qualified Herbalist. We recieved our qualifications in 2021.
Our award-winning formulas, herbal infusions, and cosmetic products are all developed in-house, are cruelty-free, palm oil-free, vegan-friendly, and use ethically sourced ingredients. We now use our expertise to assist people to build their perfect natural beauty brand, giving them as much help as they need in taking their ideas to fruition, and ensuring complete legal compliance to sell them online and on the high street.
Christina & Jenny, Qualified Herbalist and Essench Founders
The Heart of ESSENCH
All the ingredients we use in our formulas are naturally sourced from nature so, for this reason, we want to protect it the best we can. Sustainability is at the heart of every task.
We are so conscientious about sustainability, we incorporate methods of protecting our planet into everything we do here at Essench. Not only do we use sustainable packaging and packing materials, but even the chemicals and products we use to clean our lab is carefully selected to have the least amount of impact on the environment.
We also use minimal machinery to manufacture the products including manual labelling and filling equipment to reduce the amount of energy that we use to produce the products.
We Are Approved As A Supplier by the Complementary Medical Association
In order for a company to be accepted by The CMA as an Approved Supplier, the company needs to demonstrate a genuine commitment to ethical trading, safety, sustainability, excellence of products and services. In addition, the company will need to demonstrate that they have a genuine desire to contribute towards the development and growth of the complementary medical and natural health sector.
We are proud members that wear our badge with pride
What We Don't Use
There are certain ingredients that we will not work with either because they do not comply with our values or we feel they do more harm to the skin than good. These include Sulphates & Parabens, Fragrance Oils, Microbeads,any animal or by products of an animal.
All ingredients are sourced from only a handful of UK suppliers as we keep our supply chains as small as possible due to our vetting policies regarding animal testing and vegan friendly credentials.
We enjoyed growing our own food so much that we now plan on growing as many of our raw ingredients on our organic allotment as we can, this way we get to control the quality of the plant extracts we use in your products. Follow our social media and watch us grow.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Plant
The main aim is to reduce our waste along with our environmental impact, we do this by working with our clients to promote Reduce, Reuse and Recycle in their brand by using refill options and plastic free packaging solutions. More and more shoppers are becoming conscious of the impact businesses have towards the environment. Below are just a few examples of how we are contributing to the environmental ethos at the heart of Essench.
It’s not just our ingredients that are conscious, so are our processes including manual operated machinery. We want to create jobs not take them away
Work with our herbalists to create products that not only promote healthy skin but also stimulate the mind with aromatherapy blends
No head aches of searching around to complete different tasks to get your brand launched, we cover it all including design and compliance
We are a personal service who work with clients to make a positive impact on the industry and build long term relationships to continue to make a difference
From the Blog
Follow our journey of sustainable manufacturing…
Wow! The last year has been a whirlwind for us and we’ve put everything we’ve got and more into ESSENCH. Some of the things we’ve achieved last year: Launched our range of BREWED soaps Launched our range of PURE bath bombs and bath salts Grew our own herbs and...
We are now approaching the end of this Summers #beethechange campaign and even though it was our first year hosting this campaign, we have had so much fun spreading these seeds in as many places as possible. Seeing all the photos of the flowers growing in allotments,...
FAQ Friday: Development of your Cosmetic Products. We answer your cosmetic manufacturing, branding, and business questions in our FAQ blog series.
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