LOTUS AROMA: it's all about Sustainable Development

What do residual materials, over-packing, shipping, water squandering, waste matter and toxic substances have in common? They are the main culprits behind environmental pollution and global warming. Although many of us advocate a green lifestyle — through recycling, using public transit or managing drinking water wisely, we often neglect to question the products we use everyday

Over-packing (designed to provide maximum protection to products), disposable packaging or substances found in many synthetic products have a negative impact on the environment. Not only do these elements contaminate soil, water and air, but they are assimilated by our bodies, which results in the increasing incidence of allergies and many nervous, kidney, blood or reproduction dysfunctions.

This is even more of a concern when it comes to all the cosmetics and care products we keep in our homes.

Think about it: would you ingest the contents of the cream jar in your medicine cabinet? No? Do you know where its ingredients come from? No? So why do you apply that product to your skin every morning?

A study conducted jointly in the United States and Canada by Terra Choice in 2010 revealed that of 5,300 products with more than 12,000 pro-environmental claims, only 5% turned out to be truly eco-friendly!

On this Earth Day, LOTUS AROMA is proud to offer exceptionally natural products for your face, body and home, while promoting environmental sustainability. All our formulas are vegan and free of gluten, sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate, irritants, petroleum-based mineral oils, GMOs, parabens, silicone, dyes, synthetic fragrances and phthalates. We only use food-grade preservatives and promote sustainability in every step of our manufacturing and packaging.

But LOTUS AROMA's green commitment goes much further:

  • Carefully selected raw materials
  • 100% botanically-derived active ingredients
  • Up to 50% organic ingredients
  • Biodegradable, eco-certifiable and 99.5-100% natural formulas
  • Bath and body care products made from natural formulas with a minimum 99.5% organic ingredients
  • Ingredients that do not build up in the body or in the environment
  • 100% pure, 100% natural essential oils that are botanically and biochemically defined (EOBBD), a guarantee of quality (nature, composition) and traceability.
  • Essential oils with certification of origin, and certifications of Biochemistry Specificity (BS), of developmental stage of the distilled organ, and of the absence of pesticides (as opposed to cottage-type essential oils).
  • Pharma grade (USP, BP) essential oils and products

Our bottles contain 40% recycled plastic and are 100% recyclable, just like our tubes and our caps. We use vegetable-based ink for printing and our labels are now biodegradable and recyclable. Even our recyclable shipping boxes contain a minimum of 76% recycled fiber. The shell is made of 96% post-consumer fiber and the core is made from 40% recycled fiber. Of course, over-packing is not permitted.

Finally, our cold processing uses a minimum of conventional electricity, producing very little carbon dioxide, a major cause of climate change. Manufacturing activities are performed in facilities that qualify as "green" with a "Here we Recycle" Quebec Declaration of Commitment. Lotus Aroma has a strong, renewable and environmentally responsible commitment.

 

Think Green... and Happy Earth Day!