Right at the inception of The Stillroom, Tina set out to create an organic skin care range.
Right there is when it got a bit tricky.
How do you define an organic skin care line ? What exactly is an organic cream made of ?
The lines are very blurred, about that time is when Tina found out about Permaculture.
Right there is when it got easier.
We believe that permaculture is the answer to all our problems the planet is being exposed to at the moment. Permaculture looks at eco systems and how we can work harmoniously with the planet to sustain the earth and ourselves at the same time.
Our aim is to grow most of our herbs and ingredients at our own Herb Pharm based in the Waikato. At the moment we grow about 40% of what we use.
What we cannot grow, we source from organic producers.
We blend our skin care in small batches ( soon to be made down at the Herb Pharm ) and we have chosen our packaging to align with our ethic.
You can either recycle, refill or bring back ( for a discount off your next purchase ) ALL of our packaging. This is another reason why we go to the markets so you can buy local and reuse or receive discounts for bringing back your packaging. Its our effort to minimise our foot print on the world.