My name is Honey and I am the happy creator of Zen Garden Boutique. We are a family business based in Leicester, where our workshop is, and where we formulate, make and package all our products.
I will talk a lit a bit more about myself here so you get to know me a little bit more. It will also help you understand why we created Zen Garden (Boutique), what are our ethos and values.
I’ve been in the UK for more than 5 years now. What brought me here is my husband. He has lived all his life in Leicester, so I decided to follow him :D.
Since I have children, I’ve become very conscious about the impact of our consumption on the planet. Due to bad allergies caused by cosmetics during my pregnancy, I’ve also started to be very aware of how bad some cosmetics can be on our health because of their composition. I’ve learnt to formulate my own products and got such a positive experience just from using simple natural ingredients. I needed to share this experience around me.
We have evolved a lot since we opened Zen Garden, but at its heart what we wanted to build and what we are proud of today is a Zero Waste shop specialised in cosmetics ingredients and solid cosmetics.
We want to feature the magic of nature and we want it to be offered to you in the most ethical packaging we can provide.
However we are not just a cosmetic brand. I was born in Madagascar, a beautiful island in the Indian Ocean. The country is known for its beautiful beaches, the lemurs but also a lot of medicinal plants like the Ravintsara, the Moringa, le Katrafay and a lot of others that you can find as essential oil and active ingredients in a lot of cosmetics.
Madagascar has a really rich natural biodiversity. But is is also one of the poorest countries in the world. We want, via Zen Garden, find ways to help Malagasy communities. We want to feature Madagascan products because they are truly amazing, but we also want to help those communities by working on projects to help providing a better education to children. You can find more about this in our blog section.
I am also French, and I’ve acquired from that the importance of know-how. We do pay a lot of attention to details. We do care about the origin of products (the ingredients, the materials I use,…). We do spend a lot of time to continuously improve our making process, to provide the best quality and be as eco friendly as we could possibly be.
It’s all that melting pot of cultures that brought me here today and make our difference. We strive for ethical products, not because it’s trendy, but because it matters to us. We want to have a positive impact on the environment. We want to help reducing waste. We want to help people to use more natural cosmetics without having to compromise.
I hope this gives you a better idea of who we are. If you have more questions, please feel also free to send us a little message by completing this little form 🙂
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