Himalaya Mountains

Like all great stories, this one is about love, travel and adventure. It all started many Monsoons Ago...

Nick & Julie, Founders of Greenfrog BotanicWhen Nick met Julie, his future wife and business partner, in Thailand, both were working in the European Commission on Human rights and Humanitarian affairs. After a year and a half spent in Bangkok, they moved to India, a place Nick knew well as he had spent three years in Ladakh in the Himalayas getting a small fruit juice cooperative up and running.

Nick carried on working for the EC and Julie taught economics to students at the French diplomatic school and then had two lovely children and lived happily there for five amazing years.

It was while living in Delhi that they both discovered the magical soap berries, in a busy bazaar, learning that these berries had been used for centuries in the Himalayas for washing silk, hands and bodies. But little did they know that these berries were also the start of something bigger.

Organic Soap Berries / Soapnuts

The birth of Greenfrog Botanic

Nick and Julie knew that there was something special about soap berries, and wanted to give everyone the chance to experience their luxurious benefits. They began work with a small Indian factory in Shimla, Andra Pradesh (India’s most environmentally conscious state) and then eventually made the first full production range in the foothills of the Himayalas.

As soon as the ranges arrived in Hove, East Sussex, UK, Greenfrog Botanic grew quickly selling the range online and via independent health stores and retailers.

The Apprentice 

A little later down the line, Nick suggested making the Greenfrog Botanic team a little bigger, so, he invited an apprentice (an employee who learns along the way) to join the company.

In late October 2021, 2 became 3. Kaygon (19, from Brighton) was thrilled to become part of the team. 

Kaygon is now studying Digital Marketing at Greenfrog Botanic after previously demonstrating a passion for photography, videography, social media and more. 

Currently, Kaygon is the one managing Greenfrogs social media accounts and website. So, if anyone has any questions, just leave a comment on our posts or message us directly and she'll be more than happy to help.

 

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Greenfrog Botanic Soap Berry Product Range

We are extremely proud that our unique and original Greenfrog Botanic premium natural skincare range is registered by the Vegetarian and Vegan societies, with minimum 72% organic dry content, 0% paraben, SLS, palm oil, phosphates and no nasty chemicals.

All Greenfrog Botanic's products are made with organic soapberries, antioxidant, moisturising, natural Aloe Vera and calming yet uplifting essential oils such as Geranium & Peppermint or Neroli & Lime for wonderfully smelling, pampered skin.