Like all great stories, this one is about love, travel and adventure.
It all started many Monsoons Ago…
When Nick met Julie, his future wife and business partner, in Thailand, both 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 he knew pretty well as Nick 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 soapberries, 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.
The birth of Greenfrog Botanic
Nick and Julie knew that there was something special about soapberries, 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 started and sold this range quite successfully via wholesale and independent health stores.
Greenfrog Botanic became popular, and stocks began to run low, so Nick and Julie decided to move production to the UK. After a long search to find the right manufacturing partner (one who would keep our products at a low cost and maintain high quality botanical organic ingredients), Greenfrog Botanic production in the UK began and has been made fruitfully here ever since.
The best from the East & West
We are extremely proud that our unique and original Greenfrog Botanic premium 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 Greenfrogs Botanic 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.
More information on the story of our ingredients
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