Born in the heart of England in 1995 by heritage apothecary Boots, Botanics was created with the pioneering vision of creating natural, plant-powered products that don’t cost the Earth. And to protect the earth as we do it. Plants power everything we do. We challenge perceptions of what’s possible, unearthing the most powerful extracts to create natural solutions that really work; to enhance your skin and your wellbeing. All without compromise, to pursue a better tomorrow. Here at Botanics, we believe in “
Clean Clear Beauty” and are committed to being fully transparent about our products and business practises.
ETHICAL SOURCING AND SUSTAINABILITY
We seek to conduct our business activities in a way that reduces our direct and indirect impacts on the environment whilst promoting practises that help to protect the planet and support sustainability. We are constantly working to improve our impact on the environment.
Waste reduction and climate action are of utmost importance to us and wherever possible, we endeavour to reduce our carbon footprint and our impact on the environment with everything we do. We also hold our suppliers and partners to account for our own environmental standards.
We’ve always believed in the power of plants to unearth better for our skin, now we want to show how they can help us unearth better wellbeing too.
WHAT IS ECOTHERAPY? Also known as “nature bathing”, ecotherapy is the name given to a wide range of treatment programmes which aim to improve your mental and physical wellbeing through doing outdoor activities in nature (Mind, 2015). Nature-based activities, such as gardening and farming, have been used as part of mental health treatments around the world for centuries.
WHY ECOTHERAPY? Today’s busy lives can have a significant impact on our mental and physical wellbeing. However spending time in nature is proven to have positive benefits on wellbeing. Nature has wonderfulhealth-promoting properties: reducing the stress hormone cortisol, heart rate, depression, anxiety and frustration A study found exposure to trees, the sky and birdsong in cities improved mental wellbeing. The benefits were still evident several hours after the exposure (Mintel, Come and Learn Happiness2019).
WHAT’S NEXT? LET’S GROW TOGETHER We will be creating more content to educate people on the benefits of ecotherapy and inspire everyone to get outdoors in nature. This is still an under-researched area therefore we will work with our partners to generate more insights and awareness to ensure more than 1m people benefit from the holistic health benefits of ecotherapy in the next year.