Anissa and Sam are from organic skincare brand Lily Loves Pearl and their passion for environmentally friendly alternatives translates into their everyday lives:
“Both of us moved to the country two years ago for a change of lifestyle and to escape the pollution of a major city and the rat race that we can all get caught in but not truly enjoy. We both have children and wanted them to grow up in an environment that could teach them about growing their own food and looking after farm animals.
We have our own vegetable gardens and chickens that produce the most amazing eggs, this is a result of all the scraps they eat from left over food, one way of recycling unwanted scraps. Annissa is in the process of building a house and in every aspect we have sourced environmentally sound products, for example we have a Biolytix water sewerage system that uses worms to break down household waste and cut electricity use by around 95% – reducing carbon dioxide emissions by about 1 tonne per annum.”
“Annissa is installing a North facing rammed earth wall that will act as thermal mass, absorbing heat during the day and releasing it at night to heat the house. The house when completed will be 6 star energy rated. Sam has 3 and a half acres, filled with different vegetable gardens, a fruit orchard of over 55 fruit tree, a berry patch and sheep. Sam and her family use rain water as the only water source and use Solar energy and gas to power the house.
Lily Loves Pearl was started because there was a clear need for products that were natural and certified organic thereby grown without the use of pesticides and insecticides. We produce skincare without petrochemicals, petrochemicals are chemical products derived form petroleum that come form fossil fuels such as coal. (crude Oil).
We were aware that your skin absorbs 60% more than you stomach dose so it makes sense to put the purest ingredients on your body. We use soy and vegetable inks for our printing and use recyclable materials. Where possible we seek out and use products that are sustainable, and are in the process of finding a carbon neutral manufacturer to process our products. Our packaging can be recycled including the glass bottles and boxes. We take every effort to put as minute footprint on the earth as possible.”
Visit their website: Lily Loves Pearl