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Based in Suffolk, England, Odylique is a small family team headed by Margaret, Colin and daughter Abi (see picture, from left to right: Abi & Margaret). Since establishing the Essential Care brand as a trademark and mail order company in 2003, they have been on a mission to make the purest skincare on earth.

The skincare products have a longer history: Margaret began researching the formulations in the 1980s, after rekindling a lifelong passion for natural medicine by studying aromatherapy and herbal medicine. Motivated by the lack of products suitable for her own and her family’s very sensitive and eczema-prone skin, she set about creating truly effective formulations, based only on organic herbs, plant oils and natural active ingredients that are compatible with the most sensitive skin.

The products, still formulated by Margaret, and hand-made in our Suffolk workshop, are unique to us.

Abi & Margaret of Essential Care

Odylique’s philosophy is simple: All ingredients must have therapeutic value, as well as making the product a joy to use. We use herbs and essential oils in therapeutic concentrations for optimum benefit. Plant oils must be virgin and cold-pressed so that they have their full antioxidant vitamin-content intact, so as to actively nourish the skin and protect it from premature ageing. Odylique products are free from all potentially unhealthy synthetic chemicals.

Odylique will not compromise the quality and effectiveness of any of their unique products to cut costs. They continually source natural raw materials to offer customers the best value for money, highest quality, organic, pure, and ethical products.

Margaret Weeds at Essential Care

Odylique supports fair trade, natural farming methods and have an active commitment to the care of the environment. This encompasses organic certification of the products, choosing materials which are locally-sourced where possible, are from sustainable and renewable resources, free from chemical contaminants, and are either recycled or can be recycled safely.

All the ingredients that are used, except for the emulsifier beeswax, are plant-derived. All Essential Care and Odylique products are handmade in small batches to ensure maximum freshness. The products are tested on a panel of willing human volunteers and NEVER on animals. The raw materials suppliers follow the same policy.

Over the past decade Essential Care has become a leader across Europe in certified organic skincare. They are distributed in independent health stores and boutiques, pharmacies, department stores and luxury grocers in over 12 European countries. With over 60 products, Odylique offers one of largest bodycare ranges certified to Soil Association organic standards. Through our new range Odylique, we aim through its wonderful formulations and design to bring natural beauty to an even wider audience.