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Our Ethos

Our packaging is as important to us as our products and a lot of time and research went into our custom printed paper wrap for our soap. This paper doesn’t have any chemical treatments or coatings – it acquires its grease-proof properties during the pulping process. It is fully recyclable, and a sustainable option for our products.

Delicate Owl’s soaps and bath bombs are individually lovingly wrapped in biodegradable shrink wrap film to prevent the loss of their moisturising properties and precious oils. This means the products are still absolutely fresh when they are unwrapped to be used.

The shrink wrap is a multi-layer polyolefin film, produced in compliance with EEC and REACH directives. This is an ecologically responsible product, and can carry the Eco green circle symbol when requested. This film is acid-free and totally decomposes into biomass.

Our brown kraft outer packaging is recycled as well as recyclable.

All our bottled products are made of recyclable PVC and PET(G) materials. We source these from a reputable UK supplier with over 80 years of experience. Our plastic bottles can all be recycled through normal recycle waste collections (minus the pumps). We are looking into further sustainable options for the pump mechanism itself, and we currently recommended keeping and reusing both pumps and bottles with our refill options.

Some Delicate Owl skincare ranges come in solid glass bottles with a black screw top lid. The materials used to produce the black urea caps (EPE/PVDC) are free from Bisphenol A. Recycling plants will accept the glass bottles from beauty products. Remnants of skincare formulas can contaminate the rest of the recyclables, so make sure you give them a good rinse first. If the product inside is pretty oily, you might need to use soap or washing up liquid to get rid of any residue.

Our Ethos - Recycling


Although there is considerable data to support the safety of Parabens in cosmetics, due to requests from our customers we have formulated all of our products to be free from Parabens, or Paraben based preservatives.

Our Ingredients

At Delicate Owl we pride ourselves on sourcing the best possible ingredients.

Essential Oils

All of our products contain essential oils for their therapeutic and aromatherapy benefits and we buy essential oils from the best local UK sources.

Natural Emollients

We source a wide variety of natural emollients to moisturise and reinvigorate your skin. Our Bath Bomb range contains about 10% sweet almond oil. Which is high in natural antioxidants and forms a protective, moisturising barrier preventing water loss from the skin. Our Brown sugar and vanilla products contain natural vitamin E oils which hydrate your skin and stop you losing vital water.

Natural Colour & water dispersible Pigments

Wherever possible Delicate Owl products contain natural colouring via it’s ingredients such as turmeric, green tea and brown sugar. In certain products such as Simply lavender range while considered “natural” by consumers, cosmetic-grade pigments are all man-made in order to meet European Legislation approval.

Animal Testing

Delicate Owl is passionately against animal testing. We’ve never tested our products on animals. We are a hardened animal loving family ourselves, consisting of three, dogs Sir Bam Bams , Lotti and poppy the puppy and a Canadian goose, named Mo, who has taken up residency in our garden!

We comply with the very strict requirements set out by the European legislation which prohibits the performance of animal testing in the European Union for:

  • Finished products
  • Ingredients or combinations of ingredients