November 24, 2008
With her nursing and pharmaceutical background, Charlotte Vøhtz started formulating her own products as a solution to her daughter’s eczema.
Green People was founded by Charlotte Vøhtz after finding a solution to her daughter Sandra’s eczema and allergies. Charlotte had a nursing background that included a knowledge of herbal medicine. With 11 years in the pharmaceutical industry, she decided to make her own chemical free products,
“Taking a herbal cleansing tonic – Hawthorn & Artichoke Formula from a leading international herbalist, supplementing with Omega 3 & 6 essential fatty acids and the elimination of chemical based products in our home cleared up her allergies. From that moment, I realised that we all are children of the chemical age and that man-made chemicals found everywhere, combined with changing dietary habits, profoundly affect us all.”
The Green People company was launched in 1997 after 2 years of product development and their first products were launched in health food stores in the UK
All of Green People’s products are suitable for vegetarians and most are registered by the Vegan Society. Their range of products includes dental care, cosmetics, hair care, body care, home care and sun care.
Their product ingredients are natural and biodegradable and include:
- Plant oils
- Herbs and flowers
- Floral waters
- Essential oils
Green People don’t use:
- Synthetic fragrances and colours
- PABA sunscreen
- PEG’s, DEA, TEA
Ethics, values and principles
Cruelty free – no Green People products or ingredients have been tested on animals.
Supporting charities and organisations – Green People donate 10% of their profits per year to charitable causes for environmental issues.
Organic lifestyle – to promote an organic lifestyle by providing high quality, natural and organic products and formulations.
Green People use a range of recyclable and recycled materials to package their products.
- Their boxes are made from 50% post-consumer recycled board and the other 50% from sustainable soft-wood Scandinavian forests.
- All inks are solvent free.
- All of the plastic used for their packaging are phthalate free.
- Packaging chips used for mail order are made from corn starch making them completely biodegradable.
- Plastic used for packaging is either PP or HDPE