— OUR VISION
Our relationship and connection to the Earth is so very important and at oli oli we understand that everything we do and consume will have an impact on her. Our vision is to make that footprint as tiny as possible. As a very small brand it can be hard to make big things happen early on, we are two full time mums with a hubby on the side, but we are tirelessly working in the background to ensure that as we grow, our footprint shrinks.
Our second batch of Cactus Face will be stored in biodegradable boxes using soy based dyes. We are actively seeking a glass bottle that has been made using recycled glass and an alternative to plastic droppers. We are working towards refillable options and have this attainable goal set for 2022.
We are always looking into innovative ways to make our range more sustainable and we encourage any feedback or suggestions.
— WHAT WE ARE DOING
We hand fill each bottle, lovingly label and box the product ourselves, in natural daylight, in small batches on the Southern end of the Gold Coast, Australia. We source our Prickly Pear Seed oil from a small ethical farm in Northern India, free from the use of pesticides and fertilizer (optimal for both you and the planet). The seeds are meticulously hand picked from the Prickly Pear cactus botanically known as Opuntia Ficus Indica or Barbary Fig, these are then delicately cold pressed to give us a 100% pure oil. The Prickly Pear cactus is one of the world's most sustainable crops requiring little to no water. It is also one of the world's most unique oils bursting with a myriad of incredible benefits. The scent is often described as fruity, floral and even sometimes nutty. This can vary batch to batch depending on the country of origin and the time of year.
— HOW IT ALL STARTED
I discovered the remarkable changes in my skin using Prickly Pear Seed Oil whilst living abroad, I used my last drops upon my return home and discovered that it was not the easiest oil to source in Australia. I teamed up with my husband and incredibly talented friend and thus began the journey of oli oli, the intention to kindly source, create and provide 100% natural and traceable self care products to our customers leaving the lightest footprint we can.
— HOW TO RECYCLE?
It is no longer sustainable for any brand moving forward to ignore the contribution that the beauty industry, particularly, has on the environment. We encourage all our customers to thoughtfully recycle their used oli oli products. We carefully selected our labels to be removed with ease leaving no adhesive residue so that our bottles can be both reused and recycled.
You can return your empty bottle to our much loved local cafe Watson Bloom in Palm Beach and receive a complimentary coffee from us, for your efforts. This is one small way we can ensure our bottles do not end up in landfill. You can find Watson Bloom at 2/1073 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach QLD 4221
We encourage our customers to collect all their empty beauty products and drop them at a collection spot through the Terracycle program. They have drop offs at some huge retailers such as David Jones, Mecca and Priceline.
If you're unable to return your empty packaging to a local partner, no problem. Our boxes and bottles are 100% recyclable. Prior to placing your empty bottle in the recycle bin - please remove the dropper and label.
— HOW TO REUSE?
You could use your empty oli oli bottle for any other face, body or hair care liquids, it is the perfect travel size vessel for your next little getaway. Or Zen out the living space and use it as an incense burner, or put a small fresh posy of flowers in it and sit against a window sill where the blue glass can shine in all its glory. If you have creative ways of reusing your bottle please share it with us @byolioli #reuseolioli
— HOW WE DELIVER
100% carbon neutral delivery in compostable or recyclable packaging, cushioned by post consumer recycled papers. Our blue glass bottles are not only 100% recyclable, they protect and maintain the quality of the product inside and during manufacturing they produce significantly less carbon emissions than plastic.