Our philosophy is simple: All ingredients must have therapeutic value, and the product must be a joy to use. 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 and Essential Care products are free from synthetic chemicals and are all certified to strict Soil Association organic standards. We were one of the first companies to create certified organic cosmetics and follow the precautionary principle to formulate the purest cosmetics possible.
We founded our company because we are passionate about the power & efficacy of genuine natural skin care, particularly for sensitive skin.
Abi & Margaret of Essential Care
Margaret began making skin care from natural ingredients over 30 years ago. ‘Conventional’ cosmetics didn’t suit her allergy-prone skin and she was desperate to find a remedy for her family’s eczema problems. She felt there must be a healthier, more effective way to make skin care than using petroleum and artificial additives. So, armed with qualifications in herbal medicine and aromatherapy, and a passion for the genius of nature, she set about creating truly effective formulations, based only on organic herbs, plant oils and natural active ingredients that were compatible with the most sensitive skin.
The result was Essential Care (recently renamed Odylique – which means ‘power of nature’) that she launched as a company with her daughter Abi and husband Colin in 2003.
We are still a family-owned company run by Abi and Margaret (in the picture on the right) and supported by a wonderful team.
Odylique, formulated by Margaret, is hand-made in our Suffolk workshop – not outsourced to a factory. This is quite unusual in skin care manufacturing and it ensures you the highest level of product quality and freshness.