Meet Our Suppliers: The Good Zest Company
There is no doubt that pulling that cracker with your nearest and dearest at the table is a staple at Christmas time.
Going Crackers for a Sustainable Christmas
Itchy paper hats, unusable trinkets and tiny plastic objects seem to be the highlights of this affair and the fun is usually over before the first mouthful of turkey has been sampled. Well thankfully, the wonderful people over at the Good Zest Company have solved this problem with their Plantable Christmas Crackers.
Having sold out of these wonderful handmade crackers twice last year, it is clear they are steadily becoming a hit among conscious consumers who are looking for a sustainable, plastic-free and modern alternative. Each cracker is filled with wildflower seeds, including instructions as to how to plant both inside and outside. Furthermore, you will find one of Good Zest Co’s organic and vegan hair & body care products, a festive joke, and a premium paper hat (no itching this year)! Create some friendly green-fingered competition between the generations and get growing.
Image: No doubt the best crackers money can buy!
Purchase your Plantable Christmas Crackers from your nearest Eversfield Organic farm shop and ensure the whole family can enjoy their crackers well into the new year.
Still need convincing? Well, I had a chat with founder Rose Sergeant to find out all about their fight for higher quality, sustainable festive fun.
Catching up with Rose
The Good Zest Company was the product of the need to create truly natural, transparent skin and hair care. “I created the company three years ago when my husband had an allergic reaction to a seemingly natural shampoo”, said Rose. “Upon closer inspection of the ingredients, nothing, other than the marketing image on the bottle was natural. The product was made up completely of harsh chemicals, preservatives and artificial colours and scents.”
Rose took it upon herself to bring a new product to the industry that cleansed the way nature intended. She continued: “Looking at the hair and skincare market, even high-end, it was clear that there was a lack of organic products that also had eco/sustainable credentials. This inspired me to use my skills as a clinical aromatherapist to create hair and body care products that were not only organic and cruelty-free but also kind to the planet and completely sustainable.”
Image: A number of aromatic Good Zest Co gift sets are available on our site.
Rose detailed her production process. “We only use certified organic ingredients (COSMOS). All of our products feature natural fragrances from the citrus family, hence our name, due to their emotionally uplifting therapeutic benefits. We even go through the trouble of zesting the fruits ourselves to lock in their goodness. Our essential oils are of the finest therapeutic and organic grade and this accounts for the amazing natural scents our products emit.”
I asked Rose if we could look forward to any upcoming releases and she did not disappoint. “Next year we have a lime and lemon eucalyptus bath oil launching in mid-January and a chocolate orange scented foot and heel balm planned for early February.”
So, lots to look forward to from a wonderfully unique brand who we are thrilled to be stocking this year.