Sustainable action is important at SEVEN TREES. We try to implement environmentally conscious action in all areas of the company and work continuously on further improvements. Below is a brief overview of the measures taken so far.
How it all began - in search of consistently plastic-free natural cosmetics
SEVEN TREES was founded in 2018 and can already look back on a long family tradition in the field of natural cosmetics. Already at the beginning of the last century, at that time still located on a farm in a completely different part of Germany, the family was already making natural beauty products such as tinctures, ointments, extracts and soaps. After this tradition had been idle for some time, it was taken up again and reformulated. Because the search for cosmetic products revealed a fundamental problem. None of the products available on the market was offered in a really sustainable packaging. And what good is natural cosmetics if they come in plastic packaging. The idea for SEVEN TREES was born - high-quality organic cosmetic products in really ecological packaging and nothing superfluous.
SEVEN TREES does without packaging made of plastic, glass etc. Our ecologically valuable jars made of wood and natural binders are made in Europe and are compostable and biodegradable.
The goal of SEVEN TREES is to offer high-quality organic natural cosmetics without chemical additives. The organic natural cosmetic products from SEVEN TREES are carefully manufactured in Germany. All SEVEN TREES products are of purely natural origin and help to care for and pamper the skin without burdening and irritating it with chemical additives. SEVEN TREES pays attention to high-quality, ecological raw materials and does not compromise on product quality when it comes to fragrance. No synthetic perfume oils are used here either, only pure essential oils from well-known European premium manufacturers. SEVEN TREES completely dispenses with artificial fragrances, because nothing can smell as wonderful as nature's flowers. And don't forget the fine and precious active ingredients that are contained in the essential oils and that make SEVEN TREES products unmistakable. You can do without conventional cosmetic products and will get by with fewer products than before. Reduce excess in the bathroom and create space for your daily beauty ritual.
* SEVEN TREES is a registered trademark of greenthusiast labs GmbH, an owner-managed family company from Munich.
SEVEN TREES offers natural cosmetics for men and women. All products are made by hand and are subject to strict quality control. SEVEN TREES offers you high quality cosmetic care products made from natural, organically grown ingredients. Gently caring cosmetic products made from natural, organically grown ingredients from nature for all skin types. All care products are certified by a recognized testing institute. For the manufacture of the products, SEVEN TREES uses high-quality, organically grown ingredients.
Vegan, natural, skin friendly fine soaps
Verwöhnen Sie sich mit unseren milden Pflegeseifen, ganz natürlich und hautschonend. SEVEN TREES bietet biologische, vegane** Seifen zur Körperpflege und Gesichtsreinigung. Die Seifen von SEVEN TREES sind rückfettend und so sanft zur Haut, dass sie bereits während des Waschens sanft pflegen. Alle Seifen von SEVEN TREES sind frei von künstlichen Zusatzstoffen und ohne potentiell allergenen Stoffe und Konservierungsmittel. Für Ihr Wohlbefinden verwenden wir nur hochwertigste Inhaltsstoffe in all unseren Produkten. Die Seifen von SEVEN TREES werden alle im Kaltsiedeverfahren hergestellt. Das bedeutet, dass die Seife bei niedrigen Temperaturen verarbeitet wird. Dadurch bleiben die Pflegestoffe erhalten und können während des Waschens auf Ihrer Haut wirken. Anders als bei industriell hergestellten Seifen wird den Seifen von SEVEN TREES das natürliche Glyzerin, das während des Verseifungsprozesses entsteht, nicht entzogen. Glyzerin ist ein natürlicher Feuchtigkeitsspender, der in den Seifen von SEVEN TREES erhalten bleibt und dafür sorgt, dass diese die Haut beim Waschen im Gegensatz zu herkömmlichen Seifen nicht austrocknen. SEVEN TREES bietet auf einander abgestimmte Pflegeserien für unterschiedliche Hauttypen – für trockene, fettige und sensible Haut. Unsere Seifen sind mild und rückfettend und sorgen für ein klareres und reineres Hautbild, ohne die Haut auszutrocknen. Zum Haarewaschen empfehlen wir grundsätzlich keine Seifen, sondern unsere festen, veganen Shampoos.
Nine different solid shampoo bars for different hairtypes, palmoil free and vegan
The SEVEN TREES collection of solid shampoos includes nine different variants for different hair and scalp types. Each shampoo has a different formulation and different focuses, i.e. a different ratio of detergent substances (that which makes the hair clean) to nourishing and conditioning ingredients (the one that cares for the skin and hair). What all shampoos have in common is that they are all in the acidic pH range <7 in order to protect the hair and scalp. The pH value is specific for each shampoo, depending on the area of application for which the shampoo is formulated. The scale structure of the hair is sometimes sensitive to hair washes with products in the alkaline range, which is why we do not recommend hair washing with hair soaps (which are always in the alkaline range above pH> 7). Washing your hair with an acidic shampoo ensures that the dandruff structure of the hair lies flat, while an alkaline wash roughen the dandruff structure of the hair. The hair then often looks "scabby". You can try to avoid or reverse this effect with an acidic rinse. However, you should not unnecessarily strain sensitive, damaged hair and we therefore recommend the use of acidic shampoos from the outset. Of course, it is also the case with solid shampoos that not every shampoo fits every hair / scalp type. That's why there are nine variants at SEVEN TREES and we believe there should be a suitable piece for (almost) everyone. All solid shampoos from SEVEN TREES are of course vegan, palm oil-free, plastic-free and without artificial fragrances.
** We use the following non-vegan ingredients: Beeswax in the ALL DAY ALL NIGHT matte hair wax. Please also take a look at our INCI information on the respective product pages of our website. If you have any questions about these or other topics, please contact us using our contact form. We will take care of your request as soon as possible.
Who is behind SEVEN TREES
my name is Nina Breidenbach and I'm the one behind SEVEN TREES. I founded SEVEN TREES in 2018, after about two years of preparation. We have been online for a few weeks now. That was when I took a deep breath for the first time in months. But there is still no time to rest.
What is SEVEN TREES? And why is it so special?
SEVEN TREES is an organic natural cosmetics care line. We not only use natural ingredients, but also make sure that these are also organically grown as far as possible. In addition, almost all of our products are vegan (except for the hair wax) and cruelty-free. We want to combine high quality products, sustainable packaging and modern design with no frills. When looking for natural cosmetic products that are really natural, I just couldn't find them. Either they came in glass pots or plastic pots and / or tubes or, if they were packed in cardboard, the inside was still covered with foil to act as an oil or moisture barrier.
And so the idea for SEVEN TREES came about. As the name suggests, nature, naturalness and environmental protection are very important to me. For SEVEN TREES, I therefore try to act sustainably and ecologically consciously throughout the company, or rather, to establish it in all work steps, there is more about that under sustainability.
Neben all den wichtigen Nachhaltigkeitsaspekten, ist es mir trotzdem wichtig, das die Produkte schön und elegant aussehen. Nach einiger Recherche haben wir dann unsere schönen Tiegel aus Holz und natürlichen Bindemitteln gefunden und sind sehr sehr froh darüber, eine wirklich gute, umwelfreundliche Alternative zu Glas und Plastik gefunden zu haben.
I just want to offer my customers beautiful and sustainable products and show that consumer goods and sustainability do not have to be mutually exclusive. It should be possible to buy everyday products, in this case personal care products, without having to forego quality, ecology and chic design.
So far, SEVEN TREES has been fully self-financed and sometimes you have to come up with a few creative ideas to achieve your goal. However, this was important to us in order to be really independent and to be able to act. In addition, of course, not everything works as planned. Everything about delivery bottlenecks, delivery failures or an over-optimistic assessment of one's own capacities was included. The important thing is to stay on the ball. Even if things don't go smoothly, or at least not as planned.
And in the future?
In the near future, we would first like to take care of obtaining the relevant natural cosmetics seal. We meet the requirements for this, but I have not yet been able to take care of it due to capacity reasons. The same applies to socio-ecological issues. We have already contacted an initiative that is important to us, but we have not yet concluded a cooperation agreement, which is why we cannot name the initiative yet.
In addition, we want to bring out other beautiful and useful products. Both personal care products and others. They are already in development, but what it is exactly is not yet revealed.
What sustainability actually means at SEVEN TREES
The bands for the soaps, like the other printed matter, are printed on environmentally friendly FSC-certified paper. We are aware of the controversy and are open to alternatives. Please write us a message.
SEVEN TREES products are made from high quality raw materials. These are not only of natural origin, but also organically produced.
Jars from a European manufacturer are used for deodorant, balm and hair wax from SEVEN TREES. The jars are made of wood and natural binders. They are free from microplastics and completely biodegradable.
All products are made on the basis of high quality, natural and organically grown ingredients. We will shortly apply for the corresponding seals and present them here.
We also want to make our shipping as sustainable as possible and therefore ship climate-neutral with DHL GoGreen. Further information on the climate-neutral shipping of Deutsche Post can be found under the following link.
SEVEN TREES also keeps up with the times in terms of power supply and relies on ecologically responsible electricity from renewable energies.
SEVEN TREES uses an account with a sustainable and socially oriented bank to process payment transactions.