Of the earth, not costing the earth
Bentley Organic has been created out of a passion for soap making that has been in the Bentley family for five generations.
Combining expertise with innovation, we have succeeded in producing a unique range of Soil Association certified organic products for you, your family and your home. We provide products of genuine organic integrity at an affordable price, without compromise in formulation or function – making organic lifestyle choices more accessible for all.
About Bentley Organic
Bentley Organic was launched in the UK in 2006, starting with a small range of organic soap products. The brand has been received with great success and continues to grow, now producing body care, hair care, baby care and a unique range of household cleaning products.
Our mission is to provide affordable alternatives to premium priced uncertified competitors, making organic lifestyle choices accessible to a wider market. To do so we stand by two key philosophies; firstly that all products are Soil Association certified as a guarantee to our consumers of their organic integrity. And secondly that we are ‘Of the Earth, not costing the Earth’, as an integrated manufacturer and supplier we are able to offer our customers a better value product – we believe organic products should be reasonably, not premium, priced.
Bentley Organic is a subsidiary of Thos. Bentley & Son Ltd that was established in the 1800’s making soap for the textile industry. The organisation diversified their offering by creating soap-based products suitable for other markets and today the largest subsidiary, Stephenson Group Ltd, is one of the world’s leading speciality soap base producers, exporting product throughout the world. The business is still run from the same site in Leeds (West Yorkshire, England) and continues to expand on its experience and develop new skills, now focusing on using green chemistry to create innovative new products that provide safer alternatives for the individual and the environment.
In 2000 – and then again in 2007 – the company was proud to achieve the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, the UK’s most prestigious award for business performance.
The Soil Association is the UK’s leading campaigning and certification organisation for organic – providing certification to all sectors of the market including food, farms, textiles, health and beauty care, restaurants and even timber. Founded in 1946 their mission has always been to promote organic agriculture as a sustainable alternative to intensive farming methods, campaigning for safer, healthier produce and production methods.
The Soil Association is a unique certification organisation in that it has standards specific to health and beauty products. These standards were launched in 2002 and strictly govern the ingredients and processes that can be used in the production of organic products. This is why Bentley Organic stands by the Soil Association and its logo can be found on our products as a guarantee of our integrity – a logo that is recognised and trusted by consumers.
The standards state that organic health and beauty products should be fit for their purpose, have as high as possible proportion of organic ingredients and should not be harmful to human health and the environment in manufacture and in use. Furthermore, they require products to be comprehensively labelled to give clear and accurate information so that consumers can make an informed choice about what they are buying.
In addition, Soil Association certification means that our products:
* Not tested on animals and do not contain ingredients of animal origin.
* Paraben free
* GMO free
* Do not contain SLS or SLES
* Free from petrochemicals