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HayMax & Ăkologisk
HayMax allergen barrier balms* have been organic from the very beginning, and have been certified organic by the Soil Association since 2006. The best chef will always ensure that the ingredients are the best quality they can find: hvis ingredienserne er substandard det endelige resultat vil ikke være så godt. Vi mener, det er bare det samme med en allergi produkt. So we use oils and powders from nature and by using organic ingredients we ensure they are gentle and comfortable on your skin as well as trapping the maximum amount of airborne allergens.
Soil Association Certification er en velgørende organisation, og er Storbritanniens største økologiske certificeringsorgan, responsible for certifying over 70% of all organic products sold in the country. They certify organic food and farming, organic tekstiler og organiske sundheds-og skønhedsprodukter. Visit their website here: http://www.sacert.org/.
Vi er også stolte af at være tilhængere af den Organic Trade Board, a not for profit company which has one mission: at dyrke Ă¸kologiske salg i UK. They communicate the benefits of organic directly to consumers through their fantastic campaigns which include advertising, digital and PR activity and much more. Visit the OTB here: http://www.organictradeboard.
* Studies have now proven HayMax to trap dust and pet allergens, as well as more than 1/3 pollen before it enters the body. That’s why sometimes you will see it called an ‘allergen barrier balm’ and other times a ‘pollen blocker balm’. Now that we have solid proof that HayMax traps dust and pet allergens as well as pollen, we can begin making the transition towards changing our packaging, advertising and website to match.
Hvad gør vi det er godt?
- We buy in the UK when we can
- We buy Organic
- We buy Fairtrade if possible
- We try to keep our mileage down
- Vi praktiserer de tre R'er - Reducer, Re-use, Recycle
- We trade ethically
We buy local to reduce the cost to the environment, even if it means it costs us a bit more.
ALUMINIUM TINS – Our tins come from London. They can be recycled.
PLASTIC POTS – Plastic is one of the hardest materials to recycle. So far, we haven’t found anything that will hold HayMax so it stays stable that is also recyclable.
Our pots are now made in the UK, which has been great for reducing our carbon footprint.
We are very occasionally asked why our 5ml pots have a recessed/hollow bottom, her er en kort forklaring.
When HayMax first started, Max sourced a small quantity of 5ml pots from a German manufacturer. Disse potter kiggede afrundet og sød, men også var 'dobbeltvægget’ which meant that there was a small 5ml pot inside a larger pot. As part of Max’s drive to become more ecologically sound he found a manufacturer of pots based in the UK and was delighted – this had to be greener than shipping pots all the way from Germany! Or from China – which would be cheaper but not good for the environment. The only downside of this change of pot was the recessed bottom. The 5ml quantity of the product has never changed.
ORGANIC INGREDIENTS – We source ingredients locally where possible. We buy the ingredients for HayMax from UK businesses if we can.
- We use Fairtrade beeswax
- We prefer the smell of French Lavender so we use this by choice, but we are open to similar smells from the UK. It is organic.
- So far, we have not found anything else that we like as much which is also organic.
REDUCE, RE-USE, RECYCLE
We RECYCLE envelopes and boxes in the office.
We RE-USE boxes, even if it means they look a bit scruffy. Vi tror, det er bedre end at købe nye.
We never throw paper away. We use both sides and then we shred it and RE-USE it for packaging. We also shred envelopes and RE-USE padded envelopes.
Hos HayMax synes vi, det er virkelig vigtigt at gøre vores bit. Vi er ikke i råbe om vores velgørende donationer, but here’s a round up.
HayMax is a proud supporter of the British Allergy Foundation 'Allergi UK‘ the leading national charity dedicated to supporting the estimated 21 million allergikere i Storbritannien. They also provide a dedicated helpline, support network and online forum for those with allergy and intolerance.They also help and support to educate health care professionals who work with patients with allergic conditions.
HayMax has pledged a donation every year for four years to the Organic Trade Board, supporting growth of sustainable, organic industry in the UK.
Ad hock donations to marathon runs, fun runs and community events are made throughout the year, as well as raffle prizes for fundraising events.
Vi ved, at når du er i erhvervslivet tvister vil uundgåeligt opstå - det er bare den måde, det er. But we think there is a right and wrong way to handle any issues when they crop up.
We have never resorted to using lawyers or going to court to resolve any problems. We prefer to talk to people directly and sort things out amicably. Vi mener det er den rigtige måde at gøre tingene.
We believe that if you treat people with respect they will treat you accordingly. This principle underpins our beliefs and how we work.
Here are some of the charities that we support. Take a look at their websites to find out more…
|Allergi UK er den fĂ¸rende nationale velgĂ¸renhed dedikeret til at stĂ¸tte den estimerede 21 million allergikere i Storbritannien. They also provide a dedicated hotline, support network and online forum for those with allergy and intolerance.They also help and support to educate health care professionals who work with patients with allergic conditions.HayMax is proud to be the Corporate Hay Fever Sponsor of Allergy UK for 2016.|
|Set up in 1994 following the deaths of four people from allergic reactions to nuts the Anaphylaxis Campaign is the only UK wide charity to exclusively meet the needs of the growing numbers of people at risk from severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) by providing information and support relating to foods and other triggers such as latex, drugs and insect stings.|
|Action Against Allergy (AAA) is a registered national charity founded in 1978 by Mrs Amelia Nathan Hill who, since childhood, had suffered allergic reactions to many different foods and chemicals. AAA helps others by providing invaluable information and resources.|
A few of our favourite organisations….
|The Devon Allergy Clinic||
Marlene Hochstrasser is the Clinical Director of the Devon Allergy Clinic which was established in 2006. She qualified as a Registered General Nurse & Midwife & has a University Diploma in Allergy from Grenwich University with working links with Allergy UK & the Eczema Society.
The Devon Allergy Clinic can help you with a wide range of problems including; allergies and food hypersensitivities, intolerances and digestive disorders.
|Julie Silver, Nutritional Therapist and Vitality Fairy!||Julie is a qualified nutritional therapist, with extensive knowledge in the health and wellness field. Hvis du har fået træg energi niveauer, would love some healthy living ideas or are in need of some serious inspiration then Julie is your woman! Julie regularly writes for national press as an authority on her subject. Tjek hendes bog 'Mad Awakening’ which is now published on Amazon for Kindle – MORE DETAILS|
|The Vegetarian Society||HayMax er en Vegetarian Society Godkendt produkt, hvilket betyder, at det indeholder ingen animalske produkter, og er aldrig blevet testet pĂĄ dyr. The Vegetarian Society tilbyde stĂ¸tte og rĂĄdgivning til familier, individer, cateringfirmaer og mange andre om emnet vegetarisme. Vi tilbyder en rabat til alle vegetariske samfundets medlemmer, sĂĄ hold Ă¸je med den kvartalsvise magasin til at finde rabatkoden!|
|Purepotions||Purepotions begyndte at forsĂ¸ge at hjĂ¦lpe en lille pige finde et sikkert, effektiv, tĂ¸r hud behandling. Med megen beslutsomhed og eksperimentering, Natalie udviklet en naturlig salve i sit eget kĂ¸kken, ved hjælp af en kombination af urter og olier, der drastisk forbedret tilstanden af hendes datters tør hud. Succesen med hendes salve sĂĄ inspirerede hende til at skabe en rĂ¦kke naturlige babyprodukter og fĂ¸rstehjĂ¦lp rednings produkter, lige sĂĄ effektivt og fremstillet af 100% naturlige ingredienser. Vi elsker Purepotions.|
|Qu-Chi||Den Qu-Chi Akupressur Band er så enkel, at folk har sagt de er meget overraskede over, at det ikke har været kommercielt tilgængelige før. Det er en naturlig og stoffri mĂĄde at akupunktĂ¸rer tror hjĂ¦lpe med symptomer pĂĄ hĂ¸feber og allergisk rhinitis.|
|Salt-Pipe||PĂĄ salg i Storbritannien og i hele verden for over 6 ĂĄr, den oprindelige, patenterede Cisca Saltpipe er et naturprodukt der sigter mod at give lindring fra vejrtrĂ¦kningsproblemer. Opfundet i Ungarn, dette tĂ¸rre salt inhalator indeholder Halite saltkrystaller, som blev dannet omkring 20 million ĂĄr siden i ungarske og transsylvanske saltgrotter|