Yes, Harriet Herbery is cruelty free.
Founded more than 20 years ago, Harriet Herbery was originally created by Laura A’Bell. Melanie Worsfold took over the company in 2019, and continues to produce fair trade and sustainably sourced aromatherapy-based products. Aside from manufacturing essential oils, they have expanded to creating aromatherapy blends, botanical body care, and kid-safe products.
Harriet Herbery has received cruelty free and vegan certification from PETA’s Global Beauty Without Bunnies program. On their blog, the brand reveals its stance on animal testing. They share that they were offered to import their products in China, but declined because of the country’s mandatory animal testing laws. However, they state, “Chinese people can still purchase our products directly online… And I’m absolutely delighted to have products in China and other parts of the world where people can buy direct without animal testing… Harriet Herbery will continue to make beautiful organic vegan products that are cruelty free and we will be happy to spend every day dealing with lovely people who want lovely things.”
The Australian-owned brand also reminds consumers to research on the products they purchase, saying, “I urge you to check all the products you are currently using. Despite Australia saying products should be cruelty free by a certain date – many are owned by larger companies [that] test on animals.
Many of these companies get you all excited with their marketing hype of words like natural and green and organic but they are testing on animals or actually using a heap of dirty chemicals in their products. Our legislation here in Australia is vague to all consumers.
Please do your research and even if you don’t buy something from us, buy something that is not harming animals unnecessarily and that you aren’t being tricked into buying ‘natural’ products that are actually harming you and your family.”
Photo courtesy of Harriet Herbery