L’ERBOLARIO was founded in 1978 as a small artisan herbalist in Lodi, Italy. Over the years, L’ERBOLARIO has grown to become a leading company in the Italian market of plant-based cosmetics. L'ERBOLARIO products are 100% made in Italy, and have therefore never outsourced any phase of production to third-party countries. Each phase of production is short and takes place in the many laboratories on site in Lodi, Italy.
L’ERBOLARIO has always refused to carry out cosmetic testing on animals. Since 2006, L’ERBOLARIO has adhered to the International Ban Animal Testing Standard, committing to not use raw materials that have been tested on animals.
The cosmetics L’ERBOLARIO produces are created from non-GMO, high quality plant-derived materials which undergo strict laboratory tests by qualified professionals in chemistry, biology, biotechnology, microbiology and toxicology. The cosmetics are tested for quality control, to verify the absence of over 300 pesticides, to ensure the content of seven heavy metals (nickel, chromium, cadmium, lead, mercury, arsenic, antimony) is below the recommended limits, and to guarantee the highest quality, efficiency and safety standards in compliance with strict regulations of manufacturing. L'ERBOLARIO mostly uses the same preservatives as the food industry, for example potassium sorbate, uses plant-based emulsifiers and surfactants, for example from oats, plant-based thickening and gelling agents, for example guar gum, only uses environmentally safe solvents, such as water, glycerin and organic vegetable oils, and any fresh fruit and vegetables used, such as cucumbers, tangerines, lemons, and mangoes, are all strictly cut by hand.
L'ERBOLARIO aims to meet the company’s needs without compromising the ability to meet our own needs and those of future generations.
Fruit, vegetables and herbs are grown with a sustainable agriculture approach and according to the strict standards of organic farming in the large plot of land surrounding the L’ERBOLARIO production site, without the use of pesticides, herbicides or synthetic fertilisers. L’ERBOLARIO is also committed to protecting the local wildlife and plant species, and have therefore planted over 30,000 trees and shrubs in the 200,000m2 botanical garden, installed over 100 artificial nests for birds, created “green corridors” to ensure protected mobility for animals and introduced ancient fruits at risk of extinction.
L’ERBOLARIO merges modern technology with human craftsmanship and a strong artisan background.
L'ERBOLARIO is proud to use renewable energy sources with zero impact, and has implemented every means necessary to prevent, reduce and, whenever possible, eliminate every form of pollution or unjustified resource consumption by, for example, using recyclable, eco-compatible and environmentally sustainable material for our packaging and therefore has, each year, by implementing self-produced energy, avoided the emission of over 500,000 tonnes of CO2 emission, which is the equivalent of 3500 trees.