Our Story

Enchanted Plants started from my personal love of plants since childhood and their endless potential for improving our health and well being. My mother and grandfather were passionate gardeners and I grew up with a firm understanding of that special relationship between plants and people. After completing a degree in Health Science and Medicinal Plants at Westminster University in London in 2002 with a specialism in treating skin conditions I returned home to my roots in the country and started a small company based in Dorset, a few years later. We create beautiful, artisan certified organic skincare and soap using my knowledge of plants and the finest ingredients, crafting them into unique beneficial blends for naturally beautiful and healthy skin. I think of everything we make as a celebration of the properties of plants and flowers and a means by which we can all benefit from their magic everyday. X Jemma

As a Medical Herbalist I blend our specialist plant based ingredients into formulas for their natural benefits to the skin and body but also to support our overall well-being. Great care is taken in sourcing the highest quality, vibrant plant ingredients for our products and as much care in making sure the ingredients are truly certified organic and from a responsible source, in terms of fair trade and sustainability. This year we are proud to say we have met the very high organic and natural standards of the Soil Association certification process and all our products are now certified as organic and natural. This means you can be sure that are products meet the highest organic, ethical and environmental standards and each year we are assessed to uphold these in all that we do. I love British grown, certified organic ingredients. They have a special quality to them and we source as many as we can for the beauty and heritage they give our products. Each recipe we make is independently assessed to comply to the highest standard of the 2013 European Union Cosmetic Safety Regulations and manufacturing good practice.

We never use any artificial colours or fragrances in our products as we believe nature does a far better job of making those; nor do we ever use any ingredients that have been tested on animals. We preserve our products naturally with a non GM Soya derived vitamin E and other plant derived ingredients. Our facial skincare products are hand blended and hand poured one by one with care so each product you receive has had the love it deserves which we hope transfers to you when you use them.
The soap bars are also made by hand to our unique, old fashioned recipe and hand stamped with our logo. After taking up to six weeks to cure, our scented soaps are then wrapped by hand in recycled paper and labeled with vegetable ink print and are a long lasting joy to use everyday.

Our first Enchanted Plants shop opened in Swans Yard, Shaftesbury, Dorset in July 2007 and we moved to our current high street shop at 6 The Commons, Shaftesbury, Dorset in September 2013. We are looking forward to developing Enchanted Plants into a blossoming organic certified skincare company in the years to come. We hope you enjoy the products as much as we love making them.

Jemma Ricketts - BSc (Hons) Health Science/Medicinal Plants x