Why Certifications are Important to Us

Cruelty Free International & Leaping Bunny


Did you know?

Products may claim to be ‘cruelty free’ or ‘not tested on animals’ but their claims may only refer to the finished product. A lot of animal testing actually occurs at the ingredient level. Similarly, some companies state ‘we do not test on animals’ when in fact they merely contract other companies to do the testing for them.


Why are Lucy Bee Cruelty Free (Leaping Bunny) approved?

According to Cruelty Free International, 80% of the world still allows animals to be used in cruel tests. There is absolutely no need to test products on animals and so this is something that we feel strongly about at Lucy Bee and something that we want to help make a stand against.


What do Cruelty Free International do?

Cruelty Free International works to end animal experiments worldwide. They do this by investigating and exposing the reality of life for animals in laboratories. They challenge decision-makers to make a positive difference for animals. And they champion better science and cruelty free living.

It’s the best assurance that a company has made a genuine commitment to ending animal testing. Cruelty Free confirm that, “Our brands must meet our rigorous criteria which apply globally and extend over and above laws governing animal testing and include ongoing independent audits. Only then can they display the Leaping Bunny logo.” 

The Cruelty Free International Leaping Bunny is the globally-recognisable gold standard for cosmetics, personal care and household products  It is the only international logo that requires a supplier monitoring system to be implemented by the company; supply chain checking for animal testing right down to ingredient manufacturer level; adherence to a fixed cut-off date policy; and acceptance of ongoing independent audits to ensure compliance with all of these aspects.



Lucy Bee believes that beauty and household products should be cruelty free. We are proud to be Leaping Bunny approved. A global programme, Leaping Bunny requires cruelty free standards over and above legal requirements.

All of our own brand cosmetic and personal care products are approved under the Cruelty Free International Leaping Bunny programme, the internationally recognisable gold standard for cruelty free products. We adhere to a fixed cut-off date policy and proactively monitor our suppliers to ensure that our products continue to adhere to Leaping Bunny criteria. Our supplier monitoring system is also independently audited.


For more information about Cruelty Free International, Leaping Bunny and Leaping Bunny criteria, please visit www.crueltyfreeinternational.org

Products certified by Leaping Bunny: Soap Range, Skincare Range


Ethical Consumer Guide

Why is Lucy Bee the Ethical Consumer Best Buy?

Lucy Bee has been awarded the number 1 Best Buy in 4 categories – coconut oil, soya & non-dairy milk, soap and skincare.

The ratings’ categories cover topics such as animal testing, factory farming, climate change, palm oil, environmental reporting, human rights, workers’ rights, political activity, controversial technologies, company ethos and product sustainability.


What do Ethical Consumer do?

Ethical Consumer are an independent, not-for-profit, multi-stakeholder co-operative with open membership, founded in 1989. They provide the tools and resources you need to make personal, ethical choices simple, informed and effective.

They have developed the world’s most sophisticated and simple-to-use ethical rating system, to give you the information you need, based on detailed research of over 40,000 companies, brands and products. Their ratings cover around 300 topics in 19 areas in 5 main categories.

Ethical Consumers mission is to make global businesses more sustainable through consumer pressure. They are doing this by helping the consumer to challenge corporate power, democratising the market, allowing for transparent research and most importantly letting the companies know.



Lucy Bee believes that all company information should be completely transparent. We want everything we do to be easily accessible to the general public because we believe we have absolutely nothing to hide. We will continue to strive to be the best we can be and do the best we can do. The topics that are covered by Ethical Consumer are so important to the world that we live in and we want to make sure we are ticking the box for every single one.


For more information about Ethical Consumer, please visit www.ethicalconsumer.org 

Products certified by Ethical Consumer: Soap Range, Skincare Range, Coconut Oil, Creamed Coconut, Coconut Milk


Soil Association (COSMOS Organic)


Did you know?

The Soil Association was founded in 1946 by a group of farmers, scientists and nutritionists who observed a direct connection between farming practice and plant, animal, human and environmental health.

The Soil Association was one of the five like-minded associations that founded the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements in 1972 to act as the umbrella organisation to advocate for the global uptake of organic farming.


Why is Lucy Bee COSMOS approved?

Lucy Bee want our customers to know that they are choosing a cosmetic product that says no to animal testing, no GM, no controversial chemicals, no parabens and phthalates, no synthetic colours, dyes or fragrances and no nano particles. By being certified through Soil Association, our customers can be sure that they are purchasing something made from sustainably-sourced, organic ingredients. They are also buying a product that has a transparent manufacturing process, biodegradable ingredients and uses minimal packaging.


What do Soil Association do?

Soil Association are the UK’s largest organic certification body. The Soil Association standards set strict benchmarks for organic food production, packaging, animal welfare, wildlife conservation, residues and additives to reassure the buying public over the quality of products labelled organic. By certifying with Soil Association, we are providing assurance that our products are meeting the highest available organic standards. This ensures continued integrity of the food supply chain from farm to fork.



We strive to ensure that all of our products are certified organic. We believe that organic farming practices are important to the world we live in which is why we intend to make our entire product range organic. We chose to work with Soil Association for our beauty range due to their internationally renowned status and recognisable logo.


For more information about the Soil Association, please visit www.soilassociation.org

 Products certified by Soil Association: Soap Range, Skincare Range


Vegan Society


Did you know?

The founders of the Vegan Trademark created and defined the word ‘vegan’ in 1944. The trademark is registered in Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and India and used worldwide on over 30,000 products.


Why is Lucy Bee Vegan approved?

Lucy Bee want to give our customers the confidence that they are buying a vegan product. At Lucy Bee we don’t feel it’s necessary to use animal produce when there are so many more alternatives out there. We also want everyone to be able to use our products


What do the Vegan Society do?

The Vegan Society help businesses demonstrate that their products are certified Vegan. The sunflower logo is a well-established and respected symbol that gives customers confidence to try our products. The Vegan Society logo promises the customer that the manufacture and/or development of the product, and where applicable its ingredients, must not involve, or have involved, the use of any animal product, by-product or derivative.



We want everyone to be able to enjoy the Lucy Bee range, which is why we have made sure our products are all vegan approved.  


For more information about the Vegan Society, please visit www.vegansociety.com

Products certified by Vegan Society: All products in the Lucy Bee range


Vegetarian Society



Did you know?

The Vegetarian Society was established in 1889. The Industrial Revolution unleashed a number of social problems, and the ‘vegetable diet’ was seen by some as a solution (the word ‘vegetable’ at that time meant all types of plant foods including fruits, grains, beans, etc.) The question of whether abstention from meat might bring order attracted attention.


Why is Lucy Bee a part of the Vegetarian Society?

Lucy Bee want to make sure that our customers can trust the fact our products are suitable for a vegetarian diet. We clearly label all of our products with the Vegetarian Society logo so that people can be sure it has been approved.


What do the Vegetarian Society do?

The Vegetarian Society’s mission is to inspire, inform and enable people to be vegetarian. They want everyone to know how varied and delicious vegetarian dishes are and how easy it is to enjoy and maintain a vegetarian lifestyle. They support and represent vegetarians and offer help, up-to-date advice and inspirational recipes.



We want everyone to be able to enjoy the Lucy Bee range which is why we have made sure our products are all Vegetarian Society approved.  


For more information about the Vegetarian Society, please visit www.vegsoc.org 

Products certified by Vegetarian Society: Coconut Oil, Creamed Coconut, Cinnamon, Chai Blend, Turmeric Blend, Cacao Powder, Drinking Chocolate, Coconut Flour, Coconut Sugar, Sacha Inchi Omega Oil, Coconut Milk, Coconut Water, Turmeric, Black Peppercorns, Himalayan Salt, Epsom Bath Salt, Dead Sea Bath Salt


Fair Trade Sustainability Alliance (FairTSA)


Did you know?

FairTSA places an emphasis on the farmers and workers who produce our products and believe they should have a say in how the Fair Trade contributions are used. Committees are set up involving locals so that their voice is heard, rather than someone else far away deciding what they think is best for the community. This is something that makes FairTSA quite unique to other certifying bodies.


Why is Lucy Bee a part of FairTSA?

Lucy Bee pay a 10% premium for the raw materials plus an additional 0.75% of total sales goes to FairTSA. The 10% is used for fair wages and sustainable community projects, while the 0.75% is to allow FairTSA to work.

So far, with our contributions we have built two wells for the local community in the Philippines, saving a two hour walk to get fresh, clean water. We have also helped with school scholarships, water conservation projects, solar power, feeding programmes and healthcare in the Philippines, Peru, Indonesia and India.

What we’ve realised since working with FairTSA is that really the question is not so much ‘why would I buy Fair Trade?’ but more ‘why wouldn’t you’?


What do the FairTSA do?

The overall goal of the FairTSA is to empower farming communities, invest in local infrastructure, healthcare and education, maintain cultures, care for and encourage environmentally sound initiatives and foster gender equality.



Lucy Bee believe it’s extremely important to give back to the communities that supply us with these incredible products that we bring to the UK market. We want to be sure that the products we sell means the workers are paid a fair wage, have contracts so they can’t be exploited and receive a fair price for their products. Additionally, it means there is no child labour and cruelty to or misuse of animals.


For more information about FairTSA, please visit www.fairtsa.org

Products certified by FairTSA: Coconut Oil, Creamed Coconut, Cinnamon, Chai Blend, Turmeric Blend, Cacao Powder, Drinking Chocolate, Coconut Flour, Coconut Sugar, Sacha Inchi Omega Oil, Coconut Milk, Coconut Water, Turmeric, Black Peppercorns, Soaps and Skincare


Lucy Bee is a lifestyle brand selling food, skincare and soap products all completely free from palm oil and with minimal use of plastic. Lucy Bee is concerned with Fair Trade, organic, ethical and sustainable living, recycling and empowering people to make informed choices and select quality, natural products for their food and their skin. 

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