Our Charity

 “For it is in giving that we receive...” St Francis of Assisi

The OneLove Foundation...

The OneLove Foundation is the philanthropic arm of PHB Ethical Beauty, which contributes a portion of its profits to the Foundation.


We have created the OneLove Foundation based on the belief that it’s vital to share what we have, to give back, to help others and to care for the earth. All people and creatures living on this earth are interrelated and dependant on each other. We all have the power to make a difference in the lives of others, and no act of kindness - no matter how small - ever goes to waste.


As a family we have been fortunate to establish a business that is enjoying success, and we feel it is an honour to be able to share with those who are less fortunate or who cannot defend themselves. Unlike many companies who give to charity merely as a PR exercise, we live and breathe this philosophy. We are motivated by making a difference to the world we live in.


“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and for the world remains and is immortal.” Albert Pine
 “The world has enough for everyone’s need but not everyone’s greed” Mahatma Gandhi


In April 2015 we decided to expand our vision as a compassionate company and announced that PHB Ethical Beauty will be donating 15% of net profits to charity to help improve the lives of people and animals in the UK and around the world. As of January 2016 we are increasing this amount to 20% of our net profits.


For People Not Profit... 

Our dream is to turn PHB Ethical Beauty into a not-for-profit organisation that truly makes a difference in people's lives as we believe in people over profit. Through our OneLove Foundation we will fund projects to help people, especially children, and animals in the UK and around the world. We will also partner with established charities and projects to donate and raise awareness about their worthy causes.

Currently we are supporting the following projects! If you have any worthy causes you'd like to let us know about we'd love to hear from you. Email us at charity@phbethicalbeauty.co.uk 

Vision for Zambia 

Image result for vision for zambia orbisOrbis/Vision for Zambia is an international charity that transforms lives by preventing and treating avoidable blindness. They have been working to save sight in Zambia since 2011, when they established the country’s first children’s eye care centre in Kitwe.


You can help to save a child's sight for FREE simply by registering your email address. Visit www. visionforzambia.orbis.org now to find out how! 

Sense 

Sense are a national charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults who are deaf-blind or have sensory impairments.

Their ‘TouchBase’ project is being built in the heart of Selly Oak, Birmingham. The TouchBase centre will serve the nation as a location where Sense can deliver its support services for people who are deaf-blind, and for those with other complex needs. It will also be a special place that the whole community is welcome to visit and use, with community spaces, an art gallery, gardens and a community café. TouchBase will be a thriving, bustling hub in a key development area of our great city.

Visit www.letsbuildtouchbase.org or www.sense.org.uk to donate.

Local Food banks 

“We all fall on hard times in life. Some find it harder than others to get back up. Always offer a hand to lift somebody up...”


This year we are supporting our local food banks by donating unused food from our kitchen cupboards and by adding a few extra items onto our weekly shopping lists. A few of your unused tins of soup, beans, pasta sauces, pasta, biscuits, and toiletries can help provide relief for a family who have fallen on hard times.  

Our local food banks include Birmingham Central Food Bank, Ladywood Food Bank and The Central Mosque Food Bank . To find out about local foodbanks near you visit http://www.trusselltrust.org/map 

Support for the Homeless

We support the following charities who provide help and support for the homeless in Birmingham.

Sifa Fireside: Provides Breakfast, Lunch and hot showers for homeless people daily. Plus they provide free health care services, support and advice. Find out more at www.sifafireside.co.uk
Birmingham Homeless Outreach: This inspiring group of volunteers hit the streets of Birmingham every day to give out warm clothes, sleeping bags, hats, gloves, scarves and food & hot drinks to homeless people. www.birminghamhomelessoutreach.co.uk


“Our OneLove Foundation has started supporting these wonderful charities in 2015.

Each donation is made on behalf of Iris & Frank Gibbins and Irene March (Mom, Dad and Super Aunty Rene).

We are forever grateful and you are always in our hearts… One Love.” Sally Gibbins, Co-Founder of PHB Ethical Beauty.


A Love Exchange... 

When you support our business by purchasing PHB products you are directly donating to our OneLove Foundation and helping to make a difference in peoples lives. It’s not just a monetary exchange - it's an exchange of love!  You will receive a lovely handmade beauty product that will work wonders for your skin & benefit your overall health and well-being. In return we will use your hard earned money to help people and animals who really need it, and you will be making a positive impact on the world. 

The cost of running our charity is covered by our business endeavours meaning when you make a donation 100% of your money goes directly into the projects we run/support to make a direct difference in people lives.

Make a donation to The OneLove Foundation! 

When you purchase PHB products you can also make a direct donation to The OneLove Foundation on the cart or checkout page. Simply enter the amount you with to donate and this will go directly to The OneLove Foundation and the projects we support. If you are a UK tax payer please 'Gift Aid it' so that we can claim the VAT and get an additional 25p for every £1 you donate. 


How PHB is making a difference! 

"We believe that as a society we are on the brink of big changes. We want to show that successful businesses can be run in an ethical way. At the heart of our business is a desire to serve and benefit people and the planet, rather than a desire to make profit."  Rose Brown, CEO of PHB Ethical Beauty.


We are so pleased to have the opportunity to spread Love and Consciousness in the following ways through our business PHB Ethical Beauty:


Our products are Cruelty free:

Animal testing by cosmetics companies is ugly business. Worldwide millions of innocent animals suffer from these cruel and deadly testing procedures. In some countries like China and America animal testing is rife and big business. Some companies claim not to test on animals in Europe and yet are happy to sell their products in China where legally products must be tested on animals before they can be sold there. There are also some companies, such as The Body Shop, who claim not to test on animals but fail to mention they are owned by L’Oreal who still test on thousands of helpless animals each year.

By choosing our cruelty free beauty products you are helping put an end to Animal Testing and the unnecessary suffering this causes. There is nothing beautiful about playing part in the torture and caging of animals. By supporting companies that fight against testing on animals and refusing to purchase from companies that do you will help put an end to this awful practice.

Our products are Vegan:

As a compassionate company we strongly oppose the use of any animal derived ingredients in beauty products. Animal fats and crushed insects are commonly found in mainstream beauty products and in lots of natural and organic beauty products too. Many 'cruelty free' companies still use animal derived ingredients, and many companies who provide some vegan certified products still use animal ingredients in their ranges.


No beauty product requires the use of animal ingredients to make it desirable or effective yet so many companies continue to make profit from the death of animals. 


It’s important to show companies that continue to use these kinds of ingredients that we’re aware of these practices and don’t find it acceptable. By vocally demanding they stop and by choosing to purchase products from companies that only use ethical ingredients we can power a change that will encourage compassion and make a huge difference to the world we live in.


Natural and Conscious Ingredients:

We love hand making products using only the safest, purest and ethically harvested natural ingredients. Just like our bodies need healthy natural food, we know skin loves to be nourished by natures purest ingredients, which restore balance and harmony to get skin looking its best. Our products contain no alcohols and no harmful chemicals.


Many of the ingredients knowingly used in the cosmetics industry have a detrimental effect on our skin and our overall health & well being. Many commonly used ingredients are well documented for their links to causing cancer and other major health problems.

Up to 60% of what goes on to skin goes into skin. This is why all PHB products are handmade using 100% naturally derived ingredients that are proven to be safe and effective. Click here to view our ingredients policy, and find out more about the ingredients we do & don't use.  

People over machinery!

All our products are made by hand. They are blended, filled and labelled by hand. Most companies would use machinery for this. We feel the fact that all of these processes are done by hand means that each product is made with loving care and greater attention to detail ensuring the highest quality. Many companies like to use machinery to get costs lower and lower however as we continue to grow we want to create more and more job opportunities, therefore creating employment for people to help assist us in these processes.


No palm oil!

Palm oil is a type of edible vegetable oil produced in Africa, Asia and South America. It is used prolifically in the food and cosmetics industries. An astounding 85% of the Palm oil produced globally comes from Indonesia and Malaysia. This industry causes devastation - deforestation, habitat degradation, climate change, animal cruelty and indigenous rights abuses in the countries where it is produced, as the land and forests must be cleared for the development of the oil palm plantations. All PHB products are free from Palm Oil and we are raising awareness about this issue as we want to encourage others to stop using this harmful ingredient. To learn more visit: www.saynotopalmoil.com


Eco Friendly:

We care about the beautiful earth we inhabit! We use eco-friendly packaging that comes from post consumer recycled sources. Much of our packaging is 100% recyclable, including our Aluminium lids and bottles, PET Bottles and Glass Jars. We ask that you recycle your PHB packaging and do your bit to help the planet. 


Protecting our Oceans:

We are against the use of plastic micro-beads found in most body scrubs and facial exfoliators. These micro-plastics are non-biodegradable and contaminate the waters of our oceans. They are also often mistaken for food by marine life who are poisoned when they eat them. Also, we do not use harmful detergents in our body and hair care products which pollute the environment when washed down our drains. 


Ethical Sourcing & Supporting Fair Trade:

We research endlessly the finest and most beneficial natural ingredients to blend with our organic produce and creating effective and ethical beauty products is our passion. 


Some of our Ethically Harvested Ingredients: The Minerals in our cosmetics are sourced from India where they are mined ethically. The owners of the mine help to fund schools and daycare centres to help improve the quality of life for their employees. The Organic Shea Butter in our cosmetics comes from a women's Co-op in West Africa.  


"Let's come together and change the world for the better"