Laura Thomas Co creates Scents, Soaps and Textiles made from nature, for a non polluting lifestyle.
Inspired by the benefits of chemical free living, LTCO started with a lavender candle to naturally enhance sleep. The business has since evolved into an online platform, a range of plant based everyday home essentials, a popular Saturday Newsletter Community, supplier to Boutique Hotels, interactive Workshops and a Retail Store.
“Laura Thomas Co has evolved from my deep passion for living as naturally and minimally as possible while not compromising on quality. Buy only what you use and buy well”.
Laura Wilson, Founder + Creative Director.
The Seed that was planted by Life in New Zealand
Living and experiencing life in New Zealand for nearly 10 years inspired the start of LTCO.
At the time, life there was light years ahead of the UK in terms of people’s actions with recycling and sustainability, using natural products in the home and on the skin, eating locally grown produce and supporting homegrown brands.
My time there opened my eyes to a desire to live close with nature and as minimally as possible.
So I set out in 2014 to create a purpose led business that would make a positive impact.
IMAGE | Canty Bay near the LTCO HQ, East Lothian, Scotland.
Natural Products Scented Perfectly
Our aim at LTCO is to make your home and self smell sophisticated and fascinating with natural scents and ingredients.
Scents derived directly by nature; from the plant, flower, bark, tree or peel, give a real and pure scent, that when combined are far superior to synthetically made smells.
Smell and memory are closely linked and we understand the importance of this.
When I was a child my friends mum always had White Lily’s in the hallway as soon as you came into their house. This totally natural scent was incredible. It scented their whole house and gave an air of sophistication and cultured living. It was then I realised the importance of scent and have been obsessed with smells ever since.
We pride ourselves in scenting our scents and soaps with natural scents. Smells that are good for your well-being and the air quality in your homes. Scents that are taken from nature and returned to nature in a non polluting way.
Plastic Free and Refillable
Right from the start I wanted to turn the tide on the use of plastic and all LTCO products are supplied in glass jars and bottles.
By providing a viable, sustainable packaging alternative my mission was reduce plastic used in everyday goods.
In 2017 we launched our product refills. Every liquid product we produce is refillable.
Made Locally in Scotland
We manufacture all our scents and soaps at our HQ just outside North Berwick, Scotland.
Every product has a carbon footprint. Ours are no different and we are always looking at ways to reduce our impact on the planet.
We source our ingredients from UK companies. Some of the ingredients we use, we are aware need to originate closer to Scotland to reduce our carbon footprint further and we are working on this.
Our textiles are sourced from Europe and we work directly with our suppliers (no intermediary companies nor middlemen) and make sure that a living wage is paid, no discrimination is practised and environmental impacts are minimised.
It was my intension from beginning that all our packaging, bottles and jars have been plastic free and 100% recyclable.
70% of our product packaging is from paper made using old coffee cups. In 1 of our boxes, 5 coffee cups have avoided landfill and been reused.
The other 30% of our product packaging is from FSC certified forests to ensure they meet the highest environmental and social standards.
The paper from our product packaging is made in a mill in England and shipped to our printers close by the factory for printing using a non toxic eco solvent ink which is 100% biodegradable.
We use recycled cardboard boxes for shipping and ‘Eco Flow Chips’ for protection during shipping, made from corn starch which can be composted or put in your kerbside garden waste bins.
LTCO Hotel Toiletries
At Laura Thomas Co we understand that sustainability is the key for the future of the hospitality and travel industry.
In 2020 we entered the Hotel Toiletries market with an aim, to provide personal care that was natural, aesthetically pleasing and 100% refillable. In an industry where consumers were crying out for the removal of single use plastic in all bathrooms we have partnered with some very inspiring hotel groups and accommodation brands.
Partners with; Gleneagles Hotel (part of the Ennismore Group), Wildland Hotel Group, Marine + Lawn Group, The Buccleugh Estates Limited and the Altido Group.
UK Boutique Accommodation; Ballintaggart, Killiecrankie House, Old Manse of Blair, Wormistoune, Tay Bank House, Tay House, Williamstone Farm Steadings and more.
Our Stockists include; Boodles, Knight Frank, The Restoration Yard at Dalkeith Country Park, Archerfield Walled Garden, Gloagburn, Jolly Nice Farm Shop in Gloucestershire and more…
Find more about our accommodation offering here.
Laura Thomas Co Interactive Workshops
We run workshops at our LTHQ just outside North Berwick and online allowing attendees to make natural products and understand how our products are made and the benefits from using them.
We’ve run private group online workshops for teams from Google, Corporate Leadership Groups and more.
The Team consists of Laura, Creative Director, and an ever-expanding team of eco enthusiasts.
Simple is our style. Chemical free is our philosophy.
I’m only getting started on my journey and my core values remain the same as they did when I started out: to create a purpose led business that would make a positive impact on peoples lives and on our planet.
Love Laura x