This month sees the launch of lifestyle brand Ubiety’s first collection of natural and ethical skincare and wellbeing products, sold with profits being donated to local charity Dorothy House.
The Ubiety brand has grown out of benefitting charity, Dorothy House Hospice Care’s passion for holistic wellbeing, and their desire to create a new source of funding as the charity expects to care for more than double the number of patients by 2025.
Ubiety is one of the only luxury product ranges on the market where all profits go directly to the cause it supports, end of life care.
Ubiety means being grounded in one place, the opposite of ubiquity. The brand’s initial collection of six products uses natural ingredients and includes a hand wash, hand lotion, body salve, lip balm, facial mist and scented candle.
The new skincare and wellbeing range is designed to appeal to discerning customers of all ages who are interested in the provenance of products and want to give back to society.
Ubiety sits apart in the luxury skincare market with its focus on ‘giving back’. From making people feel better and more grounded by using it and gifting it to friends and family, to funding charitable community care and the founders giving their time and development for free.
Ubiety is a fully sustainable product range that uses only vegan and environmentally-friendly ingredients such as the non-beeswax formulated candle and lip balm.
Development and production of the Ubiety range is a local, community-focused endeavour, with philanthropic support from founders including Arcania Apothecary Ltd, a cosmetic and perfume manufacturer based in Wells, Somerset who gifted their expertise and resources to develop the range.
Limelight Bath ltd, a home fragrance manufacturer, from Bath, produced Ubiety’s home fragrance candle with similar therapeutic benefits to the skincare products, and Supple Studio in Bath created Ubiety’s luxe design.
Marianne Cantelo, Ubiety co-founder at Dorothy House in Winsley said: “With Arcania’s generous offer to develop a range of products for us, there was an opportunity to reflect the Hospice’s emphasis on holistic care and wellbeing in a luxurious new brand that generates income for the charity.”
Richard Howard, Founder of Arcania Apothecary in Wells said: “It’s easy to create an authentic luxury brand when Dorothy House’s heritage is so genuine. By bringing Ubiety to the market place we are doing something good as there is something worthwhile behind it.”
Sarah Baker, Founding Supporter of We Get It, a cancer support community in Bath added: “With a busy family life and having recently recovered from Sarcoma cancer the Ubiety products really chime with my desire to prioritise self-care and wellbeing in my life.
“A recent hand massage with these soothing products brought home the relaxing benefits of aromatherapy and as an added bonus they fit well with my aim to buy more natural, sustainable and ethical cosmetics.”
Cathy Biggs, Founder of Limelight, a home fragrance manufacturer based near Bath said: “We are thrilled to be part of the Ubiety team and so pleased that all the profits raised will go directly to this wonderful local charity which helps so many.
“The blend of essential oils in the candle we’ve made for Ubiety is divine, gently soothing and relaxing, just like walking in a woodland.”