Hi, I’m Jo, the owner and founder of Ginger Mint. I live in the beautiful New Forest in Hampshire, UK with my partner, our teenage son and a fun-loving whippet.
I’ve been a lover of plants and nature since early childhood, and went on to study plant biology at university, and then as a researcher. Environmental issues are at the heart of my family life and we’re always trying to do more to lessen the negative impact we have on our environment. I’ve been a vegetarian/vegan for over 40 years with a passion for cooking organic food and healthy eating. It’s also the family joke that I’ll have a herbal balm, a tea or a sprinkling of fresh herbs for whatever ailment they may have!
A few years ago, our young son became chronically ill with ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) or CFS/ME and Lyme disease. After researching the causes, I discovered just how toxic our world is and how daily exposure to harmful chemicals and plastics damages our health, leading to allergies, skin irritation, gut problems, cancers, and a weakening of our immune system. They also pollute the environment!
It is because of this experience and my love of plants that I created Ginger Mint in March 2020. I want to share my knowledge about environmental and chemical toxicity with others, and how to maintain a healthy mind and body free from plastics, pesticides and harmful chemicals.
We know you're as committed to a greener planet as we are, so we’ve carefully selected plant based and naturally derived, eco conscious products, which help you to live a clean, healthy and happy life.
As a 'Plastic-Free Business Champion' we keep plastics and packaging to a minimum. We re-use all our packaging from external suppliers so don’t be surprised to find plastic, old cardboard and used jiffy bags as packaging for your orders!
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