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About Us

In 1993 a retired Australian Hot Air Balloonist emigrated to Norwich England, where he founded Abbey Essentials.

In those early days Abbey Essentials would advertise oils and handmade cosmetics in the local paper and would cycle around the city delivering orders in person. By the late 90’s Abbey Essentials was one of the few small businesses selling online.

Today Abbey Essentials distribute all over the world, whilst remaining a small independent business. We pride ourselves on delivering top quality essential oils and providing expert advice, friendly customer service, and encouraging members of our community to advise and inspire each other too.

Our founder still maintains his sense of adventure, sailing, skiing and flying whenever he gets the chance.


Leaping Bunny Approved

Abbey Essentials believes that beauty 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 the 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