In life, things often happen when you meet the right people. We usually say it was the right time for something to happen -and the right circumstances.
When we started to build Essentiq, we just wanted to produce high quality cosmetics – skin and environment friendly. We never thought that Essentiq could stand for a lifestyle and connect people with similar passions, concerns, interests and appreciation. But, surrounded with the right people, the idea of Essentiq continues to grow. We do not want the name Essentiq to stand only for producing cosmetics. We also want to continuously educate ourselves and others, share stories and experiences, connect people with passion for nature and natural beauty, people, feeling responsible for environment and their health. People concerned for other living creatures, people who feel and care; not just about this moment and today, but also about tomorrow and the decades to come.
Within this section we are going to notify you about upcoming socialising & learning events opened to parents, kids, grandparents, couples, singles, animals etc. We are building a community with a heart!
Date: A Saturday in March/April 2020; the exact date to be confirmed later, as it depends on weather conditions.
2. Community volunteer work – WORKING & LEARNING, HAND IN HAND
Date: October 2013
I’s raining heavily down here… Will the action take place anyway? Do we meet?” were the first SMS messages and calls to the unfriendly weather conditions on the Saturday, when we were planning to go towards Grgarske Ravne. A bit frustrated we looked towards the cloudy sky, but nevertheless we did not loose hope.
Considering the Goethe thought that the character is formed only in the whirlwind of the world, we have responded: “Yeah, let’s do it!”.
And we did it. A slightly different from the original plan, but still successful.
In front of Herbal Centre Grgarske Ravne early 40 friends, colleagues and supporters of Essentiq meet on 12 October 2013, firmly determined to help the Centre and the Foundation Bit Planota.
After the introductory greeting, refreshments and work instructions, the first group picked up brooms, rags, brushes and clean every corner of the herbal centre at Grgarske Ravne. While dusting an exhibition space we managed to read about the herbs, and at the same time tryed to remember the receipe for a youghurt cake with mint. We rubbed a nest for drying the herbs and fruits and washed kitchen, whwre will again be held trainings for blind and visually impaired, schoolchildren and other who have an interest to learn how to effectivelly use herbs.
Another group of volunteers already in the morning went to Lokve, where huge sacks of dried herbs were waiting for hardworking hands to strip the leaves, clean them, and pack them into tea bags. The campaign was concluded with socializing at nice warm fireplace, where we welcomed Mr. Boris Rijavec, Municipal Councsellor of the Municipality of Nova Gorica, who expressed satisfaction that even in the times of crisis, there are still companies that promote volunteering.
1. Community volunteer work – ACTIONS, NOT WORDS
Date: March 2013
That actions speak louder than words, was demonstrated by more than 100 friends, co-workers and users of natural and organic cosmetics from Essentiq who, despite the rain and cold, attended our first volunteer campaign. Together we showed that we respect the environment and act in harmony with it. We are aware that only with a responsible attitude towards the environment and providing assistance to the most vulnerable, can we contribute to the sustainable growth of society. And how could we illustrate this message better than by supporting older beekeepers who through their tireless work undertake the preservation of bees and thus ensure the colourfulness and diversity of our nature?
At three locations at Ig near Ljubljana and in Horjul, a colourful party of fearless volunteers gathered together, eager to make a start on the various beekeeping chores. There were the young, and those with a bit more life experience but who nevertheless felt young at heart. All were anxious to learn about the work of beekeepers, establish new or strengthen old ties, spread goodwill and contribute to a richer harvest of honey and other bee products that can also be found in Essentiq products. Under the careful eye of trained beekeepers, our volunteers sharpened, disinfected and decorated hives, undercut beeswax combs, sharpened edges, and put in wires. In this way, the diligent hands of our volunteers left a legacy of 500 assembled and wired foundations and 30 renovated beehives. Well done!
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