Our Shipping Materials & Practices
It would be heartbreaking to ship our products in plastic bags, bubble wrap and styrofoam peanuts and then see or hear about them washing up on the sea shore, being dragged from the belly of whale, floating down the highway...
It's not equitable for the burden of waste to fall on the individual consumer - it should fall on the manufacture, and in our case the small time maker. As makers who care about you and the planet, we believe it's our responsibility to design, package, and ship our products plastic-free. If small businesses can manage, then big business with tons of capital can, too!
Plastic is problematic for many reasons (made from petroleum and toxic chemicals, pretty much isn't recycled, chokes ecosystems and kills animals, pollutes the food chain, doesn't biodegrade, primarily designed for single-use, etc..) Check out our friends at Plastic Pollution Coalition to learn more.
With so much paper and compostable packing peanuts already in the waste stream, it's incredibly convenient for us to reuse these materials from other local businesses. We are grateful that this option is available to us.
What do we use?
We use 100% post consumer recycled boxes and 100% biodegradable and recyclable mailers made from recycled content. We upcycle boxes from local businesses for most of our wholesale orders. I mean, it's not as "cute" to the eye, but it's super cute to the heart, right?! Our boxes and mailers can be recycled or composted.
For packing material, we upcycle (reuse) compostable packing peanuts and paper from local businesses, too!
Our shipping labels are made from recycled paper and can be recycled or composted.
What about tape? We use a kraft paper tape that is 100% recyclable and water activated.
What do I do with the packaging once I receive my products?
We encourage our customers to reuse the packaging materials in any way that they see fit! Otherwise please recycle or compost.
Handwritten thank you notes:
With your order, you'll receive a handwritten note (written on recycled paper and stamped with water based ink). Your support means the world and we like to take a moment to give thanks. Buying a deodorant or body oil from us might seem like no big deal, but it is! You're stopping plastic and toxic chemicals from entering your body and the environment. That alone is HUGE. We also donate 5% of our quarterly profits to non-profits fighting for social and environmental justice. So thank you. Thank you for supporting small businesses like ours and making a difference.
Now we're gonna get super nature cheesy on you for a minute! Think about how rivers are formed...they are fed by countless tiny streams. If each stream thought they did not make a difference and decided not to flow, there would be no river. In the same way, if we each start taking steps and making choices that support the healing of our planet, collectively we can move towards a better world for all of us.
We're in this together!
You can always reach out to us if you have any questions! We love chatting with you.