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Zero Waste Initiatives

Did you know that only 9% of all plastic is recycled? The rest is sitting in a landfill, or worse, in the ocean. Microplastics are now found in 93% of bottled water, which means tiny particles of plastic are inside our bodies. This is a serious problem.

We are passionate supporters of the "zero waste" movement and constantly strive to reduce our carbon footprint and landfill contributions.

None of our product packaging or shipping materials consist of plastic, only glass, cardboard, metal or compostable cellophane.

We request that all of our vendors ship our supply orders in plastic-free packaging, though we do inevitably end up with some bubble wrap or air pockets from time to time. In the case that we receive plastic packaging, we properly recycle those materials.

Product Packaging:

Soap - 100% recycled fiber boxes - recyclable

Body Balm - aluminum tins - recyclable

Bath Soaks - 100% biodegradable cellophane bags - can be composted after label is removed

Face Sponge - 100% biodegradable cellophane bags - can be composted after label is removed

Face Toner - 30% post-consumer recycled glass bottle + metal lid -  recyclable

Tooth Powder - 50% post-consumer recycled glass bottle + 100% recycled cork topper -  recyclable

Face Cleanser + Mask - 30% post-consumer recycled glass bottle + metal lid - recyclable

* Please remember to always rinse and dry containers before recycling them

Shipping Orders:

Shipping Tape - 100% biodegradable cellophane tape - compostable

Crinkle Paper - 100% recycled fibers - compostable

Shipping Boxes - 100% recycled fibers - recyclable or compostable

* Please also consider reusing any of our packaging or shipping materials before you recycle or compost them.  

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