The environment is everything to us, and eco-friendly practices are what we are all about!
Our ingredients are organic, cold-pressed, unrefined, raw, sustainably resourced, and cruelty-free. Colorants are oxides and micas; we are using up our naturally-sourced colorants and then switching to lab-created colorants in light of the often unethical sourcing of mica.
(Some ingredients, such as EWax, are not available as organic. Some ingredients are organic but refined, such as Sesame Oil, to reduce the natural strong odor.)
Fragrances are sourced from large, reputable manufacturers, are phthalate-free, and are tested by and approved by the RIFM (Research Institute for Fragrance Materials). Lip balm flavors are food-grade and organic.
Production occurs at a private residence in small, loving batches. All production equipment is reusable. Empty containers are 100% recycled.
We've ditched as much plastic as we possibly can. The only plastics remaining are lip balm containers, fragrance roller fittings and lids, and the clear vinyl labels of the glass containers.
All other containers are cardboard tubing (biodegradable, compostable, and/or recyclable), glass jars and bottles with metal lids (reusable and/or recyclable), and metal tins (reusable and/or recyclable). Labels are brown kraft paper labels (biodegradable, compostable, and/or recyclable).
Our thick, sturdy glass jars are food grade and top-rack dishwasher safe! We reuse them for herbs, spices, stones, vases, planters, and more.
Shrink-wrap has been eliminated completely.
Glass is wrapped with tissue and gift boxes that are recycled, compostable, and biodegradable.
Box void fill is thick recycled paper, recycled crinkle-paper, or biodegradable starch packing peanuts.
Our mailers are primarily paper-padded.