We feel an intimate connection to our natural world and take seriously our responsibility to preserve it.
In order to reduce the amount of waste we generate, we chose our cushion packing material, not only for its ability to keep your products safe in transit, but for its lovely aesthetics and re-usability… it’s the perfect gift wrapping; just add a ribbon! Also, our packing “peanuts” are 100% compostable, so feel free to reuse them or just toss them in your compost pile! We also buy post-consumer use, recycled, and reusable paper products, ribbon, and other materials for our office use and gift packaging.
While most of our products are packaged in recyclable glass, we do offer the choice of food-grade PET (polyethylene terepthalate) plastic for our in-shower products. We understand that some of you are uncomfortable using glass in the sometimes slippery environment of the bathroom.
While packaging bath products in glass has been common practice in Europe, plastic seems to be the norm in the United States. So, it’s understandable that the idea of using glass in/near the bath and shower could seem a bit intimidating. There’re many ways to keep glass safe in the bathroom, though. Here are just a few: install a secure shelf or wall dispenser in the shower, keep a small table next to the shower for glass products, or scoop/pour product into reusable plastic containers for shower use.
Another motivation to use glass is it’s beautiful… and definitely elevates your bath and shower experience! We hope that our new glass jars and bottles, like our cute sample size glass jar, will be beautiful enough to be repurposed, too, before recycling:)
We’re also excited about our refill program that allows you to reuse your plastic pumps!
Some information about PET plastic:
Bisphenol A (BPA) and Phthalates are real concerns in many plastics, such as polycarbonate, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and polystyrene (PS). BPA is a building block for polycarbonate (PC), a rigid clear plastic commonly used for baby bottles, reusable water bottles and other applications, and has been identified as having the potential to leach into the products they hold. Phthalates are known endocrine disruptors and it is unconscionable that they continue to be found in personal care and other products. PET has a good track record, however, and has undergone repeated testing over the past 30 years. They are not known to leach BPA or other chemicals suspected of causing cancer or disrupting hormones. However, as with any plastic products, if reused multiple times, the chemicals can start to break down over time. This is why we encourage the use of glass for even your shower products.