Our founder is actually a packaging engineer! This is good news as pure essential oils can be “hot” and only a few types of materials can handle the heat of the oils.
When essential oils are contained in airtight packaging, the volatility of the oils can build up. Being in an airtight container also retains the flavor and the intensity of the oils. It was essential that we had a corrosive proof container that was healthy! While glass is the most inert substance and has the best compatibility for ALL food and cosmetic products, it’s also extremely heavy, adding to the use of fossil fuel dependence to ship!
Because of our liberal use of essential oils in our products, aluminum and/or a high quality PP container (#5 recycling code) were good options. Aluminum uses excessive carbon fuels to create (it’s a high energy process). We cannot verify if the aluminum we buy comes from coal burning or nuclear power. The problem with anything that supposedly gets recycled, is that it often doesn’t. There are states that don’t even have recycling programs. Right now, we are transitioning temporarily into flex packaging due to COVID supply issues, that reduces waste by 83%, you can just refill your containers from us! We are hoping that a new film using cornstarch and PLA, which is biodegradable, is something we can transition into once the technology is there for us!
You will also notice an assortment of refillable branded containers and oral care items using bamboo. We have a refillable floss container coming also with healthier packaging!
We use a food safe grade coating and our cans and jars are free of BPA. You can recycle the cans and jars after use, since it’s made from one material.
All cartons are made from recycled content too.
We REUSE packaging materials from other suppliers.
We have a PLA, compostable mail bag arriving within the next month!