From the very beginning, I wanted to make this little business as sustainable as possible, and keep doing my bit for this beautiful planet. I still wonder why there's so much plastic out there, especially when there are so many other alternatives available.
Doing my bit
Sustainability is one of Lib's Aromatherapy's core values, so I will continue to do my bit to help this fragile planet, in business, as I do in my personal life. I source only the best materials I can, that can be disposed of in the most eco-friendly way and without causing further harm to the environment or to ourselves.
I love using Soy wax because it's so nice to work with, but also because it is 100% natural. I use only GM-free, vegan-friendly, and cruelty-free soy wax.
I do not use additives to change the wax's natural effects, like most chandlers out there. I do not use dyes or synthetic fragrance oils in any of my products, because I want to create a purely natural candle. Soy wax is carbon-neutral, completely renewable, and has no negative impact on the environment.
Pure Essential Oils
My products are all to do with Aromatherapy and well-being, so only pure essential oils are used. I do not use Fragrance Oils. This is because I want to create an all natural product with the purest of aromas, full of all the benefits and therapeutic properties they hold. The Essential Oils I use have also been confirmed as vegan-friendly, cruelty-free and GMO-free.
Cardboard Shipping Box
Fully recyclable cardboard.
Eco Packing Peanuts
A new material used to protect your products. These are made from 100% GM-free starch making them completely biodegradable, compostable, and water-soluble. Can be thrown on the compost heap or in the sink under running water to completely dissolve.
Kraft Paper Tape
Is used to tape your shipping box. This tape uses hot-melt adhesive so there is no need to remove it before recycling. Hot-melt adhesives do not contain solvents and are biodegradable.
Clear Cellophane Bags & Sticker Seals
Our clear sticker seals are used to hold luxury boxes or packaging closed and secure, and our wax melt bars come in these biodegradable clear bags. These packaging materials are all made from plant-based materials derived from wood pulp or cornstarch and can be placed on your compost heap to break down naturally.
Containing sample melts and oils are 100% recyclable and biodegradable.
Made from shredded timber, which can be thrown on the compost heap or in the garden to break down naturally.
Which is 100% recyclable, acid-free and FSC-certified. Plus 1 tree is planted for every order I make by the Eco Packaging Alliance.
Are recyclable and sourced from an sustainable UK business that donates 10% of their profits to help startups grow and small businesses bounce back from the Corona pandemic. These are beautiful strong luxury boxes, perfect for make-up, jewellery or trinket storage, but can also be recycled.
Pure Hand-dyed Silk Ribbon
Which can be reused for craft or used as decoration. Supporting an amazing small business called Northern Hands, a lady that carries everything out by hand. From dying the silk, using natural plant materials from her own garden and the surrounding countryside, to cutting, finishing, and packing.
Cotton Drawstring Bags
Can be reused as storage for spare change, cosmetics, beads, sweets...anything you want.
I hate plastic and what it has done, and can do to our environment.
There is way too much of it in the world, and it's completely out of control. So, I have always steered well clear of using plastics as a packaging material for my products (unless there really is no other alternative, which I haven't come across yet and is very rare nowadays).
At Lib's Aromatherapy, I will always strive to find better alternatives so that I can keep doing my bit for the environment in business, just as I would in my own life.
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