From the very beginning, I wanted to be as sustainable as possible and do my bit for our now fragile, and beautiful planet. I'm still wondering why there is so much plastic out there, especially when there are so many other alternatives available.
Doing my bit
So, I am doing my little bit to help our planet, in my own little way, by sourcing 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 soy wax. I do not use any additives to change the wax's natural effects like most candle makers out there. I also do not use dyes or synthetic fragrance oils in my candles or wax melts because I want a purely natural candle. The soy wax I source has been confirmed as vegan-friendly, and cruelty-free. It is also carbon-neutral, completely renewable, and has no negative impact on the environment.
Pure Essential Oils
I use pure essential oils instead of fragrance oils because I want a purely natural candle and a natural aroma. The oils I use have also been confirmed as vegan-friendly and cruelty-free.
Recyclable, Biodegradable & Compostable Packaging
Cardboard Shipping Boxes
Fully recyclable cardboard.
Used to protect your products and is a natural shredded kraft paper, which is fully recyclable.
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.
Cellophane Wrap, Bags & Seals
Are all made from biodegradable cellulose derived from wood pulp and can be placed on the compost heap to break down naturally.
Containing your wax melts and 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 eco-friendly packaging business, in the UK, 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 storage but can also be recycled.
Pure Hand-dyed Silk Ribbon
Which can be reused for craft or used as decoration. Supporting a small business 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. Beautiful.
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 sea life. There is way too much of it in this world, and it is completely out of control. So, I have always steered well clear of using plastics as a packaging material for my products.
At Lib's Aromatherapy, I will strive to keep doing my bit for the environment in business, as I do in my own life.