Although glass is THE choice when it comes to packaging you can re-use, it has not been viable for us. Confronting broken glass when accidentally knocking a product from a shelf, or when opening an online purchase from us is not enticing. And in our beautiful part of the world, glass is prohibited on beaches, and we were not going to leave our beloved Organic Sun balm behind!
In honouring our passion for personal safety and the environment when creating what is IN the jar, the packaging needed to measure up. Our jars may look like any old plastic jars but they have a way more awesome story.
Our jars are 100% recycled PET plastic, which requires 30% less energy to recycle than virgin PET. The amber shade protects our precious ingredients from external elements and preserves the potency. And there is no leaching of any kind. PHEW!!
To help us continue the sustainability cycle, we would LOVE for you to re-use your jars. Here are our tips for giving them another life: – to clean, use an undiluted liquid castille soap. This binds with the remnants of our ingredients and remove the residue – then rinse in warm water and repeat. No greater than 60 deg C or the plastic will melt! – remove labels with liquid castille or pure eucalyptus oil.
Your good-as-new jars are now ready to hold snacks, safety pins, craft items, herbs and spices and anything else your heart desires. Heck hand-make your own labels to really make them your own!