At SkinDeep Naturals, we are a Northern Colorado skin care line that focuses on all natural products, using ingredients from the earth, and sustainability. But when it comes to being a mostly online retailer packaging and shipping most of our orders, that can cause some problems for a company wanting to make as small of an environmental footprint as possible. So, we have worked to come up with creative solutions to make sure we remain true to our values.
First, we use packaging peanuts made from corn starch which means they are 100% water soluble. Unlike traditional packing peanuts that sit in landfills or float around in the ocean for many years, our non-toxic packing peanuts can go straight into your compost pile or dissolve in the sink. And another bonus—they do not have an electrostatic charge like traditional packing peanuts do, making them a lot less of a hassle when unpacking your items.
The next step we take in our conscious packaging is to use newspaper end rolls from the local newspaper office. Newspapers are printed on enormous rolls, but there can be thousands of square feet of blank newspaper left on a roll after printing is done. We buy these leftovers for just a few dollars for our shipping needs. (Attention parents—these rolls are also perfect for art projects for kids!)
Lastly, we work with another local Northern Colorado business EcoEnclose to get our poly mailers for shipping. All their products are either biodegradable, recycled, recyclable or reusable. Also, these poly mailers have 2 tear-tabs so that they can be sealed for 2 uses!
Hopefully you can see we strive to be intentional about each step in our process of creating natural skin care products that will help your skin and body. For more information about SkinDeep Naturals, contact us today.